Rennolds Series

A VCUarts Department of Music tradition for more than three decades, the Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concert Series presents world-class chamber music performers to Richmond audiences.

Season subscriptions are on sale now for $100.00!

2024-2025 Rennolds Series Concerts:

Sunday, October 6, 2024: Spanish Brass

Sunday, November 3, 2024: Alexander Malofeev, piano

Sunday, January 19, 2025: Time For Three

Sunday, March 2, 2025: Goldmund Quartet

Sunday, April 6, 2025: Harlem Quartet

Season subscriptions include Spanish Brass, Alexander Malofeev, Time For Three, Goldmund Quartet, and Harlem Quartet! Subscriptions include reserved seating and complimentary valet parking at all concerts. 

All concerts are held in the Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts at 922 Park Ave.

Please note that artists, dates, and/or programs may be subject to change due to inclement weather, artist injury or illness, or other unforeseen circumstances. Any changes will be announced at arts.vcu.edu/concerts


THE 2024-2025 ARTISTS

Spanish Brass

Sunday, October 6, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

With a 35-year trajectory in the world of chamber music, Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and established groups on the international musical stage. In 2020, Spanish Brass was honored by receiving the National Music Prize from Spain’s Ministry of Culture, the country’s highest musical honor.  In 2017 Spanish Brass received First Prize in the Bankia Awards for Musical Talent of the Comunitat de Valencia, and in 2019 they received the Espai Ter de Música Award. They were also honored with five Carles Santos Awards for their CDs XXX,Mira si hem corregut terres… (2019), Les Aventures de Monsieur Jules (2020), Spanish Brass (a) Live(2021) and Resurrección (2022).

Read more about Spanish Brass.

Alexander Malofeev, piano

Sunday, November 3, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

The young “Russian genius” (Corriere della Sera) came to international prominence when, in 2014, he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians at age thirteen. “Contrary to what could be expected of a youngster …, he demonstrated not only high technical accuracy but also an incredible maturity. Crystal clear sounds and perfect balance revealed his exceptional ability” (Amadeus). Malofeev has quickly established himself as one of the most prominent pianists of his generation. His performances have garnered high praise from critics, with publications such as Der Standard declaring his debut at the Musikverein as “a world piano revolution”.

Read more about Alexander Malofeev.

Time For Three

Sunday, January 19, 2025, 3:00 p.m.

Grammy and Emmy-winning ensemble, Time For Three (TF3), defies convention and boundaries by showcasing excellence across different genres, including classical music, Americana, and singer-songwriter. Their unique sound captivates audiences, immersing them in a musical experience that merges various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music. TF3, consisting of Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas “Nick” Kendall (violin, vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals), combines their instruments and voices in a remarkable sound, establishing a distinct voice of expression that resonates with listeners worldwide.

Read more about Time For Three.

Goldmund Quartet

Sunday, March 2, 2025, 3:00 p.m.

The Goldmund Quartet is known to feature “exquisite playing” and such “multi-layered homogeneity” (Süddeutsche Zeitung) in its interpretations of the great classical and modern works of the quartet literature. Its inwardness, the unbelievably fine intonation and the phrases worked out down to the smallest detail inspire audiences worldwide. The Quartet is now counted amongst the leading string quartets of the younger generation worldwide which is reflected in their 2023/24 season calendar. Highlights include the Quartet’s debut at prestigious festivals such as Festival Dolomites, Settimane Musicali di Ascona and Viotti Festival in Vercelli, Italy.

Read more about the Goldmund Quartet.

Harlem Quartet

Sunday, April 6, 2025, 3:00 p.m.

New York-based Harlem Quartet, has been hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” Harlem Quartet has three distinctive characteristics: diverse programming that combines music from the standard string quartet canon with jazz, Latin, and contemporary works; a collaborative approach to performance that is continually broadening the ensemble’s repertoire and audience reach through artistic partnerships with other musicians from the classical and jazz worlds; and an ongoing commitment to residency activity and other forms of educational outreach.

Read more about the Harlem Quartet.


2023-2024 Concert Programs

Programs for the 2023-2024 season are below.

AUDIENCE INFO

There is a parking deck available at Harrison and Broad for a small fee. Read more here https://maps.vcu.edu/monroepark/broadstdeck/

You can also use public street parking which follows Richmond City regulations.

TICKETS

Single tickets on sale now!

  • Single tickets for each concert are on sale now for $35.00 per ticket.

about the rennolds series

painting of woman playing piano
Portrait of Mary Anne Rennolds by Ned Archer, courtesy of David Rennolds

The Department of Music at Virginia Commonwealth University has presented the top chamber music performers in the world to Richmond audiences for more than thirty years. VCU Music’s series, originally founded as the Terrace Concerts, debuted in 1983 in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Today, the series is named in honor of Mary Anne Rennolds, one of Richmond’s greatest music patrons. A fund was established in her memory to present chamber music events in Richmond, independently of the Terrace Concerts. We cordially invite you to become a part of the premier chamber music series in Richmond.

To a valiant heart, nothing is impossible.

epitaph for Mary Anne Rennolds (1922-1989)

Questions

 Contact the VCUarts Department of Music by emailing music@vcu.edu.