Richmond Chamber Players’ Interlude 2022

After a pandemic-driven hiatus of two summers, the Richmond Chamber Players will resume their Interlude series of August concerts.

The ensemble has scheduled three concerts, at 3 p.m. Aug. 7, 14 and 21 at Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road.

Programming includes sonatas and ensemble works by Mozart, Schumann, Janáček, Barber and Shostakovich; a baroque program, largely of works by J.S. Bach, featuring harpsichordist Joanne Kong as a guest artist; and what the ensemble is billing as the modern premiere of “Wedding Music,” a suite for string quartet by the mid-20th-century US composer Randall Thompson.

Admission to the concerts requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination, and masks must be worn during performances.

Tickets are $80 for a three-concert subscription or $30 per concert. For more information, visit http://richmondchamberplayers.org

Dates, artists and programs:

Aug. 7
Janáček: Viola Sonata
Susy Yim, violin
John Walter, piano

Randall Thompson: “Wedding Music” for string quartet
Susy Yim & Catherine Cary, violins
Stephen Schmidt, viola
Neal Cary, cello

Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44
John Walter, piano
Catherine Cary & Susy Yim, violins
Stephen Schmidt, viola
Neal Cary, cello

Aug. 14
Telemann: Fantasia No. 1 (solo-cello arrangement)
Emma Cary, cello
J.S. Bach: Flute Sonata in E major, BWV 1035
Shannon Valdzura, flute
Joanne Kong, harpsichord

P.D.Q. Bach: Sonata for viola four-hands
Molly Sharp & Stephen Schmidt, viola
Joanne Kong, harpsichord

J.S. Bach: “The Well-Tempered Clavier” (4 excerpts)
Joanne Kong, harpsichord
J.S. Bach: “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 (chamber arrangement)
Molly Sharp & Stephen Schmidt, violas
Neal Cary, cello
Joanne Kong, harpsichord

Aug. 21
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 7 in F sharp minor, Op. 108
Susy Yim & Catherine Cary, violins
Stephen Schmidt, viola
Neal Cary, cello

Barber: Cello Sonata in C minor, Op. 6
Emma Cary, cello
Daniel Stipe, piano

Mozart: Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478
Daniel Stipe, piano
Catherine Cary, violin
Stephen Schmidt, viola
Neal Cary, cello

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