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Shovels & Rope
17-18 Modlin Arts
Shovels & Rope
Husband-and-wife duo Shovels & Rope filters country, bluegrass, and blues through the prism of indie rock. On their latest release, Little Seeds, the Americana Music Award-winners explore fresh dimensions in their sound with a brace of bold, candid, and highly personal new songs.
Thu 10/19/17 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Shovels & Rope


Richard Goode
17-18 Modlin Arts
Richard Goode
Pianist Richard Goode has been hailed for making music with tremendous emotional power, depth, and expressiveness, and is known worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In regular performances with the major orchestras, in recitals in the world’s music capitals, and through his extensive and acclaimed Nonesuch recordings, he has won a large and devoted following. The evening’s program will include Two Pavians and Galliardes from William Byrd’s My Ladye Nevells of Virginal Music Booke; Bach’s English Suite No. 6 in D Minor; Beethoven’s Sonata No. 28 in A Major Op. 101; and Debussy’s Preludes Book II.
Fri 10/20/17 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Richard Goode


Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Orchestra: Eddie at 80
Celebrating his 80th birthday, ten-time Grammy® Award-winner Eddie Palmieri is one of the finest arrangers and composers of salsa and Latin jazz of the past sixty years. Palmieri effortlessly fuses the styles of Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, and McCoy Tyner with a Latin voice all his own.
Sat 10/21/17 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Orchestra: Eddie at 80


Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Le Corsaire
Amidst a bustling Turkish market, the pirate Conrad falls in love at first sight with beautiful Medora, the ward of the slave merchant Lankedem’s bazaar. Conrad kidnaps Medora when Lankedem decides to sell her to the Pasha.

Inspired by Lord Byron’s epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa’s exotic 19th century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi’s most lavish productions. Complete with a magnificent awe-inspring shipwreck and dramatic scenery, this grand romance allows enough dancing for nearly the entire company and made especially for those who seek miracles in theatre.

Running time 3.35 (215 MINUTES)

About Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet
The Modlin Center for the Arts, in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will broadcast the eighth season of Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet, featuring ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Audiences will enjoy these outstanding performances with the Bolshoi principals, soloists, and corps de ballet. Each production will feature behind-the-scenes programming, including interviews with the cast and creative teams, either prior to the start of the production, or during intermission.

Sun 10/22/17 12:55PM Camp Concert Hall Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Le Corsaire


Theatreworks USA
17-18 Modlin Arts
Theatreworks USA
"Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" Farmer Brown cries. When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declared the farm a "tech-free zone." He confiscates her laptop in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use her computer to type messages requesting blankets.

"No way," replies Farmer Brown. "No blankets!" So the cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets: no milk, no eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals' demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously "mooooo-ving" musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.

Sun 11/5/17 3:00PM Camp Concert Hall Click, Clack, Moo


Shanghai Quartet
17-18 Modlin Arts
Shanghai Quartet
Called “wonderfully ferocious and illuminating” by The Washington Post, the Shanghai Quartet are recognized for their unique fluency in both Eastern folk and Western classical idioms. Guest artist Peter Wiley is a renowned cellist having performed with ensembles including The Beaux Arts trio and The Guarneri String Quartet. Wiley teaches at the University of Maryland, Bard College Conservatory, and Curtis Institute of Music. Shmuel Ashkenasi is an award-winning Israeli-born violinist and a founding member of The Vermeer Quartet. He teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music and Bard College Conservatory.
Thu 11/9/17 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Shanghai Quartet


The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet
If the French Quarter is the musical heart of New Orleans, then Preservation Hall is its heartbeat. Take a group of long-time performers from the venerable concert hall, combine them with the Crescent City’s “Soul Queen” Irma Thomas, throw in the spiritual authority of The Blind Boys of Alabama, and you get a very special evening of music that showcases “The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans.”

Sat 11/11/17 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans: Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama & The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet


Sharp Viewpoint Jose Vargas
17-18 University Events
Sharp Viewpoint Jose Vargas
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and media entrepreneur whose work centers on the changing American identity. He is the founder and CEO of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration and citizenship in America. He also founded #EmergingUS, a multimedia news platform that focuses on race, immigration, and the complexities of multiculturalism. In June 2011, The New York Times Magazine published a groundbreaking essay he wrote in which he revealed and chronicles his life in America as an undocumented immigrant.

