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The Robinson Guitar Duo (October 29)

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Kathy Robinson is going on her seventeenth year as the Orchestra and Guitar Director at Manchester High School in Chesterfield County, Virginia. As founder of the Chesterfield All-County Guitar Festival she realized a lifelong dream of elevating the art of the guitar in the public school system.

Mrs. Robinson holds a Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance and Master of Music degree in music education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has been an adjunct professor in VCU’s Music Department for the past twenty-two years and she also teaches privately at Powhatan Music and Sound. Kathy lives in Powhatan with her husband David and her four children; Dylan, Spencer, Sammy and Daisy.

David Robinson received his Bachelor of Music degree in composition and Master of Music degree in classical guitar performance from Virginia Commonwealth University where he studied under Dika Newlin, Peter Knell, Cory Blake and John Patykula. Mr. Robinson is the current Director of Guitar Studies at the Collegiate School in Henrico County, Virginia and adjunct professor in VCU’s Music Department. During his time at the Collegiate School his guitar ensembles have been  chosen to perform at the International Experiencing Villa-Lobos Festival and St. Joseph’s Villa 75th anniversary celebration. Mr. Robinson is an avid composer and arranger and has had pieces performed by the VCU Guitar Ensemble, Latin Ballet of Virginia, Manchester High School Guitar Ensemble, Collegiate Guitar Ensembles, and the Richmond Guitar Quartet.

Over the past 19 years, the Robinson Guitar Duo has been serving the community at weddings, parties, special events, and concerts. They have performed at the first Alexandria Guitar Festival, The Gellman Room, The Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center, and Center Stage. The Robinson Guitar Duo has also performed extensively with the Latin Ballet of Virginia.

$15 General Admission
$10 Students
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Percussion Ensemble (October 30)

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

The VCU Percussion Ensemble presents its fall concert with special guest Dr. Blake Tyson, Professor of Percussion at the University of Central Arkansas. This concert features the premiere of Dr. Tyson’s new work “The Surface of the Sky,” written in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the De-segregation of Little Rock High School.

Free Admission