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Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond

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September 2018

Los Pleneros de la 21

September 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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LP21’s 12-piece ensemble resurrects the African-rooted plena and bomba musical styles of Puerto Rico. Three generations of Puerto Rican musicians, dancers, and artisans set complex vocal harmonies to the rhythms of plena and bomba drums. Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with members of the ensemble at 6:30 PM. After the performance there will be an after-party in the lobby with music, dancing, and refreshments to celebrate the launch of the 2018-2019 season.

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Youssra El Hawary

September 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Innovative, socially aware, personal, and original describe Egyptian singer, songwriter, composer, and accordionist Youssra El Hawary. In performance, her charm is matched by her nimble compositions and soulful sound.

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Dina Elwedidi

September 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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With her powerful, nuanced voice and sophisticated style, Egyptian singer and composer Dina Elwedidi has carved herself a critical place in the global music scene, creating music that she describes as New Egyptian Folk and Arab Fusion.

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Red Molly

September 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. They weave together the threads of American music from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk as effortlessly as they blend their voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies.

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October 2018

Tucker-Boatwright Festival featuring Richmond Symphony

October 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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The evening’s performance features Mozart’s “Abduction” from the Seraglio Overture, Beethoven’s Turkish March, Kareem Roustom’s Dabke, Fazil Say’s Symphonic Dances, Charles Ives’s Country Band March, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 88.  

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Family Arts Day Celebration featuring Theatre Heroes

October 7, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jack London’s classic tale comes to life in a one-man rendition performed by gifted storyteller Noel Gaulin. This multi-media adventure mixes classic storytelling with 180-degree projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and a Scottish Collie. Recommended for ages eight and up. Join Noel Gaulin for a question-and-answer session following the performance. Family Arts Day Celebration, an art-centered family fun day featuring activity tables, art projects, food, and more begins at 1:00 p.m., the ticketed…

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NT Live Broadcast: Macbeth

October 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), sees Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. Rated R. Please note this production contains scenes of a violent nature.  

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November 2018

Songs of Freedom

November 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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The 1960s are explored through the work of three prolific artists: Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone — all of whom have made an indelible mark in American music. Each artist expressed freedom in different ways. To effectively deliver this vast repertoire, the program features vocalists René Marie, Alicia Olatuja, and Theo Bleckmann. Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with the performers, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 p.m.

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NT Live Broadcast: “Allelujah”

November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Filmed live at London’s Bridge Theatre during its limited run. The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

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Danish String Quartet

November 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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The evening’s program will include Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2; Abrahamsen’s Quartet No. 1, Ten Preludes; and Beethoven’s String Quartet, No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 (“Razumovsky”). Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with members of the Danish Quartet, led by WCVE Music Classical host Mike Goldberg at 6:30 p.m.

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Imagination Movers

November 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Known for their highly interactive live performances, these four friends from New Orleans went from Big Easy favorites to international sensation with their Emmy award-winning, 75-episode Disney series.

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NT Live Broadcast: “Madness of King George III”

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse. Written by one of Britain’s best-loved playwrights Alan Bennett, this epic play was also adapted into a BAFTA Award-winning film following its premiere on stage in 1991. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy.

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The Charenée Wade Quartet

November 30, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Known for her expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones. Her most recent album, Offering, is the first tribute album by a woman artist to the socially conscious poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron. Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with the performers, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 p.m.

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January 2019

Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast

January 13 @ 12:55 pm - 3:00 pm
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La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece. On his wedding day, the young Scotsman James is awakened with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love.

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The Second City, It’s Not You, It’s Me

January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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A small cabaret takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections, and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers… who all fit squarely into the it’s complicated category.

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The Second City, It’s Not You, It’s Me

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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A small cabaret takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections, and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers… who all fit squarely into the it’s complicated category.

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Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast

January 20 @ 12:55 pm - 4:00 pm
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La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption.

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Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Renowned for its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry, and signature use of live music. The program will include the lighthearted Dancing Honeymoon, with songs from the 1920s and 1930s; Numerator, set to Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio;” and The Trout, a new work performed to Schubert’s Trout Quintet. Join members of Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble for a question-and-answer session following the performance.

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Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Renowned for its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry, and signature use of live music. The program will include the lighthearted Dancing Honeymoon, with songs from the 1920s and 1930s; Numerator, set to Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio;” and The Trout, a new work performed to Schubert’s Trout Quintet. Join members of Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble for a question-and-answer session following the performance.

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Cirque Éloize

January 31 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cirque Éloize’s Saloon brings the rich legacy of the wild, wild West alive in this music-packed, theatrical thrill ride. Swing open the Saloon doors and lasso up some fun for the entire family. Enter a mythical world where theatre and circus collide for an evening of non-stop live folk music combined with strength, agility, and original choreography. An acrobatic comedy full of enigmatic, colorful characters worthy of the greatest Westerns, Saloon will sweep spectators away in a mad rush of…

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February 2019

Sounds Of China

February 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Led by artistic director and composer Ma Jiuyue, an ensemble of contemporary Chinese folk musicians blending the ancient and modern by combining traditional Chinese music with modern arrangements. The group incorporates traditional Chinese instruments with Western orchestral instruments.

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Daniil Trifonov, Piano

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Russian pianist Trifonov with an incredibly rare U.S. performance. The evening’s program will include Beethoven’s Andante Favori, and Sonata No. 18, Op. 31, No. 3 (“The Hunt”); selections from Schumann’s Bunte Blätter, as well as his Presto passionato, Op. 22; and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 8.

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NT Live Encore Broadcast

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision. Run time: 180 minutes. | Rated PG-13.

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An Evening with Branford Marsalis

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to jazz, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader, and educator. Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with Branford Marsalis, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 p.m.

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