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The Humans

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

The American family takes center stage in this haunting and humorous work by rising playwright Stephen Karam. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the dilapidated pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night—and […]

Melissa Aldana featuring the Madison Jazz Collective

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

Chilean-born Melissa Aldana is a Grammy-nominated saxophonist and composer whose playing has “an austere beauty,” with Aldana “as persuasive with long-lined phrases as with a flurry of fast-flying notes.” (Chicago Tribune) Aldana became the first female and first South American to win the coveted Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition in 2013, setting the stage for […]

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The Humans

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

The American family takes center stage in this haunting and humorous work by rising playwright Stephen Karam. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the dilapidated pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night—and […]

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The Humans

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

The American family takes center stage in this haunting and humorous work by rising playwright Stephen Karam. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the dilapidated pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night—and […]

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The Humans

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

The American family takes center stage in this haunting and humorous work by rising playwright Stephen Karam. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the dilapidated pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night—and […]

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The Humans

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

The American family takes center stage in this haunting and humorous work by rising playwright Stephen Karam. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his family from Pennsylvania to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the dilapidated pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night—and […]

Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

With “vital, fresh, imaginative music and sensitive, brilliant performances,” (The Washington Post) Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world’s foremost string quartets, and for 40 years, the leading proponent of Latin American music for the genre. The Cuarteto has toured five continents and won numerous awards, including two Latin Grammys, with three brothers—violinists Arón Bitrán […]

Gallery Tour and Reception – Savoring the Moon: Japanese Art of the Floating World

JMU Festival Conference and Student Center 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA

Join like-minded visual arts lovers for a lively cocktail reception followed by a curated talk and exclusive tour of the Savoring the Moon exhibition by Ginny Soenksen, director of JMU’s Madison Art Collection and Lisanby Museum. Savoring the Moon: Japanese Art of the Floating World highlights the Madison Art Collection’s impressive Japanese paintings and woodblock […]

Septura Brass Septet

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

Septura is “brass playing at its most exalted.” (Fanfare) Seven of London’s leading players have redefined brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet. This new generation of British brass superstars hold principal positions in the London Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, and other prominent European orchestras. Currently the […]

Tenebrae

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

Based in England, Tenebrae is hailed as “one of the best choirs in the world.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Described as “phenomenal” (The Times) and “devastatingly beautiful” (Gramophone), this award-winning ensemble under the direction of Nigel Short is renowned for its passion, precision and awe-inspiring performances. Tenebrae delivers dramatic programming, allowing audiences to be moved by […]

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The Rake’s Progress

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

Experience The Rake’s Progress, a neoclassical operatic gem by Igor Stravinsky, one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. Considered one of his greatest works, The Rake’s Progress is Stravinsky’s only full-length opera and features music that is some of his “most ingenious.” (The New York Times) The 1951 English opera is based […]

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The Rake’s Progress

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

Experience The Rake’s Progress, a neoclassical operatic gem by Igor Stravinsky, one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. Considered one of his greatest works, The Rake’s Progress is Stravinsky’s only full-length opera and features music that is some of his “most ingenious.” (The New York Times) The 1951 English opera is based […]

The Rake’s Progress

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

Experience The Rake’s Progress, a neoclassical operatic gem by Igor Stravinsky, one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century. Considered one of his greatest works, The Rake’s Progress is Stravinsky’s only full-length opera and features music that is some of his “most ingenious.” (The New York Times) The 1951 English opera is based […]

Songstress Sojourn in Partnership with WMRA Radio

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

Presented by the Forbes Center in partnership with WMRA radio, this exciting showcase returns to the lineup with five singer-songwriters from the Shenandoah Valley! Experience a heartfelt evening hosted by Tina Owens from WMRA’s The Acoustic Café about the personal journeys singer-songwriters embark on when creating new works. Each sensational songstress will perform several original […]

Soweto Gospel Choir

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

Vibrant and inspirational, the three-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa returns to the Forbes Center to sing, dance and drum in this tour-de-force performance! “The vivacious mix of peerless voices and high-energy dance is fun, glamorous, dignified and deeply enriching.” (Nottingham Post) In this concert of hope and joy featuring music of […]

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Dancescapes

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

JMU’s premier dance ensemble will perform work by guest artists from across the country, including Monique Haley from Western Michigan University; Floyd McLean, Jr. from the Philadelphia-based PHILADANCO!; and Los Angeles-based choreographer Katherine Helen Fisher, who danced for the Lucinda Childs Dance Company from 2008–2018. The company will also present pieces by ensemble artistic director […]

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Dancescapes

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

JMU’s premier dance ensemble will perform work by guest artists from across the country, including Monique Haley from Western Michigan University; Floyd McLean, Jr. from the Philadelphia-based PHILADANCO!; and Los Angeles-based choreographer Katherine Helen Fisher, who danced for the Lucinda Childs Dance Company from 2008–2018. The company will also present pieces by ensemble artistic director […]

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Holidayfest

Forbes Center for the Performing Arts 147 Warsaw Ave, Harrisonburg, VA

Join JMU’s music ensembles for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra! Also featured is a holiday reading by a local Harrisonburg celebrity. Get your tickets early to this Forbes Center favorite! Check back for programming updates.