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.

Single concert tickets are on sale now for $35.00 per ticket!

2023-2024 Rennolds Series Concerts:

Sunday, September 10, 2023: Hermitage Piano Trio

Sunday, October 15, 2023: Isidore Quartet

Sunday, February 18, 2024: Academy of St Martin in the Fields Wind Ensemble

Saturday, March 23, 2024: Diana Adamyan

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 2023-2024 ARTISTS

Hermitage Piano Trio

Sunday, September 10, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

Garnering multiple Grammy nominations, the Hermitage Piano Trio have been described by The Washington Post for “such power and sweeping passion that it left you nearly out of breath.” The Trio is a champion of immense repertoire ranging from the works of the great European tradition to more contemporary American pieces.

The trio includes: Misha Keylin, violinist; Sergey Antonov, cellist; and Ilya Kazantsev, pianist.

Read more about the Hermitage Piano Trio.

Isidore Quartet

Sunday, October 15, 2023, 3:00 p.m.

The Isidore Quartet won the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022 and were described as “utterly sincere, imaginative, and insightful” musicians by Mark Steinberg. Heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet, the name Isidore honors and recognizes their close connection with the school.

The Quartet is comprised of: Devin Moore, violist; Joshua McClendon, cellist; and Adrian Steele and Phoenix Avalon, violinists.

Read more about the Isidore Quartet.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Wind Ensemble

Sunday, February 18, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

Formed in 1958, the Academy has a discography of over 500 releases and a rich international touring history. The Academy aims to continue “presenting symphonic repertoire and chamber music on a grand scale.”

The chamber wind ensemble members are: Timothy Rundle, oboe; Fiona Cross, clarinet;
Julie Price, bassoon; and Stephen Stirling, horn; with guest Caroline Palmer, piano.

Read more about the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Wind Ensemble.

Diana Adamyan, violin

Saturday, March 23, 2024, 7:00 p.m.

Diana Adamyan won the First Prize in the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and in the 2020 Khachaturian Violin Competition. She has been invited to perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London the Deutsche Symphonie Orchester at the Philharmonie in Berlin.

Read more about Diana Adamyan.


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.