July 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 area’s major Fourth of July concerts, both with fireworks and/or laser lights: The Richmond Concert Band’s traditional program at Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park, and the Richmond Symphony’s “Red, White and Lights” at Dorey Park in Varina. . . . The Richmond Symphony Summer Series, “The World of Robert Schumann,” features performers from the symphony, the University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University in music of Schumann, his wife, Clara, and contemporaries such as Brahms and Bruch, in hour-long chamber concerts on July 12, 19 and 26 (with more in August) in Dominion Energy Center’s Gottwald Playhouse.

Noteworthy elsewhere: The National Symphony Orchestra’s July 4 “Capitol Fourth” concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol features violinist Joshua Bell, soprano Renée Fleming, Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys and others. . . . Charlottesville Opera stages Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” on July 8,12 and 14, and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” on July 27 and 29 (and Aug. 2, 4 and 5), all at the Paramount Theater. . . . Gonzalo Farias conducts the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in pops and light-classical programs in “Symphony by the Sea” concerts on July 12 and 26 at Neptune’s Park in Virginia Beach. . . . The Garth Newel Piano Quintet, with the Ensō String Quartet and other guest artists, perform in chamber concerts on Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons, beginning July 14-15 and running through August, at Garth Newel Music Center in Hot Springs. . . . Bramwell Tovey conducts the National Symphony, The Washington Chorus and soloists in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and pianist Inon Barnatan in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, July 14 at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center. . . . Wolf Trap Opera stages Gounod’s “Romeo et Juliette,” July 15, 17, 19 and 21 at The Barns at Wolf Trap. . . . Michael Barrett conducts the National Symphony, joined by the Manhattan Transfer, Take 6 and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera, in “Bernstein at 100,” a sampler of symphonic and theater works by Leonard Bernstein, July 27 at Wolf Trap. . . . The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival presents the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, Glenn Quader conducting, playing masterworks by Dvořák, Copland and Vaughan Williams, July 28 at the Orkney Springs Hotel Pavilion in Shenandoah County. . . . Patrick Summers conducts the National Symphony, with soprano Christine Goerke, tenor Simon O’Neill and bass-baritones Alan Held and Eric Owens, in selections from Wagner’s “Ring” cycle, July 28 at Wolf Trap.

July 4 (5 p.m.)
Dorey Park, 2999 Darbytown Road, Varina
Richmond Symphony
conductor TBA
“Red White and Lights,” patriotic pops concert with fireworks and laser-light show
free
(804) 652-1440
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park, Richmond
Richmond Concert Band
Mark W. Poland directing
Fourth of July program TBA, with fireworks
free
(800) 646-3355
http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/programmingDogwoodDell.aspx

July 4 (8 p.m.)
West Lawn, U.S. Capitol, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Jack Everly conducting
Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys, the Temptations, violinist Joshua Bell, soprano Renée Fleming, Choral Arts Society of Washington, U.S. Army Ceremonial Band, other guest stars
“A Capitol Fourth”
program TBA
free
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

July 8 (8 p.m.)
The Hof Garden, 2818 W. Broad St., Richmond
Classical Revolution RVA:
artists TBA
program TBA
free
(804) 342-0012
http://www.classicalrevolutionrva.com/events

July 8 (2 p.m.)
July 12 (7:30 p.m.)
July 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Opera
Steven Jarvi conducting
Mozart: “The Marriage of Figaro”
Tyler Simpson (Figaro)
Karin Mushegain (Susanna)
Trevor Scheunemann (Count Almaviva)
Katherine Whyte (Countess Almaviva)
Brian Kontes (Dr. Bartolo)
Claudia Chapa (Marcellina)
Katherine Henly (Barbarina)
David Paul, stage director
in Italian, English captions
$25-$70
(434) 293-4500
http://www.charlottesvilleopera.org

July 12 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
Jason McComb, cello
Joanne Kong, piano
Schumann: “Fünf Stücke im Volkston,” Op. 102 (excerpts)
Bloch: “From Jewish Life” – Prayer
Ernst Bacon: “A Life”
Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17 (excerpt)
$18
(804) 788-1212
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 12 (7:30 p.m.)
Neptune’s Park, 31st Street at Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Gonzalo Farias conducting
“Symphony by the Sea”
works TBA by Elgar, Tchaikovsky, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, others
free
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

July 14 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Thiago Ancelmo de Souza, clarinet
Joel Fuller, violin
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 59, No. 1 (“Razumovsky”)
$25 (concert), $84 (concert with dinner)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 14 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Bramwell Tovey conducting
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor
Inon Barnatan, piano
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor (“Choral”)
Yelena Dyachek, soprano
Zoie Reams, mezzo-soprano
Richard Trey Smagur, tenor
Thomas Glass, baritone
The Washington Chorus
$25-$60
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 15 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Thiago Ancelmo de Souza, clarinet
Joel Fuller, violin
Mozart: Quartet in A major, K. 464
Rebecca Clarke: Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale for viola and clarinet
Paul Moravec: “Tempest Fantasy” for clarinet, violin, cello and piano
$25 (concert), $43 (concert with picnic)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 15 (3 p.m.)
July 17 (7:30 p.m.)
July 19 (7:30 p.m.)
July 21 (7:30 p.m.)
The Barns at Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
Wolf Trap Opera
Eric Melear conducting
Gounod: “Romeo et Juliette”
Alexander McKissick (Romeo)
Madison Leonard (Juliette)
Richard Trey Smagur (Tybalt)
Thomas Glass (Mercutio)
Taylor Raven (Gertrude)
Anthony Reed (Frère Laurent)
Patrick Guetti (Count Pâris)
Joshua Conyers (Lord Capulet)
Andrew Gilstrap (Gregorio)
Annie Rosen (Stéphano)
Kevin Bryant (Benvolio)
Louisa Miller, stage director
in French, English captions
$36-$92
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 15 (6 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute Orchestra
Abel Pereira conducting
Bernstein: “Candide” Overture
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”)
free
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

