Articles by Mike Goldberg
The Richmond Ballet will be presenting TRIO this weekend (November 4-6) at the Carpenter Theatre, featuring three strikingly different ballets. “The Kingdom of the Shades” from Marius Petipa’s classic full-length ballet “La Bayadere” (music by Ludwig Minkus) will open the show, followed by Ma Cong’s “Lift the Fallen” with music by Max Richter and George Balanchine’s “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue” (music by Richard Rodgers and Hershy Kay).
Renowned violinist Jennifer Koh has released a new album of the complete works for violin and orchestra by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. This recording reunited Koh with a conductor and orchestra with whom she developed close bonds early in her career: Russian conductor Alexander Vedernikov and Denmark’s Odense Symphony Orchestra.
Virginia Opera presents a “double your pleasure” evening at the Carpenter Theatre this weekend. It’s two operas at one performance...“Pagliacci” by Ruggero Leoncavallo and “The Seven Deadly Sins” by Kurt Weill.
Capitol Opera Richmond, a non-profit, all volunteer organization, is in the midst of their most ambitious production yet. They are presenting Noli Me Tangere, the opera based on the novel by Philippine national hero D. Jose Rizal. Performances are at the Henrico Theatre tonight, tomorrow and Saturday evenings (October 13-15) at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday afternoon (October 16) at 3:00 p.m.
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).
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.