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The late Marjorie S. Fisher, who with her husband, Max, and other relatives gave the Detroit Symphony Orchestra more than $25 million over the years – the city’s symphony hall is named for them – added another $390,000 in her will: $5,000 for each of the 78 members of the orchestra.

The orchestra’s president, Anne Parsons, “said she has never heard of a donor bequest quite like Fisher’s,” Mark Stryker reports in the Detroit Free Press:

http://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/2016/07/15/marjorie-fisher-detroit-symphony-orchestra/87084818/

Actually, there is a precedent – sort of. In 2001, an anonymous donor gave the Richmond Symphony about $1.5 million to finance retirement buyouts for senior musicians. Twenty-four symphony players – one-third of the orchestra’s roster, including the concertmaster and several other principals – accepted the offer.

One of the successors to those departed Richmond principals, clarinetist Ralph Skiano, who left Richmond in 2014 to become the Detroit Symphony’s principal clarinetist, is one of the beneficiaries of Fisher’s parting gift.
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Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra Pops will accompany a video montage of Washington’s favorite mini-series, Neflix’s “House of Cards,” at 8 p.m. July 14 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Jeff Beal will conduct the orchestra in an 80-minute arrangement of the soundtrack music that he composed for the series.

Tickets are $19-$64.

Details: (800) 444-1324; http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/NQHOC
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Return engagements for the Takács Quartet, pianist Jeremy Denk and composer-pianist Philip Glass, and the local debut of the vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, performing with the University of Richmond student ensemble Schola Cantorum, highlight classical offerings in the 2016-17 season of UR’s Modlin Arts Center.

The Takács will play an all-Beethoven program. Joined by four other pianists, including
Lisa Kaplan of eighth blackbird, UR’s resident new-music ensemble, Glass will present his complete etudes for piano in one of the events celebrating the composer’s 80th birthday year. Denk’s program will be announced later.

In its single ticketed UR appearance in 2016-17,
eighth blackbird will perform with singer-songwriter
Will Oldham at the Virginia Museum
of Fine Arts.
The sextet, in residence at UR since 2004, also will participate in the university’s Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival, a two-day event in the fall that is open without admission charge.

The Shanghai Quartet, a fixture of Modlin Center programming since the complex opened in 1996 (and of classical music in Richmond since the foursome launched a UR residency in 1989), will return to play works of Chinese and Chinese-American composers with Wu Han, the reigning virtuoso of the pipa,
the Chinese lute.

Also returning is the Catalyst Quartet, joining the Sphinx Virtuosi in a program surveying works by modern and contemporary Latino composers. Both ensembles are affiliated with the Sphinx Organization, which promotes inclusion of racial and ethnic minority musicians in classical performance. (UR President Ronald Crutcher is a member of the organization’s national advisory board.)

The Modlin Center’s 20th anniversary season also will feature “A Celebration of Women in Dance,” in which dancer Wendy Whelan and dancer-choreographer Brian Brooks perform with Brooklyn Rider, the string quartet specializing in contemporary music. The production is co-commissioned by the Modlin Center with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, The Joyce Theater and the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Among free concerts presented by the UR Music Department are a duo recital by cellist Ronald Crutcher and pianist Joanne Kong, solo recitals by pianists Paul Hanson and Richard Becker and organist Bruce Stevens, a program by the UR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodály, and a performance by the Richmond Piano Trio, in which pianist Kong is joined by Richmond Symphony concertmaster Daisuke Yamamoto and Neal Cary, principal cellist of the orchestra.

Other attractions in the 2016-17 Modlin Center season include the Martha Graham Dance Company, jazz song stylist Dianne Reeves, singer-songwriters Josh Ritter and Richard Thompson, L.A. Theatre Works in Abby Mann’s “Judgment at Nuremburg,” comedian Paula Poundstone, the Japanese drum and dance troupe KODO, and the Irish folk band The Gloaming.

Subscribers to four or more events receive a 20 percent discount on ticket prices.

