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October

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    Sheila Pree Bright , article

    Sheila Pree Bright is an acclaimed fine arts photographer whose work conveys in stark, honest, and moving terms the gatherings of recent years in protest of police violence and sociopolitical inequities.

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    Larry Fink , article

    A selection of photographic prints by Larry Fink spotlights the role of clothing and adornment in celebratory gatherings in two distinct American cultures during the 1970s and ‘80s: the glamorous high society of New York City and the spirited country life of Martins Creek, Pennsylvania.

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    School-Day Performance | Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet , article

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 10 AM: In this school-day performance, two leading chamber ensembles renowned for their joyful educational work join forces for a program highlighting the experience of migration.

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    Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet , article

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7:30 PM: Two leading chamber ensembles join forces for an absorbing program highlighting the experience of migration, featuring music written or inspired by migrants and immigrants from the African and Latin diaspora.

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    Pink Martini featuring China Forbes , article

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7:30 PM: Always a sold-out party, Pink Martini is inspired by the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ‘50s and its sound defies categorization and is guaranteed to get the audience up and dancing in the aisles.

November

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    Sheila Pree Bright , article

    Sheila Pree Bright is an acclaimed fine arts photographer whose work conveys in stark, honest, and moving terms the gatherings of recent years in protest of police violence and sociopolitical inequities.

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    Larry Fink , article

    A selection of photographic prints by Larry Fink spotlights the role of clothing and adornment in celebratory gatherings in two distinct American cultures during the 1970s and ‘80s: the glamorous high society of New York City and the spirited country life of Martins Creek, Pennsylvania.

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    "Waitress" , article

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 7:30 PM: Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage, in this hilarious hit Broadway musical.

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    Virginia Tech Choirs Fall Concert , article

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 4 PM: The Virginia Tech choirs, under the direction of Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities Dwight Bigler, perform an afternoon concert.

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    Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble , article

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7:30 PM: The Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Assistant Professor of Percussion Annie Stevens, performs an afternoon concert.

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    "An Evening with Jesmyn Ward" , article

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7:30 PM: Described as the standout writer of her generation, Ward is the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction. Her novels "Sing, Unburied, Sing" and "Salvage the Bones" build deep empathy for the human condition.

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    School-Day Performance | Southwest Virginia Ballet , article

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 10 AM: Experience the evolution of Western European classical dance through the centuries in representative works performed by Southwest Virginia Ballet during this school-day performance.

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    Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band present "Visible Nature" , article

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 7:30 PM: The Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble performs Michael Burritt’s "Duo Concertante," Gala Flagello’s "Visible Nature," and Steven Bryant’s "The Automatic Earth."

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    Master Class: Conrad Tao, piano , article

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2 PM: Experience Conrad Tao’s approach to piano instruction during this coaching session for Virginia Tech music students.

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    Conrad Tao, piano , article

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 7:30 PM: Conrad Tao is a leader of the new generation of classical music and has amassed a steady stream of awards and critical acclaim for his performances, compositions, and recordings.

December

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    Student Arts Spotlight , article

    Curated by the Moss Arts Center Student Ambassadors, this exhibition will celebrate creativity, diverse perspectives, and inspiration across our student body.

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    Virginia Tech Philharmonic , article

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 7:30 PM: The Virginia Tech Philharmonic, under the direction of Mathias Elmer, will present the world premiere of Double Concerto for Two Percussionists and Orchestra by Chad Hughes.

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    Roanoke Symphony Orchestra , article

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 4 PM: Everyone’s favorite holiday music tradition makes a joyful return to the Moss. With much to celebrate this holiday season, gather your friends and family for a merry musical program for audiences of all ages

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    Itraab Arabic Music Ensemble Concert , article

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 4 PM: Experience music from throughout the Arab world in this culminating concert by the campus-community ensemble.

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    New Music + Technology Festival , article

    DECEMBER 6-8, 7:30 PM: The VT New Music + Technology Festival will feature performances of new work by faculty and students from the School of Performing Arts, Creativity + Innovation District, L2Ork Linux Laptop Orchestra, the Virginia Tech New Music Ensemble, and guest artists.

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    Virginia Tech String Project , article

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 7 PM: Students of the Virginia Tech String Project, under the direction of Molly Wilkens-Reed, present their fall concert.

