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Past Performances

2020-2021 Season

HomeStage
A Conversation with
SNL's Bowen Yang

August 26, 2020

HomeStage
Pianist Gabriela Montero

September 13, 2020

HomeStage
Leyla McCalla

September 25, 2020

HomeStage
A Piano, a Song, and a Pink Martini

October 9, 2020

HomeStage
And So We Walked

DeLanna Studi and the Trail of Tears

October 12, 2020

HomeStage
The Treasures of Fiddlers Mark and Maggie O'Connor

October 23, 2020

HomeStage
Behind the Scenes with Choreographer Ephrat Asherie

October 29, 2020

HomeStage
Javaad Alipoor
The Believers Are But Brothers

November 6, 2020

HomeStage
Manual Cinema's
Christmas Carol

December 11 and 13, 2020

HomeStage
Sankofa Danzafro
The City of Others

January 28, 2021

HomeStage
Seven Limbs
by Douglas J. Cuomo
Featuring Nels Cline, guitar, and the Aizuri Quartet

February 3, 2021

HomeStage
An Evening with Tara Westover

February 6, 2021

HomeStage
Danish String Quartet

February 21, 2021

HomeStage
Jake Shimabukuro, ukulele

March 4, 2021

HomeStage
Theatre Lovett's
The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly

March 6, 2021

HomeStage
Sir András Schiff, piano

April 1, 2021

HomeStage
An Evening with Valeria Luiselli

April 6, 2021

HomeStage
CARTOGRAPHY

Conceived and created by Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers

April 15, 2021

HomeStage
Steep Canyon Rangers with special guest Amythyst Kiah

April 17, 2021

HomeStage
Ephrat Asherie Dance
Odeon

April 29, 2021

2019-2020 Season

Dance Theatre of Harlem
September 13, 2019
Dance + Motion

National Geographic Live
Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice
September 17, 2019
Conversations

Wild Up
Future Folk

September 20, 2019
Contemporary Beats

Nobuntu
September 26, 2019
Vocal Inspirations

Sam Tsui
September 28, 2019

Sirius Quartet
New World

October 3, 2019
Chamber Expressions

Jazzy Ash & the Leaping Lizards
October 5, 2019
Contemporary Beats

Camille A. Brown & Dancers
October 16, 2019
Dance + Motion

The Kingdom Choir
October 25, 2019
Vocal Inspirations

Geoff Sobelle
HOME

November 1-2, 2019
Theatre

National Geographic Live
View From Above

November 5, 2019
Conversations

Silkroad Ensemble
Falling Out of Time

November 17, 2019
Chamber Expressions

Moss Pit
November 21, 2019

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Pops Concert

December 7, 2019
Orchestral Sounds

Blacksburg Master Chorale
Messiah
December 15, 2019
Vocal Inspirations

Indian Ink Theatre Company
Mrs. Krishnan’s Party

January 30-February 1, 2020
Theatre

Curtis on Tour: Curtis Symphony Orchestra
February 5, 2020
Orchestral Sounds

Broadway in Blacksburg
The Color Purple
February 13, 2020
Theatre

FLEX AVE.
February 15, 2020
Dance + Motion

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
February 21, 2020
Orchestral Sounds

Renée Fleming, Recital
February 29, 2020
Vocal Inspirations

FLIP Fabrique
Blizzard

March 5, 2020
Dance + Motion

2018-2019 Season

Cassadee Pope
August 25, 2018

Paul Taylor Dance Company
Pablo Ziegler Ensemble
Piazzolla Caldera and other repertory
September 14, 2018
Dance + Motion

Itzhak Perlman, violin
Rohan De Silva, piano

September 30, 2018
Chamber Expressions

El Septeto Santiaguero
October 5, 2018
World Beats

Ambient Orchestra
David Bowie’s Blackstar

October 12, 2018
Orchestral Sounds

Les Violons du Roy
Handel/Glass Vocal Program

October 19, 2018
Chamber Expressions

NW Dance Project
Woolf Papers and other repertory

October 26, 2018
Dance + Motion

Callas in Concert
Constantine Kitsopoulos
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