For the full roster of the Modlin 2016-17 season, visit http://modlin.richmond.edu

To obtain a season brochure and ticket information, call the center’s box office at (804) 289-8980.

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Ticketed classical programs (all at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall unless listed otherwise), with adult single-ticket prices:

Oct. 16 – Sphinx Virtuosi with Catalyst Quartet. “Latin Voyages: Viajes Latinos.” Piazzolla: “Libertango,” “La Muerte del Ange;” Williams: “Primera Suite Argentina;” Alvarez: “Metro Chaberanzo;” Espejo: “Prelude Iberique;” Villa-Lobos: “Bachianas Brasileras” No. 5; Golijov: “Last Round;” Ginastera: Concerto, Op. 33, for strings. $38.

Nov. 10 – Roomful of Teeth with UR Schola Cantorum. Merrill Garbus: “Quizassa;” Eric Dudley: “Suonare;” Caroline Shaw: Partita for 8 voices; other works TBA. $38.

Jan. 21 – Jeremy Denk piano. Program TBA. $40.

Feb. 4 – Philip Glass, Maki Namekawa, Aaron Diehl, Timo Andres, Lisa Kaplan, piano. Glass: complete piano etudes. $50.

Feb. 19 – Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man, pipa.
Yi-Wen Jiang: “China Song” (selections); Zhou Long: “Song of the Ch’in;” Zhao Lin: “Red Lantern;” Tan Dun: Concerto for pipa and string quartet. $36.

March 15-16 (Jepson Theatre) – Wendy Whelan, dancer; Brian Brooks, dancer-choreographer; Brooklyn Rider. Choreography of works by John Luther Adams, Tyondai Braxton, Philip Glass, Evan Ziporyn, Colin Jacobsen. $40.

March 29 (Cheek Theatre, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts) – eighth blackbird with Will Oldham, singer-songwriter. Frederic Rzewski: Come Together;” David Lang: “learn to fly;” Oldham: songs TBA. $28.

April 20 – Takács Quartet. Beethoven: Quartet in B flat major, Op. 18, No. 6; Quartet in C major, Op. 59, No. 3 (“Razumovsky”); Quartet in A minor, Op. 135. $38.

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Free classical concerts presented by the UR Music Department (all at 7:30 p.m. in Camp Concert Hall unless listed otherwise):

Sept. 14 – Richmond Piano Trio (Daisuke Yamamoto, violin; Neal Cary, cello; Joanne Kong, piano). Works TBA by Beethoven, Boccherini, Ravel.

Oct. 26 – Paul Hanson, piano. Works TBA by Debussy, Messiaen, Boulez.

Oct. 30 (3 p.m.) – UR Schola Cantorum &
Women’s Chorale, Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing. Program TBA.

Nov. 4-5 (various times) Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival. eighth blackbird; other performers TBA. programs TBA.

Nov. 13 – UR Wind Ensemble, David Niethamer & Julie Giroux directing. Gordon Jacobs: “William Byrd Suite;” Giroux: works TBA; other works TBA.

Nov. 28 – UR Chamber Ensemble. Program TBA.

Nov. 30 – UR Symphony, Alexander Kordzaia conducting. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor (first movement) (Grace Chang, piano); Gounod: “Romeo et Juliette” – “Je veux vivre” (Victoria Provost, soprano); Sibelius: “Finlandia;” Mozart: “Cosí fan tutte” Overture.

Dec. 4 (5 and 8 p.m., Cannon Memorial Chapel) – 
UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale, Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing. 43rd annual Festival of Lessons and Carols.

Feb. 5 (3 p.m.) – Richard Becker, piano. Works TBA by Chopin, Becker, others.

March 19 (3 p.m.) – Richard Becker & Doris Wylee-Becker, pianos. Program TBA.

March 22 – Ronald Crutcher, cello; Joanne Kong, piano. Schumann: “Fantasiestücke;” Brahms: Sonata in E minor, Op. 38; Debussy: Cello Sonata; Alvin Singleton: “Argoru II.”

March 27 – UR Wind Ensemble, David Niethamer directing. Program TBA.

