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Concerts & Events

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Denver Walker & Nathan Mills, classical guitar (January 22)

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Denver Walker graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor in Music Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. At VCU she was awarded the Jesus Silva Merit Scholarship. Denver studied with David Toussaint, John Patykula and Charlie Moeser. Denver currently is pursuing a Master’s degree in Music Performance at Shenandoah Conservatory where she studies with renowned pedagogue and artist, Julian Gray. At Shenandoah, Denver earned a competitive assistantship. Outside of school Denver performs in the Winchester and Richmond areas and teaches Skype/FaceTime lessons. She will graduate in spring of 2017.

Nathan Mills received his Master’s degree in classical guitar performance from East Carolina University. Prior to that, he graduated with a Bachelor in Music Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was awarded the Jesús Silva Merit Scholarship for guitar. Nathan currently teaches and performs throughout the Richmond area. His latest project is performing and teaching his own arrangements on his new site, BeyondTheGuitar.com. His arrangements combine the beauty of the classical guitar with music rarely heard on the instrument, using movie, TV and video game soundtracks as source material.

Tickets:
$15 general admission, $10 students
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Faculty Recital: Tony Martucci Jazz Quintet (January 23)

Monday, January 23 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Free admission

The Tony Martucci Jazz Quintet features Professor Tony Martucci, jazz drum set; with Luis Hernandez and Jeff Antoniuk, saxophones; John Lee, electric guitar; and Tom Baldwin, bass.


Anne Akiko Meyers (January 28)

Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2016-17 Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

Anne Akiko Meyers is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists, known for her passionate performances, purity of sound and deeply poetic interpretations, innovative programming and commitment to commissioning new works. She possesses a rare ability to connect with audiences from the concert stage, online, and on television and radio broadcasts and has actively maintained an extensive touring schedule for three decades. She regularly performs in recital, as guest soloist with many of the world’s top orchestras, and is a best-selling recording artist who has released 34 albums. In 2014, Meyers was the top-selling traditional classical instrumental soloist on Billboard charts.

Program:
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 12, No. 1
ARVO PART: Fratres
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA: Fantasia
RAVEL: Tzigane
MORTEN LAURIDSEN: O Magnum Mysterium
JAKUB CIUPINSKI: Wreck of the Umbria for electronics / video installation

Tickets:
$34 general admission
$31 seniors/VCU Alumni Association members
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Jazz 4 Justice (February 3)

Friday, February 3, 2017
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Cocktail reception 7 p.m.
Concert 8 p.m.

Benefit for the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation and VCU Jazz Scholarships
Featuring poetry recital by
retired Virginia Supreme Court Justice John Charles Thomas
and special guest conductor
Andrew Freiden, NBC12 Meteorologist

VCU Music and the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation present the third annual Jazz 4 Justice, a benefit concert to support local access to justice efforts and the development of future jazz artists. Proceeds from the event directly support pro bono legal representation to low income individuals & families, veterans & nonprofits in central Virginia, as well as scholarships for students in the VCU Jazz Studies Program.
The concert will feature students and faculty from the VCU Jazz Studies program as well as guest artists, and will be directed by Antonio García. A cocktail hour will precede the concert from 7 – 8 p.m.

Tickets:

$30 General admission, $15 Seniors/ Students

Tickets available at grbf.org/j4jtickets2017




The Montrose Trio (February 18)

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2016-17 Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

Named after Chateau Montrose, a storied Bordeaux wine long favored after concerts, The Montrose Trio has quickly established a reputation for performances of the highest distinction. In 2015 The Washington Post raved about their “absolutely top-notch music-making, as fine as one could ever expect to hear…they are poised to become one of the top piano trios in the world.” The Montrose Trio (pianist Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith) was founded in 2014, and gave their debut performance for the Chamber Music Society of Detroit.

The program will be:

SHOSTAKOVICH Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
BEETHOVEN Trio in C minor, Op. 1, No. 3
BRAHMS Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

Tickets:
$34 general admission
$31 seniors/VCU Alumni Association members
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Woodwind Ensembles (February 19)

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Free Admission


Faculty Recital: Antonio García, jazz trombone (February 19)

Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Free admission

Guest performers include Mary Hermann García, The Nashville Avenue Stompers, VCU Jazz Orchestra I and the VCU Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band.