PVCC Fine Arts and Performance Announces Lua Project Concert

Charlottesville, Va. – January 5, 2023 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Fine Arts and Performance division will host Lua Project, a band that blends Mexican and Appalachian music, to accompany the closing of The Mountain Traditions Project photography exhibition in the PVCC Gallery. The concert will take place Saturday, January 14, at 7:30 p.m., in the Main Stage Theatre, adjacent to the PVCC Gallery. 

The Lua Project has been called a "cultural pollinator," bridging together musical styles from different continents and different centuries. Their original songs draw from the deeply held musical traditions of their own families' past. The music is inspired by Mexican Son, Appalachian song forms, Jewish and Eastern European tonalities, baroque melodic ideas, and Scotch-Irish narrative storytelling approaches.  

The Lua Project's performance complements photographer and conservationist Michael O. Snyder’s The Mountain Traditions Project art exhibition in PVCC's North Gallery. The collection of photographs and oral histories documents individuals like those in Lua Project who are carrying forward deep-rooted traditions of the Appalachian region in a world which is otherwise rapidly changing. The images and stories explore the heritage of Appalachia as a rich and diverse tapestry that includes many voices, identities and perspectives. 

Entry to The Mountain Traditions Project exhibition is free. Tickets for Lua Project are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Patrons may purchase advance tickets online at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or by calling 434.961.5376 (major credit cards accepted). The PVCC Cashier’s Office, located in the main building, has tickets available for purchase during normal business hours. If available, tickets may also be purchased starting two hours prior to the performance at the PVCC Box Office, located at the main entrance of the Dickinson Building.  

The Main Stage Theatre and the PVCC Gallery are located in the V. Earl Dickinson Building at the south end of 501 College Drive. Ample free parking is available. 

For more information, email boxoffice@pvcc.edu or call 434.961.5376. A list of upcoming PVCC Fine Arts and Performance events is available at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts.  

Lua Project’s performance is supported in part by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Media support is provided by CBS19. The Mountain Traditions Project shows at PVCC courtesy of Maryland’s Frostburg State University. 

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit www.pvcc.edu.


Photo: Lua Project quartet, courtesy of Lua Project.

Susian Brooks                                                                                   
Director | Marketing and Media Relations                             
434.961.6574 | sbrooks@pvcc.edu


Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division