In 1962, the Performing Arts Series was created in response to the community’s request for local performances by national and international touring artists. Since then, it has strive to present high-quality touring artists in performance, educational outreach and residence activities. Below is our history of outstanding performers from seasons past.
Season tickets now on sale!
Download the season ticket order form, call (775) 784-4278 or visit the Lawlor Events Center ticket office, M-F; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., to order yours today and save! Individual tickets will go on sale Sept. 1.
Hot Club of San Francisco – September 19, 2013
Yuval Ron Ensemble – October 10, 2013
musica intima – November 7, 2013
Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company – February 20, 2014
cherish the ladies – March 6, 2014
H’Sao – October 4, 2012
Debashish Bhattacharya – October 31, 2012
SYBARITE5 – February 7, 2013
Makana – February 28, 2013
Scrap·Arts·Music – April 4, 2013
theater simple – September 22 & 23, 2011
Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet – October 13, 2011
Cinematic Titanic – November 3, 2011
The Assad Brothers – February 16, 2012
Mingus Big Band (Part of the Reno Jazz Festival 50th Celebration) – April 27, 2012
Lúnasa – September 23, 2010
The Lost Fingers – November 4, 2010
Tia Fuller Quartet – December 2, 2010
Red Priest – February 17, 2011
Wind Soloists of New York – May 5, 2011
Pablo Ziegler Trio – September17, 2009
Carducci String Quartet – October 22, 2009
Esperanza Spalding – November 4, 2009
Spanish Brass – February 4, 2010
Ön Ensemble – March 4, 2010
Matt Wilson’s “Arts & Crafts” – September 18, 2008
Alison Brown Quartet with Joe Craven – October 16, 2008
Midori/Charles Abramovic – November 15, 2008
The Second City – January 29, 2009
MG3: Montréal Guitare Trio – March 5, 2009
Adult, senior, and youth tickets may be purchased with a convenience fee online. University student, faculty/staff tickets and all other individual tickets also may be purchased in person (without a convenience fee) at Lawlor Events Center, 1500 N. Virginia St., Reno, lower level entrance, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and at the Church Fine Arts Building box office, one hour prior to performances.
Please note: University student and faculty/staff tickets require University I.D., and may only be purchased in person.
Funding for the Performing Arts Series is provided in part by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada and the Graduate Student Association; the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency; National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission; Western States Arts Federation; the Fulton Fund; the Edna B. and Bruno Benna Excellence in the Fine Arts Endowment; and Sierra Arts. Accommodations for guest artists have been provided by Circus Circus Hotel and Casino and by Silver Legacy Resort Casino. A portion of program fees is used to pay hosting expenses. Photos provided by the artists.
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While the Performing Arts Series prides itself in bringing some of the finest performers in the world to the University of Nevada, Reno each season, occasionally an unforeseen occurrence calls for an artist to cancel a performance. If a cancellation requires us to schedule another performer, the series will always seek to substitute a comparable artist with similar credentials and performance standards within a related genre.
Performance times and venue are noted with each artist’s listing. This season all performances will be held in Nightingale Concert Hall, located in the University’s Church Fine Arts Building just south of 14th St. on North Virginia St.
Convenient patron drop-off areas are located in front of the Church Fine Arts Building at the Virginia St. entrance.
Parking is FREE on arts events evenings after 7 p.m. (and on weekends) in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, which is north of the Church Fine Arts Building and south of Lawlor Events Center.
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