A reception will follow the event and will be open to all attendees.

Tue 11/14/17 7:30PM Queally Center, Breed Pavilion Sharp Viewpoint Speaker Series: Identity in a Changing America with Jose Antonio Vargas


Bassem Youssef
17-18 Modlin Arts
Bassem Youssef
Dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, Bassem Youssef was the creator and host of the wildly popular TV show Al-Bernameg—the first political satire show in the Middle East and the most watched program in the region from 2011 to 2014 with 30 million viewers every week. Youssef is an Egyptian comedian, writer, producer, physician, media critic, and television host. In 2013, he was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). In 2015, Youssef served as a resident fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He has been a recurring guest on The Daily Show and recently hosted the 2015 International Emmy Awards. He is currently a fellow at Stanford University and resides with his family in the United States.

Throughout its three seasons Al-Bernameg remained controversial for its hilarious and bold criticism of the ruling powers. Accused of being “anti-Islam” and insulting the Egyptian President, Youssef was arrested and interrogated before being released on bail. During its final season, the show achieved unprecedented ratings before Youssef announced its termination because of overwhelming political pressures on the show and the airing channel.

In The Joke Is Mightier than the Sword, Bassem shares his personal story and his thoughts on the political climate that led to the Arab Spring, its parallels to the current state of American politics, and how propaganda lays the foundation for dictatorial regimes.

Thu 11/16/17 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Bassem Youssef


The Crucible
17-18 Modlin Arts
The Crucible
Presented by
University of Richmond
Department of Theatre and Dance

Witch Hunt! The phrase has haunted us through the centuries, but what and who is being hunted is always at the heart of the issue. From the witches of early American Salem, to the communists of the 1950s, to the leaks and secret assignations in today’s Washington, D.C.––how do the ethics of the individual relate to the community at-large? These are the central issues of Arthur Miller’s searing drama, The Crucible. Hysteria rips at the very fabric of Salem society in this wrenching condemnation of a famous witch hunt. But Miller is speaking about more than history when he suggests that the actions of one person can send a shockwave through the halls of power.

Thu 11/16/17 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre The Crucible
Fri 11/17/17 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre The Crucible
Sat 11/18/17 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre The Crucible
Sun 11/19/17 2:00PM Alice Jepson Theatre The Crucible


Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester
The Earls of Leicester Jerry Douglas, Shawn Camp, Charlie Cushman, Jeff White, Johnny Warren, and Barry Bales––have discovered a kind of magic that allows moments, once relegated to memories, to roar back to life. Conjure images of a the bygone era when Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and the Foggy Mountain Boys were at the peak of their electrifying showmanship. Dobro® master Jerry Douglas is a true legend of bluegrass. “From regal restraint to reckless abandon, Douglas is never anything less than astonishing” (Billboard). He has won an amazing fourteen Grammy® awards, culminating in a 2015 win for best bluegrass album by The Earls of Leicester. “You expect a band of superstars to be fantastic,” raved Bluegrass Today. “But these six guys go far beyond that superlative.”
Fri 11/17/17 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester


NT Live: Follies
17-18 Modlin Arts
NT Live: Follies
Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, it’s directed by Dominic Cooke (The Comedy of Errors).

Winner of Academy, Tony, Grammy and Olivier awards, Sondheim’s previous work includes A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

About National Theatre Live
NT Live broadcasts live from the National Theatre in Great Britian, and on occasion, other theatres in the U.K, to theatres and cinemas throughout the world. Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to create a truly immersive experience for each production. In addition, NT Live generates behind-the-scenes bonus features including interviews with the cast and creative teams.

This is an encore presentation.

Running time: aaprox. 210 minutes

Rated PG-13

Thu 11/30/17 7:00PM Camp Concert Hall NT Live: Follies


Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
17-18 Modlin Arts
Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
Obie-winning playwright and songwriter Ethan Lipton (No Place to Go) returns with a new adventure in bittersweet and hilariously off-kilter storytelling. With music composed and performed by Lipton, Vito Dieterle, Eben Levy, and Ian Riggs, The Outer Space tells the story of a couple who buys an old spaceship, leaving the noise, pollution, and overpriced rents of Earth for the vast beauty and treacherous terrain of the final frontier. But can they survive the mission?
Fri 12/1/17 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra
Sat 12/2/17 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra


Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Taming of the Shrew
Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter.

Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fastpaced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production that can only be seen at the Bolshoi!

Running time 2:05 (125 MINUTES)

About Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet
The Modlin Center for the Arts, in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will broadcast the eighth season of Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet, featuring ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Audiences will enjoy these outstanding performances with the Bolshoi principals, soloists, and corps de ballet. Each production will feature behind-the-scenes programming, including interviews with the cast and creative teams, either prior to the start of the production, or during intermission.

Sun 12/3/17 12:55PM Camp Concert Hall Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Taming of the Shrew


NT Live: Young Marx
17-18 Modlin Arts
NT Live: Young Marx
Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.

Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.

About National Theatre of London Live
The groundbreaking series National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Each performance is captured live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to participating venues.

Run time: 2 hours 40 mins • Rated PG13

Thu 12/7/17 2:00PM Camp Concert Hall NT Live: Young Marx
Thu 12/7/17 7:00PM Camp Concert Hall NT Live: Young Marx


Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Romeo and Juliet
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy…

Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and a fresh retelling of Shakespeare’s beloved classic. His brilliant and detailed adaptiation set to Prokofiev’s romantic and cinematic score, reignites the story of literature’s most celebrated star-crossed lovers like no other classical ballet choreographer today.

Running time 2:30 (150 MINUTES)

About Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet
The Modlin Center for the Arts, in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will broadcast the eighth season of Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet, featuring ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Audiences will enjoy these outstanding performances with the Bolshoi principals, soloists, and corps de ballet. Each production will feature behind-the-scenes programming, including interviews with the cast and creative teams, either prior to the start of the production, or during intermission.

Sun 1/21/18 12:55PM Camp Concert Hall Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Romeo and Juliet


Mermaid Theatre Company
17-18 Modlin Arts
Mermaid Theatre Company
Little Nutbrown Hare loves Big Nutbrown Hare as far as he can reach and as high as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare loves him as far as his long arms can reach and as high as his strong legs can hop. And so it continues… Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia adapts Guess How Much I Love You, the award-winning classic from author Sam McBratney and illustrator Anita Jeram. In I Love My Little Storybook, an eager little bunny lies on the grass and opens his book, and within moments, the story he’s reading comes alive in fascinating detail. From illustrator Anita Jeram comes this endearing celebration of the joy of reading.

Mermaid Theatre is best known for unique stage adaptations of children’s beloved literary classics. Their innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, evocative original music, and gentle storytelling have been applauded by five million spectators in fifteen countries.

Sun 1/21/18 3:00PM Alice Jepson Theatre Mermaid Theatre Company


Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic
Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. The play tells an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), who triumph at the end against all odds. Rahmanian's graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” shadow-casting technique perfected by shadow master Larry Reed on a cinema-size screen. The play also features an original score by the acclaimed musical team of Loga Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali.
Fri 1/26/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic
Sat 1/27/18 3:00PM Alice Jepson Theatre Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic


Alicia Olatuja
17-18 Modlin Arts
Alicia Olatuja
Praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiable regal presence on stage,” Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, and captivating demeanor.
Thu 2/1/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Alicia Olatuja


Dorrance Dance
17-18 Modlin Arts
Dorrance Dance
Founded in 2011 by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and artistic director Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance aims to honor tap dance’s uniquely beautiful history in a new and dynamically compelling context––not by stripping the form of its tradition, but by pushing it rhythmically, energetically, aesthetically and conceptually. This Bessie-winning company returns to the Modlin Arts series with three new works: Jungle Blues, Myelination, and Three to One.
Fri 2/2/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Dorrance Dance


Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Lady of the Camellias
At a theatre performance of ‘Manon Lescaut’, the young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting the ravishing and most desirable courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love…

Alexandre Dumas fils’s novel comes to life on the Bolshoi stage, with prima Svetlana Zakharova as the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption from her life as a courtesan. The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work of rare beauty and tragic depth to new emotional heights, accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.

Running time 3:05 (185 MINUTES)

About Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet
The Modlin Center for the Arts, in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will broadcast the eighth season of Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet, featuring ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Audiences will enjoy these outstanding performances with the Bolshoi principals, soloists, and corps de ballet. Each production will feature behind-the-scenes programming, including interviews with the cast and creative teams, either prior to the start of the production, or during intermission.

