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Concerts & Events

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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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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

Performers include Rex Richardson, Mary Hermann García, The Nashville Avenue Stompers, VCU Jazz Orchestra I, and the VCU Greater Richmond High School Jazz Band, plus a screening of the dance “Llevame Donde Estes” (original choreography by VCU Dance Prof. Eric Rivera to the commissioned composition “Three Reasons” by García).


Langston Hughes Project: The Ron McCurdy Quartet (February 21)

Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Free Admission

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite. “Ask Your Mama” is Hughes’ homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. It is a twelve-part epic poem which Hughes scored with musical cues drawn from blues and Dixieland, gospel songs, boogie woogie, bebop and progressive jazz, Latin “cha cha” and Afro-Cuban mambo music, German lieder, Jewish liturgy, West Indian calypso, and African drumming–a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death. Video images include the African-inspired mural designs and cubist geometries of Aaron Douglas, the blues and jazz-inspired collages of Romare Bearden, the macabre grotesques of Meta Warrick Fuller and the rhythmic sculptural figurines and heads and bas reliefs of Richmond Barthe, and the color-blocked cityscapes and black history series of Palmer Hayden and Jacob Lawrence.

Funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative





Clarinet Studio Recitals (March 1 and 2)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Free admission


Guest Artist: Marco Schirripa, marimba (March 15)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Free Admission

Originally from Syracuse, New York, Marco Schirripa holds Bachelor’s degrees in Percussion Performance and Music Theory from Ithaca College, and a Master’s degree in Percussion from Indiana University, where he was awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate, and is currently in the final stages of his doctoral study.  Marco currently serves on the Percussion faculty of Tennessee Tech University, where he teaches courses in percussion and music appreciation, directs the TTU Drumline, and conducts the Golden Eagle Basketball Band.

 



Guitar Series: Alumni Showcase (March 19)

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

Outstanding VCU Guitar alumni Ron Alig, Nathan Aldhizer, Joel Hansen and Andrew McEvoy will perform solos for the classical guitar, featuring works by Bach, Tárrega, Granados, Schubert and Chopin.

Tickets:
$15 general admission, $10 students
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