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CMSCVA 2021-22 Season Brochure

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Here are some exciting highlights for 2021 22 TALENT We will be bringing more than 30 gifted artists from around the country to entertain and move you with their musical storytelling NEW ART In an exceptional display of commitment to classical music we have commissioned 6 new works of chamber music from an exciting roster of composers all to be premiered over the season James Wilson Artistic Director After a year full of so many questions and unknowns it s wonderful to settle back and focus on a fresh concert season We doubled down on artistic content centered our community as our source of inspiration and are ready to present one of our most ambitious seasons yet VIRGINIA We are focusing on our Richmond region as a source of inspiration and pride from concert programming to artists to new commissions OUR PICTURES In a project inspired by the timeless suite Pictures at an Exhibition we will kick off an ambitious multi year project to create a new musical work based on art found in the Richmond region NEW FRIENDS You ll be introduced to new artists who will win your hearts Learn more about them through our increased digital presence With all the exciting projects going on we hope that you will focus on CMSCVA as your home for exciting unique programming

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FOCUS ON SAFETY ENJOYMENT As we transition back to the traditional concert experience here are some safety and health measures that will be in place this season HEALTH MEASURES Distanced seating mask requirements and hand sanitizer VENUES All venues have been chosen for size traffic flow and air filtration CANCELLATIONS All concerts are subject to cancellation with options for a ticket refund or to donate your ticket FOCUS ON MEDIA PAPERLESS PROCESSES Tickets programs and financial transactions will be handled through electronic distribution as much as possible Please stay in touch through our website newsletters and social media to learn about online and pop up events starting in October CONCERT LENGTH Most concerts will be an hour in length without intermission DIGITAL CONTENT Some concerts will be recorded to watch remotely from the comfort of your home Virtual content will also include interviews and our traditional pre concert chats CMSCVA CMSCVA CMSCVA For e newsletters sign up at cmscva org and scroll to the bottom of the home page

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1828 1955 SCHUBERT AND DBR SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19 2021 Seventh Street Christian Church 4101 Grove Ave Richmond VA 23221 4 00 pm Tickets Required 30 adults 5 students Thalea String Quartet OUR PLACES SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2021 Richmond Main Public Library 101 E Franklin St Richmond VA 23219 2 00 pm FREE From Church Hill to Jackson Ward to Pocahontas Island the Richmond region is full of places cherished for their historical significance and beloved for their natural beauty Join CMSCVA and the Thalea String Quartet to celebrate our community s sense of place through chamber music Dedicated to bringing timeless music to audiences from all walks of life the Thalea String Quartet is comprised of violinists Christopher Whitley and Kumiko Sakamoto violist Luis Bellor n and cellist Titilayo Ayangade In 1828 Franz Schubert gave the only public concert of his own works and wrote some of his most famous pieces In 1955 the esteemed activist Rosa Parks sparked the Civil Rights Movement In 2021 the award winning Thalea String Quartet joins CMCSVA Artistic Director James Wilson to perform two visionary works inspired by these years Schubert s majestic Cello Quintet in C major D 956 and String Quartet no 5 Parks by violinist composer Daniel Bernard Roumain aka DBR

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AMERICAN ROMANTICS PRICE DVO K AND BEACH SUNDAY OCTOBER 17 2021 Trinity Lutheran Church 2315 N Parham Rd Henrico VA 23229 4 00 pm Tickets Required 30 adults 5 students Let yourself be carried away by a program of music that captures the American artistic experience from the late 19th century to the 1930 s Theme and Variations for flute and string quartet by Amy Beach Florence Price s String Quartet in A minor and the American String Quartet by Anton n Dvo k It s a story that spans the continent and crosses an ocean vividly told by violinists Johnny Gandelsman and Njioma Grevious violist Jordan Bak and flutist Mary Boodell Johnny Gandelsman Ang lica Negr n THIS IS AMERICA GANDELSMAN AND NEGR N MONDAY OCTOBER 18 2021 Historic Mankin Mansion 4300 Oakleys Ln Richmond VA 23223 7 00 pm Tickets Required 30 adults 5 students Grammy Award winning violinist Johnny Gandelsman returns to CMSCVA to perform a program of newly written music for solo violin focusing on the diverse and talented voices of American composers The program features the world premiere of A trav s del manto luminoso a work commissioned by CMSCVA from Puerto Rican born composer Ang lica Negr n who has written recent works for the New York Philharmonic the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra This evening also includes pieces by Rhiannon Giddens Tyshawn Sorey Conrad Tao and Christina Courtin The New Yorker has called Johnny Gandelsman revelatory in concert Don t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hear him perform this uniquely American program

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NIGHT MUSIC DEBUSSY AND BRUCE Mary Boodell Photo Credit Keitaro Harada SUNDAY MARCH 6 2022 Njioma Grevious Seventh Street Christian Church 4101 Grove Ave Richmond VA 23221 4 00 pm Tickets Required 30 adults 5 students Charles Overton Melissa Reardon Chioke I Anson Angela Lehman OUR FLAVORS SATURDAY MARCH 5 2022 Richmond Main Public Library 101 E Franklin St Richmond VA 23219 2 00 pm FREE Richmond has been a leading source of flavor for hundreds of years so save some room for us Explore taste making history with this program of music and words that conjure the rich products of our region Angela Lehman our curator of written word and the unforgettable voice of Chioke I Anson join CMSCVA artists in this delicious program of history and music The magical sounds of the harp inspired this dreamy collection of music evoking evenings in the salons of Paris the night sky in India and the feverish dreams of Franz Schubert Two French masterpieces anchor the program the revolutionary Sonata for Flute Viola and Harp by Debussy the first major work to combine these instruments and the elegant Fantasie by Saint Sa ns These are paired with the mysterious Eye of Night by David Bruce and Onut Narbutait s Winterserenade an atmospheric envisioning of Franz Schubert s song Good Night Harpist Charles Overton makes his CMSCVA debut joined by flutist Mary Boodell violist Melissa Reardon and violinist Njioma Grevious

