Out of hibernation?

The New York Times’ Michael Paulson and Javier C. Hernández, surveying the prospects for renewed attendance at events in the wake on the Covid-19 pandemic, cite a study by the analytics firm TRG Arts, showing that among 243 North American performing-arts organizations ticket sales dropped by 40 percent in the 2021-22 season, with ticket revenues down by 31 percent.

Performances at New York’s Metropolitan Opera played to 61 percent capacity last season, compared with 75 percent of seats sold before the onset of the pandemic in 2020. “The biggest problem is that we haven’t finished with the pandemic,” says Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager. “I believe our audience is there – just some of them are in hibernation.”

Norman Lebrecht, on his Slipped Disc blog (http://slippedisc.com) has reported that attendance has been down for a number of major European summer festivals.

By the end of September, we should have a fair measure of whether attendance will rebound for classical events in the Richmond area, with the Richmond Symphony, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rennolds Chamber Concerts, the Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia and the new Belvedere Series of chamber programs all launching their new seasons. Virginia Opera and the visiting classical artists series at the University of Richmond’s Modlin Arts Center open their seasons in October.

Green, pleasant and ideologically charged

National anthems can have curious pedigrees and go through twists and turns on their way to anthemic status. Francis Scott Key set “The Star-Spangled Banner” to the tune of “To Anacreon in Heaven,” an 18th-century English men’s club’s drinking song. “America (My Country ’Tis of Thee)” sets new lyrics to the British anthem “God Save the Queen,” and an earlier rewrite, “Rights of Woman,” published in 1793, was one of the first feminist anthems.

Britain’s other, unofficial anthem, Charles Hubert Parry’s “Jerusalem,” the iconic climax of the the BBC’s “Last Night of the Proms” concerts and of the film “Chariots of Fire,” has an even more convoluted history.

The song is a setting of William Blake’s poem “And did those feet in ancient time,” which after its publication in 1808 was read as a protest against the Napoleonic Wars and the socially disruptive industralization of England. Parry’s setting, introduced in 1916, was intended to promote British patriotism during World War I.

That was just the first inversion of Blake’s verses, the University of Lincoln’s Jason Whittaker writes in History Today. Parry “hated the jingoism” of the pro-war forces that commissioned his composition, and “granted copyright to the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies . . . and wrote to Millicent Fawcett in 1918 that he hoped it would become the ‘Women Voters’ hymn.’ Parry’s early biographer, Charles Graves, observed that ‘Jerusalem’ had been ‘suggested for one movement and claimed for another.’ ”

While British nationalists and imperialists laid claim to “Jerusalem,” so did the country’s burgeoning labor and social-welfare movement. By the 1950s, there was “a polarised meaning for the Blake-Parry hymn,” Whittaker writes. “As part of the ‘Labour Party Song Book’ it was a paean to the newly established welfare state – but, included in the Last Night of the Proms from 1953 onwards, it was more closely linked to a nostalgia for the British Empire.”

That divide lingers: “[T]he Blake-Parry hymn ceased to be a nostalgic irrelevance; instead of a sign of England’s dreaming, it was set to be the scene of mental fight in the culture wars over what Englishness means in the 21st century.”

http://www.historytoday.com/archive/history-matters/upon-clouded-hills

(via http://www.artsjournal.com)

Richmond Symphony 2022-23

Updated Oct. 3

With the addition of a new series at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the expansion of the Metro Series of chamber-orchestra concerts to three venues, the Richmond Symphony has finalized its 2022-23 season.

The headline attraction of the season is a special concert on Oct. 4 featuring stellar cellist Yo-Yo Ma playing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, the work in which he made his Richmond debut in 1980 with Jacques Houtmann conducting the symphony.

Violinists Jennifer Koh and Maria Deuñas, pianists Alexandra Dariescu and Michelle Cann and cellist Inbal Segev are slated to appear as soloists in the orchestra’s mainstage Symphony Series (formerly Masterworks) programs.

Valentina Peleggi, the symphony’s music director, and Chia-Hsuan Lin, the orchestra’s associate conductor, will lead most classical, pops and special concerts, with Tito Muñoz, music director of the Phoenix Symphony, and Lidiya Yankovskaya, music director of Chicago Opera Theater, guest-conducting spring Symphony Series programs.

