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Al Petteway and Amy White (Fri., July 8, 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, July 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
“Al and Amy enrapture audiences with elegant musicianship. Their rich melodies and intricately textured arrangements evoke magic and mystery.” Garth Ross, KENNEDY CENTER MILLENNIUM STAGE

Award-winning, critically acclaimed, passionate and playful, Al Petteway and Amy White offer an intoxicating blend of musical styles. Their repertoire includes original, traditional, contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, world percussion, and a touch of vocals.

Tickets: $15

Parking is available in the West Broad Street garage, three blocks from the Singleton Center.


Among Friends (July 15, 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, July 15, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Among Friends, with George Turman, Billy Lux, Chris Fuller, Jackie Frost, Libby Dunton, Sheryl Warner, Richard Ward, Danny Hughes, Frank Coleman, Spencer Hughes, and Tim Timberlake.

Among Friends is an aggregation of some of the finest acoustic musicians in Central Virginia.  Led by George Turman, they have been putting on warm and engaging acoustic-based concerts annually since 1998.  The musical styles they perform range from singer-songwriter and traditional folk music, to bluegrass, to blues, and beyond.  As the name implies, the members are longtime friends.  This special relationship infuses the music with a genuine warmth and positive energy that is shared with the audience, and reflected back to the performers.  Expect great music and a positive, meaningful evening.

Tickets: $15

Parking is available in the West Broad Street garage, three blocks from the Singleton Center.


Quatro na Bossa (July 22, 7:30 p.m.)

Friday, July 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Kevin Harding and Laura Ann Singh formed Quatro na Bossa in 2003. Drawing from Brazilian composers and performers, Quatro na Bossa’s repertoire includes familiar classics, rare or forgotten pieces, and some original material. Quatro na Bossa has performed for private functions, film and cultural festivals, clubs and restaurants. Laura Ann Singh fronts the band as vocalist with guitarist Kevin Harding, bassist Rusty Farmer, and Andy Brockmann on percussion. They perform regularly around central Virginia and play frequently at the Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in New York. In 2008 they released Summer Samba on Venus Records. Quatro na Bossa’s innovative arrangements and unique style result in music that is fresh and engaging while remaining authentically Brazilian. QNB offers infectious Brazilian popular and folkloric music to those who may never have heard it and to beat back saudades for those who have.

Tickets: $15

Parking is available in the West Broad Street garage, three blocks from the Singleton Center.


The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble (July 24, 4 p.m.)

Sunday, July 24, 2016, 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble 25-member guitar orchestra with guest artists. Directed by John Patykula. 30th anniversary concert.

 The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble consists of 25 talented classical guitarists from Central Virginia. Established in 1986 by John Patykula, this ensemble has performed as part of the Richmond International Music Festival and Richmond’s Big Gig summer festival. It is the resident ensemble for VCU’s Guitar and Other Strings Series. The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble has been featured on local television and on WCVE-FM’s An Hour with the Guitar.

Free admission

Parking is available in the West Broad Street garage, three blocks from the Singleton Center.


Dover Quartet (September 17)

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

The Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, becoming one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world.  The New Yorker recently dubbed them “the young American string quartet of the moment,” and The Strad raved that the Quartet is “already pulling away from their peers with their exceptional interpretive maturity, tonal refinement and taut ensemble.”  In 2013-14, the Quartet became the first ever Quartet-in-Residence for the venerated Curtis Institute of Music.

Tickets:

$34 general admission
$31 seniors/VCU Alumni Association members
Available on Showclix.com beginning July 1, 2016


Parker Quartet with Kim Kashkashian (October 15)

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2016-17 Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

Inspiring performances, luminous sound and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy-Award-winning Parker Quartet (Daniel Chong and Ying Xue, violins; Jessica Bodner, viola; Kee-Hyun Kim, cello). Renowned for their dynamic, compelling interpretations, expansive colors, and varied repertoire ranging from classical to romantic to new music, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. In demand worldwide, the quartet has appeared at distinguished venues, series and festivals throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe and South Korea since its founding in 2002.

Kim Kashkashian is internationally recognized as a unique voice on the viola, and currently teaches viola and chamber music at New England Conservatory.
As a soloist, she has appeared with the great orchestras of Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan, New York, and Cleveland, and in recital at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Kaufmann Hall, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, as well as in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris, Athens, and Tokyo.

Tickets:

$34 general admission
$31 seniors/VCU Alumni Association members
Available on Showclix.com beginning July 1, 2016


Anne Akiko Meyers (January 28)

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 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.

Tickets:

$34 general admission
$31 seniors/VCU Alumni Association members
Available on Showclix.com beginning July 1, 2016


The Montrose Trio (February 18)

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 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.

Tickets:

$34 general admission
$31 seniors/VCU Alumni Association members
Available on Showclix.com beginning July 1, 2016


Joshua Roman (April 1)

Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2016-17 Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

Joshua Roman has earned an international reputation for his wide-ranging repertoire, a commitment to communicating the essence of music in visionary ways, artistic leadership and versatility. As well as being a celebrated performer, he is recognized as an accomplished composer, curator, and programmer. Before embarking on a solo career, Roman spent two seasons as principal cellist of the Seattle Symphony, a position he won in 2006 at the age of 22. Since that time he has appeared as a soloist with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Mariinsky Orchestra, Alabama Symphony, and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional del Ecuador, among many others.

Tickets:

$34 general admission
$31 seniors/VCU Alumni Association members
Available on Showclix.com beginning July 1, 2016


Miró Quartet (May 6)

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2016-17 Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

The Miró Quartet, one of America’s highest-profile chamber groups enjoys its place at the top of the international chamber music scene garnering praise from audiences and critics alike. Formed in 1995, the Miró Quartet took first prizes at several national and international competitions including the Banff International String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Competition. In 2005, the Miró Quartet became the first ensemble ever to be awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant. Deeply committed to music education, the Miró Quartet is currently the Faculty String Quartet-in-Residence at the Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.

Tickets:

$34 general admission
$31 seniors/VCU Alumni Association members
Available on Showclix.com beginning July 1, 2016