Concerts & Events

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Celtic Masters (July 19)

2019 Guitar and Other Strings Series (27th season)

Friday, July 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

General admission, $15
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Celtic Masters featuring Maggie Sansone, hammered dulcimer,
Paul Oorts, harp guitar, and Andrea Hoag, fiddle.

Three Celtic masters present a program originating from the deep well of our ancient folk traditions. Maggie, Paul, and Andrea 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 talented musicians have been active in the exciting Celtic renaissance that combines many styles and influences like an intricate tapestry of sound. 

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


Quatro na Bossa (July 26)

2019 Guitar and Other Strings Series (27th season)

Friday, July 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

General admission, $15
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Quatro na Bossa, Brazilian bossa nova and samba

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 percussionist Scott Clark. QNB has 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. This talented group invites you to enjoy and explore the music of Brazil as they pay tribute to some of their favorite artists.

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


The VCU Community Guitar Ensemble (July 28)

2019 Guitar and Other Strings Series (27th season)

Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Free admission

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.


Mary Anne Rennolds Series: Inmo Yang, violin & Sahun Hong, piano (September 15)

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Mary Anne Rennolds Concert Series

$35 General Admission
$32 Seniors (60+) / VCU Employees / VCU Alumni Association members
$25 Children (16 and under)
Free for VCU Music students and VCU Music faculty – E-mail musictix@vcu.edu to reserve
Tickets will go on sale to the general public August 1, 2019.

Korean violinist Inmo Yang has been hailed by the Boston Globe for his “seamless technique and a tender warmth of tone,” combined with “an ability to project an engaging sense of inner sincerity through his playing.” Born in Indonesia to a Korean family in 1995, Yang debuted at age 11 on the Ewon Prodigy Series in Seoul. He graduated from the Korean National Institute for the Gifted in Arts in February 2011 and was then admitted into the Korean National University of Arts as a prodigy in music. In 2014, Yang won second prize in the Menuhin Competition. He currently attends the New England Conservatory of Music, where he is the only violinist in its highly selective Artist Diploma program.

Praised as an “artist already of enormous prowess” (Verbier Festival Newsletter) with “lots of clarity, confidence, and wisdom” (New York Concert Review), pianist Sahun Hong brings his colorful style and riveting energy to the solo, chamber, and concerto stage. On the roster of Young Steinway Artists since 2010, Hong has been featured as a guest soloist with the ORF-Vienna, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Camerata New York, Fort Worth, Richardson, Racine, Waco, Galveston, and Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestras. At age 16, Hong graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University with a bachelor of music in piano performance, studying with John Owings. He is currently a student of Leon Fleisher in the doctor of musical arts program at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.