Review: Chamber Music Society

Sept. 15, Perkinson Recital Hall, University of Richmond

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia’s 2019-20 season programming hinges on contrasts between the musical past and present. Such contrasts can be unexpectedly revealing – remember the surprising kinship between Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet and Osvaldo Golijov’s “Dreams of Prayers of Isaac the Blind” in a 2018 program? Or they can be jarring exercises in “and now for something completely different.”

This program tended toward the latter. A pairing of Satie’s “Gnoisienne” No. 1 for solo piano and Debussy’s “Syrinx” for solo flute, followed by John Adams’ “Road Movies” for violin and piano, followed in turn by Brian Raphael Nabors’ “Énergie” for flute and electronics, was then-to-now chronological but lacked any perceptible thread of stylistic or expressive evolution.

An intermission mercifully separated those pieces from Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50, an epic-length high-romantic work that has nothing at all in common with what preceded it.

While the parts added up to no coherent sum musically, the program was nonetheless satisfying in its displays of virtuosity and/or musicianship.

Pianist Roman Rabinovich, returning after memorable performances of two Brahms piano quartets last season, delivered sensitive, stylish readings of the Satie and the radically different Adams. Violinist Diana Cohen met Adams’ formidable demands of technique and stamina – all the more impressive as she is at an advanced stage of pregnancy – and with Rabinovich realized the work’s cinematic quality and pop-culture evocations. Flutist Mary Boodell was a fluent voice for Debussy’s moody atmospherics and Nabors’ combination of lyricism and animation.

Nabors, a 28-year-old composer from Alabama, speaking by phone with James Wilson, the Chamber Music Society’s artistic director in a pre-concert conversation, suggested that “Énergie” speaks to today’s concerns about environmental degradation; his translation of energy” into French is an indirect reference to the Paris climate accords.

His brief tone poem, however, does not explicitly evoke the natural world or humanity’s effect on it. The electronic track, which accompanies a live flutist, begins with massive, atonal effects not unlike the sound of a glacier “calving” and gradually evolves into a vaguely Caribbean-sounding rhythm track, while the flute develops a tune that, in this context, sounds a hopeful, positive note.

Pianist Rabinovich, violinist Cohen and cellist Wilson were impassioned advocates for the Tchaikovsky, a lengthy elegy to and biography-in-sound of his friend and mentor Nikolai Rubinstein. The heart of the piece is a theme-and-variations set with each variation representing a stage in Rubinstein’s life, from youth to death. A somber main theme, developed in the trio’s first movement, returns to be treated with obsessively accumulating passion in the finale.

This arrangement of materials requires performers to take great care in creating and maintaining a musical-narrative arc, a task this threesome of musicians accomplished impressively. Rabinovich’s apportioning of volume and intensity was especially effective in punctuating the story line. The string players enhanced that with characterful gradations of nostalgic and mournful lyricism.

Notably in the Tchaikovsky, and at times in other selections, the musicians found themselves coping with an unsympathetic sonic environment. Since its renovation several years ago, Perkinson Recital Hall’s formerly warm, mellow acoustic has turned hard-edged and rather cold, tending to project instrumental sound in clinical detail. In this performance, piano sound louder than forte gave off distracting sympathetic tones, while higher registers of violin and flute often turned glassy or grating.

Letter V Classical Radio Sept. 18

noon-3 p.m. EDT
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

John Adams: “Short Ride in a Fast Machine”
Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal/Kent Nagano
(Decca)

Bartók: Piano Quintet in C major
Alexander Lonquich, piano
Barnabás Kelemen, violin
Lawrence Power, viola
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello
(Alpha)

Brahms: Scherzo in E flat minor, Op. 4
Jonathan Plowright, piano
(BIS)

Nielsen: “Maskarade” –
Overture
Act 2 Prelude
“Dance of the Cockerels”
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra/Ulf Schirmer
(Decca)

Janáček: “Jenůfa” Suite
(arrangement by Manfred Honeck & Tomáš Ille)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck
(Reference Recordings)

Past Masters:
Richard Strauss: “Der Rosenkavalier” waltzes
(arrangement by Rudolf Kempe)
Staatskapelle Dresden/Rudolf Kempe
(Warner Classics)
(recorded 1973)

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major
Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin/Robin Ticciati
(Ondine)

Debussy: “Jeux”
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Jonathan Nott
(Pentatone)

Conducting stars from the east

In recent days, we get closer looks at and performance critiques of two of the most remarked-upon conductors in recent years, Teodor Currentzis and Kirill Petrenko.

The New York Times’ Michael Cooper profiles Currentzis, whose alt-classical persona “looks more CBGB than Carnegie Hall,” as he leads performances and after-hours musical happenings in Perm, the city in the foothills of the Russian Ural mountains where he has been artistic director of the state opera company, while also leading his period-instruments orchestra MusicAeterna:

The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, meanwhile, recounts early hearings of Petrenko as he takes over direction of the Berlin Philharmonic, hearing in the conductor’s work “a straight-ahead rightness” in interpretation while worrying that his choices of repertory to date represent a “retrenchment” from the commitment to contemporary music shown by his predecessor, Simon Rattle:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/16/kirill-petrenkos-unadventurous-debut-at-the-berlin-philharmonic

