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Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond

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September 2019

David Esleck Trio

September 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Pianist David Esleck and his trio honors the 100th birthday of the legendary singer and pianist Nat King Cole.

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Music Faculty Gala Concert

September 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Members of the Music Department faculty are featured in repertoire ranging from J. S. Bach to bebop. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the talented performers of the Music faculty practice what they preach.

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Marty Stuart

September 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$

Country music torchbearer Marty Stuart celebrates the 20th anniversary of his iconic album The Pilgrim.

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Special Event Broadcast

September 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$

Live from the London stage, Margaret Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid…

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Nobuntu

September 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$

As the only all-female mbube (South African vocal music) ensemble in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Nobuntu draws upon those values to create moving performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro Jazz to Gospel.

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October 2019

Shanghai Quartet with Soovin Kim, violin and Orion Weiss, piano

October 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
$

Shanghai Quartet; renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovations has become one of the world’s foremost chamber ensembles. For this season's Modlin Center performance, violinist Soovin Kim and pianist Orion Weiss will join Shanghai Quartet for Chausson’s…

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NT Live: Hamlet

October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralyzed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of…

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Appropriate

October 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Winner of the 2014-2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play, this tells the story of the Lafayette clan descending upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead of their newly-dead patriarch.

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UR Family Weekend Concert

October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Free

Enjoy the talents of the Department of Music’s large ensembles during Family Weekend. Featured ensembles include Women’s Chorale, Schola Cantorum, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.

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Appropriate

October 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Winner of the 2014-2015 Obie Award for Best New American Play, this tells the story of the Lafayette clan descending upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead of their newly-dead patriarch.

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Family Arts Day Celebration featuring TheaterWorksUSA’s Pete the Cat

October 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$

Life is an adventure no matter where you wind up — at least for Pete the Cat. The minute the groovy blue cat moves in with the Biddles for the summer, he gets the whole family rocking.

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Martha Graham Dance Company

October 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

A leader in contemporary dance since 1926. With programs that offer a rich thematic narrative, the Company embraces a vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham as well as newly commissioned works by contemporary artists.

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NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

October 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

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Martha Graham Dance Company

October 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

A leader in contemporary dance since 1926. With programs that offer a rich thematic narrative, the Company embraces a vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham as well as newly commissioned works by contemporary artists.

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Simone Dinnerstein, piano and Matt Haimovitz, cello

October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

As the world approaches the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, two extraordinary artists pair this giant with contemporary music’s most influential composers — Philip Glass. Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and cellist Matt Haimovitz collaborate on a dynamic program that includes a…

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Cirque Mechanics

October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$

In 42FT– A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, Cirque Mechanics dares you to leap into the circus ring to experience the endurance of this evolving art form.

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Ingrid Keller, piano and Jonathan Ruck, cello

October 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Pianist Ingrid Keller will join cellist Jonathan Ruck in an evening of chamber music by Beethoven, Brahms, and Stravinsky.

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Brad Mehldau and Ian Bostridge

October 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

After meeting in Germany in 2015, the American jazz pianist and composer Brad Mehldau and universally admired British tenor Ian Bostridge perform a new song cycle, The Folly of Desire, fittingly paired in a program with Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe (The…

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NT Live: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 24, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$

Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!), and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles)…

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L.A. Theatre Works, Seven

October 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$

A riveting documentary play by seven female writers based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia, and Cambodia.

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November 2019

Jazzmeia Horn

November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$

Vocalist Jazzmeia Horn has a name that speaks for itself, capturing her very essence. Since winning the Thelonious Monk Competition in 2015, Horn’s star has continued to rise.

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UR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale

November 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Schola Cantorum and a professional baroque ensemble will perform newly-edited grand motets by Michel-Richard Delalande along with other French Baroque works. Women’s Chorale will present a varied program that includes a cappella and accompanied pieces.

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An Evening With Leo Kottke

November 10, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$

An evening of acoustic guitar and humor with master guitarist Leo Kottke. Wit, charm, and mesmerizing finger-picking wrap around jazz, bluegrass, rock, and Americana.

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Daniel Hope with The Zurich Chamber Orchestra

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$

This evening’s performance titled, A Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin, includes Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, Pärt’s Darf ich, Glass’ Echorus, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in D Minor, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Violins in A Minor, El Khoury’s Unfinished…

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December 2019

UR Chamber Ensembles

December 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

An evening of music performances by student instrumentalists, vocalists, and pianists. Department of Music faculty members and ensemble-in-residence Eighth Blackbird coach and mentor these student musicians.

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Cuban Spectacular

December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Featuring new paintings and new Latin jazz compositions depicting original Cuban artwork.

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UR Symphony Orchestra

December 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Maestro Kordzaia and the UR Symphony Orchestra will present 2019 Concerto/Aria competition winner Azalea Ginete, harp in concert. The evening’s performance will include Glière's Harp Concerto, E-Flat Major, Op. 74; Rossini’s Overture to the opera The Italian Girl in Algiers;…

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NT Live: Laughter

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Date night, PG-13.

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46TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

December 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join the singers of Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale for a joyous Christmas celebration through a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge

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Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Join the singers of Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale for a joyous Christmas celebration through a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge.

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Alice in Wonderland

December 13, 2019 - December 14, 2019
Free

Go down the Rabbit Hole with a cirque adventure. Presented by SOUL Aerial & Performing Arts Center to benefit Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. http://soulaerial.com/

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January 2020

Wilde Creatures by Tall Stories

January 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$

Direct from London’s West End, Tall Stories' motley crew of storytelling musicians brings Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in a fantastical journey told with original live music and a generous dash of comedy. There will be a pre-show…

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Alonzo King LINES Ballet

January 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$

Poet and activist Bob Holman's recorded collection of native peoples’ poetry and song informs the soundscape of this stunning evening-length ballet.

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Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Giselle

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

The Modlin Center for the Arts, in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will broadcast the fourth consecutive season of Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet, featuring ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Run time 2 hours,…

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Allison Miller

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$

Allison Miller engages her deep roots in jazz improvisation as a way to explore all music.

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February 2020

Production Studies III Showcase, “The Wolves”

February 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Highlighting provocative contemporary theatre, the PS III Showcase represents the culmination of two years of intense theater study.

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Production Studies III Showcase, “The Wolves”

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Highlighting provocative contemporary theatre, the PS III Showcase represents the culmination of two years of intense theater study.

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Production Studies III Showcase, “The Wolves”

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free

Highlighting provocative contemporary theatre, the PS III Showcase represents the culmination of two years of intense theater study.

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The Steeldrivers

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$

The SteelDrivers have carved out a career that spans more than a decade

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Alfredo Rodríguez and Pedrito Martínez

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$

Percussionist Pedrito Martínez and pianist Alfredo Rodríguez first worked together on Rodríguez’s 2012 release Invasion Parade. Rodríguez, who was trained in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana, Cuba, is a protégé of Quincy Jones.

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