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Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts

Shakespeare Festival

Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s “A Royal Season” presents Shakespeare’s dramatic masterpiece “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Shakespeare’s tragedy is the story of a king’s death, a ghost’s revelation, a brother’s ambition, a queen’s passion, and a son’s revenge. Four performances will be staged and the play runs for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Opening night of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I” is June 24. For tickets call the UM Box Office at 915-7411. For More information, visit shakespeare.olemiss.edu. (June 16, 2010)

Shakespeare Festival

Oxford Shakespeare Festival’s “A Royal Season” presents Shakespeare’s dramatic masterpiece “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” opening Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Main Hall of the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The play will also be staged Sunday at 2 p.m. Shakespeare’s tragedy is the story of a king’s death, a ghost’s revelation, a brother’s ambition, a queen’s passion, and a son’s revenge. Four performances will be staged and the play runs for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.

The festival continues this week with performances of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy, “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Saturday at 2 p.m. at Meek Hall Auditorium. Opening night of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “The King and I” is June 24. For tickets call the UM Box Office at 915-7411. For More information, visit shakespeare.olemiss.edu. (June 16, 2010)

Lafayette Band Concert

The Lafayette Middle School bands and “Sweepstakes” winning Lafayette High School bands will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gertrude Castellow Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The public is invited to attend and the admission is free. Band students in grades six through twelve will entertain listeners with music from classical to pop. (April 14, 2010)

Turtle Island Quartet and Ying Quartet

Get ready for a night of “Tradition versus Innovation” when two renowned string ensembles, the Turtle Island Quartet and Ying Quartet, meet on the same stage Friday at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts.

The unlikely pair will use their contradictory musical styles to interpret various compositions for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets, priced at $28 for orchestra seating and $20 for balcony, are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm.

The Turtle Island is a jazz-based quartet, most famous for its combination of classical and American contemporary musical styles. The Ying Quartet focuses on classical music and has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Chamber Music Performance category. Each quartet will perform separately during the first half of the program to demonstrate their individual styles. After intermission, they perform together. (April 14, 2010)

Mississippi Clarinet Day

The University of Mississippi Department of Music hosts featured guest artist is Frank Kowalsky, professor of clarinet at Florida State University, offering a free recital at noon Monday in the Ford Center. All members of the community are invited to attend. Additional clarinet events include performances by clarinet ensembles at the Ole Miss Student Union at 3 p.m. Students from universities and high schools across the region will be coming to Oxford to attend this clarinet event. (March 31, 2010)

India Night

PHOTOS — The India Association of Oxford and Ole Miss presented “India Night 2010 – Umang (the Joy)” at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday. India Night showcases classical and popular Indian dance and music through a variety of performances and a fashion show. (March 29, 2010, Page 2A)

Tim Meadows at the Ford Center

The University of Mississippi Student Programming Board and Department of Campus Programming present former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Meadows at the Ford Center. Meadows starred in The Ladies Man and is a regular on The Colbert Report. Tickets are available at the UM Box Office in the Student Union, $10 for UM students and $15 for the public. (March 26, 2010)

India Night

The India Association of Oxford and Ole Miss will present “India Night 2010 – Umang (the Joy)” Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $7 at the University of Mississippi Union or Ford Center Box Office or at the door.

India Night showcases classical and popular Indian dance and music through a variety of performances and a fashion show. A community dinner following the performance includes a variety of spicy Indian dishes. (March 24, 2010)

India Night set for Saturday

One of the local community’s most popular annual cultural events is slated for this weekend. The India Association of Oxford and Ole Miss will present “India Night 2010 – Umang (the Joy)” Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $7 at the University of Mississippi Union or Ford Center Box Office or at the door.

 (March 23, 2010, Page 1)

The Worship Experience

A concert featuring the Mississippi Mass Choir, University of Mississippi Gospel Choir and a community choir is set for April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ford Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from the event go to support the restoration of Burns Belfry, the oldest African-American-built structure in Oxford, built as a church in 1910 and now slated to become a cultural center.

Tickets are $20-35 and may be purchased through the UM Box Office or by calling 662-915-7411. Download the event flyer (PDF). (March 23, 2010)

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