Currentzis, born in Greece, was educated and has so far pursued his career in Russia. Petrenko, born in Russia, emigrated to Austria in teenage and has risen professionally in Germany. This kind of border-hopping resonates locally: Of the five candidates to become the Richmond Symphony’s next music director, one, Valentina Peleggi, is an Italian currently working in Brazil; another, Farkhad Khudyev, is a native of Turkmenistan who has worked in Britain and the US. A sixth candidate, Paolo Bortolameolli, who withdrew over the summer, is the Chilean-born associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

 

Letter V Classical Radio Sept. 11

9/11: a musical contemplation of a tragic anniversary.

noon-3 p.m. EDT
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

Michael Torke: “Corner in Manhattan”
Ying Quartet
(Quartz)

Martino Traversa: “Manhattan Bridge, 4:30 am”
Algoritmo Ensemble/Marco Angius
(Neos)

Siegfried Matthus: “Manhattan Concerto”
Wurttembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen/Ola Rudner
(Genuin)

Stravinsky: Elegy for solo violin
Ilya Gringolts, violin
(BIS)

Hindemith: “Trauermusik”
Antoine Tamestit, viola
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Järvi
(Naïve)

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626
(completion by Robert D. Levin)
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto
John Tessier, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
La Chapelle de Québec
Les Violons du Roy/Bernard Labadie
(Dorian)

Kevin Puts: “Dark Vigil”
Ying Quartet
(Quartz)

John Adams: “On the Transmigration of Souls”
New York Choral Artists
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Philip Smith, trumpet
New York Philharmonic/Lorin Maazel
(Nonesuch)

Gershwin: Lullaby
Alexander String Quartet
(Foghorn Classics)

2019-20 season overview

It’s violin season, and they’re not all kids. That’s the top line on 2019-20 classical events in Richmond.

The season’s highlight is the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, a biennial event for violinists 21 and younger, running from May 14 to 24 at venues throughout the Richmond area.

The opening and closing concerts of the Richmond Symphony’s Masterworks series feature Menuhin winners past and present. Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rennolds Chamber Concerts series opens with a Menuhin alumnus, violinist Inmo Yang (also performing in the symphony opener) and closes with a concert by the competition’s judges, violinists Pamela Frank and Noah Bendix-Balgley, violist Joji Hattori, cellist Ralph Kirshbaum and pianists Anton Nel and Gordon Back.

Also performing in Menuhin concerts are classical violinists Ray Chen, Elena Urioste, Ning Feng, Christian Li and Chloe Chua (the last two are the competition’s most recent winners); jazz violinist Regina Carter and her quartet; and the folk fiddle-and-guitar duo Mark and Maggie O’Connor.

One of Yehudi Menuhin’s most stellar protégés, violinist Daniel Hope, is joined by the Zurich Chamber Orchestra in a tribute to his old master in the classical series of the University of Richmond’s Modlin Arts Center.

The season’s string-centricity extends well beyond Menuhin-related events. Cellist Julian Schwarz is featured in the symphony’s Masterworks series, and its Metro Collection series spotlights the orchestra’s concertmaster, Daisuke Yamamoto, principal violist Molly Sharp and principal cellist, Neal Cary, among other symphony principals performing as soloists or duo partners.

Modlin Center concerts feature violinist Soovin Kim, performing with the Shanghai Quartet and pianist Orion Weiss, and cellist Matt Haimovitz in a duo concert with pianist Simone Dinnerstein. Cellist Paul Watkins joins pianist Alessio Bax in a Rennolds concert at VCU. Among the highlights of the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia’s season are Bach programs featuring violinist Johnny Gandelsman and viola da gamba player Anna Steinhof. And violinist Amram Ganz, a noted solo and chamber musician on the European circuit, joins pianist Alexander Paley in his fall festival.

String-quartet performances, in addition to the Shanghai’s, include the Dover and Catalyst quartets at VCU, and the Takács Quartet in a return engagement at UR.

Amid all this fiddling, the symphony will welcome one of its most prominent conducting alumni, Marin Alsop, for its season-opening concert, followed by five candidates – Roderick Cox, Ankush Kumar Bahl, Laura Jackson, Valentina Peleggi and Farkhad Khudyev – seeking to become the orchestra’s next music director.

Several of the season’s most stellar visiting artists are not string players. The British tenor Ian Bostridge performs with pianist-composer Brad Mehldau at UR. Anthony McGill, principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic, will be featured with the symphony. Two eminent pianists present solo concerts: Jon Nakamatsu at VCU and Yefim Bronfman at UR.

The Richmond Symphony Chorus sings in a two rarely heard works, Alexander Zemlinsky’s setting of Psalm 23 and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “The Bells,” a cantata based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem, and will be led by George Manahan, the former symphony music director, in the orchestra’s annual performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

Another major choral event is a performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor by the Cathedral Schola Cantorum and Three Notch’d Road Baroque Ensemble at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

Virginia Opera stages two repertory staples, Puccini’s “Tosca” and Verdi’s “Aïda,” along with Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” (“Cinderella”) and Daniel Catán’s “Il Postino,” a 2010 work based in part on the 1997 film “The Postman.”

As it often does, eighth blackbird, UR’s resident new-music sextet, offers the season’s wild-card entry: Joined by the percussion ensemble beyond this point and composer Matthew Burtner, the ’birds will present “Transient Landscapes,” described as an “interactive performance installation” on the theme of environmental change and its consequences, on sites around the UR campus.

