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March calendar
29 Feb 2012
Letter V


Classical performances in and around Richmond, with selected events elsewhere in Virginia and the Washington area. Program information, provided by presenters, is updated as details become available. Adult single-ticket prices are listed; senior, student/youth, group and other discounts may be offered.

SCOUTING REPORT

* In and around Richmond: The Richmond Symphony is spending most of March on pit-orchestra duty for Virginia Opera’s production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” (opening at Richmond CenterStage on March 30 after runs in Norfolk and Fairfax); the symphony’s only other date is a LolliPops family program of Britten’s “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra,” March 3 at CenterStage. . . . It’s also an off month for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Rennolds Chamber Concerts; and the only classical presentation in the University of Richmond’s Modlin Arts series is UR resident ensemble eighth blackbird’s “Less Is More,” a program of contemporary music by David Lang, Morton Feldman, György Ligeti and others, March 14 at the Modlin Arts Center. . . . Daniel Myssyk conducts the VCU Symphony in a program of Debussy, Ravel and Vaughan Williams, March 8 at the Singleton Arts Center. . . . Molly Sharp, the Richmond Symphony’s principal violist, joins the Richmond Philharmonic for Berlioz’s “Harold in Italy,” sharing the program with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, March 11 at VCU. . . . Boyd Jones of Stetson University performs March 16 on the Beckerath in UR’s Cannon Memorial Chapel in the final program of this season’s Organ Repertoire Recital Series presented by the Richmond chapter of the American Guild of Organists. . . . Leslie Tung offers a rare local encounter with the fortepiano, the late-18th/early 19th-century ancestor of the modern piano, in a program of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, March 22 in UR’s Perkinson Recital Hall. . . . VCU stages a three-day Flamenco Festival, March 23-25. . . . And the Richmond Choral Society is joined by the City Singers Children’s Chorus in “Through the Eyes of a Child,” March 25 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.

* Noteworthy Elsewhere: Michael Daniels joins JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony in Elgar’s Cello Concerto, sharing the program with Mozart’s “Coronation” Mass, March 1 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg and March 3 at Regent University Theater in Virginia Beach. . . . Yefim Bronfman plays Haydn, Brahms and Prokofiev, March 2 at Strathmore in Washington’s Maryland suburbs. . . . The Washington National Opera continues its Jonathan Miller-directed production of Mozart’s “Cosí fan tutte,” March 2-15 at the Kennedy Center. . . . On March 3 at the Kennedy Center, Benjamin Grosvenor, the 18-year-old piano virtuoso, plays Bach, Chopin, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff and Ravel in the afternoon; that night, Washington National Opera sponsors a concert starring soprano Angela Gheorghiu. . . . The National Symphony Orchestra and visiting ensembles, including the Takács Quartet and Prague Philharmonia, survey classics from Vienna, Prague and Budapest throughout the month at the Kennedy Center. . . . Pianist Murray Perahia plays Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and more, March 18 at Strathmore. . . . Violinist Vadim Gluzman plays a Tuesday Evening Concerts program of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Wieniawski and more, March 20 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. . . . Pianist Jonathan Biss joins the Elias Quartet in music of Suk, Janácek and Dvorák, March 28 at the Library of Congress in Washington.

CANCELLATION: Soprano Deborah Voigt’s March 17 concert at Washington’s Kennedy Center has been canceled.


