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Averett Arts Schedule: 2021-22

AU Cougar Band Spring Concert
Friday, April 22@ 7 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Free Admission


Averett Singers Spring Concert
Sunday, April 24 @ 2:30 p.m.
Pritchett Auditorium in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center
Free Admission


The Danville Concert Series presents: Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2022
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Pritchett Auditorium
TICKET PRICE: adult: $30, student: $15 – Click Here to purchase tickets

Virtuosity, Quality, Personality

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is America’s premier large brass ensemble. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone.

The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass is a family-owned and operated business that had its beginnings on the streets of New Orleans. On the advice of family patriarch Ellis Marsalis, the group created a concert format that breaks the usual barriers between genres and strives to create a connection between the audience and performers.

The ensemble is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world’s youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. A veritable “dream team” of virtuoso brass players, the group burst onto the music scene with a debut performance in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center in Verizon Hall, a residency for the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and a special feature on the National Public Radio show, “All Things Considered.”

Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass range from solo trumpet, to brass quintet, to the full eleven-piece ensemble with percussion. Their programs include holiday concerts, mini-concerts for schools, and traditional brass concerts with optional organ or choir. Brothers on the Battlefield: The Power of Love, covers music from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movements.

In recent years the group has been invited to perform in performing arts centers around the world including China’s National Center for the Performing Arts, Guangzhou Opera House, Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall, and prominent performing arts centers throughout the United States, South America, Asia, and Europe.

Visit the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass website for more information.


Season Tickets are $40.00 for adults and $32.00 for Senior Citizens and do not include admittance to the Danville Concert Series show.

Funding for the Arts@Averett series has been generously provided by the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust.


    Tickets

    Tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased in advance or on the night of the show from the Pritchett Auditorium Box Office 434-791-5867.

    Seating is general admission. Individual ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for students/senior citizens.

    Season tickets for Averett Players' productions may be purchased for $36 for adult season tickets and $28 for students/senior citizens season tickets.

    Venue Addresses

    Pritchett Auditorium
    (in the Violet T. Frith Fine Arts Center)
    150 Mountain View Ave.

    Blount Chapel(in Frith Hall)
    160 Mountain View Ave.

    Jut’s Café
    (in the Student Center)
    351 Townes St., First Floor

    Multipurpose Room
    (in the Student Center)
    351 Townes St., Second Floor

    Blount Library
    344 W. Main St.

    West Main Baptist Church
    450 W. Main St.