As for conflicting concert dates, the season starts with one, on Sept. 15, when the opening of VCU’s Rennolds series, with violinist Inmo Yang and pianist Sahun Hong, and the first ticketed concert by the Chamber Music Society at UR’s Perkinson Hall occur on the same afternoon. Events from those same presenters butt up against each other on Feb. 23, as cellist Paul Watkins and pianist Alessio Bax perform at VCU and the Chamber Music Society stages a concert at UR.

Another conflict, on Oct. 11, pits organist Daryl Robinson, performing in the American Guild of Organists’ Repertoire Recital Series at River Road Presbyterian Church, against the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble, playing at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

On Oct. 20, attending an afternoon symphony concert at Randolph-Macon College and an evening program by Bostridge and Mehldau at UR would require a quick dinner and long commute.

For ensembles and presenters looking to stay out of the way of previously announced concerts, their best bet is January, whose calendar is empty except for symphony events (one of them a morning LolliPops family concert) on three weekends.

Here’s a thumbnail calendar of 2019-20 events by Richmond’s major classical presenters. (* Indicates a free concert or one open by donation; admission arrangements for some Menuhin Festival events have yet to be announced.) The calendar will be updated as other events are announced. For program and ticket details, click on the links following the calendar.

SEPTEMBER
*14 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Mary Boodell, flute; Diana Cohen, violin; James Wilson, cello; Roman Rabinovich, piano; Chioke l’Anson, speaker (Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library)
15 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Mary Boodell, flute; Diana Cohen, violin; James Wilson, cello; Roman Rabinovich, piano (Perkinson Recital Hall, University of Richmond)
15 – Inmo Yang, violin; Sahun Hong, piano (Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University)
21-22 – Richmond Symphony, Marin Alsop conducting; Inmo Yang, violin; Richmond Symphony Chorus (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
*27 – Alexander Paley, piano (St. Luke Lutheran Church)
*28 – Alexander Paley, piano; Amiram Ganz, violin (St. Luke Lutheran Church)
*29 – Alexander Paley & Pei-wen Chen, piano duo (St. Luke Lutheran Church)

OCTOBER
2 – Shanghai Quartet; Soovin Kim, violin; Orion Weiss, piano (UR Modlin Center)
5 – Richmond Symphony Pops, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting; Michael Cavanaugh, guest star: “The Music of Elton John” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
6 – Dover Quartet (VCU Singleton Arts Center)
*11 – American Guild of Organists: Daryl Robinson, organ (River Road Presbyterian Church)
*11 – Atlantic Chamber Ensemble (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart)
12 – Chanticleer (River Road Church, Baptist)
16 – Simone Dinnerstein, piano; Matt Haimovitz, cello (UR Modlin Center)
*18 – Ingrid Keller, piano; Jonathan Ruck, cello (UR Perkinson Recital Hall)
18/20 – Virginia Opera: “Tosca” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
20 – Ian Bostridge, tenor; Brad Mehldau, piano (UR Modlin Center)
20 – Richmond Symphony, Roderick Cox conducting; David Lemelin, clarinet (Randolph-Macon College Blackwell Auditorium)
26 – Richmond Symphony, Roderick Cox conducting; Brandie Sutton, soprano (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
27 – Richmond Philharmonic, Peter Wilson conducting; Charles Staples, piano (Henrico High School)

NOVEMBER
2 – Richmond Symphony LolliPops, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting: “Wild Wild West” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
3 – Catalyst Quartet (VCU Singleton Arts Center)
4 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord; Anna Steinhof, viola da gamba; Meg Owens, oboe (Branch House)
*8-9 – Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival: eighth blackbird, other artists TBA (UR, various venues)
10 – Richmond Symphony, conductor TBA; Neal Cary, cello (Blackwell Auditorium, Randolph-Macon College)
15 – Daniel Hope, violin; Zurich Chamber Orchestra (UR Modlin Center)
16-17 – Richmond Symphony, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting; Eduardo Rojas, piano (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
*17 – American Guild of Organists: Aaron Tan, organ (First Presbyterian Church)
22/24 – Virginia Opera: “Il Postino” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
30 – Richmond Symphony LolliPops, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting: “The Snowman” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)

DECEMBER
2 – Commonwealth Catholic Charities benefit: Richmond Symphony, et al. (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart)
6 – Richmond Symphony, George Manahan conducting; Richmond Symphony Chorus; soloists TBA: Handel: “Messiah” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
7-8 – Richmond Symphony Pops, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting; Richmond Symphony Chorus: “Let It Snow!” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
*8 – UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale, Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing: Festival of Lessons and Carols (UR Cannon Memorial Chapel)
*9 – Forgotten Clefs (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart)
*13 – Musicians of Cathedral of the Sacred Heart: Festival of Lessons and Carols (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart)
*14 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Christina Day Martinson & Johnny Gandelsman, violins; Jason Amos, viola; James Wilson, cello; Mary Boodell, traverso flute; Tricia van Oers, recorder; Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord (Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library)
15 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Johnny Gandelsman, violin (Wilton House Museum)
16 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Christina Day Martison, Johnny Gandelsman & Jessie Montgomery, violins; Jason Amos, viola; James Wilson, cello; Jessica Powell Eig, double-bass; Mary Boodell, traverso flute; Tricia van Oers, recorder; Sara Huebsch, oboe & recorder; Mary Bowden, trumpet; Carsten Schmidt, harpsichord (Holy Comforter Episcopal Church)
18 – Vienna Choir Boys (First Baptist Church)

