Capitol Opera Richmond is an all-volunteer organization that provides a performing venue for local singers, musicians, directors, conductors, choreographers and dancers. Their latest project is Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” (1688) and features a partnership with Jefferson Baroque, the Latin Ballet of Virginia and Quill Theatre.
The GreenSpring International Academy of Music is presenting an “Advanced Student and Faculty Recital” this Sunday, June 3rd at 2:00 P.M. at Seventh Street Christian Church on Grove Avenue in Richmond. The recital is designed to provide a feature performance opportunity and to highlight the rising generation of extraordinary musicians.
It’s tired and perhaps a tad trite, but I do have to say that this week’s World Music Show (5/26) is going to be very global. I mean, just looking over my list, you’ll hear music from Palestine, Italy, Senegal, Sweden by way of New York and practically all points in South America will be covered.
So let’s start exploring.
The Symphony Musicians of Richmond will present their fifth annual “Music Unites” concert at St. Michael Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:00 p.m. It’s a free concert featuring Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with donations being accepted to help support the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg.
The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale will present a program featuring works by Leonard Bernstein and Dan Forrest this weekend. Performances are Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. (Grace Baptist Church in Richmond) and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. (Duncan Memoral United Methodist Church in Ashland). Music Director Ryan Tibbetts will conduct the singers and orchestra, and nationally-renowned organist Daniel Stipe will accompany and perform.