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Ellen Breakfield Glick, Clarinet/Mariah Boucher, Piano (August 31)
   

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Ellen Breakfield Glick, Clarinet
Mariah Boucher, Piano

Squires Recital Salon
Monday, August 31, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Open Seating
Tickets go on sale August 10.
Tickets:  $15/General, $12/Senior, $7/Student
Sponsored by: School of Performing Arts  Music on Mondays
Clarinetist Ellen Breakfield Glick maintains an active career as a sought-after performer and educator.  She holds positions with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra and the award-winning Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra.  Her program will feature works by Louis Cahuzac, Chen Yi, Robert Schuman, Bohuslav Martinu, and Robert Muczynski.

Jerry Tachoir, Jazz Vibraphone (September 14)
   

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Jerry Tachoir, Jazz Vibraphone
Squires Recital Salon
Monday, September 14, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Open Seating
Tickets go on sale August 10.
Tickets:  $15/General, $12/Senior, $7/Student
Sponsored by: School of Performing Arts  Music on Mondays
An evening of intimate Jazz with Nashville based artists Jerry Tachoir, vibes and Marlene Tachoir, piano.

An Evening with The Avett Brothers (September 11)
   

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An Evening with The Avett Brothers
Burruss Hall
Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Tickets:  $45/General, $45/Faculty and Staff, $30/VT Student
VT students must present Hokie Passport at the door.  
Tickets go on sale August 7
Sponsored by: The Virginia Tech Union
When you're receptive to the forces around you, you'll notice there's something powerful in the air.

It's that feeling of inspiration to which The Avett Brothers consistently remain open." It's a spirit that courses through everything that they do. You could call it a "creative lifeblood" or a "muse", but it's ultimately indefinable. However, you can hear it and feel it within 2013's Magpie and the Dandelion.  

Recorded immediately after The Carpenter with Rick Rubin (marking their third consecutive team-up in the studio with the iconic producer), the North Carolina quartet—Seth Avett, Scott Avett, Bob Crawford, and Joe Kwon—rode a creative wave that yielded another ponderous, poetic, and passionate collection on the heels of their most successful set to date, no less.  

Their eighth studio album went on to debut at #5 on the Billboard Top 200, while they performed on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno and The Late Show with David Letterman as well as joining legendary Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell for a rapturous Pearl Jam tribute on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. A string of sold out shows followed as the boys continued to dream up their next step. Much like their own music, it promises to continue tradition, while making a decidedly personal statement. If you keep your eyes, mind, and heart open, you'll undoubtedly feel it.

During 2009, the group made mainstream waves with their lauded major label debut, I and Love and You. It landed at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnered unanimous critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Time, who even dubbed it one of Top 10 albums of the year. 2012 saw The Carpenter hit #4 on the Billboard Top 200—their highest bow to date—while People, USA Today, and American Songwriter lauded the album. The group graced the stage of Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! twice in merely a few months' time. During the second performance, they invited the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra along to pay homage to Brooklyn with "I and Love and You" as personally requested by Mr. Kimmel.

In 2001, banjoist Scott and guitarist Seth formed The Avett Brothers with standup bass player Bob. Growing up in Concord, NC, the boys immersed themselves in their musician dad's record collection, falling in love with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. They rose to the status of genre stalwarts over the course of six albums, including 2007's acclaimed Emotionalism.

The book is open though, and the next chapter for The Avett Brothers will definitely be the brightest, boldest, and biggest yet.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (September21-October 11)
   

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Theatre 101
September 21-26 at 7:30 p.m., September 27 at 2:00 p.m. and
October 5-10 at 7:30 p.m., October 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Open Seating
Tickets on sale in August
Tickets:  $12/General, $10/Senior/Student
Sponsored by: School of Performing Arts
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia have never worked a day in their lives.  They share a home in Bucks County, Pa, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives.  Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, who has kept the household running for years swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike.  Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.  Also on the scene are the sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future and a lively young aspiring actress named Nina whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.  When the family attends a costume party at the old Dorothy Parker house dressed as Snow White and some of the dwarfs things start to get out of hand.  Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for best play.  By Christopher Durang.  Directed by Gregory Justice.  “Hugely entertaining…few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly…in its own deliciously madcap way, the new work offers some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of twenty-first-century life.” – USA Today

