Ford Center Set for Thursday Jazz Concert

The Hot Sardines bring mix of classics and original numbers

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will host The Hot Sardines for an evening of jazz on Thursday (Sept. 13). The band offers a traditional jazz music experience, playing original songs and covers. The group’s most recent album, “French Fries & Champagne,” held a No. 1Read the story …

Celebrated Dancers, Acclaimed Pianist Return to Ford Center

International artists to perform Sept. 20 at UM Honors Convocation

OXFORD, Miss. – Legendary dancer Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo, star principal of American Ballet Theater, return to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for the Fall Convocation of the University of Mississippi’s Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. They will be joined by longtime friend and musical partner Bruce Levingston, acclaimed concertRead the story …

Famed Actor Stars in Production of ‘Robert Frost: This Verse Business’

Gordon Clapp of 'NYPD Blue' performing in one-man show Thursday at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – Emmy-winning actor Gordon Clapp, of “NYPD Blue,” stars in the one-man show “Robert Frost: This Verse Business” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 30) at the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Frost, who for nearly 50 years traveled around the country charming audiences with his celebrated verse andRead the story …

Ford Season Features National Tours and Performances for All Ages

Tickets available for public Aug. 1, Friends members can purchase this week

OXFORD, Miss. – Two Broadway national tours of classic musicals, “The Wizard of Oz” and “Jersey Boys,” will make stops at the University of Mississippi as part of the 2018-19 season at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Other shows coming to the Ford Center this season include “In the Mood,” a big bandRead the story …

Ford Center Hosts North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Sunday performance features German pianist Andreas Klein

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will host the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, with special guest and acclaimed German pianist Andreas Klein, for a Sunday (March 25) concert. The performance, titled “Revolutionaries,” will contrast the styles of Beethoven with 20th-century Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera. The orchestraRead the story …

Ford Center Hosts ‘Celebrating Gershwin’

Clarinetist Julian Bliss also to conduct master class at Nutt Auditorium

OXFORD, Miss. – The acclaimed Julian Bliss Septet will take audiences on a stroll down Tin Pan Alley when the group visits the University of Mississippi for a Thursday (March 1) concert at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. “Celebrating Gershwin: A Stroll Down Tin Pan Alley” is set for 7:30 p.m.Read the story …

Ford Center Presents ‘Considering Matthew Shepard’

Choral performance Tuesday evening to be followed by panel discussion of themes

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts is bringing the choral work “Considering Matthew Shepard” to the University of Mississippi Tuesday (Feb. 27) for an evening of music, reflection and discussion. The 7:30 p.m. performance features Conspirare, an acclaimed choral ensemble from Austin, Texas. The concert will be followed byRead the story …

Ford Center Hosts ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Tuesday Night

Performance by acclaimed Aquila Theatre begins at 7:30 p.m.

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts will host the acclaimed Aquila Theatre company Tuesday (Feb. 13) evening as the troupe bring to life Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.” In what is one of Austen’s most popular novels, the characters live in a time when few optionsRead the story …

UM Museum, Ford Center Host Weekend of Holiday Festivities

Music, activities and a winter wonderland on tap to help families get into the spirit

OXFORD, Miss. – The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Mississippi Museum have a weekend of fun-filled holiday activities scheduled for the whole family. The Ford Center invites families to an evening celebrating the holiday season Friday, (Dec. 1) with “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “Handel’s Messiah.” GianRead the story …

BodyTraffic to Perform at Ford Center, Host Workshops this Week

West Coast troupe renowned for blending traditional choreography with contemporary dance styles

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts hosts the internationally recognized dance company BodyTraffic for one performance Thursday evening (Nov. 9). Ticket for the 7:30 p.m. show are available at the UM Box Office inside the Ford Center. They are $30 for orchestra/parterre and tier 1 boxRead the story …