November 2, 2018
5th Anniversary Gala

An Evening with Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer
November 8, 2018
World Beats

Theatre Re
The Nature of Forgetting

November 14, 2018
Theatre + Words

Martha Redbone
Roots Project

November 30, 2018
American Roots + Jazz

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Pops Concert

December 8, 2018
Orchestra Sounds

Broadway in Blacksburg
Evita

January 23, 2019

Cirque Éloize
Saloon

January 30, 2019
Dance + Motion

Sounds of China
February 2, 2019
World Beats

John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble
February 10, 2019
American Roots + Jazz

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
February 15, 2019
Chamber Expressions

Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Bernstein Centennial Celebration Tour

February 22, 2019
Orchestral Sounds

The Team National Theatre of Scotland
Anything That Gives Off Light

March 1-2, 2019
Theatre + Words

Broadway in Blacksburg
Cinderella

March 6, 2019

Danú
St. Patrick’s Celebration

March 16, 2019
World Beats

Zadie Smith
March 19, 2019
Theatre + Words

Postclassical Ensemble
Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual

March 23, 2019
American Jazz + Roots

David Roussève/Reality
Halfway to Dawn: The Strayhorn Project

March 30, 2019
Dance + Motion

Terry Tempest Williams
April 1, 2019
Theatre + Words

Amy X Neuburg
April 6, 2019

Australian Chamber Orchestra
April 7, 2019
Chamber Expressions

Turtle Island Quartet
Carry Me Home

April 12, 2019
American Roots + Jazz

Fred Hersch, piano; Kurt Elling, vocals; and Kate McGarry, vocals
Leaves of Grass

April 26, 2019
American Roots + Jazz

Pilobolus
Shadowland 2: The New Adventure

May 11, 2019
Dance + Motion

Moss Pit
May 31, 2019

Robert Randolph and the Family Band
June 7, 2019

Remembering Doc: T. Michael Coleman, Jack Lawrence, Jeff Little, and Wayne Henderson
June 9, 2019

Cube Fest
August 8-17, 2019
Sounds in Focus I
Immersive Multisensory Performance: N/TOPIA
Spatial Audio 101
Sounds in Focus II
Immersive Multisensory Performance: Comprehension of Spaces
Visual Immersion 101
Sounds in Focus III
Data Driven
Listening Lounge: Suzanne Ciani: LIVE Quadraphonic
Cube Creations
Sounds in Space
Listening Lounge: The White Album by the Beatles
Research Resounds

2017-2018 Season

Goat Yoga
August 24, 2017

A Hokie Hi Event: Demetri Martin
August 26, 2017
Theatre + Words

A Hokie Hi Event: Omar Offendum, Karim Nagi, and Saba Taj
September 7, 2017
Theatre + Words

Tango Buenos Aires
The Spirit of Argentina

September 22, 2017
World Beats

Cheryl Strayed
A Wild Life

September 28, 2017
Theater + Words

Third Coast Percussion
Lyrical Geometry

October 6, 2017
Chamber Expressions

Lucky Plush Productions
Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip

October 13, 2017
Theater + Words

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks Concert

October 15, 2017
Orchestral Sounds

Flip Fabrique
Catch Me!

October 20, 2017
Dance + Motion

Jenny Scheinman
Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

October 27, 2017
Images + Sound

Niyaz
The Fourth Light Project

November 3, 2017
World Beats

Yo-Yo Ma, cello, and Kathryn Stott, piano
November 5, 2017
Chamber Expressions

U.S. Navy Band Commodores
November 10, 2017

STOMP
November 12, 2017

Beo String Quartet
November 16, 2017
Chamber Expressions

The Tallis Scholars
November 29, 2017
Chamber Expressions

Awadagin Pratt, piano
November 30, 2017
Chamber Expressions

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Pops Concert

December 9, 2017
Orchestral Sounds

Alarm Will Sound
1969

January 25, 2018
Images + Sound

L.A. Theatre Works
The Mountaintop

January 28, 2018
Theatre + Words

Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra
February 3, 2018
Orchestral Sounds

