Experiencing Villa-Lobos

Experiencing Villa-Lobos: An International Festival

March 21-23, 2019

The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music is proud to once again host this international festival honoring prolific and influential Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.

The festival will showcase a global collection of performers and presenters in a series of concerts, discussions and paper presentations that will illuminate and commemorate the composer’s life and work.


Sonia Rubinsky, piano
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
VCU Symphony
VCU Commonwealth Singers
VCU Women’s Choir
Colleen Potter Thorburn, harp

More performers to be selected – visit the “Call for Performers” page to learn more.



Grayson Wagstaff, Ph.D. – keynote speaker
Dean, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America
Director, Latin American Music Center

More presenters to be selected – visit the “Call for Papers” page to learn more.