Keep Dreaming, a three-part free virtual concert celebrating Black History Month and our hope for the future, begins with the soulful music of Gabriel Fauré. Violist Melissa Reardon and pianist Ryan McCullough perform “Après un rêve,” one of the composer’s most famous songs. This concert also includes the dreams of[…]
Keep Dreaming, a three-part free virtual concert celebrating Black History Month and our hope for the future, continues with “Homeland,” a spectacular piece for solo flute by composer Allison Loggins-Hull. Mary Boodell performs this piece in the equally spectacular setting of Richmond’s historic Byrd Theatre. This concert also includes the[…]
One of musical revelations of the summer 2020 were virtual performances of solo pieces made by musicians around the world. In the first of a pair of concerts this weekend, we explore the intimate experience of solo performance. This concert is presented in conjunction with the Richmond Public Library’s Gellman[…]
Chamber music is the ultimate demonstration of cooperation and leadership, and this concert features one of the crown jewels of the classical music repertoire, Franz Schubert’s magnificent Octet for strings and winds. To put this music in a contemporary framework, we also present the world-premiere of a commission from[…]
What gets us through tough times? Sometimes you just have to believe in the healing power of music. From Beethoven’s famous musical prayer for recuperation, to Ben Johnston’s re-imagining of “Amazing Grace,” to Carlos Simon’s musical elegy for our times. This concert is presented in conjunction with the Richmond Public[…]
The glory and fury of nature, and our place within it, is the story told through Vivaldi’s famous violin concertos, The Four Seasons. The beauty of this Baroque instrumentation is highlighted in a new commission by Kevin Alexander Day. To ensure the safety of audience members and performers, all live[…]
Watch our interview with actor Brandon Carter, who performs in the streaming event “Reading Shakespeare,” available through December.