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June

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    Lilian Garcia-Roig , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Lilian Garcia-Roig's landscape paintings examine ideas of place, belonging, identity, and perceptual experience.

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    "MaterPolis" , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: From expansive cityscapes to intimate public encounters, "MaterPolis" gathers 10 artists whose works explore what it means to live in a city.

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    Ranky Tanky , article

    FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 7:30 PM: Part of Virginia Tech Reunion Weekend, the Grammy Award-winning, Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet Ranky Tanky performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands.

July

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    Lilian Garcia-Roig , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Lilian Garcia-Roig's landscape paintings examine ideas of place, belonging, identity, and perceptual experience.

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    "MaterPolis" , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: From expansive cityscapes to intimate public encounters, "MaterPolis" gathers 10 artists whose works explore what it means to live in a city.

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    The Crooked Road's Music and Dance Spectacular , article

    FRIDAY, JULY 8, 7:30 PM: Celebrate the vibrant cultural traditions of Southwest Virginia with an evening bringing together the area’s finest old-time, bluegrass, and heritage music and dance masters.

September

  • Article Item
    Lilian Garcia-Roig , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Lilian Garcia-Roig's landscape paintings examine ideas of place, belonging, identity, and perceptual experience.

  • Article Item
    "MaterPolis" , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: From expansive cityscapes to intimate public encounters, "MaterPolis" gathers 10 artists whose works explore what it means to live in a city.

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    Cimafunk , article

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 6 PM: Gather your friends and join us for an outdoor dance party led by one of the most exciting new performers in Latin music, Cimafunk, who offers a bold mix of funk, Cuban music, and African rhythms.

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    Eileen Ivers and Universal Roots , article

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 7:30 PM: In the hands of celebrated nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Eileen Ivers, the violin pushes fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to an intensely driving world stage experience.

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    Redman · Mehldau · McBride · Blade , article

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 7:30 PM: Celebrated tenor saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman introduced his first permanent band with his 1994 album, "MoodSwing," an astonishing collection by precociously talented musicians who would rapidly establish themselves as creative beacons.

October

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    Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi , article

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7:30 PM: Acclaimed musician and Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens collaborates with her band and Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi to forge exultant sounds.

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    Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral , article

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:30 PM: Woven from ancestral myths, traditional music, and a three-person narrative, "Andares" reveals the extraordinary spirit of Mexico’s remote corners and the astonishing pathways of its humblest of inhabitants.

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    Acrobuffos , article

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2 PM: In "Air Play," circus meets science—umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage.

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    Farruquito , article

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7:30 PM: An international superstar and heir to the most renowned self-proclaimed Gypsy flamenco dynasty, Farruquito is hailed by the "New York Times" as “the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century.”

November

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    Danish String Quartet , article

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7:30 PM: With a palpable warmth and spontaneity in its music-making, the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet is known for impeccable musicianship, exquisite clarity of ensemble, and an expressivity inextricably bound to the music.

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    "Āhuti" , article

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 7:30 PM: In a fascinating cultural dialogue delivered through movement and music, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and Chitrasena Dance Company collaborate in a contemporary fusion of Odissi classical dance from India and traditional Kandyan dance from Sri Lanka.

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    Soweto Gospel Choir , article

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7:30 PM: Resounding with sheer jubilation, three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir brings "Hope," a program celebrating American and South African artists associated with struggles for civil rights and social justice throughout their countries’ complex histories.

December

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    Roanoke Symphony Orchestra , article

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 4 PM: This much-anticipated holiday music tradition and audience favorite returns to the Moss. Gather your friends and family and savor the spirit of the holidays as the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra fills the theatre with music and cheer.

January

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    Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra , article

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 7:30 PM: With a rich history and dynamic musicians, Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra is one of Hungary’s leading orchestras. Progressive and versatile, its musicians perform a repertoire ranging from well-loved masterpieces to new works.

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    "An Evening with Kevin Young" , article

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 7:30 PM: A groundbreaking voice of his generation, poet Kevin Young is the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and poetry editor of "The New Yorker," where he hosts the poetry podcast.

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    Machine de Cirque , article

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 7:30 PM: Seven zany acrobats and an electrifying musician take in a monochrome exhibit. With a creative spark, they set off an explosion of color in "La Galerie."