April 3 (Cannon Memorial Chapel) – Bruce Stevens, organ. Program TBA.

April 5 – UR Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Kordzaia conducting. Allen Wittig: “In Tribute;” Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 in C minor (“Organ”) (organist TBA).

April 9 (3 p.m.) – UR Schola Cantorum & Women’s Chorale, Jeffrey Riehl & David Pedersen directing. Kodály: works TBA; other works TBA.

April 17 – UR Chamber Ensemble. Program TBA.
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Steinway, the venerable piano maker whose sales have been sluggish since the economic crash of
2008-09, looks to China to revive its fortunes.

Tapping burgeoning interest in the piano among the Chinese, the firm saw its sales there rise “more than 15 percent a year over the last decade, far outpacing the single-digit growth of the United States and Europe. China is now Steinway’s largest market for pianos outside the United States, representing about one-third of global sales,” Javier C. Hernández reports in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/business/international/steinways-grand-ambitions-in-china.html
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My review for the Richmond Times-Dispatch of cellist Ronald Crutcher and pianist Joanne Kong, performing in the opening concert of the Richmond Symphony Summer Series at Dominion Arts Center:

http://www.richmond.com/entertainment/music/article_e43c90b5-8b4b-5d96-83a8-47ec16ed3e19.html
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Carly Carioli, writing for the Boston Globe, recalls Igor Stravinsky’s World War II-vintage arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” a modest re-harmonization that the composer thought would make the anthem easier to sing but was denounced by some as “subversive.”

At a 1944 concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Carioli writes, police “were apparently ready to arrest Stravinsky on the spot if the conductor attempted to perform his version of the anthem. ‘Let him change it just once,’ one reporter quoted [Radical Squad Captain Thomas J.] Harvey as saying, ‘and we’ll grab him.’ ”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/06/30/stravinsky/rfnaZtqjCQXZAobdv7kVkI/story.html

(via http://www.artsjournal.com)

Stravinsky’s version of the anthem is still rarely performed. The only times I’ve heard it live were at several Richmond Symphony concerts in the 1980s.

A performance by the London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas conducting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1taQl-wOmo

Contrast the troubled history of Stravinsky’s “Star-Spangled Banner” with that of Benjamin Britten’s 1961 arrangement of “God Save the Queen,” the British national anthem, lauded by Queen Elizabeth II:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV1-OkHQ9KQ
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Ronald Crutcher, who doubles as a cellist and academic administrator – for the past year, president of the University of Richmond – prepares for his local public debut as a performer, playing Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor and Glazunov’s Élégie with pianist Joanne Kong in the opening program of the Richmond Symphony Summer Series at Dominion Arts Center.

The originally scheduled July 7 date quickly sold out, so
a July 6 performance was added. That, too, promptly sold out. “That’s never happened to me before,” Crutcher tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Zachary Reid:

http://www.richmond.com/entertainment/music/article_39c27f75-bc5a-5050-b106-9af6ee99c905.html
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As US military musicians prepare to serenade Fourth of July celebrants across the country and overseas, Congress is poised to force the services to reduce its spending on bands and other ensembles, which last year came to $437 million – nearly triple the budget of the National Endowment for the Arts.

“The Pentagon fields more than 130 military bands worldwide, made up of about 6,500 musicians, and not just in traditional brass and drum corps . . . . There are also military rock acts with artsy names, conservatory-trained military jazz ensembles, military bluegrass pickers, even a military calypso band based in the Virgin Islands,” The New York Times’ Dave Philipps reports:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/us/military-bands-budget.html
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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: Free Fourth of July concerts highlight the Richmond Symphony at Meadow Farm Museum/
Crump Park in
Glen Allen, and the Richmond Concert Band at Dogwood Dell in Byrd Park. . . . The Richmond Symphony Summer Series, “Rachmaninoff and the Russians,” presents cellist Ronald Crutcher and pianist Joanne Kong playing Rachmaninoff, Glazunov and Scriabin, July 6-7 (sold out – waiting list); violinist Susy Yim and pianist Daniel Stipe playing Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, July 14; flutist Mary Boodell and pianist Russell Wilson playing Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, César Cui and Sofia Gubaidulina, July 21; and violist Molly Sharp and pianist Charles Staples playing Glinka, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Lera Auerbach, July 28, all at Dominion Arts Center. . . . Trinity Lutheran Church’s “Summer of Song” presents tenor Adam Bailey on July 8, soprano Jenna Anderson on July 15 and soprano Anna Feucht and friends on July 22.