Jazz Ensemble (September 25)
   

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Jazz Ensemble 
Squires Haymarket Theatre
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Open Seating
Tickets go on sale in August.
Tickets:  $10/General, $7/Student  
Sponsored by: School of Performing Arts  

Chefs Premier Dinner (September 26)
   

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Chefs Premier Dinner
Turner Place at Lavery Hall
Saturday, September 26, 2015 6:00 p.m.
Reserved Seating
Running Time:  3 Hours
Tickets:  Tickets go on sale to Fall Family Weekend participants August 4
Sponsored by: Division of Student Affairs and Virginia Tech Dining Services
This is your chance to experience for yourself why Virginia Tech Dining Services has been ranked top in the country and creates lifelong dining followers. This premier dinner will feature delectable dishes prepared by five of Virginia Tech Dining Services’ executive chefs. Our chefs are in the planning stages to create an unforgettable dining experience at Turner Place.  Turner Place is the newest, award winning dining facility that opened in fall 2012.  You will have the chance to mingle with the chefs, other families, and some of Virginia Tech’s very own VIPs, including VPSA Patty Perillo. A cash bar will be available.

Pricing: 

  • $35.00 per ticket
  • $17.50 for Virginia Tech students (dining plan funds may be used)
  • $12.00 for children 12 and under with paying adult
  • Children five and under are free with paying adult
10th Annual Band-A-Rama Spectacular (October 2)
   

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10th Annual Band-A-Rama Spectacular
Burruss Hall
Friday, October 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Open Seating
Tickets go on sale August 10.
Tickets:  $10/General, $7/Student 
Sponsored by: School of Performing Arts    
Join the Virginia Tech Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and The Marching Virginians for an evening of musical entertainment in their annual benefit concert.

Julianne Baird, Soprano Tracy Cowden, Piano Squires (October 5)
   

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Julianne Baird, Soprano
Tracy Cowden, Piano Squires

Recital Salon
Monday, October 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Open Seating
Tickets go on sale in August. 
Tickets:  $15/General, $12/Senior, $7/Student 
Sponsored by: School of Performing Arts Music on Mondays  
Julianne Baird has been hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most extraordinary voices in the service of early music that this generation has produced.”  

Kandinsky Trio (November 2)
   

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Kandinsky Trio
Squires Recital Salon
Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Open Seating
Tickets:
 $15/General, $12/Senior, $7/Student 
Tickets go on sale August 10
Sponsored by: School of Performing Arts  
The Kandinsky Trio presents “Contentment and Tragedy” featuring Mozart’s G Major Trio, K.  496  and the Smetana Trio in G Minor, Op, 15.  The Mozart speaks to the optimism of the Age of Enlightenment, in contrast to Smetana’s masterpiece, composed in 1855 as a tribute to his eldest daughter who had died the previous year.  From its heart-wrenching opening to the triumphant finale, the work stands as a stunning testament to music’s ability to transform pain into beauty.

The Trojan Women (November 10-15)
   

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The Trojan Women
Squires Haymarket Theatre
November 10-13 at 7:30 p.m., November 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Reserved seating
Tickets:  $12/General, $10/Senior/Student
Tickets on sale in August 
Sponsored by: School of Performing Arts    
A free adaptation of Euripides “The Trojan Women”.  This definitive anti-war drama is an evocative denunciation of human cruelty.  Projections and soundscapes help to create an all-encompassing theatrical experience.  Directed by Bob McGrath.  This show will be featured as Virginia Tech hosts the 2015 National Conference on the The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU).

Jazz and Percussion Ensembles (November 18)
   

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Jazz and Percussion Ensembles
Squires Haymarket Theatre
Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Open Seating
Tickets:  $10/General, $7/Student 
Tickets go on sale August 10 
Sponsored by: School of Performing Arts

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