February

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    PUBLIQuartet , article

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 7:30 PM: Bursting with rockstar energy, the Grammy-nominated PUBLIQuartet is changing the perception of string quartets with its creative, interactive programming and modern interpretation of chamber music.

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    "Akutagawa" , article

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Magic abounds through tales of the supernatural in this new stage work, which uses bunraku puppets, video projection, and live music to explore the creative process of Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.

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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: Celebrate over 60 years of unparalleled artistry when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Blacksburg!

March

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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: Celebrate over 60 years of unparalleled artistry when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Blacksburg!

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    "An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen" , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 7:30 PM: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s writing is bold, elegant, and fiercely honest. Globally reimagining what we thought we knew about the Vietnam War, his remarkable debut novel, "The Sympathizer," is a "New York Times" best seller and Pulitzer Prize winner.

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    "Book of Mountains and Seas" , article

    FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 7:30 PM: A daring new music theatre work by composer Huang Ruo and puppeteer, designer, and director Basil Twist, "Book of Mountains and Seas" is a modern take on ancient Chinese creation myths that are relevant to our current climate change struggle.

April

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    Opera Roanoke and Blacksburg Master Chorale , article

    SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 4 PM: Opera Roanoke, Blacksburg Master Chorale, the combined orchestral forces of the Opera Roanoke Orchestra and the Virginia Tech Philharmonic, and a local children’s chorus come together for a production of Benjamin Britten’s "War Requiem."

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    Cécile McLorin Salvant , article

    SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 7:30 PM: MacArthur Fellow and three-time Grammy Award winner, singer, and composer Cécile McLorin Salvant brings historical perspective, a renewed sense of drama, and a clear-eyed take on jazz standards and her own original compositions.

June

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    Ranky Tanky , article

    FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 7:30 PM: Part of Virginia Tech Reunion Weekend, the Grammy Award-winning, Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet Ranky Tanky performs timeless music born from the Gullah culture of the southeastern Sea Islands.

July

September

  • Article Item
    Cimafunk , article

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 6 PM: Gather your friends and join us for an outdoor dance party led by one of the most exciting new performers in Latin music, Cimafunk, who offers a bold mix of funk, Cuban music, and African rhythms.

  • Article Item
    Eileen Ivers and Universal Roots , article

    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 7:30 PM: In the hands of celebrated nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Eileen Ivers, the violin pushes fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to an intensely driving world stage experience.

  • Article Item
    Redman · Mehldau · McBride · Blade , article

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 7:30 PM: Celebrated tenor saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman introduced his first permanent band with his 1994 album, "MoodSwing," an astonishing collection by precociously talented musicians who would rapidly establish themselves as creative beacons.

October

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    Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi , article

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 7:30 PM: Acclaimed musician and Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens collaborates with her band and Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi to forge exultant sounds.

  • Article Item
    Makuyeika Colectivo Teatral , article

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12-THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 7:30 PM: Woven from ancestral myths, traditional music, and a three-person narrative, "Andares" reveals the extraordinary spirit of Mexico’s remote corners and the astonishing pathways of its humblest of inhabitants.

  • Article Item
    Acrobuffos , article

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2 PM: In "Air Play," circus meets science—umbrellas fly, fabrics soar over the audience, balloons swallow people, and snow swirls, filling the stage.

  • Article Item
    Farruquito , article

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7:30 PM: An international superstar and heir to the most renowned self-proclaimed Gypsy flamenco dynasty, Farruquito is hailed by the "New York Times" as “the greatest flamenco dancer of this new century.”

November

  • Article Item
    Danish String Quartet , article

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 7:30 PM: With a palpable warmth and spontaneity in its music-making, the Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet is known for impeccable musicianship, exquisite clarity of ensemble, and an expressivity inextricably bound to the music.

  • Article Item
    "Āhuti" , article

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 7:30 PM: In a fascinating cultural dialogue delivered through movement and music, Nrityagram Dance Ensemble and Chitrasena Dance Company collaborate in a contemporary fusion of Odissi classical dance from India and traditional Kandyan dance from Sri Lanka.

  • Article Item
    Soweto Gospel Choir , article

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7:30 PM: Resounding with sheer jubilation, three-time Grammy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir brings "Hope," a program celebrating American and South African artists associated with struggles for civil rights and social justice throughout their countries’ complex histories.

