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University Performance Series

Each year, the College of Visual and Performing Arts carefully selects world-class professional individuals or companies to perform for the campus and surrounding communities. These artistic and creative events are not to be missed.

2013-2014 University Performance Series

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®

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SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®

Through its mixture of Blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® continues its four-decade tradition of political and social activism. Rooted in the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, the group possesses a stunning vocal prowess filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.

As adocates for the hearing impaired community, one of their performers provides American Sign Language intrepretation during the concert.

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Performance Date
September 5, 8 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall
General Public $20
Child $10
RU ID Free

Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the event online or at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk (540) 831-5420.

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Ailey II in Benoit-Swan Pouffer's "Rusty."

Ailey II Dance Company

Troy Powell, Artistic Director
Management by Opus 3 Artists

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974 as part of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, the company embodies Mr. Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters, Ailey II flourished into a universally acclaimed dance company. The current artistic director, Troy Powell, is continuing to lead what has become one of the most exciting and fresh dance companies in the United States playing a crucial social role by using the beauty and humanity of the African American heritage and other cultures to unite people of all races, ages and backgrounds.  Please join us on November 4th for this truly world-class performance!

Performance Date
November 4, 8:00 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall
General Public $15
Child $7.50
RU ID Free

Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the event online or at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk (540) 831-5420.

 

 

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Chick Corea

Piano Solo Concert

An NEA Jazz Master, 20-time GRAMMY® winner, prolific composer and keyboard virtuoso, Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of unparalleled creativity and an artistic output that is simply staggering.

April 16, 2014 , 8:00 p.m.
Bondurant Auditorium, Preston Hall
General Public $20
Child $10
RU ID Free

Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the event online or at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk (540) 831-5420.

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