A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

TUE-SUN, OCT 12-17
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare

TUE-SUN, OCT 12-17
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers and an unsuspecting troupe of players find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. It is easy to lose yourself in the enchanted woods of Shakespeare’s beloved tale exploring the magic of falling in love and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. More


Without Her

By Aya Nassif

A Studio Theatre Production

FRI-SUN, OCT 15-17 @ 8 PM
STUDIO THEATRE

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Without Her

By Aya Nassif

A Studio Theatre Production

FRI-SUN, OCT 15-17 @ 8 PM
STUDIO THEATRE


Without Her is a story of a young woman named Leia who has been battling an eating disorder for over 8 years. A year after beginning outpatient treatment, Leia learns she is pregnant, forcing her to choose between her recovery for the sake of her child or continuing to abuse her body. The drawbacks of this struggle leave permanent marks on Leia, her aunt, and her counselor as they fight together to win the battle against an invisible disease. Audience discretion advised. Contains adult language and mature subject matter pertaining to suicide, abortion, and pregnancy trauma. Strobe lighting and flash warning. More


Albanian pianist Redi Llupa will perform sonatas of George Walker, having worked closely with the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer since 2015. The program also features the JMU Percussion Ensemble as well as JMU faculty and doctoral musicians performing Ilu baje o! by Ayo Oluranti, Duo per Viole by Kristian Schembri, and Celestial Canons by JMU faculty composer Eric Guinivan. More


Grammy-nominated violinist Curtis Stewart will perform works from his new album, Of Power, a post-classical creation inspired by personal adversity and the #BLM movement. Stewart has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and Seal. The program also features JMU faculty and doctoral musicians performing Appalachian Dreams for Horn and Digital Media by A.J. Stegall, Hypernova by JMU faculty composer Eric Guinivan, and works by Jiyoun Chung. More


Grammy-nominated cellist Amanda Gookin will perform commissioned new multimedia works for solo cello that elevate stories of feminine empowerment as part of her Forward Music Project. Gookin is the executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University. JMU faculty and graduate musicians will perform Resilientes by Andrés Martin, Etudes by Carmargo Guarnieri, Divertimento for Violin and Viola by Adolphus Hailstork, Aural by Sergio Blardony, and Respire by JMU faculty composer Chuck Dotas. More


JMU Concert Band

TUE, OCT 26
CONCERT HALL

Concert Band

JMU Concert Band

TUE, OCT 26
CONCERT HALL


“Choose your own adventure” and vote on the order of the literature performed in this exciting program by the JMU Concert Band, under the direction of Amy Birdsong. More


JMU Symphonic Band

WED, OCT 27
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphonic Band

WED, OCT 27
CONCERT HALL


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


Choral Area Concert

FRI, OCT 29
CONCERT HALL

JMU Choral 2019

Choral Area Concert

FRI, OCT 29
CONCERT HALL


JMU Percussion Ensemble

MON, NOV 1
CONCERT HALL

JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

MON, NOV 1
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


Gila Goldstein, piano

TUE, NOV 2
RECITAL HALL

Gila Goldstein

Gila Goldstein, piano

TUE, NOV 2
RECITAL HALL


Pianist Gila Goldstein is a versatile musician who has captivated audiences worldwide with her unique artistry and soulful interpretations. She has performed as a solo artist and collaborative pianist throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, Korea, the Philippines, Europe and Israel. This concert features music by Bach, Chopin, Ben-Haim, and more! More



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