The Lenfest Center for the Arts
2022: W&L ARTS MOVING FORWARD TICKETS for Lenfest Center’s Winter and Spring term performances go on sale TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2021
Washington and Lee University and the Lenfest Center for the Arts are moving forward to 2022 with EARLY TICKET SALES for winter and spring term performances beginning Tuesday, November 30.
Tickets are available on-line at https://my.wlu.edu/lenfest-center with a credit card or in-person at the Lenfest Box Office Tuesday, November 30. Box Office hours are Tuesday - Friday, from 9 a.m - 4 p.m., and is open only when undergraduate classes are in session. Forms of payments include cash, check or credit card. Patrons can contact the Box Office by calling 540.458.8000 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2021-2022 Lenfest Center brochure can be found on the home page of the Lenfest Center for the Arts at https://issuu.com/wlumag/docs/2122opencampusdbrochure.
The Lenfest, Concert Guild, SonoKlect, Music, Staniar Gallery and Theater, Dance and Film Studies complete the 2022 season with performances including "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo," Vadym Kholodenko, Jasper Wood and David Riley, University Orchestra Concert: "Fantasia Sinfonica" and the Bentley Musical: "All Shook Up."
The Lenfest Season, featured in the Keller Theatre, opens with "Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo" on Tuesday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. Affectionately called "the Trocks," the company performs delightful parodies of great ballet classics with technical proficiency-revealing men can, indeed, dance en pointe with size 11 pointe shoes, wear tutus and execute precision pirouettes and fouette turns with testosterone-fueled energy-a tour de force of male expertise that draws near sell-out crowds consistently. Performance is sponsored in part by the Class of 1964. Tickets are required.
On Thursday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m., experience the thrill of giant masterpieces being fashioned before your eyes in mere moments. Envision a unique visual journey packed with artists, musicians, singers and dancers paying tribute to a variety of art forms, pop icons and musical genres. Conceive a high-energy performance that is a combination of all arts on one stage merged with wild inspiration, creativity and masterful audience engagement. Participate in ARTrageous' unique multi-media art performance-an indescribable collision of the arts on one stage. Performance is sponsored in part by the Class of 1964. Tickets are required.
Concert Guild's 2022 Season begins on Sunday, January 23, at 3 p.m. in the Concert Hall with Pinchus Zukerman Trio. Pinchas Zukerman, along with cellist Amanda Forsyth and pianist Angela Cheng, began offering trio repertoire as an alternative to the quintet works with the Chamber Players. In addition to piano trios by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Dvorak and Shostakovich, programs often include duo performances with various couplings including the Kodaly Duo. Tickets are required.
Ukranian-born Vadym Kholodenko will perform on Saturday, February 12, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted young pianists, praised in his performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra "...for his absorbing melodic shading [and] glittering passage work...." "Philadelphia Enquirer." His program at W&L will include works by Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Liszt, including Liszt's transcriptions of Beethoven's "An die ferne Geliebte and Adelaide." Tickets are required.
SonoKlect's Jasper Wood and David Riley, "Play the Music of Terry Vosbein" on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. Returning to SonoKlect after a seven-year absence, Wood and Riley are preparing to enter the recording studio to create a disc of Vosbein's compositions. Canadian violinist Jasper Wood has established a flourishing reputation as a soloist through his frequent performances with many of North America's finest orchestras and as a recitalist and chamber musician. No tickets are required for SonoKlect performances.
The Department of Music's highlights in the Wilson Concert Hall include Faculty and Senior recitals; Winter Choral Concert on Tuesday, March 15 at 8 p.m.; University Orchestra Concert: "Fantasia Sinfonica" on Thursday, March 24 at 8 p.m.; University Wind Ensemble Concert: "Chasing Spring" on Monday, April 4 at 8 p.m.; University Singers Tour Kick-Off Concert on Tuesday, April 5 at 8 p.m.; University Jazz Ensemble Concert on Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m.; and the University Singers Commencement Concert on Tuesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. Performances will be streamed at https://livestream.com/wlu.
Staniar's Gallery 2022 Exhibition and Lecture/Reception schedule in Wilson Concert Hall opens with Donald Nield: "American Surrealist" Exhibition on January 10 - February 9 with the Lecture/Reception on Tuesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Leah Raintree: "the landscape is not still" Exhibition opens February 14 - March 18 with the Lecture/Reception on Tuesday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m.
W&L Senior Theses Exhibition opens on March 28 - April 8 with the Reception TBA at 5:30 p.m.
The Staniar Gallery season concludes with Kathleen Olson: "A Retrospective" Exhibition on April 25 - May 26 with the Lecture/Reception TBA at 5:30 p.m.
The Theater, Dance, and Film Studies Season opens with "Thumbelina," a kamishibai adaptation by Natsu Onoda Power and directed by Jemma Alix Levy, on Saturday, February 12 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre. Size really doesn't matter in this adaptation of the traditional story of a little girl finding her way in a big world. Using the traditional Japanese storytelling technique called "kamishibai," this play follows Thumbelina as she searches for a place where she fits in, discovering along the way that being different doesn't mean being alone. Join this tiny girl with a huge heart as she travels the world making unexpected friends along the way. This production is appropriate for audiences as young as 4 years old. Tickets are required.
The W&L Repertory Dance Company and the University Jazz Ensemble join forces for an artistic evening to remember -March 10-12 at 7 p.m. at 7 p.m.-in the Keller Theatre. In the first-ever collaboration between these two groups, syncopation, complex cords, and improvisation will drive rich, experimental movement that will set everyone's toes to tapping. Set in 1950s New Orleans, the Keller stage will be transformed into a jazz club featuring student composers paired with student choreographers, guest artists creating work to established jazz pieces, and Jenefer Davies, and Terry Vosbein collaborating on a world premiere. Through it all, the University Jazz Ensemble's driving beat will be front and center. Tickets are required.
TICK, TICK...BOOM!, a Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Musical event and guest directed, opens March 31-April 2 at 7:30 p.m. and April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Keller Theatre. In this semi-autobiographic rock musical, TICK, TICK...BOOM!, we are introduced to Jon, who is a composer working on his new musical, Superbia, which has a workshop in a few days. Jon is also just days away from turning 30 in 1990, and his fears of failure are mounting as he begins to reconsider if working in the arts is where he's meant to be. Jon's fears begin to affect everyone around him, including his girlfriend, Susan, and his best friend, Michael; and he is forced to face all of his fears, and the complications of his relationships, head-on as the tick...tick...ticking of the clock gets closer and closer to what he believes is the end of his career. Tickets are required.
Concluding the TDFS season is "The Moors," written by Jen Silverman and directed by Jemma Levy, opening May 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Theatre. Two spinster sisters. An unsuspecting governess. A two-faced maid (maybe). A philosopher-poet dog. A broken bird. Romance? Horror? Mystery? Welcome to Jen Silverman's twisted take on Gothic-"The moors are a savage place, and we who live here, despite our attempts to cling to a modicum of civilization, we find ourselves often forced to contend with savagery." Tickets are required.