Welcome to Family Weekend at the Moss Arts Center. Here we’ve included a sampling of the events and experiences we offer, including those that happened pre-COVID, as well as more recent activities that we’ve introduced in an effort to continue to provide meaningful arts experiences during these times of social distancing.

Moss Vault

Since we have been unable to safely hold live performances in our theatre, we have released some of our favorite archived performances from our vault. In celebration of Family Weekend, we’re bringing back audience favorite Gil Shaham and the Knights. Originally recorded in 2016, this performance features Brooklyn-based orchestra The Knights with acclaimed violinist Shaham. Together, they give us a magical evening of music with selections from composers Rebel, Prokofiev, and Beethoven.

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Moss All Access

Our Moss All Access series takes a deep into some of our programs and activities. Join our Exhibitions Program Manager Meggin Hicklin for a virtual exploration of the work of Chakaia Booker, a nationally acclaimed sculptor featured in the center's spring 2020 exhibition,  Fierce Women.

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Student Arts Spotlight

We recently invited students from across the university to share their art as part of a virtual showcase presented here on our website. Be sure to explore the outstanding quality and talent shown in  the 131 works from 54 students spanning 29 different majors or disciplines.

Experiences

Beyond the stage and galleries, we offer learning opportunities for all ages through workshops with visiting artists, activities in schools and local organizations, lectures and symposia, master classes, hands-on experiences, community celebrations, and more.

Watch as performers from professional dance company FLEX AVE. teach Virginia Tech students about the dance form flexing during a workshop they hosted the day before their performance at the Moss Arts Center in February.

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Composed of Virginia Tech students, faculty, staff, and members of the local community, Itraab fosters musical connections between people who might not otherwise meet. Itraab performs traditional and contemporary Arabic songs and features qanun (78-stringed table harp), oud (11-stringed lute), nay (end-blown reed flute) cello, violin, voice, percussion, and dance.

Here they present a socially distanced performance of Ah Ya Zayn (آه يا زين), a folk song known throughout the Arab world.

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HomeStage Series

This fall, we launched a special series of events featuring notable artists live from their homes and studios. Learn more about our upcoming HomeStage events.

Header photo by Ivan Morozov, Virginia Tech