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Music & Dance: Celebrate the Living Arts

Performing Arts at The Weinstein JCC are an important part of our cultural offerings. Live musical and performances are held throughout the year and offer a range in style and technique to ensure there’s something for everyone.

The Art of Dance

The Weinstein JCC celebrates the grace and beauty of dance with a calendar filled with don’t-miss events. Patrons of the Arts are guaranteed tickets and enjoy access to members-only receptions and other events.

Music Comes Alive

The musical performances of the Weinstein JCC are truly unforgettable cultural experiences, with a range of styles and a number of venues. Patrons of the Arts are invited to attend private receptions and members-only performances within our music program.

2016-17 Season

POA Kick-Off - Lightwire Theater: The Ugly Duckling

In an age when television, computers and video games reign supreme, the folks at Light Wire Theater (in conjunction with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance) bring their use of cutting edge technology, moving sculpture, and dance to another unforgettable theatrical experience.

Hans Christian Andersen’s classic, The Ugly Duckling has helped generations of children understand one of humanity’s universal struggles. Lightwire Theater brings this classic story to the modern stage offering hope to us all as we root for the ugly duckling who exemplifies resilience and heroism along the way to becoming a beautiful swan.

Lightwire Theater, with its dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, literally brings these classic tales into a new and brilliant light.

Bria Skonberg Quartet

A specialist in classic American hot jazz, Skonberg expands the vocabulary and traditions of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet with worldly rhythms and modern jazz variance. Her US debut album “So Is The Day” peaked at #7 on the National Jazz Charts, and featured original compositions and NOLA inspired stylistic fusions. Skonberg has been awarded the Jazz At Lincoln Center Swing! Award (2015), DownBeat Magazine Rising Star (2013-15), The New York Bistro Awards Outstanding Jazz Artist (2014), Hot House Magazine Best Vocal, Best Trumpet (2014-15), a nominee for Jazz Journalists’ Association Up and Coming Artist (2013), and more. She is an educator, Co-Director/Co-Founder of the New York Hot Jazz Camp, and Co-Founder of the New York Hot Jazz Festival (2012-). Bria Skonberg is a Bach/Conn-Selmer Artist.

Sponsored by John Jay and Gail Schwartz and VCUarts

Backline Sponsor: Ann Weinberg and Jerry Director

Women’s Night Out: Put your Party Boots On!

This Women's Night Out will transform the Center into a knee-slapping, kick-up-your-heels honky tonk where we'll enjoy Tex-Mex food and drinks, great country music, and high-steppin' line dancing. We'll also learn fascinating details about the Jewish cowboys and explorers who helped pioneer the American West.

Sponsored by Hannah and Allen Cohen

70th Anniversary Tribute: JCC Through the Decades

The Weinstein JCC is celebrating 70 years in Richmond! When it first opened in the fall of 1946 at 2908 Idlewood Avenue, no one could have imagined the beautiful Center we see today. Patrons of the Arts will commemorate this momentous anniversary with a celebration through song, theatre, and dance with some of Richmond’s most accomplished Jewish artists. We will be joined by Susan Greenbaum, Jocelyn Adelman, Shira Lanyi, Jason Marks, Debra Clinton and MORE! Join us as we say Happy Birthday to the JCC with a musical and historical look at how far we have come over the last 70 years, the community members who helped us get here, and the world events impacting our history.

Sponsored by Claudia & Steve Biegler

POA Finale - An Evening of Multi-Cultural Dance

Join us as we end another amazing year with a unique evening of dance. The Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) and Ezibu Muntu African Dance Company will bring their unique culturally influenced styles and companies to entertain and enlighten you. Both companies are based in Richmond and reflect the exceptional depth, variety, and diversity of our arts and culture community.

From the passionate fury of flamenco to tango’s forbidden heat, the polished elegance of classical ballet to the earthen power of modern dance, the Latin Ballet of Virginia uses the expressive beauty of movement to weave the tales and traditions that are the heart and soul of Hispanic culture. The Latin Ballet of Virginia (LBV) combines technical excellence with a soulful depth of emotion and an unwavering commitment to education, diversity and accessibility.

Ezibu Muntu African Dance and Cultural Foundation is a professional organization of dancers, drummers, entertainers and other individuals dedicated to invoking a better educated positive understanding of African culture, values, traditions and cultural arts as a whole. Through exposing the community-at-large to educational and artistic programming based on African culture and art forms, Ezibu Muntu hopes to enrich the diversity of the community and reintroduce basic African concepts of family and community into society.

For more information about music at the Weinstein JCC, contact Cultural Arts & Jewish Education Director Erin Mahone at 545-8644 or