January

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    Angélique Kidjo , article

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 7:30 PM: With a striking voice, radiant energy, and messages of unity and healing, four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo blends the West African traditions of her childhood with R&B, funk, and jazz.

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    Danish String Quartet , article

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 7:30 PM: The Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet is known for impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble, and an expressivity inextricably bound to the music.

February

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    Cirque Mechanics , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3-FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 7:30 PM: Cirque Mechanics finds its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. For family-favorite Birdhouse Factory, workers in a “widgets” factory break away from the monotony of the assembly-line.

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    Ballet Hispánico , article

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 7:30 PM: An international force for 50 years, Ballet Hispánico continues to mold the landscape of contemporary dance.

March

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    "RENT" , article

    TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: For a quarter of a century, "RENT" has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. The 25th Anniversary "Farewell Season of Love" is your final chance to experience this celebrated touring production.

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    "Memphis Jookin': The Show" , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 7:30 PM: Renowned dancer Lil Buck became a YouTube icon for his improvisation with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Now he pays homage to his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, where the local street dance known as Memphis jookin’ became a sensation.

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    The Moth Mainstage , article

    TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 7:30 PM: Radio favorite The Moth brings the power of storytelling to millions of people each year—celebrating the ability of true, personal storytelling to illuminate both the diversity and commonality of human experience.

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    Chontadelia , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 7:30 PM: Rooted in the iconic marimba de chonta and Afro-Colombian culture, Bogotá band Chontadelia’s outspoken, marimba-driven funk gives voice to its communities’ histories, stories, struggles, and concerns.

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    Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 7:30 PM: Grammy-winning bassist Edgar Meyer is celebrated the world over for his work as a performer and composer, while the Scottish Ensemble has redefined the string orchestra with vibrant and engaging performances.

April

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    "BURGERZ" by Travis Alabanza , article

    FRIDAY, APRIL 8-SATURDAY, APRIL 9: After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers. This show is the climax of their obsession.

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    Kristin Chenoweth , article

    THURSDAY, APRIL 14: Spend an evening with an icon. Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth brings her powerhouse voice and emotionally-charged interpretations to a series of legendary songs, popular standards, and classic hits.

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    Sarah Chang, violin , article

    TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 7:30 PM: One of the most sought-after violinists playing today, Sarah Chang made her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age eight and has impressed audiences with her technical virtuosity for more than two decades.

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    Choir! Choir! Choir! , article

    SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 7:30 PM: Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a passionate community of singers and a thriving online fan base. The Toronto-based singing duo takes a nontraditional approach—there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir.

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    The Tallis Scholars , article

    THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 7:30 PM: Through exceptionally stunning recordings and performances, the Tallis Scholars has established itself as the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world.

October

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    Imani Winds and Catalyst Quartet , article

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7:30 PM: Two leading chamber ensembles join forces for an absorbing program highlighting the experience of migration, featuring music written or inspired by migrants and immigrants from the African and Latin diaspora.

  • Article Item
    Pink Martini featuring China Forbes , article

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 7:30 PM: Always a sold-out party, Pink Martini is inspired by the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s and ‘50s and its sound defies categorization and is guaranteed to get the audience up and dancing in the aisles.

November

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    "Waitress" , article

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 7:30 PM: Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage, in this hilarious hit Broadway musical.

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    "An Evening with Jesmyn Ward" , article

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 7:30 PM: Described as the standout writer of her generation, Ward is the first woman and the first person of color to win two National Book Awards for Fiction. Her novels "Sing, Unburied, Sing" and "Salvage the Bones" build deep empathy for the human condition.

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    Conrad Tao, piano , article

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 7:30 PM: Conrad Tao is a leader of the new generation of classical music and has amassed a steady stream of awards and critical acclaim for his performances, compositions, and recordings.

December

  • Article Item
    Roanoke Symphony Orchestra , article

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4, 4 PM: Everyone’s favorite holiday music tradition makes a joyful return to the Moss. With much to celebrate this holiday season, gather your friends and family for a merry musical program for audiences of all ages

January

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    Angélique Kidjo , article

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 7:30 PM: With a striking voice, radiant energy, and messages of unity and healing, four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo blends the West African traditions of her childhood with R&B, funk, and jazz.

