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String Concerts & Events

In addition to regular concerts and recitals, the VCU String area also hosts a number of community programs and events throughout the year that are open to the public.



VCU Symphony (December 5)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

The VCU Symphony will perform Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring faculty soloist Magdalena Adamek.

Tickets:
$10 General Admission
Free for VCU students with ID
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Rennolds Series: Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson (January 28)

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

Duo performances of legendary pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher with internationally renowned pianist Katherine Jacobson have received accolades from music’s most respected critics. The duo performs in recital and with orchestras around the world. Their performances of the Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in F Major (K. 242) have been hailed in appearances in New York at Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia, Naples, Toronto, Dublin and Tokyo. In recital, the Fleisher-Jacobson Duo captivates audiences with the musicality and brilliance of works by Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Dvořák and Ravel. They can also be heard in four-hand works on Fleisher’s latest album, “All The Things You Are,” released in 2014 on Bridge Records.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission
$32 Seniors (60+) / VCU Employees / VCU Alumni Association members
$25 Children (16 and under)
Available at vcumusic.showclix.com beginning July 2, 2017

Free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty/staff – E-mail musictix@vcu.edu to reserve


Rennolds Series: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (February 17)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was founded in 1988 — the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra’s rich tradition of chamber music. With four original members since inception, they are living musical witnesses to the hugely productive and influential musical partnerships of the Berlin Philharmonic. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, their tonal spectrum and their conceptual unity. Indeed many listeners and critics agree that the ensemble has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission
$32 Seniors (60+) / VCU Employees / VCU Alumni Association members
$25 Children (16 and under)
Available at vcumusic.showclix.com beginning July 2, 2017

Free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty/staff – E-mail musictix@vcu.edu to reserve


Rennolds Series: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (March 17)

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

After 40 years of success, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter’s Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature, consistently bringing technical mastery, expressive depth and magnetism to the concert stage. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world’s major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission
$32 Seniors (60+) / VCU Employees / VCU Alumni Association members
$25 Children (16 and under)
Available at vcumusic.showclix.com beginning July 2, 2017

Free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty – E-mail musictix@vcu.edu to reserve


Welcoming Erin Freeman as VCU Music Director of Choral Activities & Director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus

The Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts and the Richmond Symphony have announced the creation of the new joint position of director of choral activities at VCU and director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus. The position is being piloted as a one-year, non-tenured faculty appointment for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Pending final approval, Erin R. Freeman, D.M.A., current director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and holder of the James Erb Choral Chair at the Richmond Symphony, will be named initially to the new joint position, which carries a faculty rank of assistant professor in the VCU School of the Arts Department of Music.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the VCU music department,” Freeman said. “Through my work with the Richmond Symphony, I have had the honor of getting to know and work with the faculty on several occasions. I am pleased to become their academic colleague in the fall.”

The VCU School of the Arts is consistently ranked as one of the top graduate arts schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Darryl V. Harper, chair of the Department of Music in the VCU School of the Arts, said he’s excited about the possibilities created by the new position.

“We are delighted that Dr. Freeman will be lending her formidable talents to the VCU community, and we are excited about the potential of this new collaboration with RSO,” Harper said.

Following Freeman’s tenure as associate conductor of the Richmond Symphony, the new position allows her to continue to contribute significantly to the musical life of the region and to play a major role in the education of young singers in the commonwealth.

“I am thrilled that Erin will be continuing her exceptionally fine work with the RSO Chorus, as well as becoming a leader in this heightened collaboration with VCU,” said RSO Music Director Steven Smith.

RSO Executive Director David Fisk said the partnership marks an important milestone in the long relationship between VCU School of the Arts and the Richmond Symphony, and Freeman’s participation offers both organizations an opportunity to do more together than either institution could accomplish alone.

“We are excited that Erin has agreed to accept this position and continue her commitment to building community and inspiring audiences in Richmond and beyond,” Fisk said.