February 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 ticket prices are listed; senior, student/youth, military, group and other discounts may be offered.

Each listing includes primary Covid-19 safety protocols for the event. Contact presenters or venues for detailed requirements.

Feb. 1 (8 p.m.)
Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St.
Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg:
Escher Quartet
Mozart: Quartet in C major, K. 465 (“Dissonance”)
Bartók: Quartet No. 3
Beethoven: Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127
George Walker: “Lyric for Strings”

$25 (waiting list)
masks required
(757) 741-3300 (Williamsburg Regional Library)
http://chambermusicwilliamsburg.org

Feb. 1 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Vocal Arts DC:
Will Liverman, baritone
Myra Huang, piano

Ravel: “Don Quichotte à Dulcinée”
works TBA by Richard Strauss, Howard Swanson

$50
proof of vaccination, photo ID & masks required
(800) 444-1324
http://kennedy-center.org

Feb. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
Richard Becker, piano & speaker
Becker: “Nine Inventions to the Muses”
works TBA by Mozart, Liszt, Chopin
reading of poems from Becker’s “On Sunday Afternoon”

free; ticket registration required
masks required
(804) 289-8980
http://modlin.richmond.edu

Feb. 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony Pops
Adam Turner conducting

“The Music of the Bee Gees”
$25-$110
masks required
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

Feb. 3 (7 p.m.)
Feb. 5 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gemma New conducting

Vaughan Williams: “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis”
Missy Mazzoli: Violin Concerto

Jennifer Koh, violin
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major
$15-$109
proof of vaccination, photo ID & masks required
(800) 444-1324
http://kennedy-center.org

Feb. 4 (8 p.m.)
Capital One Hall, 7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons
National Symphony Orchestra
Gemma New conducting

Vaughan Williams: “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis”
Missy Mazzoli: Violin Concerto

Jennifer Koh, violin
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5 in E flat major
$29-$69
proof of vaccination, photo ID & masks required
(800) 653-8000 (Ticketmaster)
http://capitalonehall.com/events

Feb. 5 (8 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Pops
conductor TBA
Tony DeSare & Capathia Jenkins, guest stars
“Jazz & Swing – a Classic Tribute”
$10-$82
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Feb. 5 (8 p.m.)
Feb. 6 (2 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Virginia Opera
Adam Turner conducting

Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer: “Three Decembers”
Karen Ziemba (Madeline Mitchell)
Cecilia Violetta López (Beatrice Mitchell)
Efraín Solís (Charlie Mitchell)
Lawrence Edelson, stage director

in English, English captions
$45-$115
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result & masks required
(866) 673-7282
http://vaopera.org

Feb. 6 (3 p.m.)
Capital One Hall, 7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons
American Youth Philharmonic
Timothy Dixon conducting

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
soloist TBA
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor
free
proof of vaccination, photo ID & masks required
(800) 653-8000 (Ticketmaster)
http://capitalonehall.com/events

Feb. 9 (7 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Guitar Studio
program TBA
free
masks required
(804) 828-1169
http://arts.vcu.edu/events

Feb. 10 (6:30 p.m.)
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Overbrook Road at Ownby Lane, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
conductor TBA
program TBA
$30
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Feb. 11 (8 p.m.)
Feb. 13 (2:30 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Virginia Opera
Adam Turner conducting

Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer: “Three Decembers”
Karen Ziemba (Madeline Mitchell)
Cecilia Violetta López (Beatrice Mitchell)
Efraín Solís (Charlie Mitchell)
Lawrence Edelson, stage director

in English, English captions
$12.50-$85
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(866) 673-7282
http://vaopera.org

Feb. 12 (2 p.m.)
Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets
Mark Valenti, piano
works TBA by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Barber
free
masks required
(804) 646-7223
http://rvalibrary.org/events/gellman-concerts

Feb. 12 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Feb. 13 (3:30 p.m.)
Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, Charlottesville High School, 1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville Symphony
Benjamin Rous conducting

Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C major for strings
Copland: “Appalachian Spring” Suite

$10-$45
masks required
(434) 924-3376
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Feb. 12 (7:30 p.m.)
Feb. 13 (3 p.m.)
Shaftman Performance Hall, Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Ave., Roanoke
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley conducting

“Vienna Valentine”
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor (“Unfinished”)
Suppé: “Light Cavalry” Overture
Johann Strauss II: “Pizzicato Polka”
Johann Strauss II: “Thunder and Lightning Polka”
Johann Strauss II: “Vienna Blood”
Johann Strauss II: “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”

$34-$56
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result & masks required
(540) 343-9127
http://rso.com

Feb. 13 (3 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Rennolds Chamber Concerts:
Imani Winds
program TBA
$30 (general admission)
masks required
(804) 828-1169
http://arts.vcu.edu/event/mary-anne-rennolds-chamber-music-series-imani-winds/

Feb. 13 (3 p.m.)
Altria Theater, Main and Laurel streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
George Daugherty conducting