Manual Cinema
Ada/Ava

February 10, 2018
Images + Sound

Dorrance Dance
ETM: Double Down

February 23, 2018
Dance + Motion

Limón Dance Company
March 3, 2018
Dance + Motion

Circa
Carnival of the Animals

March 10, 2018
Dance + Motion

SALAAM: Exploring Muslim Cultures Performance
March 17, 2018
World Beats

National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba
March 21, 2018
Orchestral Sounds

Urban Bush Women
Hair and Other Stories

April 28, 2018
Dance + Motion

Maria Schneider Orchestra
May 4, 2018
World Beats

Sarah Koenig + Julie Snyder
Binge-Worthy Journalism

May 5, 2018
Theatre + Words

Ben Folds
June 8, 2018

Sierra Hull
June 15, 2018

Cube Fest
August 9-12, 2018
Research Resounds
Paul Koonce
Sounds in Focus
Anna & Elizabeth
Ableton Live Workshop
Sounds in Focus
Christopher Willits
Sounds in Space
Sounds in Focus
Sounds in Motion

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

2016-2017 Season

A Hokie Hi Event: Architects of Air
Arboria

August 17-21, 2016

A Hokie Hi Event: Parachute
August 27, 2016

An Evening with Edgar Meyer, double bass
September 9, 2016
Music

Rajab Suleiman & Kithara
September 14, 2016
Music, world

Bassem Youssef
The Joke Is Mightier Than the Sword

September 18, 2016
Spoken word, comedy

Havana Cuba All-Stars
Cuban Nights

September 23, 2016
Music, world

Jagwa Music
October 1, 2016
Music, world

Harlem Quartet
October 8, 2016
Music, chamber

Opera Roanoke
South Pacific

October 12, 2016
Theatre, musical

Lynn Hershman Leeson
October 21, 2016
Spoken word

Lynda Barry
What It Is
October 28, 2016
Spoken word, author

The Kandinsky Trio with Kurt Rosenwinkel, guitar, and Paul Langosch, bass
November 5, 2016
Musical, classical/jazz

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Destination Vienna

November 11, 2016
Music, classical

Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion
Mixed Repertory

November 17, 2016
Dance, contemporary

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Pops Concert

December 3, 2016
Music, holiday

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guest Catherine Russell
Big Band Holidays

December 11, 2016
Music, jazz

Raisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey
January 28, 2017
Theatre, musical

An Evening with Justin Cronin, author
January 31, 2017
Spoken Word

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
February 4, 2017
Musical, classical

Circus Oz
Straight Up

February 10-11, 2017
Theatre, circus

A Far Cry with Roomful of Teeth
February 18, 2017
Music, contemporary

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue
February 24, 2017
Theatre, musical

Twyla Tharp
50th Anniversary Tour

March 3, 2017

Higher Ground 6: Life Is Like a Vapor
March 10, 2017

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Masterworks: Musical Travelogue

March 12, 2017
Music, classical

(Be)Longing
March 17-18, 2017
Music, hip-hop theatre

Kid Koala
Nufonia Must Fall

March 24, 2017
Theatre, puppetry, music, film

Southwest Virginia Ballet
Romeo and Juliet

April 1 & 2, 2017
Dance, ballet

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
April 8, 2017
Music, kids

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater
April 22, 2017
Dance, contemporary

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players
H.M.S. Pinafore

May 5, 2017
Theatre, musical

Dori Freeman
June 8, 2017
Music, traditional

Floyd Radio Show
June 11, 2017

Mountain Music Legends
June 11, 2017

Charlottesville Opera
July 9, 2017

Cube Fest
August 3-6, 2017
Research ReSounds
Maria Chavez
Community Workshop
Sounds in Space
Hypersonic

Whole Lotta Cube
Community Workshop
Sounds in Motion
Auragami
Whole Lotta Cube

2015-2016 Season

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Brooklyn Babylon

September 4, 2015
Music, jazz

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Real Enemies (a workshop premiere)

