Friday, July 8, 2016

Modlin Center Announces 20th Anniversary Schedule

Richard Thompson, Philip Glass, Eighth Blackbird with Will Oldham and more.

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 10:25 AM

click to enlarge The mesmerizing singer and performer Bonnie "Prince" Billy aka Will Oldham, returns to Richmond to perform with contemporary music sextet Eighth Blackbird.
  • The mesmerizing singer and performer Bonnie "Prince" Billy aka Will Oldham, returns to Richmond to perform with contemporary music sextet Eighth Blackbird.

The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond has announced its 20th season.

Season subscriptions are on sale now, available at modlin.richmond.edu,the Modlin Center box office, or by phone at (804) 289-8980. Single performance tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m.

Among the highlights this year are master guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson with Sam Amidon, composer and pianist Philip Glass, jazz singer Dianne Reeves, the Milk Carton Kids, the Martha Graham Dance Company, and the Grammy-winning Eighth Blackbird performing with Bonnie "Prince" Billy (Will Oldham).

Below is the complete list via a recent press release:

2016-2017 MODLIN ARTS PRESENTS CALENDAR:

SEPTEMBER

FRI. 9 • 7:30PM - The SteelDrivers

FRI.-SAT. 16-17 • 7:30PM - The Ricochet Project, Smoke and

Mirrors

WED.-THU. 21-22 • 7:30PM - Martha Graham Dance Company

THU. 22 • 2PM - NT Live Broadcast: TBA (Live Broadcast)

SUN. 25 • 3PM - NT Live Broadcast: TBA (Encore Broadcast)

SUN. 25 • 7:30PM - The Second City, Free Speech (While

Supplies Last)

OCTOBER

WED. 5 • 7:30PM - Havana Cuba All-Stars, Cuban Nights

THU. 13 • 7:30PM - Richard Thompson with special guest Sam Amidon

SUN. 16 • 3PM - Puppet State Theatre Company of Scotland, The Man Who Planted Trees

SUN. 16 • 7:30PM - Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet, Latin Voyages: Viajes Latinos

THU.-FRI. 20-21 • 7:30PM - Gravity and Other Myths, A Simple Space

FRI. 21 • 7:30PM - Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Golden Age

SUN. 23 • 2PM - L.A. Theatreworks, Judgment at Nuremberg

THU. 27 • 7:30PM - NT Live Broadcast: Frankenstein with

Benedict Cumberbatch as the

Creature + Johnny Lee Miller as Dr. Frankenstein (Encore Broadcast)

FRI. 28 • 7:30PM - The Milk Carton Kids

SAT. 29 • 7PM - Paula Poundstone

NOVEMBER

WED. 9 • 7PM - Contemporary Circus Arts with Yohann Floch

THU. 10 • 7:30PM - Roomful of Teeth with special guest UR

Schola Cantorum

WED. 16 • 7:30PM - Inside Science with Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich

FRI. 18 • 7:30PM - Steep Canyon Rangers

DECEMBER

FRI. 2 • 3PM - NT Live Broadcast: Hamlet (Encore Broadcast)

SAT. 3 • 7:30PM - Josh Ritter SUN. 4 • 12:55PM - Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Bright Stream (Previously Recorded)

SUN. 11 • 3PM - NT Live Broadcast: War Horse (Encore Broadcast)

WED. 14 • 7:30PM - John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, + the Swing 7, Holiday Concert

THU. 15 • 2PM - NT Live Broadcast: TBA (Live Broadcast)

THU. 15 • 7:30PM - NT Live Broadcast: TBA (Encore Broadcast)

JANUARY

THU. 19 • 7:30PM - Balé Folclórico da Bahia, Bahia of All Colours

SAT. 21 • 7:30PM - Jeremy Denk, piano

SUN. 22 • 12:55PM - Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Sleeping Beauty

WED.-THU. 25-26 • 7:30PM - Lucinda Childs Dance Company, DANCE

SAT. 28 • 7:30PM - Yosvany Terry and the Afro-Cuban Sextet

FEBRUARY

SAT. 4 • 7:30PM - Philip Glass 80th Birthday Celebration! The Complete Piano Études featuring Philip Glass, Maki Namekawa, Aaron Diehl, Timo Andres, + Lisa Kaplan

FRI. 17 • 7:30PM - Cory Henry + the Funk Apostles

SUN. 19 • 7:30PM - Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man

THU.-FRI. 23-24 • 7:30PM - Clay McLeod Chapman, The Pumpkin Pie Show: 20 Year Anniversary

MARCH

WED. 1 • 7:30PM - Manual Cinema, Mementos Mori

THU. 2 • 7:30PM - Dianne Reeves with Peter Martin, Romero Lubambo, Reginald Veal,+ Terreon Gully

FRI. 10 • 7:30PM - Russian National Ballet Theatre, Swan Lake

WED.-THU. 15-16 • 7:30PM - Wendy Whelan, Brian Brooks, + Brooklyn Rider, Some of a Thousand Words

FRI. 17 • 7:30PM - Kodo, DADAN 2017

FRI. 24 • 7:30PM - The Nile Project

WED. 29 • 7:30PM - Eighth Blackbird with Will Oldham (Bonnie “Prince” Billy)

APRIL

WED. 5 • 7:30PM - Les 7 Doigts De La Main (The 7 Fingers), Cuisine & Confessions

THU. 13 • 7:30PM - Gerald Clayton and the Assembly, Piedmont Blues featuring Lizz Wright, Logan Richardson, Tivon Pennicott, Dayna Stephens, Becca Stevens, Joe Sanders, Kendrick Scott,+ Joseph Wiggan

THU. 20 • 7:30PM - Takács Quartet

SUN. 23 • 7:30PM - The Gloaming

SUN. 30 • 12:55PM - Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Contemporary Evening

SUN. 30 • 3PM - Enchantment Theatre Company, Peter RabbitTM Tales

MAY

SUN. 14 • 12:55PM - Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: A Hero of Our Time

Video our arts editor took of Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Angel Olsen the last time they were in Richmond in 2010 at the National:

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