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Explore the list of performances presented by the Moss Arts Center below. To see all events happening in the Moss Arts Center, including guest-presented events, visit our calendar.

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    Mountain Stage with Kathy Mattea , article

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 7 PM: Join Grammy-winning country and bluegrass star Kathy Mattea for an episode of Mountain Stage recorded live from the Fife Theatre.

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    Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shahzad Ismaily , article

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 7:30 PM: Three accomplished musicians forge a singular voice incorporating their distinct backgrounds and vast histories of collaboration.

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    Winona LaDuke , article

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 7:30 PM: Harvard-educated economist, activist, and author Winona LaDuke has devoted her life to advocating for Indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice.

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    Garage Dance Ensemble , article

    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 9 PM, AND THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 7:30 PM: Garage Dance Ensemble brings this deeply personal and socially charged contemporary dance-theatre work named for krummelpap, a South African comfort food similar to American grits.

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    Vox Luminis , article

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 7:30 PM: Renowned Belgian early music vocal and instrumental ensemble Vox Luminis is defined by its unique sound, appealing as much through the personality of each timbre as it does through the color and the uniformity of the voices.

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    "Come From Away" , article

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 8 PM: This stirring and inspiring musical takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of the small town in Newfoundland that opened its homes to 7,000 stranded travelers on 9/11.

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    Pink Martini featuring China Forbes , article

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 7:30 PM: After a fervent standing ovation for its 2021 performance at the Moss, audience favorite Pink Martini brings its infectious, bubbly sounds back to Blacksburg for a celebration guaranteed to have the audience dancing in the aisles.


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    Javon Jackson with Nikki Giovanni and Nnenna Freelon , article

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 7:30 PM: A historic collaboration between renowned poet and Virginia Tech legend Nikki Giovanni and saxophonist-composer and former Jazz Messenger Javon Jackson has yielded "The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni."

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    Seongbukdong Beedoolkee Theatre , article

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, AND THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 7:30 PM: This Seoul, Korea-based innovative contemporary theatre company delivers a completely original take on the enduring Greek tragedy of "Medea," recasting the ancient tale as a commentary on contemporary media and serving it to the audience in outrageous ways.

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    Invoke , article

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 7:30 PM: Adding banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and voice to the string quartet, Invoke is reinventing classical music. Encompassing traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism, the vibrant ensemble is fueled by its passion for storytelling.

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    Deantoni Parks , article

    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 7 and 9 PM: Using the creative moniker “Technoself,” experimental composer and percussionist Deantoni Parks blends technology, hip-hop, sampling, and electronica to create fascinating sonic experiences covering a variety of progressive styles.


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    Roanoke Symphony Orchestra , article

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 4 PM: Mark your calendars! This much-anticipated audience favorite returns to the Moss, filling the Fife with holiday cheer as only the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and its "Holiday Pops" program can.

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    Blacksburg Master Chorale , article

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17, 4 PM: The New River Valley’s own Blacksburg Master Chorale is joined by a professional orchestra and soloists to present one of the most iconic works of the holiday season, Handel’s "Messiah."


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    Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis , article

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 7:30 PM: Grammy-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Made up of 15 of today’s finest jazz musicians, the group performs the music of great jazz composers as well as original works.

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    Cirque Mechanics , article

    WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 7:30 PM: From the creative team that brought us "Birdhouse Factory" in 2022 and "Pedal Punk" in 2015 comes a fun-for-all-ages theatrical circus show inspired by the power of wind. Cirque Mechanics combines inspired storytelling and innovative mechanical staging for its latest smash, "Zephyr."


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    No-No Boy , article

    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 7:30 PM: Vietnamese and Italian American singer, songwriter, and scholar Julian Saporiti details the Asian American experience in an evening of heartfelt and poignant musical storytelling set to projected archival images, part of his multi-media project, No-No Boy.

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    "My Fair Lady" , article

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7:30 PM: Boasting such classic songs as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain," and "Wouldn’t It Be Loverly," director Bartlett Sher’s glowing production is “thrilling, glorious and better than it ever was” (New York Times).

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    Mark Morris Dance Group , article

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 7:30 PM: Internationally celebrated choreographer Mark Morris teams up with collaborator Ethan Iverson for this evening-length homage to the legendary late Burt Bacharach. A towering figure of popular music, Bacharach is known for soaring melodies influenced by jazz, rock, and Brazilian music.

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    "An Evening with Elizabeth Kolbert" , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 7:30 PM: Journalist and "New Yorker" staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert traveled from Alaska to Greenland, visiting top scientists to get to the heart of the debate over global warming.


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    Meshell Ndegeocello , article

    FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 7:30 PM: Traversing soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and rock, Grammy winner Meshell Ndegeocello’s work is bound by the search for love, justice, respect, and resolution.

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    Sō Percussion with Caroline Shaw and special guest Shodekeh , article

    WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 7:30 PM: Multi-genre quartet Sō Percussion joins forces with two preeminent collaborators for an evening of music bridging the worlds of classical and pop.

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    Las Cafeteras , article

    TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 7:30 PM: East Los Angeles Chicano indie-folk band Las Cafeteras has taken the music scene by storm with its infectious live performances, crossing many genres and borders along the way.


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    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain , article

    THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 7:30 PM: Featuring only ukuleles and the voices of its performers, the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain returns for an unforgettable evening.

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    Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo , article

    SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 7:30 PM: An inspired blend of dance and impeccable humor, the world-class parody ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo makes its Southwest Virginia debut.

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    "Small Island, Big Song" , article

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 7:30 PM: In this inspiring multimedia concert confronting climate change, artists from Pacific and Indian Ocean nations unite to blend traditions and create music celebrating the ways we are all connected. The result is a breathtakingly beautiful sound made by those who sing for the seas.

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    Bamberg Symphony , article

    FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 7:30 PM: With a musical lineage stretching back to the 18th and 19th centuries — to Mahler and Mozart — Germany’s Bamberg Symphony is a favorite around the world, performing over 7,000 concerts in more than 60 countries and over 500 cities.


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     A young white female student employee scans the ticket of a young Asian man as he enters the performance hall at the Moss Arts Center.
    Ticket Information

    Learn more about ticketing at the Moss Arts Center.

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     Panoramic picture of the Moss Arts Center's Anne and Ellen Fife theatre. Image is from the rear of the Orchestra level; the seats are empty, and the red curtain covers the stage.
    Seating Charts

    View seating charts for the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre in the Street and Davis Performance Hall.

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     A School of Performing Arts student, a Black man with short hair and a short goatee in a tuxedo, performs in the Wind Ensemble
    School of Performing Arts

    We're proud to host performances from the talented students, faculty, and special guests of Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts. Learn more here.

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     Philip Glass Ensemble plays on the Anne and Ellen Fife stage. All musicians wear black; Philip Glass conducts; and there is a projection of a sunset behind them.
    Past Performances

    Explore a list of the past performances at the Moss Arts Center.