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  1. 5 North 5th Street, Richmon, VA

    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...

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  2. Richmond, Virginia

    Pop Up Concert: Bach Fugues and Suites

    Ever innovative and improvisatory, CMSCVA adds an additional concert to its spring 2024 calendar and ushers in the spring with the fabulous, soul-searching, thought-provoking music of J. S. Bach. Carsten Schmidt returns to the beautiful space of Holy Comforter Episcopal Church and plays a recital of Bach's fugues and suites. The program will be played on a reproduction of an easrly-18th century harpsichord made by Michael Mietke, an instrument on which Bach would have composed his famous Brandenburg concertos. Program: Fantasia and Fugue a minor, BWV 904 French Suite No.4 Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro E flat, BWV 998 English Suites...

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  3. 101 E. Franklin St., Richmond VA

    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    ...

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  4. Richmond, Virginia

    CMSCVA 2024-25 Season Ticket Bundle

    Join the CMSCVA for our 2023-24 season - our 20th anniversary! Experience the most unique classical music series in Richmond with a discounted ticket package. This package of six concerts will celebrate our anniversary with treasured favorites, music especially written for our anniversary, and all of the innovation and excellence our audiences have come to expect. Your guides will be twenty-five sensational musicians, who will wow you with their virtuosity, charm, and musical storytelling. Our season ticket includes six events at a 10 % discount and will be available through September 15th. One concert, Baroque at Wilton, has two performance...

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  5. 4819 Monument Ave., Richmond VA

    The House of Handel

    Opening our 20th anniversary season with a Baroque flourish, CMSCVA celebrates the music of Georg Friderick Handel. This special program takes the form of a bespoke playlist of gorgeous instrumental music inspired by one of the composer’s most beloved works, the Messiah. All of this glorious music will be performed on an eleven-piece orchestra of period instruments.

    Tickets Go on Sale April 1
  6. 100 Blanton Ave, Richmond VA

    Swept Away!

    The freedom and joy of 1930’s Germany cabaret culture was swept away by the winds of fascism and war. Travel back to this unique period in musical history with songs and instrumental works by banned and émigré composers from the time, and “For a Look or a Touch,” a moving chamber opera by contemporary American composer Jake Heggie. With “Swept Away!” CMSCVA revisits two of the more intriguing concert themes we have featured over the past two decades - revolutionary and banned music, and forbidden love.

    Tickets Go on Sale April 1
  7. 4819 Monument Ave., Richmond VA

    Bach by Candlelight

      Johnny Gandelsman (Photo by Max Whittaker) Before candlelight concerts became popular, CMSCVA presented this concept seventeen years ago with “Bach by Candlelight,” one of the favorite concerts from our past 20 years. This year, we present a revival of this concert with elegant and emotional music from  J. S. Bach’s solo cello suites and violin partitas, played in candlelight. Intimate music perfect for a winter’s night performed by violinist Johnny Gandelsman and cellist James Wilson.

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  8. 12291 River Rd, Richmond, VA

    Celebration

    What could celebrate our 20th anniversary more perfectly than a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s exhilarating Octet, opus 20? We pair this famous piece of chamber music with a joyful fanfare commissioned for this year from Richmond’s own Donovan Williams, and celebrate the 100th anniversary years of composers Maurice Ravel and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

    Tickets Go on Sale April 1
  9. 215 S. Wilton Rd., Richmond VA

    Baroque at Wilton: March 8

    Built in 1753, members of the Randolph family called Wilton home for over 100 years and entertained some of the most notable political figures including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Having survived the Revolutionary and Civil War, the Wilton House has a rich and complex history. CMSCVA returns to this historic and intimate setting for a program of Baroque music performed on period instruments.

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  10. 215 S. Wilton Rd., Richmond VA

    Baroque at Wilton: March 9

    Built in 1753, members of the Randolph family called Wilton home for over 100 years and entertained some of the most notable political figures including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Having survived the Revolutionary and Civil War, the Wilton House has a rich and complex history. CMSCVA returns to this historic and intimate setting for a program of Baroque music performed on period instruments.

    Tickets Go on Sale April 1
  11. 5 North 5th Street, Richmond, VA

    Schubert Quintets

    One of the highlights of our past 20 years was a back-to-back performance of two of the best loved pieces in the chamber music repertoire, both by Franz Schubert: his spectacular “Trout” Quintet and the epic Cello Quintet in C major. CMSCVA revives this concert for our anniversary year, but with a historical touch. Played on gut strings and a reproduction 1830’s Graf fortepiano, this performance of two stunning works is a not-to-be-missed event in Richmond’s concert season.

    Tickets Go on Sale April 1