Upcoming Events

Mar 3, 2024

Illumination

The magical qualities of light formed the inspiration for this program for strings, winds, and harp. Haydn’s famous “Sunrise” quartet and Ravel’s impressionist “Introduction and Allegro” pair with Gilad Cohen’s “Firefly Elegy” – a musical portrait of the life of a lightning bug. We will also premiere “C/1995 O1” by Richmond’s own Zachary Wadsworth, a piece inspired by the brief but spectacular appearance of the Hale-Bopp comet in the Virginia night sky. Read the program booklet below.

March 3, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. St Mary's Episcopal Church
Apr 21, 2024

Britannia

Experience 500 years of music from the British Isles in one time traveling concert, from a Purcell fantasy to the epic piano quintet by Edward Elgar, to a work by Hannah Kendall inspired by the art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Program: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, “Petite Suite de Concert,” Op. 77 Musical Time Machine Inspired by H. G. Wells           2020 – Hannah Kendall , Tuxedo: Hot Summer No Water           1977 – Richard Rodney Bennett, Eustace and Hilda           1924 – Ethyl Smythe, Excerpt from Variations on Bonny Sweet Robin           1884 – Hubert Parry, Divertimento           1820 – John Field, Nocturne in C minor           1680 – Henry Purcell, Fantasia a 4 Benjamin Britten, “Fantasy Quartet,” Op. 2 Edward Elgar, Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84 With: Brendon Elliott, Violin Maxim Lando, Piano Mari Lee, violin Lauren Williams, Oboe James Wilson, Cello

April 21, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Second Presbyterian Church
May 11, 2024

Free Live and Streamed Event: Tchaikovsky Seasons 2

This free event continues CMSCVA’s  two-concert cycle combining poems and readings about the seasons with music from Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s romantic suite of short pieces named “The Seasons.” Experience the passing of time from July to December in words and the intimate, tuneful music of one of history’s most emotional musicians.  You can also stream the concert live from the Richmond Public Library at this page. Program: Pyotr Tchaikovsky, “The Seasons” Op. 37a, no 7-12           July: Reaper’s Song – Allegro moderato con moto           August: The Harvest – Allegro vivace           September: The Hunt – Allegro non troppo           October: Autumn Song – Andante doloroso e molto cantabile           November: On the Troika – Allegro moderato           December: Christmas – Tempo di Valse With: Mary Boodell, Flute Ingrid Keller, Piano James Wilson, Cello

May 11, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. Richmond Main Public Library

Featured Performer

Interview with Khari Joyner

Jim Wilson interviews cellist Kahri Joyner, who makes his third appearance with CMSCVA on May 2.