Three members of the orchestra – the duo of violinists Adrian Pintea and Ellen Cockerham Riccio and cellist Schuyler Slack as a soloist – will be featured in Metro Series programs.

The Richmond Symphony Chorus, whose interim director this season is Anthony Blake Clark, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, will perform in the premiere of “Beyond the Years” by Richmond born-composer Zachary Wadsworth, Dvořák’s Te Deum, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) in Symphony Series programs, as well as the annual “Let It Snow!” holiday pops concert, Handel’s “Messiah” and a spring choral program at First Baptist Church.

The orchestra will inaugurate a three-concert Music in the Galleries series at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the enlarged Metro Series will stage performances in Ryan Recital Hall at St. Christopher’s School along with the Perkinson Arts Center in Chester and Randolph-Macon College in Ashland.

Two concerts are scheduled to date in the casual-concert series at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Spring concerts at Hardywood and several family concerts will be announced later.

Standard repertory to be performed in the coming season includes Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and Violin Concerto, Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Brahms’ Third Symphony, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Mozart’s “Linz” Symphony (No. 36), Beethoven’s First Symphony, Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” and Ravel’s orchestration of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Contemporary music on the schedule, in addition to the Wadsworth premiere, includes works by Juan Pablo Contreras, Anna Clyne, James Lee III, Christopher Theofanidis, Steven Snowden, Vivian Fung, Carlos Simon and Damien Geter.

Rarely heard selections, most of them new to the symphony’s repertory, range from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Sixth Symphony, Ruth Gipps’ “Seascape,” Lili Boulanger’s “D’un matin de printemps” and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony in F major, Op. 73a (his String Quartet No. 3 as orchestrated by Rudolf Barshai) to George Walker’s “Icarus in Orbit,” Florence Price’s “Ethiopia’s Shadow in America” and Marion Eugénie Bauer’s Symphonic Suite for string orchestra.

Pops attractions, in addition to “Let It Snow!” feature Steve Hackman’s musical mashup of Brahms’ First Symphony with Radiohead’s “Ok Computer,” “Eternal Tango” with the Hector Del Curto Quintet, the Richmond-based jazz quintet Butcher Brown and the rhythm & blues/jazz/music-theater singer N’Kenge.

To obtain a season brochure and ticket information, call the symphony’s box office at (804) 788-1212 or visit http://www.richmondsymphony.com/ticketing

The symphony’s 2022-23 artists, programs, venues and ticket prices:

SYMPHONY SERIES
at Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets
subscriptions: $220-$604; single tickets: $15-$85

Sept. 17 (8 p.m.)
Sept. 18 (3 p.m.)
Valentina Peleggi conducting
William Grant Still: “Festive Overture”
Dvořák: Te Deum

Alexis Seminario, soprano
Dashon Burton, baritone
Richmond Symphony Chorus
Anthony Blake Clark directing

Zachary Wadsworth: “Beyond the Years” (premiere)
Richmond Symphony Chorus
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor

Oct. 22 (8 p.m.)
Oct. 23 (3 p.m.)
Valentina Peleggi conducting
Carlos Simon: “The Block”
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major

Jennifer Koh, violin
Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 6 in E minor

Nov. 12 (8 p.m.)
Nov. 13 (3 p.m.)
Valentina Peleggi conducting
Puccini: “Preludio sinfonico”
Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor

Alexandra Dariescu, piano
Prokofiev: “Romeo and Juliet” (excerpts)

Jan. 28 (8 p.m.)
Jan. 29 (3 p.m.)
Valentina Peleggi conducting
Vaughan Williams: “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis”
Anna Clyne: “DANCE”
for cello & orchestra
Inbal Segev, cello
Rimsky-Korsakov: “Scheherazade”

Feb. 25 (8 p.m.)
Feb. 26 (3 p.m.)
Valentina Peleggi conducting
Juan Pablo Contreras: new work TBA
Lalo: “Symphonie espagnole”

Maria Deuñas, violin
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F major