JANUARY
11 – Richmond Symphony, Ankush Kumar Bahl conducting; Anthony McGill, clarinet (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
18 – Richmond Symphony Pops, Ankush Kumar Bahl conducting: “Journey into the Cosmos” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
25 – Richmond Symphony LolliPops, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting: “It’s a Symphony Sing-along!” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)

FEBRUARY
1 – Richmond Symphony, Laura Jackson conducting; Julian Schwarz, cello (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
7 – National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Volodymyr Sirenko conducting; Volodymyr Vynnyetsky, piano (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
9 – Richmond Symphony, Laura Jackson conducting; Daisuke Yamamoto, violin; Molly Sharp, viola (Blackwell Auditorium, Randolph-Macon College)
21/23 – Virginia Opera: “La Cenerentola” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
*22 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Nurit Pacht & Suliman Takelli, violins; Drew Alexander Forde & Dana Kelley, violas; James Wilson, cello (Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library)
23 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Nurit Pacht & Suliman Takelli, violins; Drew Alexander Forde & Dana Kelley, violas; James Wilson, cello (UR Perkinson Recital Hall)
23 – Paul Watkins, cello; Alessio Bax, piano (VCU Singleton Arts Center)
28 – Takács Quartet (UR Modlin Arts Center)
29 – Richmond Symphony Pops, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting; Jeans ’n Classics, guest stars: “The Apollo Hall of Fame” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)

MARCH
7-8 – Richmond Symphony, Valentina Peleggi conducting; Angela Cheng, piano (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
14 – Richmond Symphony LolliPops, Valentina Peleggi conducting; School of the Richmond Ballet: “Appalachian Spring” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
15 – Richmond Philharmonic, Peter Wilson conducting; Aaron Clay, double-bass (venue TBA)
*22 – Doris Wylee-Becker, piano (UR Modlin Center)
27/29 – Virginia Opera: “Aïda” (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
*30 – Bruce Stevens, organ (UR Cannon Memorial Chapel)
31 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Mary Boodell, flute; Sivan Magen, harp; Melissa Reardon, viola (UR Perkinson Recital Hall)

APRIL
4 – Jon Nakamtsu, piano (VCU Singleton Arts Center)
16 – Yefim Bronfman, piano (UR Modlin Center)
18-19 – Richmond Symphony, Farkhad Khudyev conducting; Richmond Symphony Chorus; soloists TBA (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
*18 – eighth blackbird; beyond this point; Matthew Burtner, composer & ecoacoustician (UR, venues TBA)
*24 – American Guild of Organists: Clara Gerdes, organ (St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church)
26 – Richmond Symphony, Farkhad Khudyev conducting; Mary Boodell, flute; Lynette Wardle, harp (Blackwell Auditorium, Randolph-Macon College)

MAY
*1 – Cathedral Schola Cantorum; Three Notch’d Road Baroque Ensemble: J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart)
3 – Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: Diane Pascal, violin; James Wilson, cello; Carsten Schmidt, piano (UR Perkinson Recital Hall)
6 – Richmond Symphony members: “Voices of Hope – Instruments that Survived the Holocaust” (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart)
14 – Menuhin Competition: Richmond Symphony, Jahja Ling conducting; Christian Li, Chloe Chua & Soyoung Yoon, violins (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center)
15 – Menuhin Competition: Chloe Chua & Christian Li, violins; Gordon Back, piano (Thomas Dale High School)
16 – Menuhin Competition: Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, Daniel Myssyk conducting; Ning Feng, violin (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center)
17 – Pamela Frank & Noah Bendix-Balgley, violins; Joji Hattori, viola; Ralph Kirshbaum, cello; Gordon Back & Anton Nel, piano (VCU Singleton Arts Center)
18 – Menuhin Competition: Regina Carter Quartet (November Theater, Virginia Repertory Center)
19 – Menuhin Competition: Ning Feng, violin; Anton Nel, piano (UR Perkinson Recital Hall)
20 – Menuhin Competition: Mark & Maggie O’Connor, fiddles/violins & guitar (Byrd Theatre)
21 – Menuhin Competition: Sphinx Virtuosi; Elena Urioste & Joji Hattori, violins (UR Modlin Center)
22 – Menuhin Competition: Sphinx Virtuosi; junior competition finalists, violins (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center)
23 – Menuhin Competition: Richmond Symphony, Andrew Litton conducting; senior competition finalists, violins (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)
24 – Menuhin Competition: Richmond Symphony, Andrew Litton conducting; Sphinx Virtuosi; Ray Chen, violin; junior & senior competition winners, violins (Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center)

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Richmond Symphony 2019-20 season:
http://wordpress.com/post/letterv.blog/4167

Virginia Opera 2019-20 season:
http://wordpress.com/post/letterv.blog/4249

UR Modlin Center 2019-20 season:
http://wordpress.com/post/letterv.blog/4813

VCU Rennolds Chamber Concerts 2019-20 season:
http://wordpress.com/post/letterv.blog/4825

Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia 2019-20 season:
http://wordpress.com/post/letterv.blog/4828

Alexander Paley Music Festival 2019:
http://wordpress.com/post/letterv.blog/5047

Menuhin Competition 2020 public events schedule:
http://wordpress.com/post/letterv.blog/4687

Letter V Classical Radio Sept. 4

Sampling the season’s new classical recordings, from repertory staples of Mozart, Beethoven and Gershwin, to a violin concerto by the 18-century German prince Johann Ernst IV, romances for violin and piano by Clara Schumann, a fiddle suite by Wynton Marsalis, and works for guitar and string quartet by Boccherini and Aaron Jay Kernis.