Sun 2/4/18 12:55PM Camp Concert Hall Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Lady of the Camellias


Art of Time Ensemble
17-18 Modlin Arts
Art of Time Ensemble
Steven Page, a founder and former lead singer of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, Leonard Cohen, Page himself, and others. These gems are reimagined and reinvented by some of the greatest minds in classical, pop, and jazz, and delivered by a defining voice in contemporary rock.
Wed 2/7/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Songbook: Steven Page and The Art of Time Ensemble


Gil Shaham
17-18 Modlin Arts
Gil Shaham
Gil Shaham is one of the foremost violinists of our time; his flawless technique combined with his warmth and generous spirit has solidified him as an American master. The Grammy®-winner, also named Musical America’s “Instrumentalist of the Year,” performs regularly as a recitalist and with the greatest orchestras and ensembles across the globe.

Since making his highly acclaimed New York recital debut at Alice Tully Hall in 1992, Eguchi has performed in the foremost music centers across the United States, Europe, and Asia. His appearances in the United States include Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. The evening’s program includes Kreisler’s Praeludium and Allegro; Prokofiev’s 5 Melodies, Op. 3; Franck’s, Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano; Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin; Saint-Saens’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; and Dorman’s Nigunim.

Sun 2/18/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Gil Shaham


Cecile McLorin Salvant
17-18 Modlin Arts
Cecile McLorin Salvant
Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant’s musical expertise has propelled her into the forefront of the jazz world and into the broader culture. Her soulful voice and incredible band earned her the 2010 Thelonious Monk competition and a 2016 Grammy® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her recording For One to Love.
Fri 2/23/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Cecile McLorin Salvant


Lynn Nottage
17-18 Modlin Arts
Lynn Nottage
ynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and a screenwriter. She is the first female playwright to win the Pulitzer for drama twice. Her plays have been produced widely in the United States and throughout the world. They include Sweat, currently on Broadway (Pulitzer Prize); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Lily Award, Drama Desk Nomination); Ruined (Pulitzer Prize, OBIE, Lucille Lortel, New York Drama Critics’ Circle, Audelco, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award); Intimate Apparel (American Theatre Critics and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Play); Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award); Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Las Meninas, Mud, River, Stone, Por’knockers and POOF!. She currently is developing a new play and multimedia performance installation, she is also working with composer Ricky Ian Gordon on adapting her play Intimate Apparel into an opera (commissioned by The Met/LCT). Nottage is the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, Steinberg “Mimi” Distinguished Playwright Award, the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, the National Black Theatre Fest’s August Wilson Playwriting Award, a Guggenheim Grant, and a Visiting Research Fellowship at Princeton University. She was most recently named to Variety’s 2017 Women’s Impact Report. She is on the faculties of the Yale School of Drama and the Theatre Department of Columbia School of Arts.
Wed 2/28/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Lynn Nottage


NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
17-18 Modlin Arts
NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

About National Theatre of London Live
The groundbreaking series National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Each performance is captured live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to participating venues.

This is an encore presentation.

Run time: 185 mins • Rated R

Thu 3/1/18 7:00PM Camp Concert Hall NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


Unviersity Dancers
17-18 Modlin Arts
Unviersity Dancers
Presented by
University of Richmond
Department of Theatre and Dance

University Dancers celebrates 33 years of engaging dance with our annual concert, CONVERGE, that brings the work of innovative and talented choreographers Doug Varone, Charlotte Boye-Christensen, Christopher K. Morgan, and Christian von Howard to the University of Richmond. Doug Varone’s award-winning choreography has been called “wonderfully inventive” and “exhilarating.” Salt Lake City-based choreographer Charlotte Boye-Christensen returns to Richmond for her second creation following the success of Unsettled, her 2016 premiere. Boye-Christensen’s collaborative work challenges perceptions of what defines dance, while not rejecting tradition. Hailed for his innovation and ability to tell stories through dance, Christopher K. Morgan premieres his first piece for the company. Christian von Howard, founder and artistic director of the Von Howard Project, returns to Richmond to create his third new work for University Dancers.

The concert also features premiere works choreographed by Alicia Diaz, assistant professor of dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance, whose choreography has been called “bold and subtle” and “stunning in its intricacy and intimacy.” Richmond favorite Starr Foster, Founder/Artistic Director of Starr Foster Dance Project; Eric Rivera, former dancer with Ballet Hispanico; and Anne Van Gelder, University Dancers Artistic Director, will premiere new works as well. Adjudicated student choreography and live music will be featured. Don’t miss these talented dancers in a variety of works from the contemporary genre in a dance concert perfect for the entire family.

Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Unviersity Dancers
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Unviersity Dancers
Sun 3/4/18 2:00PM Alice Jepson Theatre Unviersity Dancers


Danu
17-18 Modlin Arts
Danu
Hailing from historic County Waterford, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. Their standing-room-only concerts throughout Ireland are true events featuring high-energy performances and a glorious mix of ancient Irish music and new repertoire.
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Danu


L.A. Dance Project
17-18 Modlin Arts
L.A. Dance Project
L.A. Dance Project is an artist collective founded in 2012 by renowned choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied, along with composers Nico Muhly and Nicholas Britell, art consultant Matthieu Humery, and founding producer Charles Fabius.

L.A. Dance Project’s mission is to create new work and revive groundbreaking collaborations from influential dance makers, both in the theater and non-traditional environments. New works by the company are multidisciplinary collaborations and include visual artists, musicians, designers, directors, and composers. The evening’s program will include works by Benjamin Millepied, Ohan Naharin, and more.

Wed 3/7/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre L.A. Dance Project


NT Live: Hamlet
17-18 Modlin Arts
NT Live: Hamlet
Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

Now seen by over 750,000 people worldwide, the original 2015 NT Live broadcast returns to cinemas.

As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state. Directed by Lyndsey Turner (Posh, Chimerica) and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

About National Theatre of London Live
The groundbreaking series National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Each performance is captured live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to participating venues.

This is an encore presentation.

Run time: 185 mins • Rated R

Thu 3/8/18 7:00PM Camp Concert Hall NT Live: Hamlet


Circa
17-18 Modlin Arts
Circa
The lines between movement, dance, theatre, and circus are beautifully blurred by the Circa carnival and its whimsical tales of creatures of land and sea, who tumble, fly, leap, and spin their way through the many wondrous worlds of the animal kingdom. Carnival of the Animals whisks you away on a thrilling escapade inspired by the music of Camille Saint-Saëns. In a delightful salute to feathers, fur, and fins, Circa’s acrobats bring this classical music suite to life for a new generation of circus, music, and animal-lovers. A work of sophisticated and delightful family entertainment, it is both contemporary and old-world while it amazes, amuses, and uplifts.
Fri 3/16/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Carnival of the Animals
Sat 3/17/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre S


Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Flames of Paris
In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jérôme leave Marseille for Paris in support the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way…

Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi’s overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky’s captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen’s The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

Running time 2:15 (135 MINUTES)

About Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet
The Modlin Center for the Arts, in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will broadcast the eighth season of Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet, featuring ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Audiences will enjoy these outstanding performances with the Bolshoi principals, soloists, and corps de ballet. Each production will feature behind-the-scenes programming, including interviews with the cast and creative teams, either prior to the start of the production, or during intermission.

Sun 3/18/18 12:55PM Camp Concert Hall Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Flames of Paris


Jerusalem Quartet
17-18 Modlin Arts
Jerusalem Quartet
A record three–time recipient of the BBC Music Magazine Chamber Music Award this ensemble has garnered international acclaim for its rare combination of passion and precision. The Quartet has refined its interpretations of the classical repertoire and explored the works of new genres and epochs—all the while striving for perfection of sound. The evening’s program includes Mozart’s Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 458 (“The Hunt”); Janácek’s Quartet No. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”); and Beethoven’s Quartet in F-Major, Op. 135.
Wed 3/21/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Jerusalem Quartet


Eighth Blackbird
17-18 Modlin Arts
Eighth Blackbird
Co-commissioned by the Modlin Center for the Arts, Olagón, a conflicted wail of both mourning and victory, stands as the central inspiration of this new evening-length collaboration between Eighth Blackbird, composer/fiddler Dan Trueman, vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird of the contemporary Irish supergroup The Gloaming, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon. Drawing from the legendary Irish tale Táin Bó Cúailnge, Olagón aims to tell a story of hardship in contemporary, post-recession Ireland while honoring the traditional musics of Ireland, Norway, and America. Muldoon’s text––utilizing both English and Irish–is sung in the unique and highly ornamental vocal practice known as Sean Nós by Ó Lionáird. When coupled with Trueman’s diverse musical landscape, stage direction by Mark DeChiazza, and the virtuosity of Eighth Blackbird, a multi-cultural experience unlike any other is brought to life.
Fri 3/23/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Eighth Blackbird


NT Live: Julius Caesar
17-18 Modlin Arts
NT Live: Julius Caesar
Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.

