The Richmond Symphony is presenting a new summer concert series “Summer at CenterStage,” in partnership with the University of Richmond School of Music and VCUarts. The inaugual season will feature 8 one-hour concerts highlighting the complete sonatas by Johannes Brahms. The individual concerts will spotlight works for piano and solo instruments.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy offers a magnificent getaway! The festival features symphonic and chamber concerts over a four-week period. It attracts first-rate musicians to participate as performers and educators, as part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy.
The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform a free concert Sunday evening, May 18th at the Carpenter Theatre. The orchestra is led by conductor Peter Jacobson, who stopped by our studios to discuss the concert along with bassoon soloist Johnny Willing. Johnny is a very talented senior who attends Atlee High School in Hanover County.
This weekend’s performance will feature the following program:
Capitol Opera Richmond is a relatively new all-volunteer organization here in town. This weekend, they’ll finish out their second season by presenting Aaron Copland’s “The Tender Land” at the Henrico Theatre. Performances are Friday and Saturday evening, both at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $12, $10 for seniors and students.
Maestro Benjamin Zander is coming to Richmond! His TED talk about the transformative power of classical music has more than 6 million views. Ben has two infectious passions: classical music and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.
World-renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers stopped by the 88.9 WCVE studios today and I had the pleasure of talking with her during Classical Music. She’s in town presenting the Virginia premiere of Mason Bates’ Violin Concerto with the Richmond Symphony. We talked a bit about the music, her career and her new Guarneri violin.