noon-3 p.m. EDT
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

Boccherini: Guitar Quintet in D major, G. 448 (“Fandango”)
Sharon Isbin, guitar
Pacifica Quartet
(Çedille)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
Orli Shaham, piano
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra/David Robertson
(Canary Classics)

Johann Ernst IV of Sachsen-Weimar: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D minor
Gernot Süssmuth, violin & direction
Thüringer Bach Collegium
(Audite)

Clara Schumann: Romances, Op. 22
Elena Urioste, violin
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano
(Decca)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major
Danish Chamber Orchestra/Ádám Fischer
(Naxos)

Liszt: “Chants Polonais” after Chopin, S. 480
Mariam Batsashvili, piano
(Warner Classics)

Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Chineke! Orchestra/Wayne Marshall
(Orchid Classics)

Wynton Marsalis: “Fiddle Dance Suite”
Nicola Benedetti, violin
(Decca)

Aaron Jay Kernis: “100 Greatest Dance Hits”
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Escher String Quartet
(Azica)

September calendar

Classical performances in and around Richmond, with selected events elsewhere in Virginia and the Washington area. Program information, provided by presenters, is updated as details become available. Adult single-ticket prices are listed; senior, student/youth, military, group and other discounts may be offered.

In and around Richmond: The Richmond Symphony stages two free outdoor concerts, Sept. 7 at Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield County and Sept. 14 at Bandy Field Nature Park in Richmond’s West End, and welcomes one of its most stellar conducting alumni, Marin Alsop, joined by violinist Inmo Yang and the Richmond Symphony Chorus in a season-opening Masterworks series program of works by Stravinsky, Paganini, Brahms and Alexander von Zemlinsky, Sept. 21 and 22 at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center. . . . The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia opens its 2019-20 season with a free program on Sept. 14 in the Gellman Room of the Richmond Public Library’s downtown main branch, and a ticketed program on Sept. 15 in Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court, University of Richmond. . . . Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rennolds Chamber Concerts series opens with a Sunday matinee by violinist Inmo Yang and pianist Sahun Hong, Sept. 15 at VCU’s Singleton Arts Center. . . . The Alexander Paley Music Festival, this year featuring pianists Alexander Paley and Pei-wen Chen and violinist Amiram Ganz in French music, presents concerts on Sept. 27, 28 and 29 at St. Luke Lutheran Church.

Noteworthy elsewhere: Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs wraps up its summer season on Sept. 1 with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet, Parker Quartet and violinist Li-Mei Liang playing works by Mendelssohn and Ellen Taafe Zwilich. . . . The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival opens on Sept. 8 and continues through Sept. 18, with nine performances at the Paramount Theater, the Unversity of Virginia, Piedmont Virginia Community College and other venues. . . . The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra launches its music-director hunt with Wesley Schulz, the first of five candidates, conducting a program of Sibelius, Brahms and Nielsen, with guest violinist Bella Hristova, Sept. 13 at Williamsburg Community Chapel. . . . JoAnn Falletta opens her final season as music director of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra with a program of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Ravel, with pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk as guest soloist, Sept. 13 at Ferguson Arts Center of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Sept. 14 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, Sept. 15 at Sandler Arts Center in Virginia Beach. . . . The Neave Trio spotlights female composers – Louise Farrenc, Amy Beach, Jennifer Higdon and Cécile Chaminade – in performances on Sept. 16 at Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk and Sept. 17 at Williamsburg Library Theatre. . . . Opera Roanoke and the Roanoke Symphony collaborate in a semi-staged concert presentation of Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci,” Sept. 20 and 22 at the Jefferson Center. . . . Pianist Yuja Wang joins Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra in the NSO’s season-opening gala, Sept. 28 at Washington’s Kennedy Center. . . . The Pacifica Quartet and guitarist Sharon Isbin open Charlottesville’s Tuesday Evening Concerts series with a program of Spanish and Italian chamber works, Oct. 1 at UVa’s Old Cabell Hall.

Sept. 1 (7:30 p.m.)
Chesapeake City Park, 900 City Park Drive
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Aaron Breid conducting
Joseph Mazzara, baritone
“Symphony under the Stars”
Bill Holcombe: “Looney Tunes Medley”
Wagner: “Die Walküre” – “Ride of the Valkyries”
Rossini: “The Barber of Seville” – Overture, “Largo al factotum”
Liszt: “Hungarian Rhapsody” No. 2 in C sharp minor
Mancini: “The Pink Panther” Theme
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor (excerpt)
Bizet: “Carmen” – “Toreador’s Song”
Vince Guaraldi: “Linus and Lucy”
John Powell: “Happy Feet”
Hans Zimmer: “The Lion King” Suite
free
(757) 892-6366
virginiasymphony.org

Sept. 1 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Parker String Quartet
Li-Mei Liang, violin
Ellen Taafe Zwilich: Septet for piano trio & string quartet
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major, Op. 20, for strings
$25, $45 with picnic
(540) 839-5018
garthnewel.org

Sept. 1 (8 p.m.)
West Lawn, U.S. Capitol, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Steven Reineke conducting
Mykal Kilgore & Nova Payton, guest stars
“Labor Day Capitol Concert”
pops program TBA
free
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Sept. 4 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Teddy Abrams conducting
The Capital Hearings
Jim James: “The Order of Nature: a Song Cycle”
$29-$109
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Sept. 5 (7:30 p.m.)
31st Street Park, Atlantic Avenue at 31st Street, Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Gonzalo Farias conducting
“Symphony by the Sea”
light-classical program TBA
free
(757) 892-6366
virginiasymphony.org

