Walls

An American Story

Original concept by Paul Holland
Written and developed by Ingrid De Sanctis 
With selections from the Advanced Playwriting class 2018

FRI-SUN, JAN 17-19
STUDIO THEATRE

Walls - An American Story

Walls

An American Story

Original concept by Paul Holland
Written and developed by Ingrid De Sanctis 
With selections from the Advanced Playwriting class 2018

FRI-SUN, JAN 17-19
STUDIO THEATRE


When newly-engaged Abigail and Carver receive DNA tests as a wedding gift, they interrogate what it means to marry someone of a different race. As they grapple with their identities from midnight to dawn, family legends and stories interrupt their idealized future together. Can Abigail and Carver overcome the past and forge a new story together? This world premiere features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. More


Yamato - The Drummers of Japan

Jhonetsu - Passion

FRI, JAN 17
JAN 17 SOLD OUT
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Yamato

Yamato - The Drummers of Japan

Jhonetsu - Passion

FRI, JAN 17
JAN 17 SOLD OUT
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Experience a thrilling interpretation of the ancient Japanese tradition of taiko drumming with Yamato, whose members use “every bit” of their bodies to create an intense and high-energy performance that sends audiences home with a new vitality and passion for life. Jhonetsu-Passion is an innovative program that highlights the group’s virtuosity, strength, spirit, and sheer endurance. More


Wilde Creatures

Based on fairy tales by Oscar Wilde
Produced by Tall Stories from London, England

TUE, JAN 21
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Wilde Creatures

Wilde Creatures

Based on fairy tales by Oscar Wilde
Produced by Tall Stories from London, England

TUE, JAN 21
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


A captivating crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ new show, Wilde Creatures, a fantastical journey through palaces, forests and beyond direct from London’s West End. Founded in 1997, England’s Tall Stories is internationally recognized for its exciting blend of storytelling, original music, and laughs. More


Bluestone Winds

WED, JAN 22
CONCERT HALL

Bluestone Winds

Bluestone Winds

WED, JAN 22
CONCERT HALL


Bluestone Winds is the faculty woodwind quintet-in-residence in the James Madison University School of Music. Featuring Beth Chandler (flute), Jeanette Zkyo (oboe), Sarunas Jankauskas (clarinet), Sue Barber (bassoon) and Ian Zook (horn), the ensemble will present a varied program of standard quintet repertoire as well as literature by lesser-known composers. More


American Spiritual Ensemble

FRI, JAN 31
CONCERT HALL

American Spiritual Ensemble

American Spiritual Ensemble

FRI, JAN 31
CONCERT HALL


Prepare to be uplifted and transformed by the critically-acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble featuring some of the finest singers in the classical music world. ASE aims to keep the American Negro Spiritual alive by performing renditions of classic spirituals, jazz and Broadway favorites that highlight the black experience. The Madison Singers will sing a few select numbers with ASE in this concert. More


JMU Percussion Ensemble

FRI, FEB 7
CONCERT HALL

JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

FRI, FEB 7
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Casey Cangelosi, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion. More


The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Vladimir Lande, music director and chief conductor

SAT, FEB 8
CONCERT HALL

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra

Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Vladimir Lande, music director and chief conductor

SAT, FEB 8
CONCERT HALL


Award-winning conductor Vladimir Lande will lead the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, one of the best orchestras in Russia, and a world-class piano soloist in a dazzling concert of Russian favorites including Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30; Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64; and Shostakovich’s The Bolt, Suite from the Ballet, Op. 27a - Tango. More


Opera Spotlight: Hot Latin Nights

TUE-WED, FEB 11-12
RECITAL HALL

Opera Spotlight: Hot Latin Nights

Opera Spotlight: Hot Latin Nights

TUE-WED, FEB 11-12
RECITAL HALL


Be swept away by the romance of hot Latin breezes in this enchanting evening of scenes and arias from your favorite operas! JMU Opera Theater students will perform songs from Massenet’s Don Quixote and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, “Granada” and “Tico-Tico no fubá,” as well as others by Granados, Rodrigo, and more. Join the cast members for Latin-inspired desserts and coffee in the lobby following the performance! More


JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

THU, FEB 13
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

THU, FEB 13
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


Senior Dance Concert

THU-SAT, FEB 13-15
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Senior Dance Concert

Senior Dance Concert

THU-SAT, FEB 13-15
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


JMU’s senior dance majors are on the verge of graduation and entering into their exciting careers as dance artists. Come watch them as they showcase their amazing work in this annual concert. More


Bel Canto Trio

Nicholas Brownlee, bass-baritone, Julie Adams, soprano, and Joshua Guerrero, tenor
Christopher Allen, music director

TUE, FEB 18
CONCERT HALL

Bel Canto Trio

Bel Canto Trio

Nicholas Brownlee, bass-baritone, Julie Adams, soprano, and Joshua Guerrero, tenor
Christopher Allen, music director

TUE, FEB 18
CONCERT HALL


Three of opera’s most critically-acclaimed rising stars perform the world’s greatest arias, duets, and trios from Rigoletto, Faust, I Lombardi, La traviata, Manon Lescaut, La bohème, and more! This concert commemorates the 70th anniversary of the original Bel Canto Trio, and features the program that toured the United States in the 1947-1948 season. More


JMU Brass Band

FRI, FEB 21
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

FRI, FEB 21
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Brass Band is the university’s premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States. More


Miloš Karadaglić

Voice of the Guitar

TUE, FEB 25
CONCERT HALL

Milos

Miloš Karadaglić

Voice of the Guitar

TUE, FEB 25
CONCERT HALL


“One of the most exciting classical guitarists today,” (The New York Times) Miloš Karadaglić is topping record charts and delighting audiences worldwide with playing that is “crisp, colorful and rhythmically alive.” (NPR) Voice of the Guitar features Miloš and a world-class musical quintet playing classical and pop favorites by musicians ranging from J.S. Bach and Enrique Granados to Astor Piazzolla and The Beatles. More


Side Show

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger

TUE-SUN, FEB 25-MAR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Side Show

Side Show

Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Henry Krieger

TUE-SUN, FEB 25-MAR 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Violet and Daisy Hilton shared a rare bond: they were literally attached at the hip. The conjoined twins are the real-life inspiration behind the 2014 Broadway musical revival Side Show, which follows the story of the English entertainers and their search for love and acceptance amidst exploitation and fame in the 1930s’ side show, vaudeville and Hollywood communities. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. More


JMU Symphonic Band

THU, FEB 27
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphonic Band

THU, FEB 27
CONCERT HALL


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



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