April 1 (8 p.m.)
April 2 (3 p.m.)
Valentina Peleggi conducting
George Walker: “Icarus in Orbit”
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (“Resurrection”)

soloists TBA
Richmond Symphony Chorus

April 22 (8 p.m.)
April 23 (3 p.m.)
Tito Muñoz conducting
Lili Boulanger: “D’un matin de printemps”
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor

Michelle Cann, piano
Elgar: “Enigma Variations”

May 20 (8 p.m.)
May 21 (3 p.m.)
Lidiya Yankovskaya conducting
Florence Price: “Ethiopia’s Shadow in America”
James Lee III: “Amer’ican”
Mussorgsky: “Pictures at an Exhibition”
(Ravel orchestration)

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METRO SERIES
subscriptions: $82 (St. Christopher’s School & Randolph-Macon College); single tickets: $25

Dec. 3 (7:30 p.m.)
Ryan Recital Hall, St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Road
Dec. 4 (3 p.m.)
Blackwell Auditorium, Randolph-Macon College, 205 Henry St., Ashland
Symphony Brass Ensemble
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting

“Holiday Brass”
program TBA

Jan. 20 (7:30 p.m.)
Perkinson Arts Center, 11810 Center St., Chester
Jan. 21 (7:30 p.m.)
Ryan Recital Hall, St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Road
Jan. 22 (3 p.m.)
Blackwell Auditorium, Randolph-Macon College, 205 Henry St., Ashland
Valentina Peleggi conducting
Christopher Theofanidis: “Visions and Miracles”
Marion Eugénie Bauer: Symphonic Suite
for string orchestra
Steven Snowden: “The Mortal Frame”
Schuyler Slack, cello
Bartók: Divertimento for strings

March 25 (7:30 p.m.)
Ryan Recital Hall, St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Road
March 26 (3 p.m.)
Blackwell Auditorium, Randolph-Macon College, 205 Henry St., Ashland
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
J.S. Bach: Double Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043
Vivian Fung: Double Concerto
Adrian Pintea & Ellen Cockerham Riccio, violins
James Lee III: “Emotive Transformations”
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major (“London”) – IV: Finale: Spiritoso

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major

April 28 (7:30 p.m.)
Perkinson Arts Center, 11810 Center St., Chester
April 29 (7:30 p.m.)
Ryan Recital Hall, St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Road
April 30 (3 p.m.)
Blackwell Auditorium, Randolph-Macon College, 205 Henry St., Ashland
Valentina Peleggi conducting
Ruth Gipps: “Seascape”
Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 (“Linz”)
Damien Geter: “I Said What I Said”
Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in F major, Op. 73a
(Rudolf Barshai orchestration of String Quartet No. 3)

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MUSIC IN THE GALLERIES
at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Arthur Ashe Boulevard at Grove Avenue
free admission; tickets required

Sept. 30 (7 p.m.)
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
program TBA

April 16 (3 p.m.)
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
program TBA

May 28 (3 p.m.)
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
program TBA

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MUSIC AT HARDYWOOD
6:30 p.m. at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Overbrook Road at Ownby Lane
single tickets: $30 (limited seating)

Sept. 22
Valentina Peleggi conducting

Copland: “Appalachian Spring” Suite for 13 instruments
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D major
$30
masks recommended
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://richmondsymphony.com

Nov. 17
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
program TBA

Feb. 9-10
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
program TBA

March 9
Daisuke Yamamoto, violin & leader
program TBA

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POPS
at Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets, unless listed otherwise
single tickets: $15-$85; discounts on subscriptions for 5 or more concerts

Sept. 24 (8 p.m.)
Steve Hackman conducting
“Steve Hackman’s Brahms vs. Radiohead,” mashup of Brahms’ First Symphony & Radiohead’s “Ok Computer”

Oct. 29 (8 p.m.)
Altria Theater, Main and Laurel streets
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
“Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton”

Nov. 26 (8 p.m.)
Nov. 27 (3 p.m.)
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
Richmond Symphony Chorus

“Let It Snow!”
holiday pops program TBA

Jan. 14 (8 p.m.)
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
Butcher Brown, guest stars

Feb. 4 (8 p.m.)
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
“Classic Hollywood Love Songs”

