June calendar

A stumble on the way to revival of live classical music in Richmond: Two leading organizations have scheduled performances at the same time on the same day.

The Richmond Symphony with its associate conductor, Chia-Hsuan Lin, perform in a concert at 4 p.m. June 13 marking the opening of the Baxter Perkinson Center for the Arts, 11801 Centre St. in Chester. The program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A major, the “Sonata da Chiesa” by Virginia composer Adolphus Hailstork and Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” Overture. Tickets: $25 (limited seating, masks required in the hall). Details: (800) 514-3849 (ETIX); http://www.richmondsymphony.com . . . Assistant Conductor Daniel Myssyk leads the orchestra in a pops concert at 8 p.m. June 5 at Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road in Chesterfield County. Tickets: $10 (plus parking fee). Health protocols and ticket information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pocahontas-premieres-the-richmond-symphony-tickets-118391130057 . . . Several symphony ensembles perform along a one-mile walking route in “Mile of Music,” a free event from 2 to 4 p.m. June 12 at Forest Hill Park, 4021 Forest Hill Ave.

The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia concludes its current season with “Weather the Storm,” a program of Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and a new work commissioned by the society, Kevin Alexander Day’s “Surgent,” at 4 p.m. June 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road. Performers include violinists Nicholas DiEugenio, Johnny Gandelsman and Natalie Rose Kress; violist Dana Kelley; cellist James Wilson; double-bassist Jonathan Colbert; traverso flutist Mary Boodell; and harpsichordist Carsten Schmidt. Tickets: $5-$30 (limited seating, health protocols in effect). Details: (804) 304-6312; http://cmscva.org

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Paul Bhasin, performs in “Symphony under the Stars,” a free concert at 8 p.m. June 5 in Woodville Park, 3904 Woodville Park Road in Gloucester. . . . Virginia Arts Festival performances by the orchestra with JoAnn Falletta, the VSO’s music director laureate, and pianist Olga Kern in all-Beethoven program, June 11-13 at various Hampton Roads venues, are sold out. . . . In another Virginia Arts Festival event, a string ensemble from the orchestra plays in a “sensory friendly” audience-participatory concert with members of Tidewater Music Therapy, at 11 a.m. June 12 at Bank Street Stage, Bank and East Charlotte streets in Norfolk. Tickets: $12. . . . Erin Freeman conducts the orchestra, with guest stars Classical Mystery Tour, a Beatles tribute band, 7:30 p.m. June 15 at Ferguson Arts Center of Christopher Newport University in Newport News, and 7:30 p.m. June 16 at Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard in Norfolk. Tickets: $35. . . . Daniel Matsukawa conducts, with Michael Byerly, the VSO’s principal clarinetist as featured soloist, in a program of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, at 7:30 p.m. June 23 at Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St. in Virginia Beach, 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, and 7:30 p.m. June 25 at Ferguson Arts Center in Newport News. Tickets: $35. Details: (757) 892-6366; http://virginiasymphony.org

Other Virginia Arts Festival classical events: Pianist Olga Kern, the Ambrosia Quartet, flutist Debra Wendells Cross, oboist Sherie Lake Aguirre, harpist Barbara Chapman, violist Beverly Kane Baker and double-bassist Christopher White, play works by Glinka, Vaughan Williams, Philippe Gaubert and others at 7:30 p.m. June 8 on the Bank Street stage in Norfolk. Tickets: $70-$140. . . . JoAnn Falletta conducts the Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players, with reciters Hila Plitmann and Fred Child, in William Walton’s “Façade,” at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at Goode Arts Center of Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach. Tickets: $10-$45. Details: (757) 282-2822; http://vafest.org

Gianandrea Noseda, music director of the National Symphony Orchestra, conducts a program to be announced featuring NSO members – clarinetist Lin Ma, bassoonist Sue Heineman and double-bassist Robert Oppelt – at 7 p.m. June 3 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington. Tickets: $89. Details: (800) 444-1324; http://kennedy-center.org

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