January 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: Pianist Alexander Paley plays Chopin and Prokofiev in the winter installment of his Richmond music festival, Jan. 6 at St. Luke Lutheran Church. . . . Pianist Orion Weiss joins Steven Smith and the Richmond Symphony for Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto (No. 5), sharing the program with Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Jan. 12 and 13 at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center. . . . The Seraph Brass performs in the next program of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rennolds Chamber Concerts, Jan. 19 at VCU’s Singleton Arts Center. . . . The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia presents a quartet of artists playing Shostakovich and Messiaen, Jan. 20 at First Unitarian Universalist Church. . . . The University of Richmond’s Tucker-Boatwright Festival continues with Steven Smith and the Richmond Symphony, joined by Balinese gamelan performers, in a program of Mozart, Debussy, Evan Ziporyn and Dewat Alit, as well as a re-creation of the Javanese music performed at the 1889 Paris Exposition, which profoundly influenced Debussy’s style. Some of the same works, as well Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel’s Overture in C major, will be played by the symphony in a Rush Hour casual concert on Jan. 24 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and a Metro Collection program on Jan. 27 at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.

Noteworthy elsewhere: Pianist Leon Fleisher marks his 90th year playing Mozart with Peter Oundjian and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Jan. 5 at Strathmore in the Maryland suburbs of DC. . . . The Canadian Brass performs some of the quintet’s greatest hits in a Jan. 11 visit to Christopher Newport University’s Ferguson Arts Center in Newport News. . . . Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony, joined by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, explore Olivier Mesiaen’s epic “Turangalîla” Symphony in an Off-the-Cuff talk and performance on Jan. 11 and a complete performance on Jan. 13, both at Strathmore. . . . Soprano Renée Fleming joins Gianandrea Noseda and the National Symphony Orchestra in a program of Schubert and Schubert reimagined by Luciano Berio, Jan. 18 and 20 at Washington’s Kennedy Center. . . . Thomas Wilkins, a Norfolk native and former associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony, currently music director of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, returns to Hampton Roads to conduct the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, with guest violinist Sirena Huang, in a program of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Rossini, Jan. 25 at Ferguson Arts Center in Newport News, Jan. 26 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk and Jan. 27 at Sandler Arts Center in Virginia Beach. (Wilkins also will receive the orchestra’s Dreamer Award during a Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert at Norfolk’s Second Calvary Baptist Church.) . . . Behzod Abduraimov, a Tashkent-born pianist with a fast-rising international profile, plays Wagner, Liszt and Prokofiev in a Tuesday Evening Concerts program on Jan. 29 at the University of Virginia’s Old Cabell Hall in Charlottesville. . . . Pianist Jeremy Denk plays sets of variations by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bizet, Schumann and John Adams, Jan. 29 at the Kennedy Center.

Jan. 5 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Peter Oundjian conducting
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
Leon Fleisher, piano
Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major
$35-$90
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

Jan. 6 (3 p.m.)
St. Luke Lutheran Church, 7757 Chippenham Parkway, Richmond
Alexander Paley, piano
Chopin: 24 préludes, Op. 28
Prokofiev: “Ten Pieces from ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ” Op. 75
donation requested
(804) 665-9516
http://paleymusicfestival.org

Jan. 6 (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
http://www.classicalrevolutionrva.com/events

Jan. 11 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Canadian Brass
Hudson & Coletti: “Renaissance Fireworks”
Handel-Allen: “Solomon” – “Arrival of Queen of Sheeba”
Bach-Romm: Fugue in G minor (“Little”)
Coletti & Ridenour: “Brahms on Brass” (selections)
Lennon & McCartney-Dedrick: “Penny Lane”
DaCosta-Henderson: “Tuba Tiger Rag”
Mozart-Frackenpohl: “Rondo alla turca”
Gershwin-Henderson: “Porgy and Bess” (selections)
Newton-Henderson: “Amazing Grace”
Kompanek (arr.): “Tribute to the Ballet”
$32-$57
(757) 594-8752
http://fergusoncenter.org

