The Grammy-nominated Chiara String Quartet plays by heart, in other words without the music! They are renowned for “bringing fresh excitement to traditional string quartet repertoire as well as for creating insightful interpretations of new music.” The ensemble is comprised of Rebecca Fisher and Hyeyung Yoon (violins), Jonah Sirota (viola) and Gregory Beaver (cello).
Articles by Mike Goldberg
The 19th Alexander Paley Music Festival takes place this weekend at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church on Chippenham Parkway. Performances take place tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m., Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. All concerts are free to attend!
The Richmond Trio Piano is comprised of Richmond Symphony concertmaster Daisuke Yamamoto, principal cellist Neal Cary and pianist Joanne Kong. They will be performing a program of chamber music next week, featuring music of Beethoven, Boccherini and Ravel.
The Cypress String Quartet recently performed their final concerts together after a 20-year collaboration. As a culmination of the group’s work, they have released a CD set of the complete Beethoven string quartets.
It’s time once again for the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy! The festival features symphonic and chamber concerts over a four-week period from July 9th to August 7th. It also attracts first-rate musicians to participate as performers and educators, as part of the Wintergreen Summer Music Academy.
Pianist Shai Wosner has gained international recognition for his creative insight and broad range of repertoire, ranging from Beethoven and Mozart to Schoenberg and Ligeti. I recently had the chance to talk with him about his new recording (released June 3), which pairs concertos and solo pieces by Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) and György Ligeti (1923-2006).
Acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan will perform in Richmond at Centenary Methodist Church on East Grace Street Friday evening (4/29) at 7:30 p.m. The recital is sponsored by the Richmond chapter of the American Guild of Organists and admission is free!