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OUR PICTURES SATURDAY MAY 14 2022 Richmond Main Public Library 101 E Franklin St Richmond VA 23219 2 00 pm FREE BAROQUE SPRING PACHELBEL AND VIVALDI MONDAY APRIL 11 2022 The Church of the Holy Comforter 4819 Monument Ave Richmond VA 23230 7 00 pm Tickets Required 30 adults 5 students Coffeehouses in 18th century Germany were much like today places where people could enjoy stimulating conversion a comforting beverage and musical entertainment Travel back in time with us to enjoy a program you might have heard at Leipzig s most famous and elegant coffeehouse Caf Zimmermann where famous composers like Bach and Telemann ran their own concert series Our Baroque musical evening includes sonatas and concertos by Pachelbel Fasch Pisendel and Vivaldi performed by a complete 15 piece orchestra of period instruments The first installment of a multi year CMSCVA commissioning project inspired by Modest Mussorgsky s timeless musical suite Pictures at an Exhibition this concert presents four world premieres based on works of art and historical objects found in some of Richmond s many museums and galleries The talented line up of Richmond born and Richmond based composers creating this first round of musical pictures are Antonio Garc a Anthony Smith Zachary Wadsworth and Donovan Williams Bring your Richmond pride and join us for this celebration of local talent and creativity Antonio Garc a Anthony Smith Zachary Wadsworth Donovan Williams

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EIGHT IMMORTALS SCHUBERT AND LI SUNDAY MAY 15 2022 First Unitarian Universalist Church 1000 Blanton Ave Richmond VA 23221 4 00 pm Tickets Required 30 adults 5 students We end our season as we started it with an epic work of Franz Schubert paired with a spectacular piece of music from our time This time we combine the celebratory Octet in F major by Franz Schubert with the world premiere of The Eight Immortals and the Sea by Georgia based composer and conductor Shuying Li CMSCVA commissioned this work for eight players who each musically represent one of the legendary Immortals famed mythological figures from the composer s native China CMSCVA regulars violinist Suliman Tekalli violist Celia Hatton and clarinetist David Lemelin are joined by new friends including cellist Seth Parker Woods and horn player Kevin Newton FOCUS ON OUR VENUES AND PARTNERS Historic Mankin Mansion Trinity Lutheran Church First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond Richmond Public Library Seventh Street Christian Church GreenSpring International Academy of Music Church of the Holy Comforter Virginia Commission for the Arts Chamber Music America CultureWorks Richmond Virginians for the Arts

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Photo Credit Keitaro Photo Credit Keitaro Harada FOCUS ON OUR ARTISTIC COLLABORATORS Kelly Ali bass Titilayo Ayangade cello Jordan Bak viola Luis Bellor n viola Mary Boodell flute Adam Cockerham lute Keith Collins Baroque bassoon Sarah Darling Baroque viola Martin Davids Baroque violin Johnny Gandelsman violin Antonio Garc a composer Njioma Grevious violin Celia Hatton viola Chioke I Anson narrator Gesa Kordes Baroque viola Natalie Kress Baroque violin Heather Lardin violone Angela Lehman writer David Lemelin clarinet Shuying Li composer Ingrid Matthews Baroque violin Ang lica Negr n composer Kevin Newton horn Aisslinn Nosky Baroque violin Charles Overton harp Meg Owens Baroque oboe Adrian Pintea violin Melissa Reardon viola Kumiko Sakamoto violin Tom Schneider bassoon David Schrader harpsichord Mark Shuldiner harpsichord Anthony Smith composer Nina Stern recorder Suliman Tekalli violin The Thalea String Quartet Michael Unterman Baroque cello Zachary Wadsworth composer Christopher Whitley violin Donovan Williams composer James Wilson cello Seth Parker Woods cello

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FOCUS ON TICKET INFO TICKET ORDER FORM Single Concert Pricing Adults 30 Students 5 Single Concerts DATE Season Tickets Includes all six of our ticketed events Adults 160 Students 25 Purchasing Tickets mail us the form at the right call us at 804 304 6312 at the door pending availability Please contact us for special military prices To avoid the use of paper tickets we encourage you to purchase your tickets online and in advance of the event cut here visit our website at www cmscva org NO OF TICKETS CONCERT 09 19 Schubert and DBR 10 17 Price Dvo k and Beach 10 18 Gandelsman and Negr n 03 06 Debussy and Bruce 04 11 Pachelbel and Vivaldi 05 15 Schubert and Li Adult Student 30 5 SUBTOTAL Season Tickets CONCERTS NO OF TICKETS Adult Student 160 25 SUBTOTAL Includes all 6 ticketed events Tax deductible contribution TOTAL Questions 804 304 6312 cmscva yahoo com Make checks payable to Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia PO Box 8526 Richmond VA 23226 The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia is a non for profit 501 C 3 Corporation Please make sure your name mailing address appear on your check

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