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Concerts & Events

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Jesús Silva Guitar Scholarship Recital (September 15)

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

Recipients of the Jesús Silva Merit Scholarship for classical guitarists will be featured in this free recital. Established in 1991, the scholarship is named for Jesús Silva (1914-1996), a world renowned guitar virtuoso, teacher, and Musician Artist-in-Residence at VCU from 1979 to 1982.

Free Admission



Banjo Masters: John Bullard and Adam Larrabee (October 1)

Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

John Bullard has attracted international attention for his work in developing and transcribing classical repertoire for the five-string banjo. His critically acclaimed CD releases include John Bullard – The Classical Banjo on the Dargason label and Bach on the Banjo on Albany Records. In 2005, he became the first classical banjoist to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance. Music from John’s recordings has been included in several feature films such as the DreamWorks animated film The Rise of the Guardians and the award winning The Edge of Heaven. John was on the faculty of the world-renowned Tennessee Banjo Institute along with such luminaries as Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck and Tony Trischka.  He has performed throughout the United States and has been featured on numerous radio and television programs. His most recent CD, Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art, has been praised “as exceptionally brilliant as it is masterful.”

Adam Larrabee has appeared as a sideman on Bruce Hornsby’s album Spirit Trail and has involved himself in a wide variety of projects in the past few years from playing banjo in the bluegrass group Joy Kills Sorrow, guitar in the chamber-jazz group Andromeda, classical mandolin with The Richmond Classical Guitar Quartet and mandocello with Enigmatica, recording and performing with rising jazz prodigy Grace Kelly, and his exploration of the music of Central France with Le Bon Vent. Adam taught jazz theory, composition and arranging at The New England Conservatory in Boston for nine years and currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and teaches classical and jazz guitar at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, banjo and mandolin at the University of Virginia and improv and small jazz ensemble at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

Tickets:
$15 General Admission
$10 Students
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Rennolds Series: Emerson String Quartet (October 14)

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

Named for American poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Emerson String Quartet has amassed an incredible list of achievements over four decades: more than thirty acclaimed recordings, nine Grammys® (including two for Best Classical Album), three Gramophone Awards, the Avery Fisher Prize, Musical America’s “Ensemble of the Year” and collaborations with many of the greatest artists of our time. Classical music website Bachtrack described the Emerson Quartet as “everything that a string quartet should be.”

Tickets:
$35 General Admission
$32 Seniors (60+) / VCU Employees / VCU Alumni Association members
$25 Children (16 and under)
Available at vcumusic.showclix.com beginning July 2, 2017

Free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty – E-mail musictix@vcu.edu to reserve


Rennolds Series: Leon Fleisher and Katherine Jacobson (January 28)

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

Duo performances of legendary pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher with internationally renowned pianist Katherine Jacobson have received accolades from music’s most respected critics. The duo performs in recital and with orchestras around the world. Their performances of the Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos in F Major (K. 242) have been hailed in appearances in New York at Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia, Naples, Toronto, Dublin and Tokyo. In recital, the Fleisher-Jacobson Duo captivates audiences with the musicality and brilliance of works by Mozart, Brahms, Schubert, Dvořák and Ravel. They can also be heard in four-hand works on Fleisher’s latest album, “All The Things You Are,” released in 2014 on Bridge Records.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission
$32 Seniors (60+) / VCU Employees / VCU Alumni Association members
$25 Children (16 and under)
Available at vcumusic.showclix.com beginning July 2, 2017

Free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty/staff – E-mail musictix@vcu.edu to reserve


Rennolds Series: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (February 17)

Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was founded in 1988 — the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra’s rich tradition of chamber music. With four original members since inception, they are living musical witnesses to the hugely productive and influential musical partnerships of the Berlin Philharmonic. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, their tonal spectrum and their conceptual unity. Indeed many listeners and critics agree that the ensemble has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission
$32 Seniors (60+) / VCU Employees / VCU Alumni Association members
$25 Children (16 and under)
Available at vcumusic.showclix.com beginning July 2, 2017

Free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty/staff – E-mail musictix@vcu.edu to reserve


Rennolds Series: Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio (March 17)

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series

After 40 years of success, the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio continues to dazzle audiences and critics alike. Since making their debut at the White House for President Carter’s Inauguration in January 1977, pianist Joseph Kalichstein, violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson have set the standard for performance of the piano trio literature, consistently bringing technical mastery, expressive depth and magnetism to the concert stage. The Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio balances the careers of three internationally-acclaimed soloists while making annual appearances at many of the world’s major concert halls, commissioning spectacular new works, and maintaining an active recording agenda.

Tickets:
$35 General Admission
$32 Seniors (60+) / VCU Employees / VCU Alumni Association members
$25 Children (16 and under)
Available at vcumusic.showclix.com beginning July 2, 2017

Free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty – E-mail musictix@vcu.edu to reserve