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. 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