Sept. 5 (8 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Thomas Wilkins conducting
Jennifer Hudson, guest star
$45-$60
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
wolftrap.org

Sept. 6 (7:30 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Virginia Opera members
Richmond Ballet
Virginia Repertory Theatre
City Dance Theatre
Elegba Folklore Society
Latin Ballet of Virginia
Quill Theatre
SPARC
Dominion Energy Center 10th Anniversary Celebration
program TBA
$27-$42
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
dominionenergycenter.com

Sept. 6 (8 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
The Piano Guys
classical-pops program TBA
$38-$157
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
wolftrap.org

Sept. 7 (6 p.m.)
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield County
Richmond Symphony
Daniel Myssyk conducting
John Williams: “The Raiders March”
Humperdinck: “Hansel and Gretel” Prelude
Liszt: “Les Préludes”
Nino Rota: “La Strada” Symphonic Suite (excerpts)
Liszt: “Hungarian Rhapsody” No. 2 in C sharp minor
Puccini: “Manon Lescaut” – Act 3 Intermezzo
Suppé: “Poet and Peasant” Overture
Williams: “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” Suite (excerpts)
free
(804) 796-4255
richmondsymphony.com

Sept. 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Town Point Park, 113 Waterside Drive, Norfolk
Virginia Opera
Herndon Foundation Emerging Artists Program singers
Virginia Opera Chorus
Adam Turner conducting
Glenn Winters, emcee
“Opera in the Park”
program TBA
free
(757) 627-9545
vaopera.org

Sept. 8 (7:30 p.m.)
Hofheimer Loft, 2818 W. Broad St., Richmond
Classical Revolution RVA
“Classical Incarnations at the Hof”
program TBA
donation requested
(804) 342-0012
classicalrevolutionrva.com

Sept. 8 (3 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
James Ehnes & Timothy Summers, violins
Yura Lee & David Quiggle, violas
Edward Arron & Raphael Bell, cellos
Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Andrew Armstrong, piano
György Kurtág: “Játékok” (“Games”) (excerpts)
Brahms: String Sextet No. 2 in G major, Op. 36
Toshio Hosokawa: “Im Nebel” (“In the Fog”)
Schoenberg: “Verklärte Nacht” (“Transfigured Night”)
$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 9 (12:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
James Ehnes, Yura Lee & Timothy Summers, violins
David Quiggle, viola
Edward Arron & Raphael Bell, cellos
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Community Concert
Jean-Baptiste Barrière: Sonata for two cellos
Dvořák: Terzetto in C major, Op. 74
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in E flat major, Op. 12, No. 3
free
(434) 295-5395
cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
James Ehnes, Yura Lee & Timothy Summers, violin
David Quiggle, viola
Edward Arron & Raphael Bell, cellos
Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Matthew Hunt, clarinet
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Debussy: “Première Rhapsodie”
Stravinsky: “Suite Italienne”
Respighi: “Quartetto dorico “
Enescu: “Légende”
Dvořák: Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65
$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 11 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
artists TBA
Music Faculty Gala Concert
program TBA
free
(804) 289-8980
modlin.richmond.edu/events

Sept. 11 (7:30 p.m.)
IX Art Park Inside Event Space, 522 Second St. SE, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Jeroen Berwaerts, trumpet
Ariadne Greif, soprano
Matthew Hunt, clarinet
Andrew Armstrong, piano
Timothy Summers, violin
Nicholas Cords & David Quiggle, violas
Edward Arron & Raphael Bell, cello
Matthew Gold, percussion
“Cabaret Evening”
works TBA by Jacques Brel; spirituals, dances, other works TBA
$25
(434) 295-5395
cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 12 (12:30 p.m.)
Christ Episcopal Church, 120 W. High St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Nicholas Cords, viola
Raphael Bell & Cameron Crozman, cellos
“Strings at Midday”
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007, for solo cello
Caroline Shaw: “In Manus Tuas”
Britten: Suite No. 1, Op. 72, for solo cello
free
(434) 295-5395
cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 13 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
artists TBA
Jesus Silva Guitar Scholarship Recital
program TBA
free
(804) 828-1169
arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Sept. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway
Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra
Wesley Schulz conducting
Nielsen: “Saul and David” – Act 2 Prelude
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major
Bella Hristova, violin
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major
$38-$58
(757) 229-9857
williamsburgsymphony.org

Sept. 13 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Sept. 14 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Sept. 15 (2:30 p.m.)
Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
JoAnn Falletta conducting
Tchaikovsky: “Francesca da Rimini”
Rachmaninoff: “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano
Ravel: “Daphnis et Chloé” suites Nos. 1 & 2
$25-$110
(757) 892-6366
virginiasymphony.org