April 15 (8 p.m.)
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
Hector Del Curto Quintet, guest stars

“Eternal Tango”

May 13 (8 p.m.)
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
N’Kenge, guest star

“Legends”

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SPECIAL CONCERTS

Sept. 10 (8 p.m.)
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
light-classical & pops program TBA
free; $10 parking fee

Oct. 4 (8 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets
Valentina Peleggi conducting
Gabriela Ortiz: “Kauyumari”
De Falla: “The Three-Cornered Hat” Suite No. 2
Johann Strauss II: “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”
Ravel: “La valse”
Elgar: Cello Concerto in E minor

Yo-Yo Ma, cello
$65-$200

Oct. 30 (3 p.m.)
Ryan Recital Hall, St. Christopher’s School, 711 St. Christopher’s Road
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
family concert
program TBA

$15-$25

Dec. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
River Road Church, Baptist, River and Ridge roads, Richmond
Anthony Blake Clark conducting
Handel: “Messiah”
soloists TBA
Richmond Symphony Chorus
$25

Jan. 15 (3 p.m.)
Perkinson Arts Center, 11810 Center St., Chester
Daniel Myssyk conducting
“Celebrate MLK”
program TBA marking Martin Luther King Jr. Day

$15-$25

Feb. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
First Baptist Church, Monument Avenue at Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Valentina Peleggi conducting
Richmond Symphony Chorus

program TBA

May 6 (8 p.m.)
Altria Theater, Main and Laurel streets
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
“Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” film with live orchestral accompaniment
tickets: $44-$88

May 14 (3 p.m.)
Perkinson Arts Center, 11810 Center St., Chester
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
family concert
program TBA

$15-$25

June 10 (7 p.m.)
Pocahontas State Park, 10301 State Park Road, Chesterfield
Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting
light-classical & pops program TBA
free; $10 parking fee

William Hudson (1933-2022)

William Hudson, the longtime conductor of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, has died at 89.

Hudson, a native of Newport News and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Yale School of Music, took over the Fairfax Symphony in 1971, when it was an unpaid community orchestra. He significantly enlarged and professionalized the ensemble during his tenure, which ended with his retirement in 2007. He also was a member of the music faculty of the University of Maryland from 1970 to 1999.

Under Hudson, the orchestra moved to its present home venue, the Center for the Arts at George Mason University, and gave summer performances for many years at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs.

An obituary by Tim Page for The Washington Post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2022/08/02/william-hudson-fairfax-symphony-dies/

August 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 and venues for updated, modified requirements.

Aug. 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Band
Steve Layman directing

100th Anniversay Concert
program TBA

free
masks optional
(434) 979-1333
http://cvilleband.org

Aug. 3 (7 p.m.)
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1627 Monument Ave., Richmond
August Musicales:
Trio Niche:
Susan Via, violin
Sarah Glosson, cello
Tom Marshall, fortepiano

Mozart: Piano Trio in D minor, K. 442
Mozart: Fantasy in D minor, K. 392
Beethoven: Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3
Jean Baptiste Sébastian Bréval: Duo I in B flat major, Op. 21
Haydn: Piano Trio in G major, Hob. XV:25

donation requested
masks recommended
(804) 359-2463
http://grace-covenant.org

Aug. 5 ( 8 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna
National Symphony Orchestra
Ruth Reinhardt conducting

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
Gil Shaham, violin
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”)
$27-$82
masks recommended
(703) 255-1868
http://wolftrap.org

Aug. 6 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Parker Quartet
Jeannette Fang, piano

Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
Takemitsu: “A Way A Lone”
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

$25 (concert); $92 (concert & dinner)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org

Aug. 7 (3 p.m.)
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
Richmond Chamber Players’ Interlude 2022:
Janáček: Violin 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

$30
proof of vaccination & masks required
(804) 272-7514
http://richmondchamberplayers.org

Aug. 7 (2 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Parker Quartet
Caroline Shaw: “Valencia”
Bartók: Quartet No. 5
Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 135

$25 (concert); $53 (concert & picnic)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org

