The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts and Cinema has announced its 2009-10 performance schedule. This year's season offers multiple opportunities to enjoy live theatre and music in Blacksburg.

University Chamber Music Series

The University Chamber Music Series begins Aug. 29, 2009, and continues through April 2010, for a total of eight concerts. Included in the series are the Manhattan Piano Trio, Colorado Quartet, Imani Winds, Parker Quartet, Kandinsky Trio, marcolivia duo, and featured faculty artists.

Theatre Arts Mainstage

Theatre Arts Mainstage opens its season at the new Theater 101 venue on the campus of Virginia Tech. The grand opening on Oct. 30 showcases an original work, “Made In Taiwan.” Other shows include Shakespeare’s “Othello” and two Thornton Wilder plays in the spring: “The Skin of Our Teeth” and “Our Town.”

New River Valley Symphony

The New River Valley Symphony, under the direction of James Glazebrook, returns for three concerts. The first concert, scheduled for Nov. 7, is an all-Russian program featuring the 2009 winners of the Virginia Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition. A winter concert in February and a spring concert in May round out the season.

The season brochure is available online. Season tickets are available at the University Unions and Student Activities Box Office in Squires Student Center. To order tickets, call (540) 231-5615 or visit the box office online. Single-performance tickets are also available.

Find more information on the School of Performing Arts online.

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