Lonesome Traveler: The Concert

The Roots of American Folk Music

With special guest Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary)

WED, JAN 9
CONCERT HALL

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Lonesome Traveler: The Concert

The Roots of American Folk Music

With special guest Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul & Mary)

WED, JAN 9
CONCERT HALL


This performance has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 9 @ 8 pm. Tickets are now available. Experience the enduring power and popularity of American folk music with Lonesome Traveler, the stirring concert version of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical that The New York Times called “illuminating… revelatory… achingly beautiful.” Lonesome Traveler pays homage to legendary folk musicians including Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Crosby, Stills & Nash, as well as Peter, Paul and Mary. More


Taste of the Forbes

An Arts and Foodie Event

FRI, JAN 11
FORBES CENTER VENUES/GRAND LOBBY

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Taste of the Forbes

An Arts and Foodie Event

FRI, JAN 11
FORBES CENTER VENUES/GRAND LOBBY


This moveable feast includes three distinctive presentations in three Forbes Center venues, plus a reception that will allow you to mingle with other arts enthusiasts. More


Lori Piitz, piano

Featuring Wanchi (violin), Diane Phoenix-Neal (viola), and Carl Donakowski (cello)

MON, JAN 14
RECITAL HALL

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Lori Piitz, piano

Featuring Wanchi (violin), Diane Phoenix-Neal (viola), and Carl Donakowski (cello)

MON, JAN 14
RECITAL HALL


Lori Piitz enjoys a performance career that includes solo, four-hand and chamber music. She has performed in prestigious venues on both sides of the Atlantic, including New York’s Lincoln Center and Steinway Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, and the Augsburg Mozart Festival, both in Germany. More


Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour

Based on the book Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Adapted and written by Patrick McDonnell, Andy Mitton and Aaron Posner

WED, JAN 16
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Me...Jane

Me...Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall

Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour

Based on the book Me...Jane by Patrick McDonnell
Adapted and written by Patrick McDonnell, Andy Mitton and Aaron Posner

WED, JAN 16
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a treasured toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Join Jane and Jubilee in this brand new musical adaptation that will have you dancing in your seat! With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall’s autobiography, this poignant production of a very true story is perfect for the young—and young at heart. More


A.I.M

SAT, JAN 19
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

A.I.M

A.I.M

SAT, JAN 19
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


The performance originally scheduled for Friday, January 18 at 8 pm has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 19 at 2 pm. All patrons who purchased tickets to the Friday performance will be automatically placed into the Saturday 2 pm performance. Patrons can change their tickets for the Saturday 8 pm performance, receive a refund to their account, or receive a full refund by check or credit card. The box office will be in touch with all patrons who purchased tickets for the Friday performance. 

An internationally recognized artist, Kyle Abraham is a 2013 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, artistic director and dancer—and one of the most original choreographers working today. His company, A.I.M, brings its “lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers” (The New York Times) to the Forbes Center in Doug Varone’s Strict Love, Bebe Miller’s Habits of Attraction, and other works. Fusing contemporary and West African dance, ballet and hip-hop, Abraham will create a work titled Continuous Relation for JMU dance students, which they will present as part of this performance. More


Jeremy Denk

WED, JAN 23
CONCERT HALL

Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk

WED, JAN 23
CONCERT HALL


Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship, the Avery Fisher Prize and the Musical America Instrumentalist of the Year Award, Jeremy Denk is an American “pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination - both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.” (The New York Times) More


Monticello Strings

FRI, JAN 25
RECITAL HALL

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Monticello Strings

FRI, JAN 25
RECITAL HALL


Sam Suggs, double bass

SAT, JAN 26
RECITAL HALL

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Sam Suggs, double bass

SAT, JAN 26
RECITAL HALL


Sam Suggs was named New Artist of the Month by Musical America soon after receiving first prize at the 2015 International Society of Bassists solo competition, where he performed many of his own compositions. Suggs was named Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places Fellow at the 2016 CAG international competition. Most recently, at the 2017 Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition, the jury invented and awarded Suggs a prize for “Extraordinary Creativity." More



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Forbes Center Gift Certificates on Sale Through December 14th!



  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall



  • Kyle Abraham's company, A.I.M, brings its "lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers" to the Forbes Center for the first time!



  • Jeremy Denk is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs" (The New York Times).



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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