* Noteworthy elsewhere: Pianist Yuja Wang joins Lionel Bringuier and the National Symphony Orchestra in Ravel and Gershwin, July 8 at Wolf Trap in Northern Virginia. . . . Wintergreen Performing Arts’ summer festival, led for the second year by Erin Freeman, presents orchestral and chamber concerts, with guest artists including conductors Julian Wachner and Victor Yampolsky, soprano Arianna Zukerman, double-bassist Joseph Conyers and the Richmond Symphony Chamber Chorus, beginning July 9 and running through the month (with more to come in August) at the Nelson County resort. . . . The Garth Newel Piano Quartet is joined by the Parker Quartet, violinist Bayla Keyes and other guest artists in weekend chamber programs, beginning July 9 at Garth Newel Music Center, near Hot Springs in Bath County. . . . Ash Lawn Opera stages Mozart’s “Cosí fan tutte” on July 10, 13 and 15, and the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” on July 23, 24, 27, 29 and 30, at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville. . . . The Wolf Trap Opera Company presents Florian Gassmann’s raucously satirical “L’Opera Seria” on July 15, 17, 20 and 23 in The Barns at Wolf Trap. . . . Janni Younge of the Handspring Puppet Company joins Christian Macelaru and the National Symphony in a new staging of Stravinsky’s “The Firebird,” July 23 at Wolf Trap. . . . The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival presents the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, Glenn Quader conducting, performing music of the Beatles on July 23 and Tchaikovsky on July 30 at the Orkney Springs Hotel Pavilion in Shenandoah County. . . . The stellar young violinist Chad Hoopes plays Tchaikovsky with Stéphane Denève and the National Symphony, July 29 at Wolf Trap.


July 1 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou conducting
“America the Beautiful”
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor (“From the New World”), accompanying Nicholas Bardonnay’s visual concerto “National Park Suite”
Bernstein: “Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy”
Copland: “The Tender Land” – “The Promise of Living”
Grofé: “Grand Canyon” Suite – “On the Trail”
$20-$58
(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 & Aaron Renninger, organ
works TBA by Ives, Sousa, Dudley Buck; patriotic and folk songs
audience sing-along
free
(757) 229-3631
http://www.bedeva.org/concerts

July 4 (5:30 p.m.)
Dogwood Dell, Byrd Park, Richmond
Richmond Concert Band
Mark W. Poland directing
Bak N Da Day
program TBA
fireworks at dark
free
(804) 646-1437 (Richmond Department of Recreation and Parks)
http://www.richmond.gov/parks

July 4 (6 p.m.)
Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park, 3400 Mountain Road, Glen Allen
Richmond Symphony 
conductor TBA
Williamsburg Field Musick
Colonial Dance Club
Signora Bella, the Great Italian Equillibrist
Bill Bevins, host
program TBA
laser light show finale
free
(804) 501-7275 (Henrico County Recreation and Parks)
http://henrico.us/rec

July 6 (6:30 p.m.) 
July 7 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
Ronald Crutcher, cello
Joanne Kong, piano
Glazunov: Élégie, Op. 17
Scriabin: Prélude in B major, Op. 16, No. 1
Scriabin: Étude in C sharp minor, Op. 42, No. 5
Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor, Op. 19, for cello and piano
$20 (includes drink voucher)
(sold out – waiting list)
(804) 788-1212
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 6 (7:30 p.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
U.S. Army Chorus
“National Pride: Voice of the United States”
program TBA
free
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 7 (7:30 p.m.)
31st Street Stage, 31st Street at Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony
conductor TBA
program TBA
free
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