September 10, 2015
Music, Jazz

United States Marine Band
September 17, 2015

Anthony de Mare, piano
Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano

September 18, 2015
Music, contemporary

Jad Abumrad
Gut Churn

September 26, 2015
Spoken Word

STREB
FORCES

October 2, 2015

The Okee Dokee Brothers
October 10, 2015
Music, Traditional

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
October 16, 2015
Music, Comedy

Ronald K. Brown/Evidence Dance Company and Jason Moran & The Bandwagon
The Subtle One and other repertory

October 23, 2015
Dance, Contemporary

St. Lawrence String Quartet
Haydn Discovery

October 25, 2015
Music, Classical

L.A. Theatre Works
Bram Stoker’s Dracula

October 30, 2015
Theatre, Timeless

Sherman Alexie, author
November 4, 2015
Spoken Word, Fresh

Shanghai Quartet and Wu Man, pipa
A Night in Ancient and New China

November 6, 2015
Music, Classical

Sankai Juku
UMUSUNA (Memories Before History)

November 9, 2015
Dance, Contemporary

Munich Symphony Orchestra with the Romeros
November 13, 2015
Music, Classical

Julia Wolfe - SITI Company
Steel Hammer
Bang on a Can All-Stars
November 17, 2015
Theatre, Contemporary

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Pops

December 5, 2015
Music, Holiday

Rosanne Cash
The River and the Thread

December 11, 2015
Music, Traditional

Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater
Moby Dick

February 5, 2016
Theatre, Puppetry

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Austrian Valentine Concert

February 16, 2016
Music, Classical

Vocalosity, The Aca-perfect Musical Experience
February 20, 2016
Music, Voice

The Knights and Gil Shaham, violin
February 26, 2016
Music, Classical

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
March 4, 2016
Music, Classical

Danú
St. Patrick’s Celebration
March 19, 2016
Music, Traditional

Emanuel Ax, piano
March 24, 2016
Music, Classical

Alonzo King LINES Ballet
April 2, 2016
Dance, Modern

The Orlando Consort
La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc

April 8, 2016
Music, Film, Vocal

Diavolo: Architecture in Motion
L’Espace du Temps

May 6, 2016
Theatre, Dance, Contemporary

Ash Lawn Opera
June 30, 2016

Teatro Hugo & Ines
April 14-16, 2016

Pamela Z
April 10, 2016

Cube Fest
August 5-7, 2016

2014-2015 Season

Kathy Mattea
Calling Me Home

September 12, 2014
Vocal Music | Country, Joyful

The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
September 19, 2014
World Music | Global Joyful

The Intergalactic Nemesis
Book One: Target Earth

September 25-26, 2014
Theatre | Fresh, Joyful

Samita Sinha
Cipher

October 11 & 12, 2014
Vocal Music | Deeper, Global

The Three Feathers
October 17-19, 2014
Theatre | Joyful

An Evening with David Sedaris
October 22, 2014
Spoken Word | Fresh

An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Marsalis “Well-Tempered”

October 25, 2014
Classical Music | Timeless

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
October 30, 2014
Dance | Fresh, Joyful

Brentano String Quartet
November 2, 2014
Classical Music | Timeless

Basetrack
November 8, 2014
Theatre | Deeper

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
November 11, 2014
Classical Music | Timeless

BeijingDance/LDTX
November 15, 2014
Dance | Global

Cantus and Theater Latte Da
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

November 22, 2014
Vocal Music | Deeper

Roanoke Symphany Orchestra
Holiday Pops Concert

December 6, 2014

Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México (National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico)
January 30, 2015
Classical Music | Global, Timeless

Imago Theatre
FROGZ

February 13, 2015
Theatre | Joyful

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
February 17, 2015
Classical Music | Timeless

Central Conservatory of Music Honor Prep
February 7, 2015
Classical Music | Global

Jane Monheit
Hello Bluebird, Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland

February 28, 2015
Jazz, Vocal Music | Timeless

Kronos Quartet
Beyond Zero: 1914-1918

March 5, 2015
Contemporary Music, Film | Deeper

Healing Wars
March 20 & 21, 2015
Dance | Deeper

Crash Ensemble
March 25, 2015
Contemporary Music | Fresh

An Evening with George Saunders
April 1, 2015
Spoken Word | Deeper

Joshua Bell
April 2, 2015
Timeless | Classical Music

Islamic Worlds Festival
Omar Offendum
with guests VT Expressions

April 9, 2015
Spoken Word | Fresh

Islamic Worlds Festival
An Evening of Comedy: Maysoon Zayid and Maz Jobrani
April 10, 2015

Islamic Worlds Festival
Kayhan Kalhor and Brooklyn Rider

April 11, 2015

Australian Chamber Orchestra
April 17, 2015
Classical Music | Timeless, Fresh

Cirque Mechanics
Pedal Punk

April 24-25, 2015
Theatre, Dance | Joyful, Fresh

Audra McDonald
Broadway Old and New

May 1, 2015
Vocal Music | Timeless

The Kruger Brothers
June 12, 2015

The Crooked Road Presents: Mountains of Music Homecoming Concert
Coig
Chrissy Crowley, fiddle
Rachel Davis, fiddle
Colin Grant, fiddle
Darren McMullen, guitar, mandolin, whistle, banjo, and more
Jason Roach, piano
with Ada Sherman, the Giles Mt. String Band, and the Hoorah Cloggers

June 19, 2015

Giacomo Puccini's
Madama Butterfly
June 27, 2015

2013-2014 Season

Philip Glass Ensemble
Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation

November 1, 2013
Deeper, Global | Contemporary Music, Film

Sphinx Virtuosi
A Dialogue Between Two Centuries

November 3, 2013
Joyful | Classical and Contemporary Music

Ballet Hispanico
Sortijas and other repertoire

November 7, 2013
Fresh, Global | Dance

Diavolo Dance Theater
Transit Space and other repertoire

November 15, 2013
Fresh | Dance Theatre

David Finckel and Wu Han
Russian Reflections

November 17, 2013
Timeless | Classical Music

Ira Glass
Reinventing Radio

November 23, 2013
Deeper | Spoken Word

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Pops Concert

December 7, 2013
Joyful | Holiday Music

The Miners’ Hymns
February 8, 2014
Deeper, Global | Film, Contemporary Music

Joshua Bell
February 14, 2014

Mike Daisey
Faster Better Social

February 22, 2014
Fresh | Spoken Word

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Four Seasons

February 24, 2014
Timeless | Classical Music

Anderson and Roe
March 2, 2014

The Acting Company
Hamlet

March 6, 2014
Fresh | Theatre

The Acting Company
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

March 7, 2014
Fresh | Theatre

Crooked Road Festival
The Four Luthiers of Virginia
with
Wayne Henderson, guitar
Gerald Anderson, guitar
Spencer Stickland, guitar
and other guest musicians

March 20 & 22, 2014
Joyful | Heritage Music

Emmanuel Jal
March 25, 2014

Martha Graham Dance Company
Classic Graham

March 29, 2014
Timeless | Dance

Zakir Hussain and Masters of Percussion
March 31, 2014
Deeper, Global | World Music

Tomáš Kubínek
Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible

April 11, 2014
Joyful | Theatre

Center for the Arts Gala Celebration
Natalie Cole and Virginia Symphony Orchestra

April 26, 2014

Blacksburg Master Chorale
Mendelssohn’s Elijah Oratorio
with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

May 3, 2014
Timeless | Classical Music

Dance Theatre of Harlem
Far but Close and other repertoire

May 7, 2014
Fresh | Dance

Compagnia TPO
BLEU! The Mediterranean Sea

May 29-31, 2014
Joyful | Theare

Vocal Arts and Music Festival
June 14-28, 2014
Festival Welcome Concert
Singers with Strings
A Night on Broadway
Chamber Concert
Bizet's Doctor Miracle and Carmen
Matthew Polenzani, tenor
Opera Gala Closing Concert