CEO of Clinical Pharmacy Organization Set for Hartman Lecture

Michael Maddux to discuss clinical pharmacy's impact on the profession

OXFORD, Miss. – Michael Maddux, executive director of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, is set to deliver the annual Charles W. Hartman Memorial Lecture on March 1 at the University of Mississippi. Hosted by the School of Pharmacy, the lecture is slated for 11 a.m. in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Maddux’s talk isRead the story …

‘We Shall Overcome’ Set for Tuesday Show at Ford Center

Musical production celebrates life, work and words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

OXFORD, Miss. – Versatile recording artist Damien Sneed brings his production of “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.” to the University of Mississippi for a Tuesday (Feb. 12) performance at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. This multimedia production combines the culture of African-American music traditions throughout the period ofRead the story …

Ford Center Brings LOU Community Together for Holiday Season

Holiday village offers variety of events for all through Dec. 13

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a series of community events, including a holiday concert, storytime readings featuring special guests Mary Haskell and Patty Lewis, and a special visit from Santa Claus through Dec. 13 to celebrate the holidays. Each year the Ford Center creates a holidayRead the story …

‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ Tour Brings Holiday Spirit to UM

Young dancers from across north Mississippi get chance to perform with Moscow Ballet

OXFORD, Miss. – The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” is coming to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 30). The Moscow Ballet has toured annually with the “Great Russian Nutcracker” since 1993. This year, the show is being performed in more than 100 cities, featuringRead the story …

Broadway’s ‘Jersey Boys’ Comes to the Ford Center

One of the longest running shows in Broadway history set for Nov. 9 performance

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will feature the national touring production of “Jersey Boys” at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 9). The musical chronicling the career and successes of the Four Seasons is the 12th-longest running show in Broadway’s history, having been consecutively performed for 12 years fromRead the story …

Concert Celebrates Life and Music of Leonard Bernstein

Son Alexander Bernstein and guest artists join the UM Chorus for 'Bernstein at 100'

OXFORD, Miss. – The life and music of the legendary Leonard Bernstein will be celebrated with a concert of his music Tuesday (Nov. 6) at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Alexander Bernstein, the maestro’s son, will be in attendance, joined by guest conductor Dennis Shrock, several soloists, theRead the story …

Broadway Rendition of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Coming to Oxford

The Yellow Brick Road leads to the Ford Center on Sunday

OXFORD, Miss. – The national tour of “The Wizard of Oz” stops off at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for one performance at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 21). The musical, based on the most recent Broadway production, is a celebration of the 1939 film, and audiences will findRead the story …

St. Lawrence String Quartet to Perform at Ford Center

Concert is sponsored by the UM Artist Series

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will host a concert by the St. Lawrence String Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. The chamber music ensemble, which originated in Canada and has served as the ensemble-in-residence at Stanford University since 1998, has developed a reputation for its exuberant performancesRead the story …

LOU Symphony Treats Second-Graders to ‘Peter and the Wolf’

Show helps introduce children to orchestra while complementing other subjects

OXFORD, Miss. – Second-grade students from Lafayette County and Oxford schools experienced their own private symphony concert Monday (Oct. 1) when the LOU Symphony Orchestra presented Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. “We had a ball with the students,” said orchestra director SelimRead the story …

Celebrating the Arts Sets Big Goal for Ford Center

Campaign launches to build endowment for performing arts

OXFORD, Miss. – Adding $1.5 million in endowment for the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Mississippi is the goal of the Celebrating the Arts campaign, which will increase the total endowment to $3 million. Mississippi native and UM alumnus Gerald McRaney serves as the celebrity spokesperson. “It’s importantRead the story …