Symphony announces Summer Chamberfest

Updated June 16

The Richmond Symphony has announced a Summer Chamberfest series of four concerts staged at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays from July 7 to 28 in a new venue, Rhythm Hall of Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets in downtown Richmond.

The programs, lasting about one hour, will feature members of the symphony and guest artists in music ranging from Bach, Mozart, Ravel and the 19th-century French composer Louise Farrenc to contemporary composers Damien Geter, Missy Mazzoli, Eric Ewazen and Kenji Bunch.

The concerts will feature table seating, offering patrons access to drinks and snacks.

Series tickets are $100; single tickets are $25-$30. For more information, call the symphony’s patron services desk at (804) 788-1212 or visit http://richmondsymphony.com

Dates, artists and programs:

July 7 – Adrian Pintea & Ellen Cockerham Riccio, violins; HyoJoo Uh, viola; Jason McComb, cello; Ingrid Keller, piano. “French Impressions:” Damien Geter: “Neo-Soul;” Louise Farrenc: Piano Quintet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 30; Ravel: Quartet in F major: II: Assez vif – très rythmé.

July 14 – Russell Wilson, piano; Brian Strawley, trumpet; Evan Williams, trombone; other artists TBA. “Bach + Mazzoli:” J.S. Bach: Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, for solo violin; Eric Ewazen: Trumpet Trio; Missy Mazzoli: work TBA.

July 21 – David Lemelin, clarinet; Thomas Schneider, bassoon; Dominic Rotella, French horn; other Richmond Symphony Woodwind Quintet members TBA. “Gentle Winds:” program TBA.

July 28 – Daisuke Yamamoto & Susy Yim, violins; HyoJoo Uh & Stephen Schmidt, violas; Ryan Lannan, cello. “The Genius of Mozart:” Mozart: String Quintet in C major, K. 515; Kenji Bunch: “String Circle.”

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