The Kronos Quartet and a pairing of the ensembles Third Coast Percussion and Flutronix are among the classical attractions in a 2022-23 season focusing on contemporary and multicultural music and other art forms at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Arts Center.
More “traditional” classical attractions in the Modlin Center’s roster of visiting artists include the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, soprano Susanna Phillips and Anthony McGill, the New York Philharmonic’s principal clarinetist.
The full series will feature multicultural and world-music musicians ranging from the Cherokee Nation writer and performer Delanna Studi; the Danish folk-contemporary ensemble Dreamer’s Circus; the duo of singer Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi; Leyla McCalla, a New Orleans-based cellist of Haitian ancestry, and Kayhan Kalhor, who plays kamancheh, the traditional Persian spike fiddle.
Dance attractions include a modern-dance mainstay, the Mark Morris Dance Group, along with contemporary tap dancer Michelle Dorrance and her troupe, Step Afrika! and Ashwini Ramaswamy in a contemporary take on the traditional Hindu ceremony honoring ancestors.
Jazz performers in the series include the Aaron Diehl Trio, pianist Fred Hersch with singer Esperanza Spalding, saxophonist Joshua Redman and his trio, and a group led by bassist Christian McBride.
In addition to visiting artists, the Modlin Center season will feature soloists and ensembles from UR’s music, theater and dance departments.
For the ticketed Modlin Arts Presents series, “choose your own” subscription packages are available, with a 20 percent discount on purchases of tickets for four or more attractions.
To obtain a 2022-23 season brochure and more information, call the Modlin Center box office at (804) 289-8980 or visit http://modlin.richmond.edu
The Modlin Center’s 2022-23 classical series:
MODLIN ARTS PRESENTS
All concerts at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall unless listed otherwise. Tickets: $35.
Oct. 27 – Susanna Phillips, soprano; Craig Terry, piano. Program TBA.
Jan. 21 – Kronos Quartet; vocal ensemble TBA; Nicky Finney, narrator; Valérie Sainte-Agathe conducting. Michael Abels: “A War with Ourselves.”
Feb. 5 (3 p.m.) – Anthony McGill, clarinet; Gloria Chien, piano. Telemann: fantasias for solo clarinet; Jessie Montgomery: “Peace;” Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1; Deng Yu-Hsien: “Pining for the Spring Breeze” (Stephen Hough arrangement); James Lee III: “Ad Anah?” Weber: Grand Duo Concertant.
Feb. 19 – Third Coast Percussion & Flutronix. Program TBA.
Feb. 22 – Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat major, Op. 1, No. 1; Dohnányi: Serenade for violin, viola & cello; Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25.
MUSIC DEPARTMENT CONCERTS
All concerts in Camp Concert Hall unless listed otherwise. Programs TBA. Free admission.
Sept. 18 (3 p.m.) – Joanne Kong, harpsichord.
Sept. 23 (7:30 p.m.) – various artists TBA. “Family Weekend Concert.”
Oct. 30 (3 p.m.) – UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale, Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing.
Nov. 4-5 (various times) – various artists TBA. Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival.
Nov. 21 (7:30 p.m.) – UR Wind Ensemble, Steven Barton directing.
Nov. 28 (7:30 p.m.) – UR Chamber Ensembles, Joanne Kong directing.
Nov. 30 (7:30 p.m.) – UR Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Kordzaia conducting.
Dec. 4 (5 & 8 p.m., Cannon Memorial Chapel) – UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale, Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing. 49th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols.
Feb. 1 (7:30 p.m.) – Richard Becker, piano.
March 19 (3 p.m.) – Doris Wylee-Becker, piano.
March 27 (7:30 p.m., Cannon Memorial Chapel) – Bruce Stevens, organ.
April 10 (7:30 p.m.) – UR Wind Ensemble, Steven Barton directing.
April 16 (3 p.m.) – UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale, Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing.
April 17 (7:30 p.m.) – UR Chamber Ensembles, Joanne Kong directing.