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    Danish String Quartet , article

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 7:30 PM: The Grammy-nominated Danish String Quartet is known for impeccable musicianship, sophisticated artistry, exquisite clarity of ensemble, and an expressivity inextricably bound to the music.

February

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    Cirque Mechanics , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3-FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 7:30 PM: Cirque Mechanics finds its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. For family-favorite Birdhouse Factory, workers in a “widgets” factory break away from the monotony of the assembly-line.

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    Ballet Hispánico , article

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 7:30 PM: An international force for 50 years, Ballet Hispánico continues to mold the landscape of contemporary dance.

March

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    "RENT" , article

    TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM: For a quarter of a century, "RENT" has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. The 25th Anniversary "Farewell Season of Love" is your final chance to experience this celebrated touring production.

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    "Memphis Jookin': The Show" , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 7:30 PM: Renowned dancer Lil Buck became a YouTube icon for his improvisation with cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Now he pays homage to his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, where the local street dance known as Memphis jookin’ became a sensation.

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    The Moth Mainstage , article

    TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 7:30 PM: Radio favorite The Moth brings the power of storytelling to millions of people each year—celebrating the ability of true, personal storytelling to illuminate both the diversity and commonality of human experience.

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    Chontadelia , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 7:30 PM: Rooted in the iconic marimba de chonta and Afro-Colombian culture, Bogotá band Chontadelia’s outspoken, marimba-driven funk gives voice to its communities’ histories, stories, struggles, and concerns.

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    Edgar Meyer and the Scottish Ensemble , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 7:30 PM: Grammy-winning bassist Edgar Meyer is celebrated the world over for his work as a performer and composer, while the Scottish Ensemble has redefined the string orchestra with vibrant and engaging performances.

April

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    "BURGERZ" by Travis Alabanza , article

    FRIDAY, APRIL 8-SATURDAY, APRIL 9: After someone threw a burger at them and shouted a transphobic slur, Travis Alabanza became obsessed with burgers. This show is the climax of their obsession.

  • Article Item
    Kristin Chenoweth , article

    THURSDAY, APRIL 14: Spend an evening with an icon. Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth brings her powerhouse voice and emotionally-charged interpretations to a series of legendary songs, popular standards, and classic hits.

  • Article Item
    Sarah Chang, violin , article

    TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 7:30 PM: One of the most sought-after violinists playing today, Sarah Chang made her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age eight and has impressed audiences with her technical virtuosity for more than two decades.

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    Choir! Choir! Choir! , article

    SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 7:30 PM: Choir! Choir! Choir! has amassed a passionate community of singers and a thriving online fan base. The Toronto-based singing duo takes a nontraditional approach—there are no auditions, and the audience is the choir.

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    The Tallis Scholars , article

    THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 7:30 PM: Through exceptionally stunning recordings and performances, the Tallis Scholars has established itself as the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred music throughout the world.

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October

  • Article Item
    Sheila Pree Bright , article

    Sheila Pree Bright is an acclaimed fine arts photographer whose work conveys in stark, honest, and moving terms the gatherings of recent years in protest of police violence and sociopolitical inequities.

  • Article Item
    Larry Fink , article

    A selection of photographic prints by Larry Fink spotlights the role of clothing and adornment in celebratory gatherings in two distinct American cultures during the 1970s and ‘80s: the glamorous high society of New York City and the spirited country life of Martins Creek, Pennsylvania.

November

  • Article Item
    Sheila Pree Bright , article

    Sheila Pree Bright is an acclaimed fine arts photographer whose work conveys in stark, honest, and moving terms the gatherings of recent years in protest of police violence and sociopolitical inequities.

  • Article Item
    Larry Fink , article

    A selection of photographic prints by Larry Fink spotlights the role of clothing and adornment in celebratory gatherings in two distinct American cultures during the 1970s and ‘80s: the glamorous high society of New York City and the spirited country life of Martins Creek, Pennsylvania.

December

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    Student Arts Spotlight , article

    Curated by the Moss Arts Center Student Ambassadors, this exhibition will celebrate creativity, diverse perspectives, and inspiration across our student body.