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Music Technology Professional Development Clinic

Saturday, August 29, 9 a.m.-noon

VCU is proud to offer a free Music Technology Professional Development Clinic in partnership with Music & Arts on Saturday, August 29th from 9 a.m.-noon to all current K-12 Music Teachers and VCU students. This three-hour workshop will provide many great and innovative ideas about ways technology can help you as a music educator. For more information, you can contact Dr. Sandy Goldie at sgoldie@vcu.edu. Limited space is available- so we encourage you to reserve your spot today using this link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bJjEU8aM-fQGknIx4AdcJ2z9Nf_bhMX2zUkOafuSA2s/viewform?usp=send_form

Free!



Andrew McEvoy, classical guitar

Sunday, Sept. 13, 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Andrew McEvoy has been an active classical guitar performer for more than a decade, performing solos and chamber music on concert series and special events across the United States. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master’s Degree in Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.

From an early age, Andrew has developed a reputation for colorful and engaging performance. At 18, he was a soloist with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and was featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” having already performed at prestigious venues across the country including the Smithsonian Institution and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. More recent performances include Salisbury University “Guitar in the Gallery” series, Charlottesville Classical Guitar Society, VCU Guitar Series, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Mellon Concerts, and ‘A Musical Tour of Maymont’ with Classical Revolution RVA. As Virginia’s Regional Manager for Classical Guitar Ceremonies, Inc., Andrew provides professional sound design and performance for special events and weddings on a weekly basis.

An active educator, Andrew instructs guitar students and teaches coursework at Longwood University and Randolph-Macon College.

Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 for VCU students (available at the box office)

 


Jesús Silva Guitar Scholarship Concert

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, 7 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Recipients of the Jesús Silva Merit Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year will perform works by Bach, Sor, Albéniz, Villa-Lobos and others. The Jesús Silva Merit Scholarship Fund was established in 1991 to assist talented guitarists in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music. Jesús Silva (1914-1996), world renowned guitar virtuoso and teacher, was Musician Artist in Residence at VCU from 1979 to 1982.

Free admission


Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, 7 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: $10 general admission, free for VCU students



The Brazilian Guitar, featuring Richard Miller & guest artists

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2015, 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Richard Miller was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to an American father and Brazilian mother, where he began to play guitar and surf at an early age. He is very active as a performer in New York City and abroad, regularly touring with his Brazilian group “Choro da Manhã,” as a soloist, and with the Ukrainian group “Gerdan.” Recent credits include New York jazz clubs such as Iridium, BB Kings, and DROM; the Pearl Theater in the NYMF production of Mapmaker’s Opera; lectures, workshops and concerts at universities such as Texas Southern University, University of Florida, College of Charleston, James Madison University, UPenn, NYU, Middlebury College, among many others; a White House performance for President Obama, and a special performance for Pope Francis in this fall in Washington, D.C.

Richard earned a PhD. in music theory from Catholic University of America and a Masters in guitar performance from Manhattan School of Music. He currently teaches music theory and ear training at Columbia University, and guitar as a Teaching Artist for the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance in New York City. Lambert Academic Publishing recently published his dissertation, “The Guitar in the Brazilian Choro.”

Joining Richard for the concert will be bass player Itaiguara Brandão and a pandeiro player TBA.

Tickets: $15 for general admission, $10 for VCU students (available at the box office)


Faculty Recital: Albert Regni, Saxophone, and Allen Farnham, piano

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, 7 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Free admission

Albert Regni will be joined by pianist Allen Farnham for a performance of works by Robert Muczynski, Robert Aldridge, Benedetto Marcello, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Ramon Ricker.

Allen Farnham has been active in the New York City jazz scene as a pianist, composer/arranger, producer, and teacher since the early 1980s, performing and/or recording with Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Eddie Henderson, Frank Wess, Tom Harrell, Arthur Blythe, Special EFX, the John Fedchock NY Big Band, and Charlie Byrd. He has also accompanied a wide range of vocalists, including Mel Tormé, Ernestine Anderson, Mark Murphy, Liza Minnelli, Susannah McCorkle, Roseanna Vitro, and Helen Merrill. Mr. Farnham is active in the recording industry, having recorded extensively as both a leader and side musician, and has worked as a staff producer and arranger for the west coast-based jazz label Concord Records, having also served as that company’s director of national radio promotion.

A graduate of the Oberlin Music Conservatory, Mr. Farnham has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment For The Arts and the Meet The Composer Foundation. He also holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from William Paterson University and has been commissioned to write works for the CUG Orchestra (Nagoya, Japan), NPO Glovill (Tokyo), the RIAS Big Band, and the Englewinds Chamber Ensemble. He is presently an adjunct faculty member of the jazz department at New Jersey City University.


Fall Jazz Festival

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Join VCU’s renowned Jazz department for a fall jazz festival.

Tickets: $7 in advance, $10 at the box office. Free for VCU students.


Igudesman & Joo

Saturday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo are two classical musicians who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, which combine comedy with classical music and popular culture. Their clips on YouTube, to date, have been viewed more than 35 million times, and the duo has appeared on television in numerous countries. Equally comfortable performing in classical concert halls, as well as in stadiums in front of crowds of 18,000, their collective dream is to make classical music accessible to a wider and younger audience.

Tickets available soon!