December

  • Article Item
    Roanoke Symphony Orchestra , article

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 4 PM: This much-anticipated holiday music tradition and audience favorite returns to the Moss. Gather your friends and family and savor the spirit of the holidays as the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra fills the theatre with music and cheer.

January

  • Article Item
    Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra , article

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 7:30 PM: With a rich history and dynamic musicians, Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra is one of Hungary’s leading orchestras. Progressive and versatile, its musicians perform a repertoire ranging from well-loved masterpieces to new works.

  • Article Item
    "An Evening with Kevin Young" , article

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 7:30 PM: A groundbreaking voice of his generation, poet Kevin Young is the director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and poetry editor of "The New Yorker," where he hosts the poetry podcast.

  • Article Item
    Machine de Cirque , article

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 7:30 PM: Seven zany acrobats and an electrifying musician take in a monochrome exhibit. With a creative spark, they set off an explosion of color in "La Galerie."

February

  • Article Item
    PUBLIQuartet , article

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 7:30 PM: Bursting with rockstar energy, the Grammy-nominated PUBLIQuartet is changing the perception of string quartets with its creative, interactive programming and modern interpretation of chamber music.

  • Article Item
    "Akutagawa" , article

    FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Magic abounds through tales of the supernatural in this new stage work, which uses bunraku puppets, video projection, and live music to explore the creative process of Japanese writer Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.

  • Article Item
    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: Celebrate over 60 years of unparalleled artistry when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Blacksburg!

March

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    Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: Celebrate over 60 years of unparalleled artistry when Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes to Blacksburg!

  • Article Item
    "An Evening with Viet Thanh Nguyen" , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 7:30 PM: Viet Thanh Nguyen’s writing is bold, elegant, and fiercely honest. Globally reimagining what we thought we knew about the Vietnam War, his remarkable debut novel, "The Sympathizer," is a "New York Times" best seller and Pulitzer Prize winner.

  • Article Item
    "Book of Mountains and Seas" , article

    FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 7:30 PM: A daring new music theatre work by composer Huang Ruo and puppeteer, designer, and director Basil Twist, "Book of Mountains and Seas" is a modern take on ancient Chinese creation myths that are relevant to our current climate change struggle.

April

  • Article Item
    Opera Roanoke and Blacksburg Master Chorale , article

    SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 4 PM: Opera Roanoke, Blacksburg Master Chorale, the combined orchestral forces of the Opera Roanoke Orchestra and the Virginia Tech Philharmonic, and a local children’s chorus come together for a production of Benjamin Britten’s "War Requiem."

  • Article Item
    Cécile McLorin Salvant , article

    SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 7:30 PM: MacArthur Fellow and three-time Grammy Award winner, singer, and composer Cécile McLorin Salvant brings historical perspective, a renewed sense of drama, and a clear-eyed take on jazz standards and her own original compositions.

May

June

  • Article Item
    Lilian Garcia-Roig , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Lilian Garcia-Roig's landscape paintings examine ideas of place, belonging, identity, and perceptual experience.

  • Article Item
    "MaterPolis" , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: From expansive cityscapes to intimate public encounters, "MaterPolis" gathers 10 artists whose works explore what it means to live in a city.

July

  • Article Item
    Lilian Garcia-Roig , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Lilian Garcia-Roig's landscape paintings examine ideas of place, belonging, identity, and perceptual experience.

  • Article Item
    "MaterPolis" , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: From expansive cityscapes to intimate public encounters, "MaterPolis" gathers 10 artists whose works explore what it means to live in a city.

August

  • Article Item
    Lilian Garcia-Roig , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Lilian Garcia-Roig's landscape paintings examine ideas of place, belonging, identity, and perceptual experience.

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    "MaterPolis" , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: From expansive cityscapes to intimate public encounters, "MaterPolis" gathers 10 artists whose works explore what it means to live in a city.

September

  • Article Item
    Lilian Garcia-Roig , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: Lilian Garcia-Roig's landscape paintings examine ideas of place, belonging, identity, and perceptual experience.

  • Article Item
    "MaterPolis" , article

    THURSDAY, JUNE 9-FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: From expansive cityscapes to intimate public encounters, "MaterPolis" gathers 10 artists whose works explore what it means to live in a city.