“Bugs Bunny at the Symphony!”
$10-$82
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Feb. 13 (3 p.m.)
Good Luck Cellars, 1025 Goodluck Road, Kilmarnock
Feb. 19 (7 p.m.)
Feb. 20 (3 p.m.)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4103 Monument Ave., Richmond
Capitol Opera Richmond
RVA Baroque

conductor TBA
Monteverdi: “The Coronation of Poppea”
cast TBA
$30 (Kilmarnock); $25 (Richmond)
masks required
(804) 840-7878
http://capitoloperarichmond.com

Feb. 13 (3 p.m.)
Capital One Hall, 7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons
National Philharmonic
Piotr Gajewski conducting

Debussy: “La Mer”
Holst: “The Planets”

$45-$99
proof of vaccination, photo ID & masks required
(800) 653-8000 (Ticketmaster)
http://capitalonehall.com/events

Feb. 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Tuesday Evening Concerts:
Natasha Paremski, piano
Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Chopin: Mazurka in B major, Op. 63, No. 1
Thomas Adès: Mazurka, Op. 27, No. 1
Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op. 63, No. 2
Adès: Mazurka, Op. 27, No. 3
Chopin: Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Mussorgsky: “Pictures at an Exhibition”

$12-$39
masks required
(434) 924-3376
http://tecs.org

Feb. 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Cramton Auditorium, Howard University, 2455 Sixth St. NW, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda conducting

“Celebrating George Walker at 100”
Walker: Sinfonia No. 1
Walker: Violin Sonata No. 1

Gregory Walker, violin
Natalia Kazaryan, piano

Walker: Sinfonia No. 4
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B flat major

free
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(804) 444-1324
http://kennedy-center.org

Feb. 17 (7 p.m.)
Feb. 18 (11:30 a.m.)
Feb. 19 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda conducting

Weber: “Oberon” Overture
Haydn: Sinfonia concertante in B flat major, Hob. I:105

Marissa Regni, violin
David Hardy, cello
Nicholas Stovall, oboe
Sue Heineman, bassoon

Louise Farrenc: Symphony No. 3 in G minor
$15-$109
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(804) 444-1324
http://kennedy-center.org

Feb. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
Philip Setzer, violin
David Finckel, cello
Wu Han, piano

Haydn: Piano Trio in D minor, Hob. XV:23
Beethoven: Piano Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 (“Ghost”)
Dvořák: Piano Trio in F minor, Op. 65

$35 (general admission)
masks required
(804) 289-8980
http://modlin.richmond.edu

Feb. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Feb. 19 (7:30 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Feb. 20 (2:30 p.m.)
Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins conducting

Jim Beckel: Toccata for Orchestra
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor

Alexi Kinney, violin
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor
$25-$110
masks required
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

Feb. 19 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Zimmerman conducting

Adolphus Hailstork: “Essay for Strings”
Dvořák: Serenade in D minor, Op. 44,
for winds
Christopher Rouse: “Ku-Ka-Ilimoku”
Arvo Pärt: “Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten”
Sylvie Bodorová: “Bruromano”
for guitar, double-bass & strings
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Aaron Clay, double-bass

$45-$70
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result & masks required
(703) 993-2787
http://cfa.gmu.edu

Feb. 20 (8 p.m.)
The Loft at HofGarden, 2818 W. Broad St., Richmond
Classical Revolution RVA:
artists TBA
“Classical Incarnations”
program TBA

donations requested
masks required
(804) 424-3303 (HofGarden)
http://www.classicalrevolutionrva.com/events

Feb. 20 (3 p.m.)
The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna
Miró Quartet
Haydn: Quartet in D major, Op. 64, No. 5 (“Lark”)
Kevin Puts: “Home”
Ravel: Quartet in F major

$44
proof of vaccination or negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(703) 255-1868
http://wolftrap.org

Feb. 24 (7 p.m.)
Feb. 26 (8 p.m.)
Feb. 27 (3 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda conducting

J.S. Bach: “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
Villa-Lobos: “Bachianas Brasileiras” No. 4
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major

Katerina Burton, soprano
$15-$109
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(804) 444-1324
http://kennedy-center.org

Feb. 25 (7:30 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Feb. 26 (7:30 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Symphony Pops
Byron Stripling conducting & trumpet
Carmen Bradford, vocalist
Leo Manzari, tap dancer

“Uptown Nights”
works TBA by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, others

$25-$110
masks required
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

Feb. 26 (2 p.m.)
Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets
Greater Richmond Children’s Choir ensembles
Crystal Jonkman & Pete Curry directing
program TBA
free
masks required
(804) 646-7223
http://rvalibrary.org/events/gellman-concerts

Feb. 26 (8 p.m.)
Feb. 27 (3 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony
Valentina Peleggi conducting

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
George Li, piano
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor
$10-$82
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

Feb. 26 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
John Mayhood & Shelby Sender, pianos
I-Jen Fang & Brian Smith, percussion

Zachary Wadsworth: “Four Laws” for percussion
Gabriela Lena Frank: “Danza de los Saqsampillos” for 2 marimbas
Stravinsky: “The Rite of Spring” (2 pianos & percussion arrangement)
free
masks required
(434) 924-3052
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Feb. 27 (3:30 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
UVa Chamber Music Series:
Dan Sender, violin
Ayn Balija, viola
Peter Sparr, double-bass
Kelly Peral, oboe
Jiyeon Choi, clarinet
Elizabeth Roberts, bassoon