July 8 (7 p.m.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road, Richmond
Summer of Song:
Adam Bailey, tenor
Daniel Stipe, piano
works TBA by Schubert, Vaughan Williams, Roger Quilter, Frank Bridge
free
(804) 270-4626
http://www.trinityrichmond.net

July 8 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Lionel Bringuier conducting
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”
Yuja Wang, piano
Mussorgsky-Ravel: “Pictures at an Exhibition”
$20-$58
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 9 (6:30 p.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
performers TBA
Opening Night program
works TBA by Mozart, Michael White, others
reception at 5 p.m., buffet dinner following concert, Skyline Pavilion
$75
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 9 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Bath County
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Haydn: Piano Trio in G major, Hob. 25 (“Gypsy”)
Bartók: Piano Sonata
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25
$25; $84 with dinner
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 9 (8:30 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou conducting
“Raiders of the Lost Ark,” film with live orchestral accompaniment
$30-$58
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 10 (2 p.m.)
July 13 (7:30 p.m.)
July 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E. Main St., Charlottesville
Ash Lawn Opera
Steven Jarvi conducting
Mozart: Cosí fan tutte”
Melinda Whittington (Fiordiligi)
Cassandra Zoe Velasco (Dorabella)
Joshua Dennis (Ferrando)
Andrew Garland (Guglielmo)
Kristopher Irmiter (Don Alfonso)
Mireille Asselin (Despina)
Andrea Dorf McGray, stage director
in Italian, English captions
$25-$75
(434) 979-1333
http://www.ashlawnopera.org

July 10 (11 a.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Artists
Erin Freeman, narrator
Parrish & Sendak: “Where the Wild Things Are” for wind trio
Dorff: “Three Little Pigs” for violin and cello
$25
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 10 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Bath County
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G minor for cello and piano
Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
$25; $43 with picnic
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 12 (7:30 p.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Arianna Zukerman, soprano
Edward Newman, piano
program TBA
$30
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 14 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
Susy Yim, violin
Daniel Stipe, piano
Rachmaninoff: “Variations on a Theme of Corelli”
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
Tchaikovsky: “Valse-Scherzo,” Op. 34
$20 (includes drink voucher)
(804) 788-1212
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 14 (7:30 p.m.)
Bold Rock Hard Cider, 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway (Route 151), Nellysford
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Artists
J.S. Bach: Partita in A minor, BWV 1013, for solo flute
J.S. Bach-Schneider: “Air on the G String”
for wind quintet
J.S. Bach-Sitkovetsky: “Goldberg Variations” (excerpts)
$30
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 15 (7 p.m.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road, Richmond
Summer of Song:
Jenna Anderson, soprano
Daniel Stipe, piano
works TBA by Debussy, Duparc
free
(804) 270-4626
http://www.trinityrichmond.net

