Anthony Blake Clark, who has served this season as interim director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus, has been appointed director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus.
A graduate of the University of Birmingham in Britain and a doctoral candidate in orchestral conducting at Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Clark currently is director of Baltimore Choral Arts and Bach Vespers of Trinity Lutheran Church in New York. He formerly was director of choral activities at the George Washington University in DC.
He takes over his Dallas post in the fall.
Clark will lead the Richmond Symphony Chorus, with organist Daniel Stipe, in Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms,” Psalm settings by Ernani Aguiar and Howard Goodall, and works by Handel, Mendelssohn, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani and William Bradley Roberts, at 7:30 p.m. May 25 at Second Baptist Church, River and Gaskins roads. Tickets are $25.
For more information, call (800) 514-3849 (ETIX) or visit http://richmondsymphony.com
Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts will present four programs by international artists in its 2023-24 season.
The series opens at 3 p.m. Sept. 10 with the Hermitage Piano Trio, the Russian-born, US-based ensemble of pianist Ilya Kazantsev, violinist Misha Keylin and cellist Sergey Antonov, lauded for their performances and recordings of Rachmaninoff and other Russian repertory as well as classic to contemporary works from European and American composers. Their program will be announced later.
The second Rennolds program, at 3 p.m. Oct. 15, features the Isidore String Quartet – violinists Adrian Steele and Phoenix Avalon, violist Devin Moore and cellist Joshua McClendon – winners of the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition and a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Their program will be announced later.
The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Wind Ensemble, drawn from the celebrated British chamber orchestra, will play works by Mozart, Beethoven and others in a Rennolds concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 18.
The series concludes with a recital at 7 p.m. March 24 by violinist Diana Adamyan, the Armenian-born, German-based first-prize winner of the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for young artists and the 2020 Khachaturian Violin Competition. Her accompanist and program will be announced later.
All concerts will be staged in Vlahcevic Concert Hall of VCU’s Singleton Arts Center, Park Avenue at Harrison Street in Richmond’s Fan District.
Ticket subscriptions for the four programs are $100, which include complementary valet parking.
For more information, call the VCU Music Department at (804) 828-2787 or visit http://www.arts.vcu.edu/academics/departments/music/concerts-and-events/rennolds-series/