March 1 (8 p.m.)
Phi Beta Kappa Hall, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg
March 3 (8 p.m.)
Regent University Theater, Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony
JoAnn Falletta conducting
Vaughan Williams: “The Wasps” Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Michael Daniels, cello
William Alwyn: “Lyra Angelica”
Barbara Chapman, harp
Mozart: “Coronation” Mass
Billye Brown Youmans, soprano
Sarah Williams, mezzo-soprano
Jon-Michael Ball, tenor
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Virginia Symphony Chorus
$16-$60
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org/

March 2 (8 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Julia Heinen, clarinet
Dmitry Rachmanov, piano
Brahms: Sonata in E flat major
works by Reed, Widor, Françaix, Gustavino
$5
(804) 828-6776
http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/index.html

March 2 (8 p.m.)
The Barns at Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Vienna
Jerusalem String Quartet
Beethoven: Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2
Debussy: Quartet in G major
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 9 in E flat major
$35
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org/

March 2 (7:30 p.m.)
March 4 (2 p.m.)
March 7 (7:30 p.m.)
March 9 (7:30 p.m.)
March 10 (7 p.m.)
March 11 (2 p.m.)
March 12 (7 p.m.)
March 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington
Washington National Opera
Philippe Auguin conducting
Mozart: “Cosí fan tutte”
Elizabeth Futral (Fiordiligi)
Renata Pokupic (Dorabella)
Joel Prieto (Ferrando)
Teddy Tahu Rhodes (Guglielmo)
William Shimmel (Don Alfonso)
Christine Brandes (Despina)
Jonathan Miller, stage director
in Italian, English captions
$25-$300
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 2 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Haydn: Sonata in C major
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 8 in B flat major
$23-$85
(202) 785-9727 (Washington Performing Arts Society)
http://www.wpas.org/

March 3 (11 a.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Richmond Centerstage, Sixth and Grace streets
Richmond Symphony LolliPops
Erin R. Freeman conducting
Sara Valentine & Michael Boudewyns, guest stars
Britten: “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”
$12-$17
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com/

March 3 (2 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Deb Saidel, flute & speaker
lecture-recital, “Letting a Long Story Be Long”
works by Isabella Leonarda, Lili Boulanger, Melanie Bonis, Amy Beach
free
(804) 828-6776
http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/index.html

March 3 (2 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
Bach: Partita No. 4 in A major
Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B minor
Rachmaninoff: “Etude-Tableau,” Op. 39, No. 5 (“Lilacs”)
Scriabin: Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor
Ravel: “Gaspard de la Nuit”
$40
(202) 785-9727 (Washington Performing Arts Society)
http://www.wpas.org/

March 3 (7 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano
Washington National Opera Orchestra
Eugene Kohn conducting
works by Mozart, Massenet, Dvorák, Catalani, Puccini, others
$50-$190
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 4 (3:30 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Virginia Consort
Judith Gary conducting
Beethoven: “Choral Fantasy”
pianist TBA
Brahms: “Liebeslieder Waltzes” (excerpts)
Bach: Sanctus from Mass in B minor
$30
(434) 244-8444
http://www.virginiaconsort.org/

March 4 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Northwest German Philharmonic
Eugene Tzigane conducting
Grieg: “Peer Gynt” Suite No. 1
Victor Herbert: Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor
Amit Peled, cello
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor
$25-$50
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar/month/2012/3/

March 4 (6 p.m.)
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington
Rob Kapilow, narrator
Zuill Bailey, cello
Yuliya Gorenman, piano
“What Makes It Great?”
Beethoven: Sonata No. 3 for cello and piano
$18
(202) 785-9727 (Washington Performing Arts Society)
http://www.wpas.org/

March 5 (8 p.m.)
Roanoke Performing Arts Theatre, Orange Avenue at Williamson Road
Roanoke Symphony
David Stewart Wiley conducting
Roanoke Symphony Chorus
Liberty University Concert Choir
Southern Virginia University Concert Chorale
Roanoke College Children’s Choir
Robin Reed, narrator
“American Voices”
Gould: “American Salute”
Bernstein: “Chichester Psalms”
Copland: “A Lincoln Portrait”
Barber: Adagio for strings
Bernstein: “Make Your Garden Grow” from “Candide”
Jerome Margolis: “Death of a Civil War Soldier” from “Millcreek” Suite
Thompson: “Virginia’s My Home”
“Armed Forces Salute”
$21-$41
(540) 343-9127
http://www.rso.com/