Aug. 10 (7 p.m.)
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1627 Monument Ave., Richmond
August Musicales:
Christopher Martin, organ
Widor: Organ Symphony in E minor, Op. 13, No. 3 – III: Marcia
Mendelssohn: Sonata in B flat major, Op. 65, No. 4
J.S. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564
Debussy: Deuxième Arabesque
Vierne: “Pièces de Fantaisie,” Op. 53, Suite No. 2 – V: “Claire de lune”
Dupré: Prélude and Fugue in B major, Op. 7

donation requested
masks recommended
(804) 359-2463
http://grace-covenant.org

Aug. 12 (7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Handel: Water Music” Suite No. 3 (excerpts)
Handel: “Music for the Royal Fireworks”
(excerpts)
Handel: “Sosame”
(excerpts)
Handel: “La Resurrezione”
(excerpts)
Handel: Organ Concerto No. 7
(excerpts)
Handel: “Coronation Anthems” – I: “Zadok the Priest”

$22-$32
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 12 (7:30 p.m.)
Aug. 20 (7:30 p.m.)
The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna
Wolf Trap Opera
Stephanie Rhodes Russell conducting

Carlisle Floyd: “Susannah”
Ann Toomey (Susannah Polk)
Christian Pursell (the Rev. Olin Blitch)
Robert Stahley (Sam Polk)
Joseph Leppek (Little Bat McLean)

Wolf Trap Opera Studio members TBA
Dan Wallace Miller, stage director
in English
$38-$58
masks recommended
(703) 255-1868
http://wolftrap.org

Aug. 13 (noon)
First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Frederick St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Telemann: “Hamburg Ebb and Flood” (“Water Music”)
Sibelius: “Water Drops”
for violin & cello
Debussy: “La Mer” for piano trio (Sally Beamish arrangement)
Medieval vocal works TBA
free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Brahms: Intermezzo in B minor, Op. 119, No. 1, for piano
Zhou Long: “Words of the Sun” for chorus
Robert Schumann: “Bilder aus dem Osten” (excerpts)
Clara Wieck Schumann: “Three Rückert Songs”
Luciano Berio: “Folk Songs” for voices & chamber ensemble
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor
$22-$32
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 13 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Teresa Ling, violin
Scott Rawls, viola
Isaac Melamed, cello
Jeannette Fang, piano

Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trio
Schumann: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47

$25 (concert); $92 (concert & dinner)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org

Aug. 14 (3 p.m.)
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
Richmond Chamber Players’ Interlude 2022:
Telemann: Fantasia No. 1
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, violas
Joanne Kong, harpsichord

J.S. Bach: “The Well-Tempered Clavier” (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

$30
proof of vaccination & masks required
(804) 272-7514
http://richmondchamberplayers.org

Aug. 14 (10:30 a.m.)
Blackfriars Playhouse, 10 S. Market St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Telemann: Concerto in D major for 4 violins
Allan Blank: “Two Holy Sonnets”
for alto & chamber ensemble
Guillaume de Machaut: Motet, “Dame, de qui toute ma joie vient”
Roussel: Serenade for flute, harp & strings

$16-$20
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 14 (4 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Mozart: “Galimathias musicum” for orchestra
Tallis: “Missa puer natus” (excerpts)
J.S. Bach: harpsichord notebooks (excerpts)
Debussy: “Children’s Corner” (excerpts)
Bartók: violin duos TBA
Chen Yi: Bagatelle for piano
Mahler: “Kindertotenlieder”

$22-$32
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 14 (2 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Emerging Artists Fellows
Kodály: Serenade, Op. 12, for 2 violins & viola
Arno Babadjeanian: Piano Trio in F sharp minor
Chausson: Concert in D major, Op. 21
, for violin, piano & string quartet
$25 (concert); $53 (concert & picnic)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org

Aug. 15 (noon)
First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Frederick St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Mozart: “Variations on ‘Ah vous dirai-je, Maman’ , K. 265
George Crumb: “Ancient Voices of Children”
for voices & chamber ensemble
Tchaikovsky: “The Nutcracker” (excerpts) (Zachary Wadsworth arrangement)
free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 15 (3 p.m.)
Central United Methodist Church, 14 N. Lewis St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
Sun Li, pipa
Wang Guowei, erhu

