Free event: Theme and Variations

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  • Date: September 14, 2019
  • Time: 02:00pm
  • Location: Richmond Main Public Library, 101 E. Franklin St., Richmond, VA
  • Venue: Gellman Room

CMSCVA artists demonstrate how a single word or a simple theme can be transformed into something extraordinary. Along the way, hear music by Enrique Granados, Benjamin Britten, John Adams and Consuelo Velázquez. This concert is presented in conjunction with the Richmond Pubic Library’s Gellman Room Concert Series.   


Enrique Granados      The Maiden and the Nightingale from Goyescas
Consuelo Velázquez  Bésame Mucho

  • e. cummings – [here’s to opening and upward]
  • Pablo Neruda – Sonnet 89 from One Hundred Love Sonnets
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox – “Friendship After Love”

Benjamin Britten          Chaconne from Suite for Solo Cello in C major, op. 80

  • Edwin Morgan – “Opening the Cage”

John Adams                Relaxed Groove from Road Movies

  • Gerard Manley Hopkins – “The Windhover”
  • Jean Valentine – “X”
  • Robert Hayden – “Those Winter Sundays”

Franz Schubert            Introductions & Variations on Trockne Blumen, D. 802 ‘20

Mary Boodell. Flute
Diana Cohen, violin
Chioke I’Anson, spoken word
Angela Lehman, writer
Roman Rabinovich, piano
James Wilson, cello