March 8 (8 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Myssyk conducting
works by Debussy, Vaughan Williams, Ravel
$5
(804) 828-6776
http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/index.html

March 8 (7 p.m.)
March 10 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach conducting
Bartók: “The Miraculous Mandarin” Suite
Bartók: “Bluebeard’s Castle”
Matthias Goerne, bass-baritone
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
$20-$85
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 8 (8 p.m.)
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, First Street at Independence Avenue S.E., Washington
Leon Fleisher, piano & conductor
Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, piano
musicians from Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Brahms: “Liebeslieder Waltzes,” Op. 52
Dina Koston: “Messages”
György Ligeti: “”Aventures” for three voices and seven instruments
Ligeti: “Nouvelles Aventures” for three voices and seven instruments
free; tickets required
(703) 573-7328 (Ticketmaster)
http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/1112-schedule.html

March 9 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach conducting
Bartók: “Dance Suite”
Kodály: “Dances of Galánta”
Bartók: “Romanian Folk Dances”
Liszt: “Mephisto Waltz” No. 1
Bartók: “The Miraculous Mandarin” Suite
$20-$85
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 9 (8 p.m.)
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, First Street at Independence Avenue S.E., Washington
Julianne Baird, soprano
Preethi de Silva, harpsichord & fortepiano
C.P.E. Bach: Fantasia in A major
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in G minor
Handel: arias TBA
C.P.E. Bach: “Hamlet” Fantasia for voice and fortepiano
C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in A major
Haydn: Cantata, “Arianna à Naxos”
free; tickets required
(703) 573-7328 (Ticketmaster)
http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/1112-schedule.html

March 10 (2 p.m.)
Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets
Ernst Keller, cello
Brian Plante, piano
Bach: Gamba Sonata No. 2
Beethoven: Cello Sonata No. 3
Fauré: “Sicilienne”
Granados: “Spanish Dance” No. 5 (“Playera”)
free
(804) 646-7223
http://www.richmondpubliclibrary.org/

March 10 (8 p.m.)
March 14 (7:30 p.m.)
March 16 (8 p.m.)
March 18 (2:30 p.m.)
Harrison Opera House, 160 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk
Virginia Opera
Gerald Steichen conducting
Gilbert & Sullivan: “The Mikado”
Matthew Plenk (Nanki-Poo)
Kevin Burdette (Ko-Ko)
Katherine Jolly (Yum-Yum)
Dorothy Burne (Katisha)
Jeffrey Tucker (The Mikado)
Aaron St. Clair Nicholson (Pooh-Bah)
Dorothy Danner, stage director
in English with captions
$25-$114
(866) 673-7282
http://www.vaopera.org/

March 11 (4 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Richmond Philharmonic
Robert Mirakian conducting
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550
Berlioz: “Harold in Italy”
Molly Sharp, viola
$8 in advance, $10 at door
(804) 673-7400
http://www.richmondphilharmonic.org/

March 11 (4 p.m.)
Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, Richmond
Second Sunday South of the James:
Camerata Strings of Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra
Rebecca Wilcott conducting
program TBA
Donation requested
(804) 272-7514

March 12 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Dan Zhu, violin
Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Mozart: violin sonatas in E minor, K. 304; G major, K. 379; E flat major, K. 380; B flat major, K. 454; A major, K. 526
$50
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 13 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Takács Quartet
Schubert: “Quartettsatz” in C minor
Bartók: Quartet No. 4
Beethoven: Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131
$32
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
eighth blackbird
“Less Is More”
David Lang: “These Broken Wings 3” for sextet
Alvin Lucier: “Fidelio Trio” for viola, cello and piano
Philippe Hurel: “. . . à mesure” for sextet
Morton Feldman: “Durations 1” for flute, violin, cello and piano
Matthias Pintscher: “Figura V/Assonanza” for solo cello
György Ligeti: Etudes for sextet
$20
(804) 289-8980
http://www.modlin.richmond.edu/