July 15 (7:30 p.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
Richmond Symphony Chamber Chorus
Academy Vocal Intensive Students
Erin Freeman conducting
“Christmas in July”
Handel: “Messiah” – Part 1 (sing-along)
seasonal carols TBA
$30
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 15 (7:30 p.m.)
July 17 (3 p.m.)
July 20 (7:30 p.m.)
July 23 (7:30 p.m.)
The Barns at Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
Wolf Trap Opera Company
Eric Melear conducting
Florian Gassmann: “L’Opera Seria”
Richard Ollarsaba (Fallito)
Kihun Yoon (Delirio)
Jonas Hacker (Sospiro)
Clarissa Lyons (Stonatrilla)
Mane Galovan (Smorfiosa)
Alasdair Kent (Ritornello)
Amy Owens (Porporina)
Christian Zaremba (Passagallo)
Talin Nalbandian (Caverna)
Jeanne Ireland (Befana)
Thomas Glass (Bragherona)
Mohammed Badawi (Young Prince)
Matthew Ozawa, stage director
in Italian, English captions
$32-$88
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 16 (6 p.m.)
July 17 (3 p.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
Julian Wachner conducting
Purcell: “Abdelazar” Suite
Biber: “Battalia”
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major,
BWV 1066
Handel: arias and duets TBA
James Taylor, tenor
Arianna Zukerman, soprano
Wachner: Chamber Symphony
$40
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 16 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Bath County
Aisslin Nosky, violin
Anthony Manzo, double-bass
Francis Yun, harpsichord
Emerging Artists Ensemble
Handel: Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 5
Biber: “Battalia”
Telemann: “Don Quixote”
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 3, No. 6
Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for 4 violins
Vivaldi: Concerto in C major for strings and continuo
$25; $84 with dinner
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 17 (11 a.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Artists
Wintergreen Vocal Intensive Students
Arban: “Fantasy and Variations on the Cavatina ‘Beatrice di Tenda’ by Bellini”
Beethoven: “Vartiations on ‘Là ci darem la mano’ from ‘Don Giovanni’ by Mozart” for cello and piano
Doppler: “Rigoletto Fantasy” for two flutes and piano
Sarasate: “Carmen Fantasy” for violin and piano
$25
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 17 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Bath County
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Anthony Manzo, double-bass
Vaughan Williams: Piano Quintet in C minor
Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15
$25; $43 with picnic
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 21 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
Mary Boodell, flute
Russell Wilson, piano
César Cui: Scherzetto
Sofia Gubaidulina: “Allegro Rustico”
Gubaidulina: “Sounds of the Forest”
Rachmaninoff: Vocalise, Op, 34, No. 14
Rachmainoff: Étude-Tableau in C minor, Op. 39, No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableau in A minor, Op. 39,
No. 2
Prokofiev: Flute Sonata
$20 (includes drink voucher)
(804) 788-1212
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 21 (7:30 p.m.)
Bold Rock Hard Cider, 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway (Route 151), Nellysford
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Artists
Haydn: Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 (“Fifths”)
Haydn: Divertimento in B flat major for wind quintet
$30
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 21 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hersh conducting
Meng Su, guitar
“Salsa at the Symphony”
works TBA by Piazzolla, Gershwin, Bernstein, others
$25-$55
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

July 22 (7 p.m.)
Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Road, Richmond
Summer of Song:
Anna Feucht, soprano
Daniel Stipe, piano
Anthony Smith, flute
Stephen Brindle, cello
works TBA by Milhaud, Bernstein, Argento, Chris Lamb
free
(804) 270-4626
http://www.trinityrichmond.net

July 23 (7:30 p.m.)
July 24 (2 p.m.)
July 27 (7:30 p.m.)
July 29 (7:30 p.m.)
July 30 (2 p.m.)
Paramount Theater, 215 E Main St., Charlottesville
Ash Lawn Opera
Andy Anderson conducting
Rodgers & Hammerstein: “South Pacific”
Sharin Apostolou (Nellie Forbush)
Corey Crider (Emile de Becque)
Daryl Freedman (Bloody Mary)
Timothy McDevitt (Lt. Joseph Cable)
Clayton Brown (Luther Billis)
John de los Santos, stage director
in English 
$25-$75
(434) 979-1333
http://www.ashlawnopera.org

July 23 (6 p.m.)
July 24 (3 p.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
Victor Yampolsky conducting
Frank Martin: Concerto for 7 winds
soloists TBA
Vaughan Williams: “Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis”
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major (“London”)
$40
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 23 (8 p.m.)
Orkney Springs Hotel Pavilion, Orkney Grade (Route 263), Shenandoah County
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival:
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
Glenn Quader conducting
Elizabeth Lawrence & Robb Foster, vocalists
other artists TBA
“The Beatles and Friends”
$31-$36
(540) 459-3396
http://musicfest.org