Jan. 11 (7:30 p.m.)
Jan. 13 (2 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Washington National Opera American Opera Initiative Festival
Lidiya Yankovskaya conducting
Kamala Sankaram & Jerre Dye: “Taking Up Serpents”
Alexandria Shiner (Kayla)
Eliza Bonet (Nelda)
Timothy J. Bruno (Daddy)
Hannah Hagerty (Reba/Young mother/Holiness congregation member)
Marlen Nahhas (Save Mart customer/Queer kid/Holiness congregation member)
Arnold Livingston Geis (Save Mart customer/Bus driver/Preacher)
Alison Moritz, stage director
in English
$35-$45
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Jan. 11 (8:15 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conducting & speaking
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
“Off the Cuff: Messiaen’s ‘Turangalîla’ Symphony”
$35-$90
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

Jan. 12 (8 p.m.)
Jan. 13 (3 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Steven Smith conducting
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major (“Emperor”)
Orion Weiss, piano
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
$10-$82
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Jan. 12 (7 and 9 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Washington National Opera American Opera Initiative Festival
Steven Osgood conducting
Matt Boehler & Laura Barati: “75 Miles”
Alexandra Nowakowski (Avery)
Alexandra Christoforakis (Marianne)
Joshua Conyers (Jason)
Molly Joyce & James Kennedy: “Relapse”
Amanda Palmeiro (Marina)
Alexandra Nowakowski (Jessie)
Alexander McKissick (Aaron)
Samson McCrady (Nurse)
Nicolas Lell Benavides & Marella Martin Koch: “Pepito”
Alexandra Nowakowski (Camilla)
Alexandra Christoforakis (Angie)
Joshua Blue (David)
Samuel Weiser (Pepito)
Andrea Dorf McGray, stage director
in English
$19-$35
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Jan. 12 (7:30 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Cornell University Glee Club
Robert Isaacs directing
150th Anniversary Concert
program TBA
$20-$40
(301) 581-5100
http://www.strathmore.org

Jan. 13 (7 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program:
String Sinfonietta
Christie-Jo Adams conducting
Soon Hee Newbold: “Honor and Glory”
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez: “Let It Go”
Rhea Prakash, Madisyn Willis & Isaac Wilson, soloists
Richard Meyer: “Terra Nova”
Camerata Strings
Rebecca Jilcott conducting
Warren Benson: “Themes and Excursions”
Elena Roussanova Lucas: “Contemplation”
Soon Hee Newbold: “Iditarod”
YOP Wind Ensemble
Christopher Moseley directing
John Kinyon: “Flurry” for winds and percussion
John Moss: “British Master’s Suite”
Mark Williams: “Grant County Celebration”
Youth Concert Orchestra
Sandy Goldie conducting
Robert W. Smith: “The Tempest”
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major (“London”) – I: Adagio – allegro
Albinoni: Adagio
Hyla Stuntz, violin
Soon Hee Newbold: “Warrior Legacy”
free
(804) 592-3330 (Dominion Energy Center)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Jan. 13 (3 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conducting
Messiaen: “Turangalîla” Symphony
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Nathalie Forget, ondes Martenot
$35-$90
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

Jan. 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Chrysler Museum of Art, 1 Memorial Place, Norfolk
Feldman Chamber Music Society:
Trio Karénine
Debussy: Piano Trio in G major
Schumann: Trio in D minor, Op. 63
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
$30
(757) 552-1630
http://www.feldmanchambermusic.org

Jan. 15 (8 p.m.)
Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St.
Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg:
Trio Karénine
Debussy: Piano Trio in G major
Schumann: Trio in D minor, Op. 63
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
$20 (waiting list)
(757) 258-8555
http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org

Jan. 18 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Jan. 19 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony Pops
Gonzalo Farias conducting
Alicia Hall Moran & Nicholas Spangler, guest stars
“Broadway A to Z . . . ABBA to Les Miz”
$25-$100
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

Jan. 18 (8 p.m.)
Jan. 20 (3 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda conducting
Schubert: “Rosamunde” – Overture and incidental music
Schubert: orchestrated songs (various arrangers)
Renée Fleming, soprano
Luciano Berio: “Renderings” (based on Schubert’s sketches for a Tenth Symphony)
$15-$89
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Jan. 19 (11 a.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony LolliPops
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
“A Lemony Snicket Mystery”
$10-$20
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Jan. 19 (8 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Rennolds Chamber Concerts:
Seraph Brass
program TBA
$35
(804) 828-1169
http://arts.vcu.edu/music/events

