September calendar & events status

The Richmond Symphony, conducted by Valentina Peleggi, its new music director,  presents “African American Voices,” a free concert under its Big Tent outdoor concert stage for a socially distanced audience of no more than 1,000, at 3 p.m. Sept. 12 on the lawn of Maymont, 1700 Hampton St. . . . George Manahan conducts the orchestra in the season-opening Masterworks concerts, including a chamber-orchestra arrangement of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with pianist Aaron Diehl, the original 13-instruments ballet score of Copland’s “Appalachian Spring,” and works by Adolphus Hailstork, Joseph Turrin and Jessie Montgomery, at 7 p.m. Sept. 18, 8 p.m. Sept. 19 and 3 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets. Tickets: $10-$82. Home viewing of online stream of Sept. 19 concert: $20. Details: (800) 514-3849 (ETIX);

Virginia Opera continues its “Martinis Manhattans Maestros” series, with the company’s conductors, Adam Turner and Brandon Eldredge, introducing the resident singers featured in the forthcoming “Stayin’ Alive” series of virtual performances, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 2. The first “Stayin’ Alive” performance, featuring soprano Symone Harcum, mezzo-soprano Whitney Robinson, baritone Nicholas Martorano and bass-baritone Eric McConnell, begins at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9. The series continues each Wednesday through Oct. 7. Seating on the lawn of Norfolk’s Harrison Opera House is limited to 40 patrons, with face masks and social distancing required. All performances will be available on YouTube and Facebook. Details: (757) 347-1906;

The Richmond chapter, American Guild of Organists’ Repertoire Recital Series will present organist Robert McCormick at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road. Donations requested. Face masks and distanced seating are required, as are reservations for seats. AGO patrons may reserve seats from Sept. 25 to 27 by contacting Allen Bean: or (804) 525-7892. Others may reserve seats from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 via the St. Bridget web page and clicking “make a reservation” or by calling the church office at (804) 282-9511.

Cancellations and postponements of other Richmond area seasons:

Rennolds Chamber Concerts, Virginia Commonwealth University: No performances through December 2020.

Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond: No performances currently scheduled.

Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia: No performances currently scheduled.

Alexander Paley Music Festival: Fall 2020 concerts canceled.

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Cancellations and postponements of events and series elsewhere in Virginia and the Washington area: Virginia Opera, Norfolk, Richmond and Fairfax: No live performances through December 2020. . . . Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Hampton Roads: No performances through January 2021. . . . Feldman Chamber Music Society, Norfolk: 2020-21 season canceled. . . . Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News: No performances currently scheduled. . . . Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra: No performances currently scheduled. . . . Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg: 2020-21 season canceled. . . . University of Virginia, Charlottesville: No performances currently scheduled. . . . Charlottesville Symphony: All performances canceled through December 2020. . . . Tuesday Evening Concert Series, Charlottesville: No concerts through December 2020. . . . Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra: No concerts currently scheduled. . . . Roanoke Symphony Orchestra: No concerts currently scheduled. . . . Opera Roanoke: No performances currently scheduled. . . . Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg: No live performances through November 2020. . . . Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax: No live indoor events through December 2020. . . . Kennedy Center, Washington: All performances canceled through December 2020. . . . Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD: No live concerts through December 2020.

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