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, group and other discounts may be offered.

* In and around Richmond: The Escher Quartet, joined by guitarist Jason Vieaux, opens the classical season at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Arts Center on Sept. 10 with a program of Mozart, Boccherini and Thomas Adès. . . . The Richmond Symphony opens its 60th anniversary season with stellar violinist Joshua Bell and prize-winning young violinist Yesong Sophie Lee playing works by Lalo and Bach, Sept. 14 at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Arts Center, and with Steven Smith, the orchestra’s music director, discussing and conducting Richard Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben” in a Casual Fridays program, Sept. 15 at the Carpenter Theatre. . . . The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia launches its season with “Kings of Leipzig,” a program of works by Mendelssohn and Schumann, Sept. 17 in Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court, at the University of Richmond. . . . Alexander Paley’s Music Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with Paley and Peiwen Chen playing two-piano works by Rachmaninoff on Sept. 22, Paley and violinist Daisuke Yamamoto playing Beethoven’s 10 violin sonatas in two concerts on Sept. 23, and Paley and four wind musicians playing works by Mozart and Beethoven on Sept. 24, all at St. Luke Lutheran Church.

* Noteworthy elsewhere: The Brooklyn Rider string quartet and soprano Ariadne Greif join regulars of the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, presenting seven concerts from Sept. 8 to 21 at the Paramount Theater, Jefferson Theater and the University of Virginia’s Old Cabell Hall. . . . Washington National Opera launches its new season with Verdi’s “Aida,” staging nine performances from Sept. 9 to 23 at the Kennedy Center. . . . The Miró Quartet plays Haydn, Dvořák and Brahms, Sept. 11 at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk and Sept. 12 at the Williamsburg Library Theatre. . . . JoAnn Falletta conducts the Virginia Symphony, joined by electric bassist-composer Victor L. Wooten, in a season-opening program of contemporary works by Wooten and Randall Svane plus Holst’s “The Planets,” Sept. 22 at the Ferguson Arts Center of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Sept. 23 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk and Sept. 24 at the Sandler Arts Center in Virginia Beach. . . . The Charlottesville Symphony opens a new season with a new music director, Benjamin Rous, playing music of Beethoven, Mozart and John Adams, Sept. 23 at UVa’s Old Cabell Hall and Sept. 24 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center of Charlottesville High School. . . . Violinist Jennifer Koh joins Janna Hymes and the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, on a program also featuring Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony (No. 9), Sept. 25-26 at the Kimball Theatre. . . . Organist Cameron Carpenter is featured in Copland’s Symphony for organ and orchestra, part of an all-American program opening the National Symphony Orchestra’s subscription season, Sept. 28 and 30 at Washington’s Kennedy Center.

Sept. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Yorktown River Landing
Sept. 3 (7:30 p.m.)
Chesapeake City Park
Sept. 7 (7:30 p.m.)
31st Street Stage, 31st Street at Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony
conductor TBA
John Stafford Smith: “The Star-Spangled Banner”
John Philip Sousa: “The Glory Of The Yankee Navy”
Arthur Bliss: “Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London”
George M. Cohan/Gordon: “Star Spangled Spectacular”
E.E. Bagley: “National Emblem March”
Ravel: “Le Tombeau de Couperin”
James Hosay: “Patriotic Sing-Along” – “Eternal Father Strong to Save”
Richard Rodgers/Bennett: “Victory at Sea”
Ann Argodale: “Anchors Aweigh”
Duke Ellington/Custer: “Duke Ellington! A Medley for Orchestra”
John Williams: “1941” – March
Richard Rodgers/Bennett: “ ‘South Pacific’ Symphonic Scenario”
John Williams: “Midway” – March

free
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

Sept. 3 (8 p.m.)
West Lawn, U.S. Capitol, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
John Morris Russell conducting

Aoife O’Donovan, vocalist-guitarist
Labor Day Capitol Concert 2017
program TBA

free
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Sept. 8 (8 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Brooklyn Rider
Timothy Summers, violin
Raphael Bell, cello
Andrew Armstrong, piano

Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Colin Jacobsen: “BTT” for string quartet
Philip Glass: String Quartet No. 7
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor

$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
http://cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 9 (8:30 p.m.)
Jefferson Theater, 110 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Brooklyn Rider
“Music Fresh Squeezed”
works TBA by J.S. Bach, Giovanni Sollima, Colin Jacobsen, Evan Ziporyn, Kyle Sanna, Tyondai Braxton, others

$25
(434) 295-5395
http://cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 9 (7 p.m.)
Sept. 10 (2 p.m.)
Sept. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 16 (7 p.m.)
Sept. 17 (2 p.m.)
Sept. 18 (7 p.m.)
Sept. 21 (7:30 p.m.)
Sept. 23 (7 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington
Washington National Opera
Evan Rogister conducting

Verdi: “Aida”
Tamara Wilson/Leah Crocetto (Aida)
Ekaterina Semenchuk/Marina Prudenskaya (Amneris)
Yonghoon Lee/Carl Tanner (Radamès)
Gordon Hawkins (Amonasro)
Morris Robinson (Ramfis)
Soloman Howard (The King)
Francesca Zambello, stage director

in Italian, English captions
$45-$300
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Sept. 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
Escher Quartet
Mozart: Quartet in B flat major, K. 458 (“Hunt”)
Thomas Adès: “Acardiana”
Boccherini: Quintet in D major, G. 448 (“Fandango”)

Jason Vieaux, guitar
$36
(804) 289-8980
http://modlin.richmond.edu

Sept. 10 (3 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Brooklyn Rider
Timothy Summers, violin
Raphael Bell, cello

Boccherini: String Quintet in F minor
Evan Ziporyn: “Qi”
Luciano Berio: Violin Duos
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K. 354 (string sextet arr., c. 1808)

$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
http://cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 11 (7:30 p.m.)
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk
Feldman Chamber Music Series:
Miró Quartet
Haydn: Quartet in E flat major, Op. 71, No. 3
Dvořák: “Cypresses”
Brahms: Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1

$30
(757) 552-1630
http://feldmanchambermusic.org

Sept. 12 (8 p.m.)
Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St.
Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg:
Miró Quartet
Haydn: Quartet in E flat major, Op. 71, No. 3
Dvořák: “Cypresses”
Brahms: Quartet in C minor, Op. 51, No. 1

$15 (waiting list)
(757) 258-8555
http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org

Sept. 14 (8 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Steven Smith conducting

Ulysses Kay: “Theater Set for Orchestra” (Overture)
Richard Strauss: “Ein Heldenleben”
Lalo: “Symphonie espagnole”

Joshua Bell, violin
J.S. Bach: Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043
Joshua Bell & Yesong Sophie Lee, violins
$30-$100
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Sept. 14 (8 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Sharon Roffman & Timothy Summers, violins
Kyle Armbrust & Matthew Lipman, violas
Raphael Bell & Clancy Newman, cellos
Conor Hanick & Jeremy Thompson, piano
Ariadne Greif, soprano

Nikolaj Kapustin: Piano Quintet, Op. 89
Shostakovich: “Seven Romances on Poems by Aleksandr Blok,” Op. 127
Prokofiev-Borisovsky: “Pieces from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Suite” (viola and piano arr.)
Tchaikovsky: String Sextet in D minor, Op. 70 (“Souvenir de Florence”)

$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
http://cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 15 (6:30 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Casual Fridays
Steven Smith conducting & speaking

Richard Strauss: “Ein Heldenleben”
$10-$50
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Sept. 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
faculty musicians & student ensembles
Family Weekend Concert
program TBA

free
(804) 289-8980
http://modlin.richmond.edu

Sept. 15 (12:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
performers TBA
Community Concert
program TBA

free
(434) 295-5395
http://cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 15 (7 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
Jonathan Woody, baritone
Aisslin Nosky & Guillaume Pirard, violins
Max Mandel, viola
James Wilson, cello
Carsten Schmidt, fortepiano

Schumann: “Kinderszenen”
Schumann: “Dichterliebe”
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44

