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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 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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    "Hairspray" , article

    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 7:30 PM: Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

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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.

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    Rissi Palmer , article

    THURSDAY, MARCH 30-FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 8 PM: As a passionate voice for country artists of color and those who have been marginalized in mainstream country music, Rissi Palmer's gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries.

April

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    Shirlette Ammons , article

    FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 8 PM: Shirlette Ammons is a Durham, North Carolina-based poet, musician, emcee, and film creative whose highly collaborative work defies genre and interrogates her own relationships to gender, Blackness, and Southernness.

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    Sonny Miles , article

    FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 8 PM: Citing gospel, funk, and neo-soul as his biggest influences, Winston-Salem singer and multi-instrumentalist Sonny Miles fuses catchy, relatable lyrics with soulful compositions to create a unique sound.

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    Opera Roanoke and Blacksburg Master Chorale , article

    SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 4 PM: Opera Roanoke, Blacksburg Master Chorale, Virginia Tech Choirs, and the Georgia Boy Choir 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.

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     Image taken from the Moss Arts Center's front patio looking into the lobby, at evening. The lobby is well lit and full of guests before a performance. The Box Office and Coat Check stations are busy with guests.
    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.