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RICHMOND, Va -- In September of 2010, the Modlin Center for the Arts launches its 15th season as one of the premier arts organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. "I am delighted to be part of the Modlin Center as it enters its 15th season," said newly appointed Modlin Center executive director Deborah Sommers. "With an already distinguished presenting history, this upcoming season promises to be quite a spectacular anniversary year. Modlin audiences will have an exhilarating opportunity to immerse themselves in an impressive and diverse line-up of events, exhibits and programs."

The season includes a two-night engagement of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's "The Legacy Tour" — the last chance to see this renowned group of dancers trained by the late Merce Cunningham himself perform his ground-breaking choreography. Other dance events this season include master of tap Savion Glover; the gravity-defying troupe Diavolo; Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet; and dance-illusionists MOMIX in a new production, "Botanica."

The season includes two Modlin Downtown events at the Landmark Theater: in October, author and humorist David Sedaris returns to Richmond with his latest work — a book of animal fables titled "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary" — and in March, the KODO Drummers of Japan will thrill with the excitement and pageantry of taiko.

Innovative world music offerings will also include the Shanghai Quartet with ground-breaking pipa player Wu Man; percussionist Cyro Baptista performing works inspired by Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos; and guitar duo Sérgio and Odair Assad's exploration into their Middle Eastern musical heritage.

Families will enjoy Cirque Éloize's latest production "ID," as well as holiday concerts by Irish traditional music ensemble Danú and acclaimed vocal group The King's Singers. Sports fans and comedy lovers alike will enjoy the Reduced Shakespeare Company's trademark wit in their new production "The Complete World of Sports (abridged)."

Classical music offerings include an all-Mozart program by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with pianist Inon Barnatan; "The Seasons Project" by violinist Robert McDuffie and the Venice Baroque Orchestra, which pairs Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" with Philip Glass's new concerto "The American Four Seasons;" as well as pianist Yefim Bronfman.

For a full listing of 2010–2011 season events, please see the the events listing on modlin.richmond.edu.

Additional Information

Subscriptions
Subscriptions are on sale beginning June 1. Subscribers may choose five (5) or more events to create a customized package. Events range in price from $11–32 for adult subscribers. Discounts are available for seniors (65+), children (0–12), and University of Richmond employees and students.

Single Tickets
Single tickets, ranging in price from $15–$38, go on sale approximately six weeks prior to each event and are available through the Modlin Center Box Office at (804) 289-8980 and online at the Modlin Center's website. For Modlin Downtown events at the Landmark Theater, contact Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Box Office Summer Hours
The Modlin Center Box Office is open from 2–5 p.m. weekdays during the summer. Stop by the Box Office in person, call us at (804) 289-8980 or e-mail us at modlinarts@richmond.edu with any questions.

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