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Fine Arts Center

Spring 2014 Performances

Appalachian Music Concert:  Mark Campbell*

Saturday, February 22, 7 p.m.
Adults $10; Students free

Traditional musician Mark Campbell is dedicated to preserving and sharing old Appalachian region fiddle and banjo styles. A Shenandoah Valley native, Mark learned bowing and picking styles from some of the giants of the last generation of great musicians from North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.  In 2008, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities named Mark a Master fiddler, one of many awards he has garnered for fiddle and banjo playing.

Jane Franklin Dance

Friday, March 14, 7 p.m.
Adults $10; Students free

Known for its lively mix of dance, theatre, and humor - and for the ability to engage audiences of all ages - Jane Franklin Dance blends dance movements with visual art, spoken word, and original music.  The Arlington-based company’s mission is to celebrate movement and make dance accessible to a wide range of audiences.

“Jane Franklin doesn’t sweat the technique: Her choreography is always lovely and expansive, but it’s never flashy enough to be distracting…Of course, modern dance has very few rules, and Franklin breaks all of ’em.” —Washington City Paper

Partially supported by a grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Art Works. Virginia Commission for the Arts

Simple Gifts*

Saturday, April 5, 7 p.m.

Simple Gifts members Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon switch with ease among fiddle, mandolin, banjo, recorder, hammered dulcimer, guitar, and other instruments, delivering their music with contagious enthusiasm and a warm, personal stage presence.   This performance also showcases Acoustic Jamming With Friends attendees (see details below on these three FREE workshops).

James and the Giant Peach

Thursday - Saturday, May 15-17, 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 3 pm
Adults $10; Students free

A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life as James encounters Old-Green-Grasshopper and Earthworm, along with the terrible two: Aunt Spiker and Aunt Sponge.  Justine Juart directs this BRCC Theatre Workshop for Youth production of Richard R. George’s delightful dramatization.

Acoustic Jamming with Friends*

Join the fun! Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon of the Simple Gifts Duo will conduct three FREE musicians’ workshops for stringed instrument players of all ages and skill levels. Workshop attendees are also invited to join Simple Gifts in playing a couple of numbers during their April 5 concert.

Each workshop meets one Saturday, 9 am - 12 noon, on the BRCC Weyers Cave campus.  Plan to attend all three sessions: Feb 22, Mar 15, Apr 5.   Email to request Music Grant information, or call (540) 453-2215 to register.

*This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour