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July 19
noon-3 p.m. EDT
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Peter Warlock: “Capriol Suite”
Camerata Wales/
Owain Arwel Hughes
(BIS)

Past Masters:
Haydn: Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI:20
Christian Zacharias, piano
(recorded 1977)
(EMI Classics)

Nielsen:
“Little Suite” (Nonet), Op. 1
Young Danish Chamber Orchestra/
Gunnar Tagmose
(Paula)

Schubert: Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen,”
D. 802
Wolfgang Schulz, flute
Stefan Vladar, piano
(Camerata)

Beethoven:
Quartet in
C sharp minor,
Op. 131
(orchestration by
Terje Tonnesen)
Camerata Nordica/
Terje Tonnesen
(Altara)

Mendelssohn:
Prelude and Fugue in E minor,
Op. 35, No. 1
Benjamin Grosvenor, piano
(Decca)

Bartók:
“Music for Strings,
Percussion and Celesta”
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/
Charles Mackerras
(Linn)

Handel: Concerto grosso in A major, Op. 6, No. 11
Academy of Ancient Music/Andrew Manze
(Harmonia Mundi)
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What with one thing and another (and another . . . ), feels like a good time for a couple of hours of Mozart.

July 16
7-9 p.m. EDT
2300-0100 GMT/UTC
WDCE-FM, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Mozart: “The Magic Flute” Overture
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
(DG Archiv)

Mozart: Serenade in C minor, K. 388
winds of Orchestre de Champs Elysées/
Philippe Herreweghe
(Harmonia Mundi)

Mozart:
“Vorrei spiegarvi, o Dio!”
K. 418
Diana Damrau,
soprano
Le Cercle de l’Harmonie/
Jéremie Rohrer
(Erato)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K. 451
Mitsuko Uchida, piano
English Chamber Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate
(Philips)

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Leif Ove Andsnes,
piano & director
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra
(EMI Classics)

Mozart: Mass in C major, K. 317 (“Coronation”)
Barbara Schlick, soprano
Elisabeth von Magnus, alto
Paul Agnew, tenor
Matthijs Masdag, bass
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir/
Ton Koopman
(Erato)
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My review for the Richmond Times-Dispatch of the opening concert of the Richmond Symphony Summer Series, featuring violinist Adrian Pintea and pianist Russell Wilson, at Dominion Arts Center’s Gottwald Playhouse:

http://www.richmond.com/entertainment/music/music-review-richmond-symphony-summer-series-the-flower-of-england/article_11fa9812-b3c3-5968-a871-326f0bf572f5.html
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Symphonies, from early classical to neo-classical, centering on a singular performance of Beethoven’s “Eroica” by Jordi Savall and his period-instruments band, Le Concert des Nations.

July 12
noon-3 p.m. EST
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Past Masters:
William Boyce: Symphony No. 5 in D major
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/
Neville Marriner
(recorded 1976)
(Decca)

Past Masters:
Bizet: Symphony in C major
French National
Radio Orchestra/
Thomas Beecham
(recorded 1959)
(EMI Classics)

Past Masters:
Britten: “Simple Symphony”
English Chamber Orchestra/
Benjamin Britten
(recorded 1968)
(Decca)

Mozart:
Symphony in D major,
K. 95
Academy of
Ancient Music/
Christopher Hogwood
(L’Oiseau Lyre)

Beethoven:
Symphony No. 3
in E flat major (“Eroica”)
Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall
(AliaVox)

Shostakovich:
Symphony No. 9
in E flat major
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/
Vasily Petrenko
(Naxos)

Haydn:
Symphony No. 92
in G major (“Oxford”)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/René Jacobs
(Harmonia Mundi)
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Spare Air taking a break this weekend, due to another commitment.
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When the weather gets hot, I go for baroque. (Sorry.) You’ll hear a surprising variety of idioms, tone colors and effects in this program, which mixes music by familiar figures – Bach, Handel, Telemann – with works by worthy lesser-knowns of the 17th and 18th centuries.

July 5
noon-3 p.m. EDT
1600-1900 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Johann Joseph Fux: “Processional Suite” in C major
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/
Gottfried von der Goltz
(Carus)

Giovanni Gabrieli:
“Jubilate Deo”
Gabrieli Consort & Players/
Paul McCreesh
(DG Archiv)

Antonio Bertali:
Sonata à 2 in G major
ACRONYM
(Olde Focus)

Sieur de Saint-Colombe: Concert XXVII: “La Reporté”
Wieland Kuijken & Jordi Savall, bass viols
(AliaVox)

Andreas Hammerschmidt: Suite in G major à 5
Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall
(Ars Musici)

William Corbett: “Bizzarie Universali” –
“Alla Spagniola”
Andrew Manze, violin
European Community Baroque Orchestra/
Roy Goodman
(Channel Classics)

Charles Avison:
Concerto grosso No. 6
in D major
(after Domenico Scarlatti)
Pablo Valetti, violin & director
Café Zimmermann
(Alpha Classics)

J.S. Bach: “English Suite” No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807
Christophe Rousset, harpsichord
(Ambroisie)

Telemann: Overture-Suite
in B flat major, TWV 55:B5 (“Les Nations”)
Akademie für
alte Musik Berlin/
Stefan Mai
(Harmonia Mundi)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: “Second air de trompette”
Musica Antiqua Köln/
Reinhard Goebel
(DG Archiv)

Heinrich Biber: “Battalia à 10”
Le Concert des Nations/
Jordi Savall
(AliaVox)

Handel:
“Dettingen Te Deum”
Christopher Tipping, alto
Harry Christophers, tenor
Stephen Varcoe & Michael Pearce, basses
Trevor Pinnock,
organ & director
Choir of Westminster Abbey
The English Concert
(DG Archiv)
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Tickets are now on sale for the 2017-18 season of the University of Richmond’s Modlin Arts Center.

Highlights of the classical concert season include performances by violinist Gil Shaham, pianist Richard Goode, the China National Orchestra with conductor-composer Tan Dun, and the Shanghai, Jerusalem and Escher quartets, the latter
with guitarist Jason Vieaux.

eighth blackbird, the new-music sextet in residence at UR, will be joined by composer and fiddler Dan Trueman and vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird in “Olagón,” a new adaptation of the Irish folk tale “Táin Bó Cúalinge” by the poet Paul Muldoon.

Heading the bill of the jazz season are Eddie Palmieri and his Latin Jazz Orchestra, Oct. 21 in the center’s Jepson Theatre; New Orleans rhythm and blues singer Irma Thomas, the Blind Boys of Alabama gospel quintet and Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet, Nov. 11 at the center’s Camp Concert Hall; the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, Nov. 30 at the Altria Theater; and the Maria Schneider Orchestra, April 5 at Camp Concert Hall.

Pop and folk attractions include Rhiannon Giddens, founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, in “Freedom Highway Tour,” Oct. 4 in the Jepson Theatre; the bluegrass revival group Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, Nov. 17 in Camp Concert Hall; Barenaked Ladies founder Steven Page and the Art of Time Ensemble, Feb. 7
in Camp Concert Hall; and the Irish band Danú in a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, March 3 in Camp Concert Hall.

Dance and theater attractions include the Festival of South African Dance, Oct. 5 at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Arts Center; Ethan Lipton & His Orchestra in ”The Outer Space,” Dec. 1-2 in the Jepson Theatre; “Feathers of Fire: a Persian Epic,” Jan. 26-27 in the Jepson Theatre; Michelle Dorrance’s troupe Dorrance Dance, Feb. 2 in the Jepson Theatre; L.A. Dance Project, March 7 in the Jepson Theatre; and the acrobatic ensemble S, March 17 in the Jepson Theatre.

The Modlin Center also will present family and school series and broadcasts from NT Live (Britain’s National Theatre) and the Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow.

Subscriptions of four or more events are available, with prices 20 percent lower than those of single tickets. July 12 is the deadline for renewals with priority seating.

To obtain a season brochure or more information, call the Modlin Center box office at (804) 289-8980 or visit http://modlin.richmond.edu

The center’s coming season of ticketed classical concerts:

Sept. 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
Escher Quartet
Jason Vieaux, guitar
Mozart: Quartet in B flat major, K. 458 (“Hunt”)
Thomas Adès: “Arcadiana”
J.S. Bach: Lute Suite No. 1 in E minor, BWV 996 (excerpts)
Boccherini: Quintet in D major, G 448 (“Fandango”)
$36

Oct. 20 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
Richard Goode, piano
William Byrd: “My Ladye Nevells Booke of Virginal Music” (excerpts)
J.S. Bach: “English Suite” No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811
Beethoven: Sonata in A major, Op. 101
Debussy: Preludes, book 2
$40

Oct. 30 (7:30 p.m.)
Perkinson Recital Hall
Thomas Meglioranza, baritone
Reiko Uchida, piano
Beethoven: Scottish and Irish folk song arrangements
Wolf: “Mörike” Lieder
Fauré: songs TBA
Ives: songs TBA
American popular songs TBA
free; tickets required

Nov. 9 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
Shanghai Quartet
Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin
Peter Wiley, cello
Brahms: Sextet in B flat major, Op. 18
Brahms: Sextet in G major, Op. 36
$36

Feb. 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center
China National Symphony Orchestra
Tan Dun conducting
Sandy Cameron, violin
Liu Wenwen, suona
Stravinsky: “Fireworks”
Dun: “The Martial Arts Trilogy”
Dun: “Passacaglia: Secret of the Wind and Birds”
Guan Xia: work TBA
Stravinsky: “The Firebird”
$44-$52

Feb. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
Gil Shaham, violin
Akira Eguchi, piano
Fritz Kreisler: Praeludium and Allegro
Prokofiev: “Five Melodies”
Franck: Sonata in A major
J.S. Bach: Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Saint-Saëns: “Introduction and Rondo capriccioso”
Avner Dorman: “Nigunim”
$40

March 21 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
Jerusalem Quartet
Mozart: Quartet in B flat major, K. 458 (“Hunt”)
Janácek: Quartet No. 1 (“Kreutzer Sonata”)
Beethoven: Quartet in F major, Op. 135
$36

March 23 (7:30 p.m.)
Jepson Theatre
eighth blackbird
Dan Trueman, composer-fiddler
Iarla Ó Lionáird, vocalist
Paul Muldoon, poet
“Olagón”
$28

April 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
So Percussion
Gilbert Kalish, piano
Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Caroline Shaw: new work TBA
George Crumb: “Winds of Destiny”
other works TBA
$36

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In addition, the UR Music Department will present 20 free classical events, including premieres of works by Robert Morris and the Latvian composer Eriks Ešenvaids, a centenary retrospective on the piano music of the Korean composer Isang Yun, two piano master classes, and the annual Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Christmas-season Festival of Lessons and Carols and the Neumann Lecture on Music.

The schedule of free classical programs at UR:

Sept. 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale
Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing
UR Jazz Ensemble
Mike Davison directing
UR Wind Ensemble
David Niethamer directing
UR Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kordzaia conducting
“Family Weekend Concert”
program TBA

Sept. 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Perkinson Recital Hall
Anna Nizhegorodtseva, piano
Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major, Op. 7
Brahms: 6 intermezzos, Op. 118
Ernesto Lecuona: “Suite Anadalucia”
(master class at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 19, Camp Concert Hall)

Oct. 10 (7:30 p.m.)
Perkinson Recital Hall
Eunmi Ko, piano
“Tributes to Isang Yun”
(master class at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 10, Camp Concert Hall)

Oct. 29 (3 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale
Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing
program TBA

Nov. 3-4 (various times)
Camp Concert Hall
Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival:
eighth blackbird
other artists TBA
programs TBA

Nov. 19 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
UR Wind Ensemble
David Niethamer directing
Vaughan Williams: “English Folk Song Suite”
Ives: “Country Band March”
Daniel Bukvich: “Jack Teagarden Enters Heaven”
Ben Anderson, trombone

Nov. 29 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
UR Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kordzaia conducting
Mozart: “Don Giovanni” Overture
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor – first movement
Catherine Edwards, cello
Ravel: “Don Quichotte à Dulcinée”
Duncan Trawick, baritone
Grieg: “Peer Gynt” Suite No. 1

Dec. 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
UR Chamber Ensembles
program TBA

Dec. 10 (5 and 8 p.m.)
Cannon Memorial Chapel
UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale
Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing
44th annual Festival of Lessons and Carols

Jan. 31 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
Richard Becker, piano
Robert Morris: “Inner Voices” (premiere)
works TBA by Ravel, Beethoven

Feb. 26 (7:30 p.m.)
Brown-Alley Room, Weinstein Hall
Neumann Lecture on Music:
George Lipsitz
“Music as Preparation for Life: Practice, Accompaniment, Improvisation”

March 7 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
Ensemble Arte:
Emily Riggs, soprano
David Ballena, piano
Mariene Ballena, cello
works TBA by Franck, Schubert, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Massenet, Bernstein

March 25 (3 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
Richard Becker & Doris Wylee-Becker, piano duo
Becker: two-piano works TBA
two-piano arrangements of symphonic works TBA

March 26 (7:30 p.m.)
Cannon Memorial Chapel
Bruce Stevens, organ
“The Organ Legacy of Leipzig”
works TBA by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Reger

April 2 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
UR Wind Ensemble
David Niethamer directing
program TBA

April 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
UR Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kordzaia conducting
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major (“Egyptian”)
Joanne Kong, piano
Bizet: “Carmen” Suite No. 1

April 15 (3 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale
Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing
Washington & Lee University Choir
singers from Richmond area high schools
eighth blackbird
Eriks Ešenvaids: work TBA (premiere)

April 18 (7:30 p.m.)
Camp Concert Hall
UR Chamber Ensembles
program TBA
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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.

* In and around Richmond: The Richmond Symphony and The Continentals big band perform under the orchestra’s Big Tent in “Red, White and Lights,” a free Fourth
of July concert with a laser-light show at Crump Park in Glen Allen. . . . The symphony’s Summer Series, “The Flower of England: from the Empire through the Wars,” with duo recitals of British chamber music, by violinist Adrian Pintea and Russell Wilson on July 13, by violinist Susannah Klein and pianist Joanne Kong on July 20, and by cellist Schyler Slack and pianist David Fisk on July 27, in one-hour programs in the Gottwald Playhouse of Dominion Arts Center in downtown Richmond. (Sold-out houses are likely.)

* Noteworthy elsewhere: The Garth Newel Music Center, located near Hot Springs in Bath County, launches its summer season of Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts on July 8, with the Garth Newel Piano Quartet and the Parker Quartet among the featured performers.
. . . Charlottesville Opera (formerly Ash Lawn Opera) stages Verdi’s “Rigoletto” on July 9 at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg and July 14, 16 and 19 at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, and the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Oklahoma!” on July 29 and 30 and Aug. 2, 4 and 5 at the Paramount. . . . Wolf Trap Opera and the National Symphony Orchestra collaborate in a staging of Puccini’s “Tosca,” July 14
at Wolf Trap in Fairfax County. . . . Soprano Twyla Robinson performs on July 18 at the Ferguson Arts Center of Christopher Newport University in Newport News. . . . The National Symphony, led
by its new music director, Gianandrea Noseda, plays Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto with pianist Seong-Jin Cho and Orff’s “Carmina burana” with soloists and a massed choir, July 28 at Wolf Trap.


July 1 (7 p.m.)
The Barns at Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
Wolf Trap Opera
Antony Walker conducting
Rossini: “The Touchstone” (“La Pietra del Paragone”)
Shea Owens (Pacuvio)
Anthony Schneider (Fabrizio)
Megan Mikailovna Samarin (Baroness Aspasia)
Summer Hassan (Donna Fulvia)
Kihun Yoon (Macrobio)
Alasdair Kent (Giocondo)
Zoie Reams (Clarice)
Richard Ollarsaba (Count Asdrubale)
E. Loren Meeker, stage director
in Italian, English captions
$32-$88
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 3 (7 p.m.)
St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg
Michael Steven Lianos, organ
works TBA by Sousa, Ives, Copland, others
free
(757) 229-3631
http://bedeva.org

July 4 (6 p.m.)
Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen
Richmond Symphony
conductor TBA
The Continentals
“Red, White and Lights”
program TBA
with laser-light show
free
(804) 652-1455
http://henrico.us/rec/places/meadow-farm/

July 4 (8 p.m.)
West Lawn, U.S. Capitol, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra
Jack Everly conducting
The Beach Boys
The Blues Brothers
Kellie Pickler
The Four Tops
Trace Adkins
Yolanda Adams
Chris Blue
Sofia Carson
Laura Osnes
Mark McGrath
Sam Moore
John Stamos, host
program TBA
free
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

July 6 (7:30 p.m.)
31st Street Stage, 31st Street at Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony
conductor TBA
“Symphony by the Sea”
John Stafford Smith: “The Star Spangled Banner”
Suppé: “Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna”
Grofé: “Grand Canyon Suite” – “Sunset,” “On the Trail”
Ungar-Custer: “Ashokan Farewell”
Schonberg-Lowden: “Les Misérables” (selections)
Copland: “Rodeo” – “Corral Nocturne”
Horner-Moss: “Legends of the Fall” (excerpt)
Barry-Rosenhaus: “Dances with Wolves” Suite
Horner-Moss: “Titanic”
Shifrin-Custer: “Mission Impossible” Theme
free
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

July 7 (8:30 p.m.)
July 8 (8:30 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou conducting
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” film with live orchestral accompaniment
$35-$58
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 8 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Hot Springs
Teresa Ling, violin
Kathryn Votapek, viola
Isaac Melamed, cello
Jeannette Fang, piano
James Friskin: Phantasie in E minor
Josef Suk: Piano Quartet in A minor, Op. 1
Dvorák: Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 87
$25 (concert), $84 (concert & dinner)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 9 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Arthur Foote: Piano Quartet in C major, Op. 23
Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60
$25 (concert), $43 (concert & picnic)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 9 (3 p.m.)
Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg
Charlottesville Opera
Steven Jarvi conducting
Verdi: “Rigoletto”
Hyung Yun (Rigoletto)
Eglise Gutiérrez (Gilda)
Matthew Vickers (Duke)
Aaron Sorenson (Sparafucile)
Albert Sherman, stage director
in Italian, English captions
$35
(540) 231-5300
http://artscenter.vt.edu

July 13 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
Adrian Pintea, violin
Russell Wilson, piano
Vaughan Williams: “The Lark Ascending”
Britten: Suite for violin and piano, Op. 6
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: “Petite suite de concert,” Op. 77
Elgar: “Salut d’amour,” Op. 12
$18
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 14 (7:30 p.m.)
July 16 (2 p.m.)
July 19 (7:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Opera
Steven Jarvi conducting
Verdi: “Rigoletto”
Hyung Yun (Rigoletto)
Eglise Gutiérrez (Gilda)
Matthew Vickers (Duke)
Aaron Sorenson (Sparafucile)
Albert Sherman, stage director
in Italian, English captions
$25-$75
(434) 979-1333
http://www.charlottesvilleopera.org

July 14 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
Wolf Trap Opera
National Symphony Orchestra
Grant Gershon conducting
Puccini: “Tosca”
Mackenzie Gotcher (Cavaradossi)
Alexandra Loutsion (Tosca)
Kihun Yoon (Scarpia)
Louisa Miller, stage director
in Italian, English captions
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 15 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Hot Springs
Baroque Ensemble of Emerging Artists Fellows
Aisslin Novsky, violin & director
Anthony Manzo, double-bass
Joseph Gascho, harpsichord
Handel: Concerto grosso in C minor, Op. 6, No. 8
Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor, RV 565
J.S. Bach: “Brandenburg” Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051
Locatelli: Concerto grosso in D major, Op. 7, No. 1
Charles Avison: Concerto No. 6 in D major (after Scarlatti)
Geminiani: Concerto grosso in D minor (“La Folia”)
$25 (concert), $84 (concert & dinner)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 15 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Steven Reineke conducting
The Tenors
program TBA
$35-$75
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 16 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Aisslin Novsky, violin
Anthony Manzo, double-bass
Joseph Grascho, harpsichord
Buxtehude: Suite in G major
Vivaldi: Trio Sonata No. 12, RV 63 (“La Folia”)
Louise Héritte-Viardot: Piano Quartet in A major, Op. 9 (“Im Sommer”)
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (“Trout”)
$25 (concert), $43 (concert & picnic)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 18 (8 p.m.)
Ferguson Arts Center, Christopher Newport University, Newport News
Twyla Robinson, soprano
pianist TBA
program TBA
$35
(757) 594-8752
http://fergusoncenter.org

July 20 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
Susannah Klein, violin
Joanne Kong, piano
Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 82
Frank Bridge: “Norse Legend”
Bridge: “Amaryllis”
Bridge: “Souvenir”
Bridge: “Heart’s Ease”
John Ireland: “Summer Evening”
Thomas Pitfield: Violin Sonata in A major – Allegretto articulato and Scherzo
$18
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 20 (8 p.m.)
Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
conductor TBA
Jane Krakowski & Tituss Burgess, guest stars
$29-$125
(800) 444-1324
http://www.kennedy-center.org

July 22 (8 p.m.)
Virginia House (formerly Orkney Springs Hotel) Pavilion, 53 Orkney Springs Road, Shenandoah County
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival:
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
conductor TBA
“Sgt. Pepper and the Summer of Love”
$31-$36
(540) 459-3396
http://musicfest.org

July 22 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Hot Springs
Parker Quartet
Mozart: Quartet in B flat major, K. 589
Aaron Jay Kernis: String Quartet No. 2 (“Musica Instrumentales”)
$25 (concert), $84 (concert & dinner)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 22 (8:30 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Kelly Corcoran conducting
Linked Vocal Ensemble
“The Legend of Zelda,” video-game footage with orchestral-choral accompaniment
$35-$58
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 23 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Hot Springs
Parker Quartet
Mendelssohn: Quartet in E flat major, Op. 12
Stravinsky: Concertino
Brahms: Quartet in B flat major, Op. 67
$25 (concert), $43 (concert & picnic)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 27 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
Schuyler Slack, cello
David Fisk, piano
Frank Bridge: “Four Pieces”
Arnold Bax: “Folk Tale”
Delius: Romance for cello and piano
Bridge: Cello Sonata in D minor
$18
(800) 514-3849 (ETIX)
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 27 (7:30 p.m.)
31st Street Stage, 31st Street at Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony
conductor TBA
“Symphony by the Sea”
John Stafford Smith: “The Star Spangled Banner”
Johann Strauss II: “Die Fledermaus” Overture
Brahms-Parlow: Hungarian dances Nos. 6, 5
Tchaikovsky: “Swan Lake” Suite
Stravinsky: “The Firebird” – finale
Porter-Bennett: “Kiss Me Kate” Suite
Elfman-Wasson: “Spiderman” (selections)
John Williams: “Star Wars” Suite – “Princess Leia’s Theme”
John Williams: “Star Wars Saga” – “The Forest Battle”
Sousa: “The Thunderer”
Johann Strauss I: “Radetzky March”
free
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

July 28 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Gianandrea Noseda conducting
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major (“Emperor”)
Seong-Jin Cho, piano
Orff: “Carmina burana”
Heidi Stober, soprano
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Brian Mulligan, baritone
Choral Arts Society of Washington
The Washington Chorus
Children’s Chorus of Washington
Capitol Hill Chorale
Fairfax Choral Society
George Mason University Chorus
Heritage Signature Chorale
Reston Chorale
$20-$58
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 29 (7:30 p.m.)
July 30 (2 p.m.)
Aug. 2 (7 p.m.)
Aug. 4 (7:30 p.m.)
Aug. 5 (2 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Charlottesville Opera
Andy Anderson conducting
Rodgers & Hammerstein: “Oklahoma!”
Jennifer Zetlan (Laurey)
Nathan Granner (Curly)
Sharin Apostolou (Ado Annie)
Tobias Greenhalgh (Jud Fry)
Isaac Bray (Will Parker)
Diana DiMarzio (Aunt Eller)
Charlottesville Ballet
Mary Birnbaum, stage director
in English
$25-$75
(434) 979-1333
http://www.charlottesvilleopera.org

July 29 (8 p.m.)
Virginia House (formerly Orkney Springs Hotel) Pavilion, 53 Orkney Springs Road, Shenandoah County
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival:
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
conductor TBA
“PSO in Tinseltown”
film score selections TBA
$31-$36
(540) 459-3396
http://musicfest.org

July 29 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Judith Ingolfsson, violin
Emerging Artists Fellows
program TBA
$25 (concert), $84 (concert & dinner)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 30 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Hot Springs
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Judith Ingolfsson, violin
Emerging Artists Fellows
program TBA
$25 (concert), $43 (concert & picnic)
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org
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Anticipating the Fourth of July, the most American of holidays, the greatest of all American musical-theater works, “Porgy and Bess” by George and Ira Gershwin and Du Bose Heyward, in the historic first recording of the complete opera, made in 1951, starring Lawrence Williams as Porgy and Camilla Williams as Bess – a role the Virginia-born soprano agreed to record but never sang in the theater.

July 2
7-9 p.m. EDT
2300-0100 GMT/UTC
WDCE-FM, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Gershwin: “Porgy and Bess”
Lawrence Williams (Porgy)
Camilla Williams (Bess)
Inez Matthews (Serena)
Warren Coleman (Crown)
Avon Long (Sportin’ Life)
J. Rosamond Johnson Chorus
orchestra/Lehman Engel
(Sony Masterworks)
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June 28
noon-3 p.m. EST
1700-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://www.wdce.org

Beethoven: “Egmont” Overture
Montreal Symphony Orchestra/
Kent Nagano
(Analekta)

Mozart:
Sinfonia concertante
in E flat major, K. 364
Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Danusha Waskiewicz, viola
Orchestra Mozart/
Claudio Abbado
(Deutsche Grammophon)

C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in G minor, Wq 65:17
Mikhail Pletnev, piano
(Deutsche Grammophon)

Korngold: “Schneeglökchen”
Alma Mahler: “Die stille Stadt”
Korngold: “Mond, so gehst
du wieder auf”
Kate Lindsey,
mezzo-soprano
Baptiste Trotignon,
piano & arrangements
(Alpha)

Franz Schmidt:
Symphony No. 2
in E flat major
Vienna Philharmonic/Semyon Bychkov
(Sony Classical)

Debussy: Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Jeffrey Kahane, flute
Roberto Díaz, viola
Elizabeth Hainen, harp
(Avie)

Barber: “Knoxville,
Summer of 1915”
Renée Fleming, soprano
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic/
Sakari Oramo
(Decca)

Past Masters:
Kodály: “Summer Evening”
Budapest Philharmonic/Zoltán Kodály
(recorded 1962)
(Hungaroton)
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