Jan. 19 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Markus Stenz conducting
Wagner: “Siegfried Idyll”
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D major
Baiba Skride, violin
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major (“London”)
$35-$90
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

Jan. 20 (4 p.m.)
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1000 Blanton Ave. at the Carillon, Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Grace Park, violin
James Wilson, cello
Bryan Crumpler, clarinet
Terrence Wilson, piano
Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Messiaen: “Quartet for the End of Time”
$28
(804) 304-6312
http://cmscva.org

Jan. 20 (7 p.m.)
Second Calvary Baptist Church, 3920 Corpew Ave., Norfolk
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Gonzalo Farias conducting
“Songs of a Dreamer: a Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”
program TBA
free
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

Jan. 22 (7 p.m.)
Jan. 23 (8 p.m.)
Jan. 24 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
“Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” film with live orchestral accompaniment
$34-$149
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Jan. 23 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
Tucker-Boatwright Festival:
Richmond Symphony
Steven Smith conducting
Debussy: “Pagodes”
Debussy: “La boîte à joujoux”
Evan Ziporyn: “Ngaben” for Balinese gamelan and orchestra
Dewa Alit: “Open My Door”
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
Sumarsam’s reconstruction of Javanese music heard by Debussy at 1889 Paris Exposition
$36
(804) 289-8980
http://modlin.richmond.edu

Jan. 24 (6:30 p.m.)
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Overbrook Road at Ownby Lane, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Rush Hour
Steven Smith conducting
works by Debussy, Mozart, others
$15 (seating limited)
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Jan. 24 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Pops
Jack Everly conducting
Ben Crawford & Ted Keegan, guest stars
“Rodgers & Hammerstein”
$35-$95
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

Jan. 25 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Jan. 26 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Jan. 27 (2:30 p.m.)
Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins conducting
Rossini: “La gazza ladra” (“The Thieving Magpie”) Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor
Sirena Huang, violin
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major
$25-$110
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

Jan. 25 (8 p.m.)
Jan. 26 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
Brandy, guest star
$39-$139
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

Jan. 26 (7:30 p.m.)
Altria Theater, Main and Laurel streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
conductor TBA
“Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” film screening with live orchestral accompaniment
$52.50-$82.50
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Jan. 26 (8 p.m.)
Jan. 27 (3 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
National Philharmonic
Piotr Gajewski conducting
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Hoachen Zhang, piano
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor
$34-$88
(301) 581-5100
http://www.strathmore.org

Jan. 27 (3 p.m.)
Blackwell Auditorium, Randolph-Macon College, 205 Henry St., Ashland
Richmond Symphony
Steven Smith conducting
Debussy: “La boîte à joujoux”
Dewa Alit: “Open My Door”
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel: Overture in C major
Mozart: Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183
$22
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Jan. 29 (7:30 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Tuesday Evening Concerts:
Behzod Abduraimov, piano
Wagner-Liszt: “Tristan und Isolde” – “Isoldes Liebestod”
Liszt: Sonata in B minor
Prokofiev: “Ten Pieces from ‘Romeo and Juliet’,” Op. 75
$12-$39
(434) 924-3376
http://tecs.org

Jan. 29 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Jeremy Denk, piano
Beethoven: “Five Variations on ‘Rule Brittania’ ”
John Adams: “I Still Play”
Bizet: “Variations chromatiques”
Mendelssohn: “Variations sérieuses,” Op. 54
Beethoven-Liszt: “An die ferne Geliebte”
Schumann: “Fantasy in C major, Op. 17
$70
(202) 785-9727 (Washington Performing Arts)
http://www.washingtonperformingarts.org

Jan. 31 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Marin Alsop conducting
Jennifer Higdon: Low Brass Concerto
Helen Grime: Percussion Concerto
Colin Currie, percussion
Respighi: “Brazilian Impressions”
Respighi: “The Pines of Rome”
$35-$90
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

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