Sept. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Dickinson Theater, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Jennifer Frautschi & Timothy Summers, violins
Nicholas Cords, viola
Raphael Bell & Cameron Crozman, cellos
Sooyun Kim, flute
Matthew Hunt, clarinet
Jessica Zhou, harp
I-Jen Fang & Matthew Gold, percussion
Benjamin Hochman, piano
Ariadne Greif, soprano
Janáček: Violin Sonata
Puccini: “Crisantemi” (“Chrysanthemums”)
Respighi: “Il Tramonto” (“The Sunset”)
Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata
Luciano Berio: “Folk Songs”
$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 14 (2 p.m.)
Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Mary Boodell, flute
Diana Cohen, violin
James Wilson, cello
Roman Rabinovich, piano
Chioke I’Anson, narrator
“Theme and Variations”
Granados: “Goyescas” – “The Maiden and the Nightingale”
Consuelo Velázquez: “Bésame Mucho”
Britten: Suite in C major, Op. 80, for solo cello – Chaconne
John Adams: “Road Movies” – “Relaxed Groove”
Schubert: “Introduction and Vatriations on ‘Trockne Blumen,’ ” D. 802
free
(804) 304-6312
cmscva.org

Sept. 14 (1 p.m.)
Bandy Field Nature Park, Three Chopt Road, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
City Singers Youth Choir
Doctors of Jazz
Jonathan Austin
Heavy Shtetl
The Reflections
program TBA
free
rain date: Sept. 15 (3 p.m., Richmond Symphony only)
(804) 646-5733
richmondsymphony.com

Sept. 14 (4 p.m.)
Goodluck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock
Caroline Whisnant & Sarah Kate Walston, sopranos
Abigail Stinnett, mezzo-soprano
Douglas Jayd Burn, piano
arias, ensembles by Puccini, Bizet, Verdi, Offenbach, Johann Strauss II, others
$25
(804) 435-1416
goodluckcellars.com

Sept. 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 15 (2 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Maryland Lyric Opera
Louis Salemno conducting
Puccini: “Il Tabarro” (concert presentation)
Mark Delavan (Michele)
Jill Gardner/Susan Bullock (Giorgetta)
Yi Li/Jonathan Burton (Luigi)
Joseph Michael Brent (Tinca)
Jake Gardner (Talpa)
Allegra De Vita (La Frugola)
Mascagni: “Cavalleria Rusticana” (concert presentation)
Susan Bullock/Jill Gardner (Santuzza)
Jonathan Burton/Yi Li (Turridu)
Allegra De Vita (Lucia)
Mark Delavan (Alfio)
Joowon Chae (Lola)
in Italian
$35-$75
(301) 581-5100
strathmore.org

Sept. 15 (3 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Rennolds Chamber Concerts:
Inmo Yang, violin
Sahun Hong, piano
program TBA
$35
(804) 828-1169
arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Sept. 15 (4 p.m.)
Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court, University of Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Mary Boodell, flute
Diana Cohen, violin
James Wilson, cello
Roman Rabinovich, piano
“Forward/Back”
Satie: “Gnosienne” No. 1
Debussy: “Syrinx” for solo flute
John Adams: “Road Movies”
Brian Nabors: “Énergie” for electronics and flute
Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50
$30
(804) 304-6312
cmscva.org

Sept. 15 (3 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Jennifer Frautschi & Timothy Summers, violins
Nicholas Cords, viola
Raphael Bell & Cameron Crozman, cellos
Sooyun Kim, flute
Matthew Hunt, clarinet
Jessica Zhou, harp
Benjamin Hochman, piano
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute and string quartet
Roussel: Trio, Op. 40, for flute, viola and cello
Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie, Op. 124, for violin & harp
Messiaen: “Quartet for the End of Time”
$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 15 (2 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Vocal Arts DC:
Brenda Rae, soprano
Jonathan Ware, piano
Dominick Argento: “Elizabeth’s Songs”
Lowell Liebermann: new work TBA
songs TBA by Liszt, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Richard Strauss
$55
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Sept. 16 (7:30 p.m.)
Chrysler Museum of Art, 1 Memorial Place, Norfolk
Feldman Chamber Music Society:
Neave Trio
Louise Farrenc: Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 33
Amy Beach: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150
Jennifer Higdon: Piano Trio
Cécile Chaminade: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 11
$30
(757) 552-1630
feldmanchambermusic.org

Sept. 17 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Juan-Pablo Andrade, piano
program TBA
free
(804) 828-1169
arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Sept. 17 (8 p.m.)
Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St.
Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg:
Neave Trio
Louise Farrenc: Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 33
Amy Beach: Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 150
Jennifer Higdon: Piano Trio
Cécile Chaminade: Piano Trio No. 1, Op. 11
$20
(757) 258-8555
chambermusicwilliamsburg.org

Sept. 18 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Tabatha Easley, flute
Alyssa McKeithen, oboe
program TBA
free
(804) 828-1169
arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Sept. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Dickinson Theater, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Aki Saulière & Timothy Summers, violins
David Quiggle, viola
Raphael Bell, cello
Mimi Solomon, piano
Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66
Schoenfield: “Café Music”
Schubert: Quartet in D minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)
$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 18 (8 p.m.)
Sept. 19 (8 p.m.)
Sept. 20 (8 p.m.)
Sept. 21 (5 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
Maxwell, guest star
“Maxwell: a Night at the Symphony”
program TBA
$39-$399
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Sept. 19 (7:30 p.m.)
The Mansion at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Calidore String Quartet
Caroline Shaw: “Three Essays”
Ravel: Quartet in F major
Schumann: quartet TBA
$30
(301) 581-5100
strathmore.org

Sept. 19 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hersh conducting
“The Empire Strikes Back in Concert,” film with live orchestral accompaniment
$45-$85
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
strathmore.org

Sept. 20 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Sept. 21 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony Orchestra Pops
Adam Turner conducting
Shayna Steele, Brie Cassil & Melissa McMillan, guest stars
“Queens of Soul”
$25-$100
(757) 892-6366
virginiasymphony.org