July 23 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Bath County
Parker Quartet
Beethoven: Quartet in G major, Op. 18, No. 2
Schubert: Quartet in G major, D. 887
$25; $84 with dinner
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 23 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Christian Macelaru conducting
Prokofiev: “Classical” Symphony
Ravel: “Mother Goose” Suite
Stravinsky: “The Firebird”
Janni Younge, puppeteer
$20-$65
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 24 (11 a.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Artists
conductors TBA
Erin Freeman, soprano
Mahler-Simon: Symphony No. 4
$40
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 24 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Bath County
Parker Quartet
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Dvorák: Quartet in F major, Op. 96 (“American”)
Ellen Taafe Zwilich: Septet for piano trio and string quartet
$25; $43 with picnic
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 24 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra Pops
Steven Reineke conducting
Pink Martini, guest stars
$30-$60
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 27 (2 p.m.)
The Lookout, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Gulda Lyons & Erin Freeman, sopranos
Sarah Kapps, cello
Darol Hagen: “Sappho Songs”
$25
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 28 (6:30 p.m.)
Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets, Richmond
Richmond Symphony Summer Series:
Molly Sharp, viola
Charles Staples, piano
Glinka: Viola Sonata – I: Allegro moderato
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, Op. 147
Rachmaninoff: Étude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op. 39, No. 5
Rachmaninoff: Étude in D sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 12
Lera Auerbach: Postlude for viola and piano
$20 (includes drink voucher)
(804) 788-1212
http://www.richmondsymphony.com

July 28 (7:30 p.m.)
31st Street Stage, 31st Street at Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach
Virginia Symphony
conductor TBA
jazz program TBA
free
(757) 892-6366
http://www.virginiasymphony.org

July 28 (7:30 p.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Joseph Conyers, double-bass
Peter Marshall, piano
program TBA
$30
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 28 (8 p.m.)
Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Hersh conducting
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor,
BWV 1067
Emily Skala, flute
Copland: “Quiet City”
Gershwin: “Rhapsody in Blue”
Charlie Albright, piano
$25-$55
(877) 276-1444 (Baltimore Symphony box office)
http://www.strathmore.org

July 29 (8:15 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Stéphane Denève conducting
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major
Chad Hoopes, violin
Debussy: “La Mer”
Ravel: “La Valse”
$20-$58
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 30 (6 p.m.)
July 31 (3 p.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
Erin Freeman conducting
Gilda Lyons: new work TBA (premiere)
Gilda Lyons, soprano
Clara Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor
Inna Faliks, piano
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 or Symphony No. 8 (audience choice)
$40
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 30 (8 p.m.)
Orkney Springs Hotel Pavilion, Orkney Grade (Route 263), Shenandoah County
Shenandoah Valley Music Festival:
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra
Glenn Quader conducting
Tchaikovsky: “Romeo and Juliet” Fantasy-Overture
Tchaikovsky: “1812 Overture”
other works TBA
$31-$36
(540) 459-3396
http://musicfest.org

July 30 (5 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Bath County
Bayla Keyes, violin
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Emerging Artists Fellows
Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94
Granados: Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 49
Shostakovich: “Two Pieces,” Op. 11, for string octet
$25; $84 with dinner
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org

July 30 (8:30 p.m.)
Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Trap Road, Fairfax County
National Symphony Orchestra
Emil de Cou conducting
“Star Trek into the Darkness,” film with live orchestral accompaniment
$30-$58
(877) 965-3872 (Tickets.com)
http://www.wolftrap.org

July 31 (11 a.m.)
Dunlop Pavilion, Wintergreen Resort, Route 664, Nelson County
Wintergreen Performing Arts:
Wintergreen Festival Artists
Stravinsky: “Suite Italienne” for violin and piano
Missy Mazzoli: “Lies You Can Belive In” for string trio
Lili Boulanger: Nocturne for violin and piano
Piazzolla: “Oblivion” for oboe and piano
$25
(434) 325-8292
http://www.wintergreenperformingarts.org

July 31 (3 p.m.)
Herter Hall, Garth Newel Music Center, Route 220, Bath County
Bayla Keyes, violin
Garth Newel Piano Quartet
Emerging Artist Fellows
Fauré: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 120
Richard Strauss: “Capriccio” – Sextet
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84
$25; $43 with picnic
(877) 558-1689
http://www.garthnewel.org
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Letter V Classical Radio returns on July 21.
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