New chamber series opens in Richmond

The Belvedere Series, a new chamber-music venture in Richmond, launches on May 7 and will present five concerts in the 2022-23 season.

The opening program, “Rückblick,” will feature violinist Karen Johnson, violist Danielle Wiebe Burke, cellist Schuyler Slack and pianist Ingrid Keller playing works by Brahms, Bohuslav Martinů and John Corigliano, at 3:30 p.m. May 7 at Marburg House, 3102 Bute Lane in the Carillon/Byrd Park district of Richmond. A 7 p.m. repeat performance is sold out.

Belvedere Series concerts scheduled in the coming season, all at 7 p.m. at Marburg House, will offer chamber-music standards such as Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet and Dvořák’s “Dumky” Piano Trio alongside a number of contemporary solo, chamber and vocal pieces, as well as a “Schubertiade” of chamber and vocal works by Franz Schubert and a program prominently featuring female composers.

General-admission tickets are $30 per concert for adults, $10 for students. For more information, visit

Dates, artists and programs:

May 7
Karen Johnson, violin
Danielle Wiebe Burke, viola
Schuyler Slack, cello
Ingrid Keller, piano

John Corigliano: “Fancy on a Bach Air”
Bohuslav Martinů: Viola Sonata
Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60

Sept. 24
Natalie Rose Kress, violin
Danielle Wiebe Burke, viola
Jonathan Ruck, cello
Ingrid Keller, piano

“Transformation and Inspiration”
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012, for solo cello
Handel-Halvorsen: “Sarabande con variazioni”
Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47

Oct. 29
Domenic Salerni, violin & composer
Danielle Wiebe Burke, viola
Schuyler Slack, cello
Sam Suggs, double-bass & composer
Mary Boodell, flute
Ingrid Keller, piano
Paul Wiancko, composer

“Distant Lands”
Wiancko: “American Haiku”
Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for flute, viola & double-bass
Salerni: Piano Trio No. 1
Suggs: “Postlude”
Dvořák: Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90 (“Dumky”)

Feb. 12
Domenic Salerni & Meredith Riley, violins
Danielle Wiebe Burke, viola
Schuyler Slack, cello
Tiffany Valvo, clarinet
Ingrid Keller, piano
Elisabeth Marshall, soprano

“Schubertiade: An die Musik”
Schubert: Violin Sonata in A minor, D. 385
Schubert: “The Shepherd on the Rock”
Schubert: Quartet in A minor, D. 804 (“Rosamunde”)

March 26
Jonathan Stinson, baritone & composer
Ingrid Keller, piano

“The Evolving Song Cycle”
Beethoven: “An die ferne Geliebte,” Op. 98
Mahler: “Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen”
Stinson: “Uncivil Relief”

May 13
Jessica Xylina Osborne, piano

“So She Wants to Write a Fugue?”
J.S. Bach: “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” Book 1 – Prelude and Fugue in B minor
Clara Wieck Schumann: “Three Preludes and Fugues,” Op. 16
Lera Auerbach: “Chorale, Fugue and Postlude”
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue No. 15 in D flat major
Beethoven: Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110
Irene Britton-Smith: Passacaglia
Grazyna Bacewicz: Sonata II

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