By | July 17, 2022


Modlin Center for the Arts is more intentional than ever in offering a diverse program of artists, with emphasis on BIPOC and women-led companies to share its stages and classrooms this season. Modlin is working to create more opportunities to connect with artists, in new settings and over periods of weeks or years, rather than brief visits or singular performances. Expanding spaces for conversations with artists, University of Richmond students and the greater Richmond community will include artist residencies, panel discussions, master classes, social gatherings, free school series events, and more.

“Modlin Center for the Arts has long held a commitment to presenting a breadth and depth of artists, performing work that engages audiences in ways that extend beyond the stage,” shared Paul Brohan, Modlin’s Executive Director. “Three factors served to guide Modlin Center in building the 2022-2023 season of transformational experiences for our community: inclusive diversity, creating expanded opportunities for engagement, and removing barriers to access.”

“Modlin Center for the Arts and the University of Richmond believe that art is available to everyone and you belong here,” Brohan added. “We can’t wait to welcome you back.“

As Modlin returns to in-person events and full-capacity seating, every adult ticket this season is $35 (or less). Modlin patrons are invited to Create Their Own (4+) Series ¾ choose four or more events and enjoy 20% off all adult tickets. Discounted single event tickets are also available for seniors and students/youth. Additionally, the Department of Music Free Concert Series and UR Free Theatre and Dance season add over 30 free opportunities to see compelling live performances. UR Museums offer regular exhibitions and other programs that are free and open to the public.

Tickets: Online at and by phone at 804-289-8980. The 2022-2023 season calendar follows. Modlin Arts Presents events appear in bold. Department of Music Free Concert Series events are indicated in red, and those in blue are UR Free Theatre & Dance season events. University Museums exhibits are noted with an asterisk.

WED. 24-NOV 18, 2022 Duane Michals: The Portraitist*
WED. 24-JUL 7, 2023 Therefore I Am: Portraits from the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center*
FRI. 97:30 PMDavid Esleck Trio
THU.157:30 PMSteep Canyon Rangers
SUN.183:00 PMJoanne Kong, piano, harpsichord, and clavichord 
THU. 227:30 PMDeLanna Studi, And So We Walked
FRI. 237:30 PMFamily Weekend Concert 
WED. 287:30 PMDreamers’ Circus
THU.-FRI. 29-30 7:30 PMSmart People
SAT. 17:30 PMSmart People
SUN. 22:00 PMSmart People
SUN. 27:30 PMDorrance Dance, SOUNDspace
THU. 67:30 PMRhiannon Giddens and Francesco Turrisi
FRI. 147:30 PMBill Irwin, On Beckett
SUN. 16TBDCelebration of Dance
FRI. 217:30 PMStep Afrika!, Drumfolk 
SUN. 233:00 PMSonia De Los Santos: Family Arts Day
THU. 277:30 PMSusanna Phillips, accompanied by Craig Terry
SUN. 303:00 PMUR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale
FRI.-SAT. 4-5 Multiple*Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival 
  *Visit for a full schedule of events.
WED. 97:30 PMUR Jazz & Contemporary Combos
THU. 107:30 PMAaron Diehl Trio
SAT. 126:30 PM, 8:30 PM Amal Kassir
SUN. 133:00 PMPreservation Hall Jazz Band, 60th Anniversary Celebration
WED. 167:30 PMURJazz Ensemble
THU.-SAT. 17-197:30 PMMiss You Like Hell
SUN. 202:00 PMMiss You Like Hell
SUN. 203:00 PMGlobal Sounds
MON. 217:30 PMUR Wind Ensemble
MON. 287:30 PMUR Chamber Ensembles
WED. 307:30 PMUR Symphony Orchestra
SUN. 45:00 PM, 8:00 PM49th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols 
SAT. 217:30 PMKronos Quartet, At War With Ourselves
FRI. 277:30 PMMark Morris Dance Group, The Look of Love (Modlin Co-Commission)
WED. 17:30 PMRichard Becker, piano
FRI. 37:30 PMFred Hersch and esperanza spalding
SUN. 53:00 PMAnthony McGill, clarinet, and Gloria Chien, piano
FRI. 107:30 PMAn Evening with Rosanne Cash
WED. 157:30 PMJoshua Redman, 3×3
SUN. 193:00 PMThird Coast Percussion and Flutronix 
WED. 227:30 PMChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
FRI.-SAT. 24-257:30 PMUniversity Dancers 38thAnnual Concert 
SUN. 262:00 PMUniversity Dancers 38thAnnual Concert
SUN. 263:00 PMKayhan Kalhor
WED. 17:30 PMAshwini Ramaswamy, Let the Crows Come
SUN. 193:00 PMDoris Wylee-Becker, piano
MON. 277:30 PMBruce Stevens, organ
FRI. 317:30 PMChristian McBride’s New Jawn
SUN. 23:00 PMGlobal Sounds
MON. 37:30 PMNeumann Lecture on Music
THU. 6 7:30 PMUR Jazz & Contemporary Combos
MON. 107:30 PMUR Wind Ensemble
WED. 127:30 PMLeyla McCalla
THU.-SAT. 13-157:30 PMThe Rivals
SUN. 163:00 PMUR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale
SUN. 162:00 PMThe Rivals
MON. 177:30 PMUR Chamber Ensembles
THU. 207:30 PMCuban Spectacular
SAT. 1311:00 AM, 3:00 PM Compagnia TPO, Farfalle
SUN. 141:00 PM, 3:00 PMCompagnia TPO, Farfalle


Modlin Center for the Arts, at the University of Richmond, opened in 1996 and features state-of-the-art performance venues, galleries, studios, and classrooms. The 165,000-square-foot facility is home to the departments of art and art history, music, and theatre and dance.

Each season, Modlin Arts Presents shares unforgettable experiences with audiences, showcasing diverse multi-disciplinary performing arts from around the globe. Modlin also hosts mainstage productions presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance and music performances by the Department of Music’s annual free concert series. Many of the events presented at Modlin foster relational experiences between artists and audiences, and feature academic components designed specifically for University of Richmond students. These activities, which are free and open to the public, include master classes, artist talks and demonstrations, as well as pre-concert and exhibition lectures.

The Modlin Center is also home to the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, one of the University of Richmond Museums. The museums regularly present exhibitions (of art, artifacts, and natural history specimens), lectures, openings, gallery talks, workshops, concerts, symposia, and other programs. Admission to all museums is free and open to the public.

To schedule an artist interview or request high-resolution images for publication, contact the Modlin Center’s Marketing and Strategic Communications Manager Erika Stanley at or by phone at (804) 289-8980.

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