Ailey II 

Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people.

 Friday, February 22, 2019 7:30 PM Ailey II  [buy tickets]
Ladysmith Black Mambazo 

South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo was assembled in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a young farmboy turned factory worker. During the 1970's and early 1980's Ladysmith Black Mambazo established themselves as the most successful singing group in South Africa. In the mid-1980s, the American singer/songwriter Paul Simon famously visited South Africa and incorporated the group's rich tenor/alto/bass harmonies into his famous "Graceland" album. A favorite of the late great Nelson Mandela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo traveled with the future South African president, at his request, when he went to Oslo, Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. 

 Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:00 PM Ladysmith Black Mambazo  [buy tickets]
José González and The String Theory 

“José González is a deep, artful thinker whose singular approach to song writing and sonics sets him worlds apart, José González is in a class by himself. He has a voice. In 2013 José contributed to The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty soundtrack, directed by and starring Ben Stiller. 

Gonzalez is touring with the 21-member strong, The String Theory, an artist collective and production company based in Berlin and Gothenburg that pursues a long term experimental approach, investigating new ways of interdisciplinary collaboration, incorporating visual art, developing new performance concepts and facilitating international artist networking.”

 Friday, April 5, 2019 8:00 PM José González and The String Theory  [buy tickets]
Alice in Wonderland 

The spring gala season for A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic ballet, Alice in Wonderland, on April 13th and 14th at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Alice in Wonderland is the captivating story of the young girl and her adventures in Wonderland.

This enchanted story is filled with mesmerizing dance, intrigue, and is fun for the entire family. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the exciting score conducted by Benjamin Rous.

Outstanding guest principal dancers who have danced with larger city ballet companies will perform with the large cast from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre.

A.V.A. Ballet Theatre is the resident ballet company of the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. They are northern Nevada's largest company under the instruction of a professional faculty with years of performing experience in renowned metropolitan ballet and production companies across the United States and Europe.

*All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age*

 Saturday, April 13, 2019 8:00 PM Alice in Wonderland  [buy tickets]
 Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:00 PM Alice in Wonderland  [buy tickets]
For information on accessible seating, please contact the Box Office at 775-686-6616.
All persons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the building. Lap seating is not permitted.
Tickets to Pioneer Events cannot be resold.
Any tickets bought through or from any other ticketing entities are not valid and admission will not be granted to the purchaser.