Sept. 20 (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 22 (2:30 p.m.)
Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Ave. SW, Roanoke
Opera Roanoke
Roanoke Symphony
Steven White conducting
Leoncavallo: “Pagliacci” (semi-staged concert presentation)
Clay Hilley (Canio)
Sara Duchovnay (Nedda)
Corey Crider (Tonio)
Opera Roanoke Chorus
Roanoke College Choirs
in Italian
$20-$120
(540) 345-2550
operaroanoke.org

Sept. 21 (8 p.m.)
Sept. 22 (3 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Marin Alsop conducting
Alexander von Zemlinsky: Psalm 23
Richmond Symphony Chorus
Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Inmo Yang, violin
Brahms: “Variations on a Theme by Haydn”
Stravinsky: “The Firebird” Suite
$10-$100
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
richmondsymphony.com

Sept. 21 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Zimmerman conducting
John Lunn: “Downton Abbey Suite”
Elgar: “Pomp and Circumstance” March No. 1
Vaughan Williams: “The Lark Ascending”
Ravel: “Tzigane”
Janet Sing, violin
Elgar: “Enigma Variations”
$25-$50
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
cfa.gmu.edu

Sept. 21 (8 p.m.)
Sept. 22 ( p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
National Philharmonic
Piotr Gajewski conducting
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major
Eroica Trio
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (“Eroica”)
$39-$79
(301) 581-5100
strathmore.org

Sept. 22 (4 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Guitar & Other Strings:
Timothy Olbrych, Renaissance & baroque guitars
program TBA
$15
(804) 828-1169
arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Sept. 22 (7 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Jeffrey Siegel, piano & speaker
“Keyboard Conversations: Music of Mozart and Haydn”
Mozart: Sonata in A minor, K. 310
Haydn: Sonata in F minor, Hob. XVII:6 (“Un piccolo divertimento”)
Haydn: “Gypsy Rondo”
$26-$44
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
cfa.gmu.edu

Sept. 23 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
eighth blackbird
Rivanna String Quartet
“Coastal Futures Conservatory Concert”
program TBA
free
(804) 924-3376
music.virginia.edu/events

Sept. 25 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Terry Austin directing
program TBA
$10
(804) 828-1169
arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Sept. 27 (7:30 p.m.)
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Richmond
Alexander Paley Music Festival:
Alexander Paley, piano
Debussy: 12 etudes, L 136
Ravel: “Le Tombeau de Couperin”
donation requested
(804) 665-0516
paleymusicfestival.org

Sept. 28 (7:30 p.m.)
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Richmond
Alexander Paley Music Festival:
Alexander Paley, piano
Amiram Ganz, violin
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D minor
Saint-Saëns: Violin Sonata No. 2 in E flat major
Ravel: Violin Sonata in A minor (“Posthume”)
Ravel: Violin Sonata in G major
donation requested
(804) 665-0516
paleymusicfestival.org

Sept. 28 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Sept. 29 (3:30 p.m.)
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville Symphony
Benjamin Rous conducting
Mozart: Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318
Kareem Roustom: “Ramal”
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major
Albert Kim, piano
$10-$45
(804) 924-3376
music.virginia.edu/events

Sept. 28 (7:30 p.m.)
Berglund Performing Arts Theatre, Orange Avenue at Williamson Road, Roanoke
Roanoke Symphony
David Stewart Wiley conducting
Gershwin: “An American in Paris”
Michael Daugherty: “Night Owl”
Robert Smith: “Great Locomotive Chase”
Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”
Yuliya Gorenman, piano
$34-$56
(540) 343-9127
rso.com

Sept. 28 (7 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda conducting
Season-opening gala concert 
Bernstein: Divertimento
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor
Yuja Wang, piano
Lucienne Renaudin Vary, trumpet
Stravinsky: “Circus Polka”
Stravinsky: “Scherzo à la Russe”
Shostakovich: “Jazz Suite” No. 2
Gershwin: “An American in Paris”
$65-$199
(800) 444-1324
kennedy-center.org

Sept. 28 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conducting
Verdi: “La forza del destino” Overture
Daniel Bernard Roumain: “Voodoo” Violin Concerto
Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor
$35-$90
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
strathmore.org

Sept. 29 (3 p.m.)
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Richmond
Alexander Paley Music Festival:
Alexander Paley & Pei-wen Chen, pianos
Cécile Chaminade: “Valse Carnavalesque,” Op. 73
Ravel: “La Valse”
Chaminade: “Duo symphonique,” Op. 117
Ravel: “Rapsodie espagnole”
donation requested
(804) 665-0516
paleymusicfestival.org

Oct. 1 (7:30 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Tuesday Evening Concerts:
Pacifica Quartet
Sharon Isbin, guitar
Turina: “La Oración del Torero,” Op. 34
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Quintet in F major, Op. 143
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major, RV 93, for guitar and strings
Puccini: “I Crisantemi” (“Chrysanthemums”)
Boccherini: Guitar Quintet in D major, G. 448 (“Fandango”)
$12-$39
(434) 924-3376 (UVa Arts box office)
tecs.org

Oct. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
Shanghai Quartet
Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op. 20, No. 4
Tan Dun: Quartet No. 1 (“Feng Ya Song”)
Chausson: Concert in D major, Op. 21, for violin, piano and string quartet
Soovin Kim, violin
Orion Weiss, piano
$38
(804) 289-8980
modlin.richmond.edu/events