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Concerts & Events

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The Electric Croude Bande (July 7)

Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2017 Guitar and Other Strings Series – 25th season

The Electric Croude Bande, with George Maida, Julia Dooley, Chris Lucas, Keith MacPhee, and Mike Linn The Electric Croude Bande, which includes some of the finest acoustic musicians in Central Virginia, will present a program titled “Through the Seasons” — songs and tunes, mainly originals, that compliment the different moods and times of the year. The Electric Croude Bande represents the spirit of George Maida’s Saturday night show on 88.9 FM WCVE (now in its 32nd year), where shawms and Stratocasters are no strangers to each other and equally share music through the ages in a unique sonic forum.

Tickets: $15 general admission
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Summer Series: Adrian Pintea, violin; Russell Wilson, piano (July 13)

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 6:30 pm
2017 Richmond Symphony Summer Series
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse – Dominion Arts Center
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

This concert features violinist Adrian Pintea and pianist/VCU Music professor Russell Wilson. This dynamic violin-piano duo will perform pieces by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Benjamin Britten, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Edward Elgar.

The 2017 Summer Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music, and the VCU Department of Music, and is made up of six casual, one-hour evening concerts featuring the theme of The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars.

Single tickets:  $18 general admission, $12 college students and children under 18
Series subscription options available

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For more information, contact Richmond Symphony Patron Services at 804.788.1212 or patronservices@richmondsymphony.com


Vocal Arts Project Gala (July 14)

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 5 p.m.
James W. Black Music Center Recital Hall

Vocal Arts Project is an intensive performing arts camp for students grades 6-12 that includes classes in drama, world drumming, music theory and vocal technique in addition to rehearsal and performance in vocal ensembles. Students act, sing, dance, improvise, compose, drum and work together towards this special gala performance at the week’s end, growing confidence and skill sets while forming lasting friendships and connections in the performing arts community.

Free admission


Celtic Masters (July 14)

Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2017 Guitar and Other Strings Series – 25th season

Celtic Masters with Maggie Sansone (hammered dulcimer), Sharon Knowles (Celtic harp), and Jody Marshall (Celtic hammered dulcimer)

“ … a transporting  experience for many listeners, especially those who are quick to fall under the spell of an ancient Celtic melody.

www.maggiesmusic.com

Three award-winning Celtic masters present a program originating from the deep well of our ancient folk traditions. Maggie, Sharon, and Jody combine the energy and spirit of traditional music with the harmonies and depth of classical interpretation and their own dynamic blend often called “chamber folk.” These Celtic masters have been active in the exciting Celtic renaissance that combines many styles and influences like an intricate tapestry of sound.

Tickets: $15 general admission
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Summer Series: Susanna Klein, violin; Joanne Kong, piano (July 20)

Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm
2017 Richmond Symphony Summer Series
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse – Dominion Arts Center
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

This concert features violinist and VCU Music professor Susanna Klein and pianist Joanne Kong. This dynamic violin-piano duo will perform pieces by Edward Elgar, Frank Bridge John Ireland, and Thomas Pitfield.

The 2017 Summer Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music, and the VCU Department of Music, and is made up of six casual, one-hour evening concerts featuring the theme of The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars.

Single tickets:  $18 general admission, $12 college students and children under 18
Series subscription options available

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For more information, contact Richmond Symphony Patron Services at 804.788.1212 or patronservices@richmondsymphony.com


Quatro na Bossa (July 21)

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2017 Guitar and Other Strings Series – 25th season

Quatro na Bossa, Brazilian bossa nova and samba

“…they add the rich and satisfying flavor of Brazil to the Richmond music scene.”

www.quatronabossa.com

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, and bassist Rusty Farmer. A guest percussionist completes the ensemble. They have performed 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 general admission
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VCU Community Guitar Ensemble (July 23)

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
2017 Guitar and Other Strings Series – 25th season

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

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.

Special guests include soprano Lisa Edwards-Burrs, classical banjoist John Bullard, and the Robinson Guitar Duo.

Free admission


Summer Series: Schuyler Slack, cello; David Fisk, piano (July 27)

Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:30 pm
2017 Richmond Symphony Summer Series
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse – Dominion Arts Center
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

This concert features cellist Schuyler Slack and pianist David Fisk performing pieces by Frank Bridge, Arnold Bax, and Frederick Delius.

The 2017 Summer Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music, and the VCU Department of Music, and is made up of six casual, one-hour evening concerts featuring the theme of The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars.

Single tickets:  $18 general admission, $12 college students and children under 18
Series subscription options available

Click here to purchase tickets

For more information, contact Richmond Symphony Patron Services at 804.788.1212 or patronservices@richmondsymphony.com


Summer Series: Zachary Guiles, trombone; Yin Zheng, piano; Pascale Delache-Feldman, double bass; and Aleksandr Haskin, flute/piccolo (August 3)

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm
2017 Richmond Symphony Summer Series
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse – Dominion Arts Center
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

This concert is presented in partnership with the VCU Global Summer Institute of Music and features Zachary Guiles, trombone; Yin Zheng, piano; Pascale Delache-Feldman, double bass; and Aleksandr Haskin, flute/piccolo. The group will perform pieces by Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, Eugene Goossens, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ian Clarke, and Benjamin Britten.

The 2017 Summer Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music, and the VCU Department of Music, and is made up of six casual, one-hour evening concerts featuring the theme of The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars.

Single tickets:  $18 general admission, $12 college students and children under 18
Series subscription options available

Click here to purchase tickets

For more information, contact Richmond Symphony Patron Services at 804.788.1212 or patronservices@richmondsymphony.com


Summer Series: David Lemelin, clarinet and Magdalena Adamek, piano (August 10)

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm
2017 Richmond Symphony Summer Series
Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse – Dominion Arts Center
600 East Grace Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

This concert features clarinetist David Lemelin and pianist/VCU Music professor Magdalena Adamek performing pieces by Gerald Finzi, Charles Villiers Stanford, Frank Bridge and Joseph Horowitz.

The 2017 Summer Series is a collaboration among the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond Department of Music, and the VCU Department of Music, and is made up of six casual, one-hour evening concerts featuring the theme of The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars.

Single tickets:  $18 general admission, $12 college students and children under 18
Series subscription options available

Click here to purchase tickets

For more information, contact Richmond Symphony Patron Services at 804.788.1212 or patronservices@richmondsymphony.com