Prokofiev: Quintet in G minor, Op. 39, for winds & strings
Paganini: Duetto No. 3
for violin and bassoon
$15
masks required
(434) 924-3052
http://music.virginia.edu/events

Feb. 28 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Renée Fleming, soprano
Emerson String Quartet
Simone Dinnerstein, piano
Uma Thurman, narrator

George Walker: “Lyric for Strings”
Philip Glass: “Mad Rush”
Barber: Quartet in B minor, Op. 11
André Previn & Tom Stoppard: “Penelope”

$69
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(804) 444-1324
http://kennedy-center.org

March 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
Garrick Ohlsson & Kirill Gerstein, piano duo
Thomas Adès: “Powder Her Face” Suite
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Busoni: “Fantasia Contrappuntistica”
Ravel: “La Valse”

$35 (general admission)
masks required
(804) 289-8980
http://modlin.richmond.edu

March 3 (7:30 p.m.)
Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway
Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra
conductor TBA
Kodály: “Dances of Galanta”
Joaquin Turina: “Danzas fantásticas,” Op. 22
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor (“Organ”)

organist TBA
$55 (live attendance); $25 (online stream)
masks recommended
(757) 229-9857
http://williamsburgsymphony.org

March 3 (7:30 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
March 5 (7:30 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 215 St. Paul’s Boulevard, Norfolk
March 6 (2:30 p.m.)
Sandler Arts Center, 201 S. Market St., Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Jacomo Bairos conducting

Kishi Bashi: “Improvisations on EO 9066”
Kishi Bashi, violin
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E minor
$25-$110
masks required
(757) 892-6366
http://virginiasymphony.org

March 3 (7 p.m.)
March 4 (8 p.m.)
March 5 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda conducting

Dvořák: “The Wood-Dove”
Carlos Simon: “Tales – a Folklore Symphony”
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major

James Ehnes, violin
$15-$99
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(804) 444-1324
http://kennedy-center.org

March 4 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
The Ten Tenors
program TBA
$38-$58
masks required
(757) 594-8752
http://fergusoncenter.org

March 5 (7 p.m.)
Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Washington National Opera
Robert Spano conducting

“Written in Stone”
Jason Moran: “Chantal”

Alicia Hall Moran (Chantal)
Huang Ruo & David Henry Hwang: “The Rift”
Karen Vuong (Maya Lin)
Nina Yoshida Nelsen (Phuong Tran)
Christian Mark Gibbs (Grady Mitchell)
Rod Gilfry (Robert McNamara)

Kamala Sankaram & A.M. Homes: “Rise”
Vanessa Becerra (Alicia Hernández)
J’Nai Bridges (Officer Victoria Wilson)
Daryl Freedman (A Powerful Woman/Adelaide Johnson)
Danielle Talamantes (Maria Hernández)
Suzannah Waddington (The Monument)

Marc Bamuthi Joseph & Carlos Simon: “it all falls down”
J’Nai Bridges (Laurel)
Christian Mark Gibbs (Bklyn)
Alfred Walker (Mtchll)
James Robinson, stage director

in English, English captions
$35-$199
proof of vaccination or recent negative test result, photo ID & masks required
(804) 444-1324
http://kennedy-center.org

March 6 (4 p.m.)
Seventh Street Christian Church, Grove and Malvern avenues, Richmond
Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia:
Njioma Grevious, violin
Melissa Reardon, viola
Mary Boodell, flute
Charles Overton, harp

Saint-Saëns: Fantaisie in A major, Op. 124, for violin & harp
Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola & harp
David Bruce: “The Eye of Night”
for flute, viola & harp
Onutė Narbutaitė: “Winterserenade” (after Schubert) for flute, violin & viola
$30
masks required
(804) 304-6312
http://cmscva.org

March 6 (3 p.m.)
Cave Spring United Methodist Church, 4505 Hazel Drive, Roanoke
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra winds
David Stewart Wiley, piano

Mozart: Quintet in E flat major, K. 452, for piano & winds
Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K. 388, for winds
$32-$49
masks recommended
(540) 343-9127
http://rso.com

March 6 (2 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Martin James Bartlett, piano
Rameau: Suite in A minor – VII. Gavotte et six doubles
François Couperin: “Les Barricades Mystérieuses”
François Couperin: “Le Tic Toc Choc ou Les Maillotins”
Haydn: Sonata in A flat major, Hob. XVI:46
Wagner-Liszt: “Tristan und Isolde” – “Liebestod”
Julian Anderson: “She Hears”
Rachmaninoff-Wild: “Where Beauty Dwells”
Rachmaninoff-Wild: Vocalise, Op. 34, No. 14
Rachmaninoff: “Polka de W.R. Ravel – La Valse”

$40
proof of vaccination or recent negative test results, photo ID & masks required
(202) 784-9727 (Washington Performing Arts)
http://washingtonperformingarts.org

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