$22
(800) 838-3006
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Sept. 15 (8 p.m.)
Sept. 16 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
Frankie Moreno, vocalist
Laci & Benji Schwimmer, dancers

“Blue Suede Tunes”
$24-$89
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Sept. 16 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Zimmerman conducting

Mark Camphouse: “Resolutions” (premiere)
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor

Amit Peled, cello
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor
$39-$65
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://fairfaxsymphony.org

Sept. 17 (4 p.m.)
Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court, University of Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Aislinn Noslin & Guillaume Pirard, violins
Max Mandel, viola
James Wilson, cello
Carsten Schmidt, piano
Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone

“Kings of Leipzig”
Mendelssohn: Quartet in F minor, Op. 80
Schumann: “Dichterliebe,” Op. 48
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44

$28
(804) 304-6312
http://cmscva.org

Sept. 17 (3 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Sharon Roffman & Timothy Summers, violins
Kyle Armbrust & Matthew Lipman, violas
Raphael Bell & Clancy Newman, cellos
Joseph Conyers, double-bass
Conor Hanick & Jeremy Thompson, piano
Ariadne Greif, soprano
Thomas Meglioranza, narrator

Mahler: Piano Quartet in A minor
Berg: “Nachtigall”
Berg: “Schliesse mir die Augen beide”
Schoenberg: cabaret songs
Schoenberg: “Ode to Napoleon”
Richard Strauss: “Traum durch die Dämmerung”
Richard Strauss: “Zueignung”
Richard Strauss: “Morgen”
Richard Strauss: “Metamorphosen” (sextet version)

$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
http://cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 17 (7 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Jeffrey Siegel, piano & speaker
“Keyboard Conversations: a Bernstein Birthday Bash”
$25-$42
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu

Sept. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court, University of Richmond
Anna Nizhegorodtseva, piano
Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major, Op. 7
Brahms: 6 intermezzos, Op. 118
Ernesto Lecuona: “Suite Andalucia”

free
free master class, 4 p.m. Sept. 19, Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center
(804) 289-8980
http://modlin.richmond.edu

Sept. 21 (8 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Alexi Kenney & Timothy Summers, violins
Raphael Bell, cello
Mimi Solomon, piano

Korngold: Suite, Op. 23
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Dvořák: Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90 (“Dumky”)

$18-$25
(434) 295-5395
http://cvillechambermusic.org

Sept. 22
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Richmond
Paley Music Festival:
Alexander Paley & Peiwen Chen, pianos
Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 1, Op. 5 (“Fantasie-tableaux”)
Rachmaninoff: Suite No. 2, Op. 17
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 (two-piano arr.)

donation requested
(804) 665-9516
http://paleymusicfestival.org

Sept. 22 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Sept. 23 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Sept. 24 (2:30 p.m.)
Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony
JoAnn Falletta conducting

Randall Svane: “Quantum Flight”
Victor L. Wooten & Conni Ellisor: “The Bass Whisperer”

Victor L. Wooten, electric bass
Holst: “The Planets”
women of Virginia Symphony Chorus
$25-$110
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

Sept. 23 (3 p.m.)
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Richmond
Paley Music Festival:
Daisuke Yamamoto, violin
Alexander Paley, piano

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D major, Op. 12, No. 1
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 12, No. 2
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 3 in E flat minor, Op. 12, No. 3
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 (“Spring”)

donation requested
(804) 665-9516
http://paleymusicfestival.org

Sept. 23 (7:30 p.m.)
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Richmond
Paley Music Festival:
Daisuke Yamamoto, violin
Alexander Paley, piano

Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 30, No. 1
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30, No. 2
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 96

donation requested
(804) 665-9516
http://paleymusicfestival.org

Sept. 23 (8 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Pops
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
Matthew E. White, Natalie Press, Tim Barry, Bio Ritmo & Clair Morgan, guest stars

“The Broadberry Presents: RVA Live!”
$10-$80
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Sept. 23 (8 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Symphony
Daniel Myssyk conducting
“Hollywood Magic”
works TBA by John Williams, Bernstein, Berlioz, Weber
$10
(804) 828-6776
http://arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Sept. 23 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Sept. 24 (3:30 p.m.)
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville Symphony
Benjamin Rous conducting