“Music from China”
program TBA

free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 16 (noon)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Chen Yi: “Sparkle” for chamber ensemble
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (“Eroica”) for piano quartet (Ferdinand Ries arrangement)
free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 16 (7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
J.S. Bach: Concerto in C major for 3 harpsichords
Schubert: part-songs TBA
for vocal ensemble & fortepiano
Johann Adam Reincken: Allemande
for 3 harpsichords
Handel: ”Rinaldo” – “Vo’ far guerra”
for countertenor, harpsichord & orchestra
Jan Sweelinck: “Echo Fantasia” for 2 organs
Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor
$22-$32
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 17 (7 p.m.)
Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1627 Monument Ave., Richmond
August Musicales:
The Thirteen Choir
Matthew Robertson directing

George Walker: “O Praise the Lord”
Bruckner: 3 graduals
Caroline Shaw: “I’ll Fly Away”
Barber: “Reincarnations”
Ed Rex: “Safe in Their Alabaster Chambers”
Brahms: 2 motets, Op. 74
Britten: “Sacred and Profane,” Op. 91

donation requested
masks recommended
(804) 359-2463
http://grace-covenant.org

Aug. 17 (noon)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Mendelssohn: “The Hebrides” Overture for violin, cello & piano 4-hands
Stefan Heucke: Concerto grosso for period & modern orchestras (premiere)
free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 17 (3 p.m.)
Central United Methodist Church, 14 N. Lewis St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
Chen Yi, composer & speaker
Chester Biscardi, speaker

other artists TBA
Chen Yi: “Chinese Fables”
free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 17 (7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Giovanni Gabrieli: canzona for winds, strings & continuo
Zhou Long: “Tales from the Cave” for huqin & percussion
Robert Schumann: 3 songs (Stefan Heucke arrangement)
Dave Brubeck: “Take Five” (Zachary Wadsworth arrangement)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor
$22-$32
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 18 (noon)
First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Frederick St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Debussy: “Danse extatique” (Vladimir Mendelssohn arrangement)
Debussy: “Chambre magique” (Vladimir Mendelssohn arrangement)
Chester Biscardi: “Photo – Piere – Moonlight” for 2 violins
Zachary Wadsworth: “Abendländisches Lied”
Debussy: “Petite Suite”

free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Villa-Lobos: “Bachianas Brasileiras” No. 5
Scarlatti: 2 sonatas
(harp transcriptions)
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Capriccio in F major for 2 horns & oboes
Chen Yi: “Fiddle Suite” for erhu & string quartet
J.S. Bach: “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
Stravinsky: “Symphony of Psalms”

$22-$32
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 19 (noon)
First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Frederick St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Schubert: song TBA (Franz Liszt arrangement) (harp transcription)
Schubert: “Gesang der Geister” for male voices & strings
John Harbison: “November 19, 1828” for piano quartet
Schubert: Octet in F major, D. 803 – I: Adagio – allegro – più allegro
free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 19 (7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
“Baroque Inside/Out”
Monteverdi: Vespers
(excerpts)
works TBA by Biagio Marini, Dario Castello, Giovanni Gabrieli
$22-$32
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 20 (noon)
First Presbyterian Church, 100 E. Frederick St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Erwin Schulhoff: “Cloud Pump” for baritone & chamber ensemble
Chausson: Concert in D major, Op. 21, for violin, piano & string quartet
free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 20 (3 p.m.)
Central United Methodist Church, 14 N. Lewis St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
John Blow: “Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell”
Telemann: Horn Concerto in D major

free; donation requested
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 20 (7:30 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Johann Strauss II: “Roses from the South” (Alban Berg arrangement)
Liszt: Elegy for chamber ensemble
Erwin Schulhoff: “Syncopated Peter”
Beethoven: “The Last Rose of Summer”
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier” – “Presentation of the Rose”
(Zachary Wadsworth arrangement)
Marc Neikrug: “Through Roses”
$22-$32
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 20 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Strata Trio:
Nathan Williams, clarinet
James Stern, violin & viola
Audrey Andrist, piano

