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Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond

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November 2018

NT Live Broadcast: “Madness of King George III”

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$

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…

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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…

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January 2019

Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast

January 13 @ 12:55 pm - 3:00 pm
$

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…

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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……

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

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

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……

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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…

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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…

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Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

January 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

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…

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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…

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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;…

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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…

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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…

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Tucker- Boastwright Festival Featuring Richmond Symphony

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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This evening’s performance features Reena Esmail’s Avartan and a new piece for an Indian singer and orchestra; Shirish Korde’s Lalit for cello, tabla, and chamber orchestra; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

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Abbey Theatre Ireland

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Irish novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter Roddy Doyle’s hilarious and provocative Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook. Two men meet for a pint. Pull up a stool and listen in as they chew the fat and set the world…

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Shanghai Quartet

February 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Shanghai Quartet, will be joined by classical musicians cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han. Shanghai Quartet’s elegant style melds Eastern music with Western repertoire, traversing musical genres from folk music to great masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporary works. Arrive early…

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March 2019

University Dancers 34th Annual Concert: In/Motion

March 1 @ 7:30 pm
Free

Bringing the work of innovative and talented choreographers Robert Dekkers, Norbert De La Cruz III, and Francesca Harper to the University of Richmond. The concert also features premiere works choreographed by UR assistant professor of dance, Alicia Díaz; Starrene Foster…

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Featuring Eileen Ivers

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ivers, continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a fiercely fresh, powerfully beautiful, intensely driving, world stage experience. Afterwards, join the Modlin Center for the Arts and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a post-performance…

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UR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Schola Cantorum will present a preview of its concert tour program for Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia. Women’s Chorale will perform accompanied and a cappella works from several centuries of the choral repertoire.

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Paul Hanson, piano

March 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

UR Faculty pianist Paul Hanson performs works by Schubert, Brahms, and Scriabin.

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Eighth Blackbird

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

As part of University of Richmond’s Tucker Boatwright Beyond Exoticism series, resident ensemble Eighth Blackbird will perform Stay On It, featuring the eponymous and iconic work of African-American composer Julius Eastman, as well as works by Angélica Negrón, Viet Cuong,…

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Banda Magda

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Led by Greek-born composer orchestrator, singer, and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda draws on the band’s global background from Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, and the United States. Moving from samba to French chanson, Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia, and…

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Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Sleeping Beauty

March 10 @ 12:55 pm - 3:00 pm
$

A resplendent fairytale ballet perfomed by the Bolshoi, The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, the Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova. Run time 170 minutes.…

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The TheaterWorksUSA: “Magic School Bus, Lost in the Solar System”

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! When rivalries threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn…

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Del and Dawg

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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For more than fifty years, legendary bluegrass musicians Del McCoury and David Grisman have defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass and acoustic fans. Together, they will offer an evening of unforgettable music that embraces a wide variety of style, genres,…

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The Pigeoning

March 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

A darkly comedic yet heartfelt adventure that spins puppetry, music, video, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of unexpected events. Join director Robin Frohardt for a question-and-answer session…

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Duo Piano Recital

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$

The Becker-Wylee Piano Duo will perform a varied repertoire of piano arrangements.

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April 2019

UR Jazz and Contemporary Combos

April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Some of UR’s finest jazz and contemporary musicians. Both singers and instrumentalists will be featured on this diverse program.

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Anda Union

April 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

Arrayed in stunning traditional Mongolian clothing, the nine-member group creates unforgettable rhythms with throat-singing and traditional instruments including the morin khuur (horse-headed fiddle) and the maodun chaoer (three-holed flute). As with all nomads, the Mongols have an oral culture, passed…

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Global Sounds

April 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Celebrate traditional music and dance from around the world with this family-friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music. Enjoy dance performances by local and visiting ensembles and stay after the show to interact with instruments, including…

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UR Symphony Orchestra

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

With special guests from Wales, United Kingdom — former Royal Harpist Claire Jones, and composer, percussionist, and arranger Chris Marshall. This concert will also include a special appearance by the GreenSpring International American Youth Harp Ensemble. Listeners will enjoy the…

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UR Jazz Ensemble

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Swing in and have a funky night. Don’t miss this night of swing and contemporary big band jazz by UR’s premier jazz ensemble.

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Takács Quartet

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

The quartet now enters its forty-fourth season. Edward Dusinberre (violin), Geraldine Walther (viola), and András Fejér (cello) will be joined with new member Harumi Rhodes following the retirement of its founding member and second violinist Károly Schranz. The evening’s performance…

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UR Wind Ensemble

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

The spring concert will feature classic and modern repertoire, conducted by David Niethamer. Student soloists will perform.

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Caroline, or Change

April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Louisiana, 1963: a Confederate statue has been toppled in the middle of the night, JFK has been shot, and change is coming. A playful, funny, and deeply moving portrait of America on the cusp of momentous social change, with all…

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Caroline, or Change

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Louisiana, 1963: a Confederate statue has been toppled in the middle of the night, JFK has been shot, and change is coming. A playful, funny, and deeply moving portrait of America on the cusp of momentous social change, with all…

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Caroline, or Change

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Louisiana, 1963: a Confederate statue has been toppled in the middle of the night, JFK has been shot, and change is coming. A playful, funny, and deeply moving portrait of America on the cusp of momentous social change, with all…

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Caroline, or Change

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Louisiana, 1963: a Confederate statue has been toppled in the middle of the night, JFK has been shot, and change is coming. A playful, funny, and deeply moving portrait of America on the cusp of momentous social change, with all…

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UR Chamber Ensembles

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

An evening of music performances by student instrumentalists, vocalists, and pianists. These ensembles are coached by Department of Music faculty members and ensemble-in-residence Eighth Blackbird.

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Sparrows Aerial Circus

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

As pioneers in original aerial theatre, Paper Doll Militia is known for their innovative approach to choreography and poignant theatricality. Their pieces seamlessly weave dynamic physicality, aerial arts, and visual theatre with an emphasis on the mixture of modern and…

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It’s All About Love

April 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

In this special program, saxophonist Maceo Parker and his Big Band bring a joyful experience of all things LOVE. Join the Modlin Center for the Arts as they celebrate the closing of their 2018-2019 season with a post-performance reception in…

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Bolshoi Theatre Broadcast

April 28 @ 12:55 pm - 3:00 pm
$

With its jazzy score by Dmitri Shostakovich and its music-hall atmosphere featuring beautiful tangos, The Golden Age is a refreshing and colorful dive into the roaring 20’s. Run time 140 minutes.

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