March 15 (7 p.m.)
March 17 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach conducting
Beethoven: “Fidelio” (concert presentation)
Melanie Diener (Leonore)
Simon O’Neill (Florestan)
Eric Halfvarson (Rocco)
Jegyung Yang (Marzelline)
Tomasz Konieczny (Don Pizarro)
Choral Arts Society of Washington
$20-$85
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 16 (7:30 p.m.)
Cannon Memorial Chapel, University of Richmond
American Guild of Organists Repertoire Recital Series:
Boyd Jones, organ
program TBA
donation requested
(804) 289-8980
http://www.richmondago.org/

March 16 (8 p.m.)
Museum of Contemporary Art, 2200 Parks Ave., Virginia Beach
March 18 (7 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Lyric Opera Virginia Discovery Recital:
Peter Mark, host and commentator
Suzanna Vinnick and Irina Kurbat, sopranos
Cody Austin & Maurizio Trejo, tenors
program TBA
$15
(757) 446-6666
www.lyricoperavirginia.org

March 16 (1:30 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach conducting
“Music by the Strauss Family”
$20-$85
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 16 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Vadim Repin, violin
pianist TBA
Janácek: Violin Sonata
Ravel: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major
Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major
Chausson: “Poème”
Ravel: “Tzigane”
$28-$85
(202) 785-9727 (Washington Performing Arts Society)
http://www.wpas.org/

March 17 (3:30 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Nancy Ambrose King, oboe
Aaron Hill, oboe
John Mayhood, piano
program TBA
free
(434) 924-3052
http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/concertsevents/index.html

March 17 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
March 18 (3 p.m.)
Hylton Performing Arts Center, George Mason University, Manassas
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra
Christopher Zimmerman conducting
Stravinsky: “Firebird” Suite
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major
Rick Rowley, piano
Sibelius: Symphony No. 7
Sibelius: “Finlandia”
$25-$55
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://www.fairfaxsymphony.org/

March 18 (6 p.m.)
First Presbyterian Church, 820 Colonial Ave., Norfolk
Hampton Roads Chamber Players
Virginia Symphony members
Bach: “Brandenburg” concertos Nos. 1, 3, 6
$5
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org/

March 18 (3:30 p.m.)
Dickinson Theater, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville
Oratorio Society of Virginia
Michael Slon directing
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Carrie Stevens, mezzo-soprano
Mark Mowry, tenor
David Newman, baritone
Haydn: Mass in D minor (“Nelson”)
Mozart: “Solemn Vespers”
$10-$30
(434) 295-4385
http://www.oratoriosociety.org/

March 18 (4 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Murray Perahia, piano
Bach: “French Suite” No. 5 in G major
Beethoven: Sonata in E minor, Op. 90
Brahms: “Klavierstücke,” Op. 119
Schubert: Sonata in A major, D. 664
Chopin: Polonaise in C sharp minor, Op. 26
Chopin: Prelude in F sharp minor, Op. 28
Chopin: Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op. 30
Chopin: Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op. 39
$35-$85
(202) 785-9727 (Washington Performing Arts Society)
http://www.wpas.org/

March 19 (8 p.m.)
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, First Street at Independence Avenue S.E., Washington
L’Arpeggiata
Christina Pluhar directing
Lucilla Galeazzi, vocalist
works by Galeazzi, Kircher, Kapsberger, Cazzati, Vitale, others
free; tickets required
(703) 573-7328 (Ticketmaster)
http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/1112-schedule.html

March 20 (8 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Jennifer Parker Harley, flute
other artists TBA
Telemann: Fantasie in E major
Luciano Berio: “Sequenza 1”
Joseph Schwantner: “Silver Halo” for flute quartet
Caleb Burhans: “A Moment for Elliott Smith”
Ian Clarke: “Zoom Tube”
$5
(804) 828-6776
http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/index.html

