The 38th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival

Featuring the music of Libby Larsen

MON-WED, OCT 22-24
CONCERT HALL

Contemporary Music Festival 2018

The 38th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival

Featuring the music of Libby Larsen

MON-WED, OCT 22-24
CONCERT HALL


This year’s festival features the music of Libby Larsen, one of America’s most performed living composers. Larsen is a Grammy Award winner who is constantly sought after for commissions and recordings by major artists, ensembles and orchestras around the world. JMU faculty, ensembles and students will present Larsen’s music as well as the music of American composer Joseph Klein and other living composers in three main concerts during the festival. More


JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

FRI, OCT 26
CONCERT HALL

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band Thumbnail

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

FRI, OCT 26
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band were founded in 1971 and are under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas. JMU jazz groups have performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and VMEA annual convention. More


Humayun Khan

SUN, OCT 28
CONCERT HALL

Humayun Khan

Humayun Khan

SUN, OCT 28
CONCERT HALL


Originally from Kabul, Afghanistan, Humayun Khan is a “deeply soulful and blazingly acrobatic” (Time Out New York) vocalist and musician who performs with traditional Afghan and Indian instruments. This concert featuring Khan, his band and JMU School of Music students includes Afghan folk music, world fusion, and Khan’s unique blending of Persian poetry with Indian ragas. More


She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen

TUE-SAT, OCT 30-NOV 3
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

She Kills Monsters

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen

TUE-SAT, OCT 30-NOV 3
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeon’s & Dragons’ journal, she stumbles into an imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. This dramatic comedy filled with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and ‘90s pop culture offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content and adult language. More


JMU Wind Symphony

THU, NOV 1
CONCERT HALL

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Thumbnail

JMU Wind Symphony

THU, NOV 1
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, is the premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble at JMU. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More


Soweto Gospel Choir

Songs of the Free

Celebrating the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth

FRI, NOV 2
NOV 2 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

Songs of the Free

Celebrating the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth

FRI, NOV 2
NOV 2 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL


Vibrant and inspirational, the critically acclaimed Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa will sing, dance and drum to deliver a tour-de-force performance! In this celebratory centennial, the Soweto Gospel Choir combines African gospel, reggae, American pop, spirituals and South African freedom songs to deliver a musical message filled with hope and joy. More


JMU Symphonic Band

SAT, NOV 3
CONCERT HALL

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Thumbnail

JMU Symphonic Band

SAT, NOV 3
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphonic Band is under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad. More


Fall Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, NOV 7-10
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Fall Student Dance Concert

Fall Student Dance Concert

WED-SAT, NOV 7-10
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


This showcase of new choreography offers audiences an opportunity to see the work of the Dance Program’s talented young artists. More



HIGHLIGHTS


  • 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


Connect with the Forbes Center

   
Call to Buy

Back to Top