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Concerts & Events

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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

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


GSIM Opening Concert (July 31)

Monday, July 31, 2017 at 7 p.m.
2017 Global Summer Institute of Music
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts

This concert kicks off the 4th annual Global Summer Institute of Music at VCU. GSIM is an intensive summer program that aims to bring talented young musicians from different cultures to eclectic Richmond and the vibrant campus of VCU. In keeping with university’s mission for diversity and innovation, the institute aspires to foster a unique environment for global cultural learning through artistic exchange. With almost 90 participants, this year’s institute is the largest and most diverse yet, with musicians traveling from all over the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.

Free Admission 




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


GSIM Mixed Showcase at the VMFA (August 4)

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 6 p.m.
2017 Global Summer Institute of Music
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Marble Hall
200 N. Boulevard
Richmond, VA

This concert presents performances by faculty and students of the 2017 Global Summer Institute of Music and will include works for piano, strings, flute, and clarinet. It features performances by the Verona Quartet, who has been hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble of young musicians.” The Verona Quartet is a winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and in just three years, has earned a stellar reputation for delivering a “sensational, powerhouse performance” (Classical Voice America) every time they take the stage.  Musical America recently selected the group as “New Artists of the Month” for May 2016, further setting the Verona Quartet apart as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music.

Free Admission


GSIM Showcase at the Kennedy Center (August 6)

Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
2017 Global Summer Institute of Music
Family Theatre at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

This Special Showcase Concert features instrumental solos and chamber music selections, presented by internationally known VCU faculty, talented young rising stars, and the festival’s guest artist Eugenia Zukerman, renowned flutist, writer, and journalist. It will include piano, string, vocal, and instrumental works by Mozart, Liszt, Verdi, and more.

Free admission (tickets distributed at the door)

Click here for more information at kennedy-center.org


GSIM Mixed Chamber Concert (August 7)

Monday, August 7, 2017 at 7 p.m.
2017 Global Summer Institute of Music
Williamsburg Public Library

This concert features performances by participants of the 2017 Global Summer Institute of Music and will include solo and chamber works from Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and more.

Free admission


GSIM Participants Chamber Concert (August 8)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7 p.m.
2017 Global Summer Institute of Music
Trinity United Methodist Church
903 Forest Ave.
Richmond, VA

This concert features performances by participants of the 2017 Global Summer Institute of Music and will include solo and chamber works from Bach, Vivaldi, Schumann, and more.

Free Admission