March 20 (8 p.m.)
Williamsburg Library Theatre, 515 Scotland St.
Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg:
Modigliani String Quartet
Schubert: Quartet in C major, D. 46
Mendelssohn: Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
Dohnányi: Quartet No. 3 in A minor
$15 (waiting list)
(757) 258-4814
http://www.chambermusicwilliamsburg.org/

March 20 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Tuesday Evening Concerts:
Vadim Gluzman, violin
Angela Yoffe, piano
Stravinsky: “Suite Italienne”
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 80
Tchaikovsky: “Souvenir d’un lieu cher”
Shostakovich: “Jazz Suite” No. 1
Wieniawski: “Faust Fantasy”
$25-$30
(434) 924-3376
http://www.tecs.org/

March 20 (8 p.m.)
Eisenhower Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Prague Philharmonia
Jirí Belohlávek conducting
Mozart: “Don Giovanni” Overture
Janácek: Suite for strings
Vorísek: Symphony in D major
$25-$50
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 22 (7:30 p.m.)
Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court, University of Richmond
Leslie Tung, fortepiano
works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
free
(804) 289-8980
http://www.modlin.richmond.edu/

March 22 (7 p.m.)
March 24 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach conducting
Dvorák: “Stabat Mater”
Anne Schwanewilms, soprano
Nathalie Stutzmann, contralto
Steve Davislim, tenor
Robert Holl, bass
The Washington Chorus
$20-$85
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 23 (7:30 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Flamenco Festival:
Marija Temo, guitar
Ulrika Frank, dancer
program TBA
$15
(804) 828-6776
http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/index.html

March 23 (8 p.m.)
March 25 (2 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Virginia Opera
Gerald Steichen conducting
Gilbert & Sullivan: “The Mikado”
Matthew Plenk (Nanki-Poo)
Kevin Burdette (Ko-Ko)
Katherine Jolly (Yum-Yum)
Dorothy Burne (Katisha)
Jeffrey Tucker (The Mikado)
Aaron St. Clair Nicholson (Pooh-Bah)
Dorothy Danner, stage director
in English with captions
$44-$98
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://www.vaopera.org/

March 23 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Christoph Eschenbach conducting
Dvorák: Serenade in D minor, Op. 44
Janácek: Concertino for piano, two violins, viola, clarinet, horn and bassoon
Janácek: Capriccio
Dvorák: Serenade in E major, Op. 22
$20-$85
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 23 (8 p.m.)
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, First Street at Independence Avenue S.E., Washington
Modigliani String Quartet
Arriaga: Quartet No. 3
Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 18, No. 1
Dohnányi: Quartet No. 3 in A minor
free; tickets required
(703) 573-7328 (Ticketmaster)
http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/1112-schedule.html

March 24 (2 p.m.)
Gellman Room, Richmond Public Library, First and Franklin streets
Jefferson Baroque
“Living and Playing Together: Sociable Music from 17th- and 18th-century Vienna, Versailles and Virginia”
program TBA
free
(804) 646-7223
http://www.richmondpubliclibrary.org/

March 24 (7:30 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Flamenco Festival:
Michael Miguelito Prez, guitar
flamenco dance troupe
program TBA
$15
(804) 828-6776
http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/index.html

March 24 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
March 25 (3:30 p.m.)
Monticello High School, 1400 Independence Way, Charlottesville
Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra
Kate Tamarkin conducting
Bernstein: “Three Dance Episodes” from “On the Town”
Copland: “The Red Pony” Suite
Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”
Michael Mizrahi, piano
Gershwin: “An American in Paris”
$20-$38
(434) 924-3376
http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/concertsevents/index.html

March 24 (8 p.m.)
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax
Matt Haimovitz, cello
Christopher O’Riley, piano
“shuffle.play.listen”
works by Bach, Stravinsky, Piazzolla, Radiohead, others
$21-$42
(888) 945-2468 (Tickets.com)
http://cfa.gmu.edu/calendar/month/2012/3/

March 25 (3 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall, Modlin Arts Center, University of Richmond
Richard Becker & Doris Wylee-Becker, pianos
works by Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, Becker, others
free
(804) 289-8980
http://www.modlin.richmond.edu/

