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Upcoming Events - Single Tickets On Sale August 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM


The Pigeoning
Frank is an office worker living in New York in the early 1980s who is obsessed with cleanliness and order. Plagued by pigeons in the park, Frank starts to believe they are plotting against him.

A darkly comedic yet heartfelt adventure, The Pigeoning 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. The Pigeoning takes a look at the divide between man and nature at a time when listening to the animals may be our best bet. Recent Guggenheim award-winning artist and director Robin Frohardt brings her rich aesthetic, highlydetailed constructions, and convention-breaking storytelling to this bunraku-style puppetry show performed by five puppeteers.

MODLIN ARTS AFTER WORDS
Join director Robin Frohardt for a question-and-answer session following the performance.

Wed 3/20/19 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre The Pigeoning


Sharp Viewpoint: Paula Krebs
Paula Krebs
Why the Humanities Matter Now, More Than Ever
Thu 3/21/19 7:00PM Queally Center, Breed Pavilion Sharp Viewpoint Series
Paula Krebs
Why the Humanities Matter Now, More Than Ever


Ngoma
NYAME NTI: By God’s Grace
Sat 3/23/19 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Ngoma African Dance Company


Anda Union
Journey through the grasslands of Inner Mongolia with a concert from Anda Union. 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 on from generation to generation in stories, music, and songs and thus, Anda Union sing their history. Recommended for all ages.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT
Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with members of Anda Union at 6:30 PM.

Thu 4/4/19 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Anda Union


Takács Quartet
GRAMMY® Award-winning Takács Quartet is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. Lauded by The New York Times for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more,” 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 will include String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1 by Joseph Haydn; String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 by Ludwig van Beethoven; and String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27 by Edvard Grieg.

Fri 4/12/19 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall Takács Quartet


John Scofield's Combo 66
Iconic GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in Combo 66, a new band that builds upon Scofield’s long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Since the late 1970s, Scofield has been a major influence on jazz, continuously finding new and exciting avenues to reinvent himself as an artist. In recent years, Scofield won two consecutive Best Jazz Album GRAMMY® Awards for Past Present and Country For Old Men, for which he also won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Instrumental solo, and has received resounding critical acclaim for his 2017 release Hudson. Now, joined by three formidable artists in their own right, Scofield’s new band showcases an intricate interpretation of jazz’s limitless direction.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT
Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with John Scofield and members of the band, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 PM.

Sat 4/13/19 7:30PM Camp Concert Hall John Scofield's Combo 66


<i> Caroline, or Change</i>
by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori
directed by Dorothy Holland
Presented by the University of Richmond
Department of Theatre and Dance
Sponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences

Louisiana, 1963: a Confederate statue has been toppled in the middle of the night, JFK has been shot, and change is coming. Caroline, or Change is a playful, funny, and deeply moving portrait of America on the cusp of momentous social change, with all of its rage, joy, hope, and pain. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America), with music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori, this magnificent musical blends blues, gospel, jazz, Motown, classical music, and klezmer in a breathtaking score.

Thu 4/18/19 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Caroline, or Change
Fri 4/19/19 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Caroline, or Change
Sat 4/20/19 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Caroline, or Change
Sun 4/21/19 2:00PM Alice Jepson Theatre Caroline, or Change


NT Live: All About Eve
Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve… don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (Network, NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

Adapted by Ivo van Hove from the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film by Joseph L Mankiewicz and the play “The Wisdom of Eve” by Mary Orr. Ivo van Hove directs this new stage version with set and lighting design from Jan Versweyveld, costume design by An D’Huys and music from double Mercury Prize-winner PJ Harvey, alongside Tom Gibbons’ sound design. Casting is by Julia Horan CDG.

Run time: 130 minutes. | Rated PG-13.

About National Theatre Live
NT Live broadcasts live from the National Theatre in Great Britain, 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.

Thu 4/18/19 7:00PM Camp Concert Hall NT Live: All About Eve


Paper Doll Militia
Warped
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 vintage media. With the inclusion of their unique invented aerial apparatus, Paper Doll Militia achieves their signature aesthetic — dreamy, whimsical, and dark.

Co-commissioned with Richmond’s own Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus and Modlin Center for the Arts, Warped asks you to stare directly into infinity and embrace the mysteries of time. Join four quirky characters as they traverse a world of suspended gears, cranks, levers, and ropes that turn like the inner mechanisms of a giant clock. Visually rich, sometimes eerie, and always existentially engaging, Warped asks: which choices determine what reality we land in?

MODLIN ARTS AFTER WORDS
Join members of Paper Doll Militia for a question-and-answer session following the performance.

Thu 4/25/19 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre Paper Doll Militia


<i>It's All About Love</i> starring Maceo Parker
Legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk — helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons such as James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince, all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship with a cool confidence.

In this special program, Maceo, along with his flawlessly tight Big Band — former members of the Ray Charles Orchestra and the Raelettes — bring together a joyful experience of all things LOVE. Anchored in music from his new album It’s All About Love (including hits from Crosby, Stills & Nash, Major Harris, Stevie Wonder, and the Isley Brothers including “Love The One You’re With,” “Love Won’t Let Me Wait,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” and “I Love You A Bushel And A Peck”), and Ray Charles material featuring each of the Raelettes, along with Maceo Parker classics such as “Soul Power” and “Pass the Peas,” it’s sure to be an evening that transports audiences to the slickest of eras in a performance that is positively timeless.

Join the Modlin Center for the Arts as we celebrate the closing of our 2018-2019 season with a post-performance reception in Booth Lobby.

Sat 4/27/19 7:30PM Alice Jepson Theatre It's All About Love starring Maceo Parker


Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age
In the 1920’s, The Golden Age cabaret is a favorite nightly haunt. The young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita. He follows her to the cabaret and realizes that she is the beautiful dancer “Mademoiselle Margot,” but also the love interest of the local gangster Yashka…

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. A historic ballet that can be seen only at the Bolshoi!

Run time 140 minutes.

About Bolshoi Ballet Live
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. 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 4/28/19 12:55PM Camp Concert Hall Bolshoi Ballet: The Golden Age