Nicholas Hytner’s production will thrust the audience into the street party that greets Caesar’s return, the congress that witnesses his murder, the rally that assembles for his funeral and the chaos that explodes in its wake.

About National Theatre of London Live
The groundbreaking series National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre direct from the stages of London to movie theatres around the world. Each performance is captured live in high definition and broadcast via satellite to participating venues.

This is an encore presentation.

Run time: 3 hours • Rated PG13

Thu 3/29/18 7:00PM Camp Concert Hall NT Live: Julius Caesar


Maria Schneider Orchestra
17-18 Modlin Arts
Maria Schneider Orchestra
As one of the world’s most acclaimed composers, Maria Schneider’s music has been hailed by critics as “evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization.” Schneider and her orchestra have a distinguished recording career with ten Grammy® nominations and five Grammy® awards that span multiple genres including jazz, classical, and a collaboration with David Bowie.
Thu 4/5/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Maria Schneider Orchestra


So Percussion
17-18 Modlin Arts
So Percussion
So Percussion is a percussion-based music organization that creates and presents new collaborative works to adventurous and curious audiences. So Percussion will be joined by guests, renowned pianist Gilbert Kalish and Grammy®-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw. The program will include a new work by Caroline Shaw, as well as George Crumb’s Winds of Destiny.
Sat 4/7/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall So Percussion


Blues for Mister Charlie
17-18 Modlin Arts
Blues for Mister Charlie
Presented by
University of Richmond
Department of Theatre and Dance

In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence, loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till, James Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe into the wounds of race. For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed. Centuries of brutality, fear, patronage, and contempt are about to erupt in a moment of truth as devastating as a shotgun blast.

In his award-winning play, Baldwin turns a murder and its aftermath into an inquest in which even the most well-intentioned whites are implicated––and in which even a killer receives his share of compassion.

Thu 4/19/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Blues for Mister Charlie
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Blues for Mister Charlie
Sat 4/21/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Blues for Mister Charlie
Sun 4/22/18 2:00PM Alice Jepson Theatre Blues for Mister Charlie


Mandolin Orange
17-18 Modlin Arts
Mandolin Orange
Formed by Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, Mandolin Orange draws on a mix of country, bluegrass, gospel, folk, and pop to create a timeless blend of sweet yet unpredictable Americana.
Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Mandolin Orange


Tanya Tagaq
17-18 Modlin Arts
Tanya Tagaq
Celebrated Inuk performer Tanya Tagaq employs exquisite, unnerving vocal improvisations that bridge traditional roots with contemporary culture. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of today's most electric, transfixing performers in any genre,” Tagaq was the recipient of Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize in 2014, and was named to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honors. In her Richmond debut, Tagaq will create a mesmerizing, improvisatory soundscape for the controversial silent film Nanook of the North.
Thu 4/26/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Tanya Tagaq


Steep Canyon Rangers
17-18 Modlin Arts
Steep Canyon Rangers
Richmond favorites Steep Canyon Rangers return to the Modlin Center with their Grammy®-winning blend of high-intensity bluegrass. Woody Platt, Graham Sharp, Charles Humphrey III, Mike Guggino, Nicky Sanders, and Mike Ashworth round out one of bluegrass’ most sought-after and beloved bands.

Joining the Rangers will be mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull. At thirteen, Hull signed with Rounder Records and became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. Now in her mid-20s, Hull’s most recent record, produced by Béla Fleck, received a Grammy® nomination for Best Folk Album.

Fri 4/27/18 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Steep Canyon Rangers


Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Giselle
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death…

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

Running time 2:20 (140 MINUTES)

About Pathe Live's Bolshoi Ballet
The Modlin Center for the Arts, in partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, will broadcast the eighth season of Pathe Live’s Bolshoi Ballet, featuring ballet productions direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Audiences will enjoy these outstanding performances with the Bolshoi principals, soloists, and corps de ballet. Each production will feature behind-the-scenes programming, including interviews with the cast and creative teams, either prior to the start of the production, or during intermission.

Sun 4/29/18 12:55PM Camp Concert Hall Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Giselle