July 19 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
HyoJoo Uh, viola
Magdalena Adamek, piano
Schumann: “Märchenbilder,” Op. 113
Bruch: Romance in F major, Op. 85
Clara Wieck Schumann: “Soirées musicales,” Op. 6 – Notturno
Brahms: Sonata in E flat major, Op. 120, No. 2
$18
(804) 788-1212
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 19 (6:30 p.m.)
Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St. NW, Washington
Wolf Trap Opera:
Madison Leonard, soprano
Megan Mikailovna Samarin, mezzo-soprano
Ian Koziara, tenor
Joseph Li, piano
program TBA
$20
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 21 (8 p.m.)
Orkney Springs Hotel Pavilion, Route 263, Shenandoah County
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
Glenn Quader conducting & guitar
“The Music of Pink Floyd”
$36-$55
(540) 459-3396
http://musicfest.org

July 21 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Aaron Berofsky, violin
Emerging Artists Fellows
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor
Mendelssohn: Octet in E flat major, Op. 20
$25 (concert), $84 (concert with dinner)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 21 (8:30 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou conducting
accompanying the film “Jaws”
$40-$65
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 22 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Aaron Berofsky, violin
Emerging Artists Fellows
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A major, Op. 47 (“Kreutzer”)
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34
$25 (concert), $43 (concert with picnic)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 22 (8:30 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou conducting
accompanying the film “Casino Royale”
$40-$65
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 26 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
Ellen Cockerham Riccio, violin
David Fisk, piano
Brahms: Sonata movement in C minor, Op. posth.
Clara Schumann: Three romances, Op. 22
Schumann: “Fantasiestücke,” Op. 12 (excerpts)
Schumann: Sonata in D minor, Op. 121, No. 2
$18
(804) 788-1212
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 26 (7:30 p.m.)
Neptune’s Park, 31st Street at Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Gonzalo Farias conducting
“Symphony by the Sea”
works TBA by Copland, Joplin, Grofé, others
free
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

July 27 (7:30 p.m.)
July 29 (2 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Opera
Andy Anderson conducting
Sondheim: “Into the Woods”
Rena Strober (The Witch)
Leah Edwards (Cinderella)
Adam Alexander (The Baker)
Sharin Apostolou (The Baker’s Wife)
Christopher Job (Cinderella’s Prince/The Wolf)
Brian Giebler (Jack)
Patrick Jacobs (narrator)
Deborah Grausman (Little Red Riding Hood)
Raymond Zilberberg, stage director
in English
$25-$70
(434) 293-4500
http://www.charlottesvilleopera.org

July 27 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Michael Barrett conducting
Bernstein: “Candide” Overture
Bernstein: “Chichester Psalms”
Choral Arts Society of Washington
Bernstein: “Prelude, Fugue and Riffs”
Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet
Bernstein: “On the Town” – “The Dream Ballet,” “Some Other Time”
Bernstein: “Songfest” – “I, Too, Sing America,” “Okay, ‘Negroes,’ ” “A Julia de Burgos”
Bernstein: “West Side Story” – “Cool,” “Maria”
Bernstein: “Candide” – “Auto-da-fè,” “Glitter and Be Gay,” “Make Our Garden Grow”
Misty Copland, Erin Morley & Tony Yazbeck, vocalists
Manhattan Transfer
Take 6
George Takei, narrator
$25-$60
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 28 (8 p.m.)
Orkney Springs Hotel Pavilion, Route 263, Shenandoah County
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival:
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
Glenn Quader conducting
Copland: “Rodeo” – Hoedown
Vaughan Williams: “The Lark Ascending”
violinist TBA
Copland: “Appalachian Spring” Suite
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”)
trad.: “Shenandoah”
$36-$41
(540) 459-3396
http://musicfest.org

July 28 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Ensō String Quartet
Benjamin Mitchell, clarinet
Evelyn Grau, viola
Isaac Melamed, cello
Alyssa Weinberg: “Still Life” for clarinet and string quartet
Beethoven: Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 3
Brahms: Sextet in B flat major, Op. 18
$25 (concert), $84 (concert with dinner)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 28 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Summers conducting
Wagner: “Der Ring des Niebelungen” (excerpts)
Christine Goerke, soprano
Simon O’Neill, tenor
Alan Held & Eric Owens, bass-baritones
$25-$60
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 29 (6 p.m.)
Town Point Park, 113 Waterside Drive, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Jeff Phelps conducting
Jeans ’n Classics, guest stars
“The Music of Elton John”
free
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

July 29 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Ensō String Quartet
Jeannette Fang, piano
Dohnányi: Piano Quintet in C Minor, Op. 1
Beethoven: Quartet in A minor, Op. 132
$25 (concert), $43 (concert with picnic)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 29 (6 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute Orchestra
Abel Pereira conducting
Verdi: “La forza del destino” Overture
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor
concerto TBA
soloist TBA
free
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

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