Khachaturian: Clarinet Trio
Kenneth Frazelle: “A Book of Days”
Karim Al-Zand: “Stomping Grounds”
Bruch: Double Concerto, Op. 88
, for clarinet, viola & piano
$25 (concert); $92 (concert & dinner)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org

Aug. 20 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra
Keri-Lynn Wilson conducting

Valentyn Silvestrov: Symphony No. 7
Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor

Anna Fedorova, piano
Beethoven: “Fidelio” – “Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?”
Liudmyla Monastyrska, soprano
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”)
$10
masks required
(800) 444-1324
http://kennedy-center.org

Aug. 21 (3 p.m.)
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
Richmond Chamber Players’ Interlude 2022:
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

$30
proof of vaccination & masks required
(804) 272-7514
http://richmondchamberplayers.org

Aug. 21 (10:30 a.m.)
Blackfriars Playhouse, 10 S. Market St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Haydn: Notturno in C major for winds & strings
Zachary Wadsworth: “Salutation, Valediction” for narrator & chamber ensemble (premiere)
Haydn: Symphony No. 45 in F sharp minor (“Farewell”)
$16-$20
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 21 (noon)
MacCracken Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
Tim Carter, speaker
introduction to Haydn’s “The Creation”
$40 (meal included) (seating limited)
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 21 (4 p.m.)
Trinity Episcopal Church, 214 W. Beverly St., Staunton
Staunton Music Festival:
artists TBA
Haydn: “The Creation”
$22-$32
masks recommended
(540) 569-0267
http://stauntonmusicfestival.org

Aug. 21 (2 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Strata Trio:
Nathan Williams, clarinet
James Stern, violin & viola
Audrey Andrist, piano

Schumann: “Märchenerzählungen” (“Fairy Tales”), Op. 132, for viola, clarinet & piano
Dana Wilson: “A Thousand Whirling Dreams” for violin, clarinet & piano
Rebecca Clarke: Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale for clarinet & viola
Jean Françaix: Trio for clarinet, viola & piano
$25 (concert); $53 (concert & picnic)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org

Aug. 27 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Stijn De Cock, Jeannette Fang, Genevieve Feiwen Lee & Tian Tian, pianos
Shostakovich: Concertino, Op. 94, for 2 pianos
Gao Ping: “Valley Echoes”
Gabriela Lena Frank: “Sonata Serrana” No. 1
Pēteris Vasks: “Music for Two Pianos”

$25 (concert); $92 (concert & dinner)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org

Aug. 27 (7:30 p.m.)
Elmwood Park, 505 Williamson Road SE, Roanoke
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
David Stewart Wiley conducting
Daryl Duff, bass
Roanoke Symphony Chorus
SWVA Ballet

“Symphony under the Stars”
program TBA

free
masks optional
(540) 343-9127
http://rso.com

Aug. 28 (4 p.m.)
River Road Church, Baptist, River and Ridge roads, Richmond
Washington National Cathedral Boys & Girls Choir
Michael McCarthy directing

program TBA
free; tickets via http://eventbrite.com
masks recommended
(804) 288-1131
http://rrcb.org/concertseries

Aug. 28 (2 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Stijn De Cock, Jeannette Fang, Genevieve Feiwen Lee & Tian Tian, pianos
Stravinsky: “Le sacre du printemps” (“The Rite of Spring”) for piano 4-hands
Errollyn Wallen: “The Girl in My Alphabet” for 2 pianos 4-hands
J.S. Bach: “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1049, for 2 pianos 8-hands (Paul Waldersee arrangement)
Smetana: Sonata in E minor for two pianos
$25 (concert); $53 (concert & picnic)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org

Sept. 3 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Aaron Berofsky, violin

Haydn: Quartet in G major, Op. 33, No. 5
Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op. 67

$25 (concert); $92 (concert & dinner)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org

Sept. 4 (2 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, 403 Garth Newel Lane, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Aaron Berofsky, violin

Florence Beatrice Price: Piano Quintet in A minor (Lisa Jensen-Abbott arrangement)
Dvořák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81
$25 (concert); $53 (concert & picnic)
masks recommended
(540) 839-5018
http://garthnewel.org