March 25 (4 p.m.)
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 520 N. Boulevard, Richmond
Richmond Choral Society
Markus Compton directing
City Singers Children’s Choir
Leslie Dripps directing
Keith Tan, piano
Matt Goves, percussion
“Through the Eyes of a Child”
program TBA
$15
(804) 353-9582
http://www.richmondchoralsociety.org/

March 25 (4 p.m.)
Vlahcevic Concert Hall, Singleton Arts Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Park Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
VCU Flamenco Festival:
Sueos Gitanos
Flamenco del Sur
program TBA
$15
(804) 828-6776
http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/index.html

March 25 (3 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
“Red Star” Red Army Chorus & Dancers
Russian folk songs, other works TBA
$29-$44
(855) 337-4849
http://www.fergusoncenter.cnu.edu/

March 25 (2:30 p.m.)
American Theatre, 125 E. Mellen St., Hampton
Matt Haimovitz, cello
pianist TBA
program TBA
$25-$30
(757) 722-2787
http://www.hamptonarts.net/american-theatre/purchase-tickets

March 28 (8 p.m.)
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, First Street at Independence Avenue S.E., Washington
Elias Quartet
Jonathan Biss, piano
Suk: “Meditation” for quartet
Janácek: “In the Mists” for piano (excerpts)
Janácek: Quartet No. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”)
Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81
free; tickets required
(703) 573-7328 (Ticketmaster)
http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/1112-schedule.html

March 29 (8 p.m.)
Recital Hall, Black Music Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Grove Avenue at Harrison Street, Richmond
Gabriel Beavers, bassoon
program TBA
$5
(804) 828-6776
http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/events/index.html

March 29 (7 p.m.)
March 30 (8 p.m.)
March 31 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
Wayne Brady, guest star
songs of Sammy Davis Jr. and Sam Cooke
$20-$85
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 29 (7:30 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Eben Trio
Fiala: Trio (1980)
Smetana: Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 15
Dvorák: Piano Trio in E minor, Op. 90 (“Dumky”)
$32
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org/

March 30 (8 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Richmond CenterStage, Sixth and Grace streets
Virginia Opera
Gerald Steichen conducting
Gilbert & Sullivan: “The Mikado”
Matthew Plenk (Nanki-Poo)
Kevin Burdette (Ko-Ko)
Katherine Jolly (Yum-Yum)
Dorothy Burne (Katisha)
Jeffrey Tucker (The Mikado)
Aaron St. Clair Nicholson (Pooh-Bah)
Dorothy Danner, stage director
in English with captions
$29-$111
(866) 673-7282
http://www.vaopera.org/

March 30 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
March 31 (8 p.m.)
Chrysler Hall, 201 Brambleton Ave., Norfolk
Virginia Symphony
David Alan Miller conducting
Miguel del Aguila: “The Fall of Cuzco”
Daniel Binelli: “Concierto Buenos Aires”
Newman & Oltman Guitar Duo
Bizet: “Carmen” Suite
Copland: “El Salon Mexico”
$20-$85
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org/

March 30 (8 p.m.)
Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Harmonious Blacksmith
“Soundscapes of Jefferson’s America”
program TBA
free
(434) 924-3376
http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/music/concertsevents/index.html

March 30 (8 p.m.)
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 190 Rugby Road, Charlottesville
Zephyrus Early Music Vocal Ensemble
“Sing for Joy: the Motet in Northern Europe”
works by Sweelinck, others TBA
free
(434) 293-3133
http://www.westminsterva.org/

March 31 (2 p.m.)
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington
Mikhail Simonyon, violin
Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano
Pärt: “Fratres”
Brahms: Sonata No. 3 in D minor
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 1 in F minor
Szymanowski: “Nocturna and Tarantella”
$25
(202) 785-9727 (Washington Performing Arts Society)
http://www.wpas.org/
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