The first installment of a multi-year CMSCVA commissioning project inspired by Modest Mussorgsky’s timeless musical suite ”Pictures at an Exhibition,” this concert presents three world premieres based on works of art and historical objects found in some of Richmond’s many museums and galleries. The talented line-up of Richmond-born and Richmond-based composers creating this first round of musical pictures are Antonio García, Zachary Wadsworth, and Donovan Williams. An all-star line up of CMSCVA artists will be joined by Roscoe Burnems, the first Poet Laureate of Richmond and the inspiration for one of these musical commissions. Bring your Richmond pride and join us for this celebration of local talent and creativity!
Not able to attend in-person? Live-stream this event through the Richmond Public Library’s website here.
Antonio García, “Maggie Said Walk;”
Zachary Wadsworth, “They Rest Above the River;”
Roscoe Burnems, “Anthem for Removal;”
Donovan Williams, “Where the Real Battle Takes Place.”
And don’t forget to read the program to learn about the musicians and the pieces that will be premiered in this uniquely “Richmond” event.
This project was supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, which receives support from the Virginia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.