John Adams: “Short Ride in a Fast Machine”
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622

Shawn Earle, clarinet
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major
$10-$45
(434) 924-3376
http://cvillesymphony.org

Sept. 24 (2 p.m.)
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Laurel Street at Floyd Avenue, Richmond
Daniel Sañez, organ
Louis Marchand: “Livre d’Orgue,” Book 3 – “Grande Dialogue”
Buxtehude: “Nun bitten wir den Heilgen Geist,” BuxWV 280
Jean-François Dandrieu: “Offertoire pour le Jour de Pâques”
Jean-François Dandrieu: , Suite I. “Pièces en D. la Ré” Suite No. 1 – “O filii et filiæ,”
J.S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
Franck: Chorale No. 1 in E Major
Philip Glass: “Satyagraha,” Act III – conclusion
free
(804) 359-5651
http://richmondcathedral.org/music

Sept. 24 (3 p.m.)
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Richmond
Paley Music Festival:
Alexandra von der Embse, oboe
Charles West, clarinet
Thomas Schneider, bassoon
James Ferree, French horn
Alexander Paley, piano

Mozart: Quintet in E flat major, K. 452
Beethoven: Horn Sonata in F major, Op. 17
Beethoven: Quintet in E flat major, Op. 16

donation requested
(804) 665-9516
http://paleymusicfestival.org

Sept. 25 (8 p.m.)
Sept. 26 (8 p.m.)
Kimball Theatre, Merchants Square, Williamsburg
Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra
Janna Hymes conducting

Adam Schoenberg: “Bounce” (2013)
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D major

Jennifer Koh, violin
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”)
$48-$58
(757) 229-9857
http://williamsburgsymphony.org

Sept. 26 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Anima Vox Duo:
Tadeu Coehlo, flute
Carole Ott, soprano
program TBA
free
(804) 828-6776
http://arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Sept. 27 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Emily Ondracek-Peterson, violin
Richard Masters, piano
program TBA
free
(804) 828-6776
http://arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Sept. 28 (6:30 p.m.)
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Overbrook Road at Ownby Lane, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Steven Smith conducting
Molly Sharp, viola
Rush Hour
works (some excerpted) by Beethoven, Haydn, Rebecca Clarke, Peter Maxwell Davies
$15 (limited seating)
(804) 788-1212
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Sept. 28 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Sept. 30 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony Pops
conductor TBA
Denzal Sinclair, vocalist
“Unforgettable: the Music of Nat ‘King’ Cole”
$25-$100
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

Sept. 28 (7 p.m.)
Sept. 30 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Christian Macelaru conducting

John Adams: “Short Ride in a Fast Machine”
Copland: Symphony for organ and orchestra

Cameron Carpenter, organ
Copland: “Appalachian Spring” Suite
Bernstein: Divertimento

$15-$89
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Sept. 29 (8 p.m.)
Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Opera
Adam Turner conducting
Saint-Saëns: “Samson and Delilah”
Derek Taylor (Samson)
Katharine Goeldner (Delilah)
Michael Chioldi (High Priest of Dagon)
Stefan Szkafarowsky (Old Hebrew)
Rubin Casas (Abimélech)
Bille Bruley (First Philistine)
Brandon Morales (Second Philistine)
Stephen Carroll (Philistine Messenger)
Paul Curran, stage director
in French, English captions
$31.82-$109.09
(866) 673-7282
http://vaopera.org

Sept. 29 (8 p.m.)
Salem Civic Center, 1001 Roanoke Boulevard
Roanoke Symphony Pops
David Stewart Wiley conducting
Ellis Hall, vocalist

“Ray, Motown and Beyond”
$32-$53
(540) 343-9127
http://rso.com

Sept. 29 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Jacomo Bairos conducting
Seu Jorge, actor-musician

“The Life Aquatic: a Tribute to David Bowie”
$25-$89
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

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