Thursday, October 21, 2010

2010-2011 Gellman Room Concerts

The 37th season of Gellman Room Concerts is underway, and we are, as always, very excited about the lineup of performances this year. It's really a treat to host musicians in the Main Library's Gellman Room, a great space for live music. The series runs annually from October to April, and listening to one of the performances is a wonderful way to fill a chilly afternoon. Come downtown, grab a lunch at one of the many fabulous nearby restaurants, and then enjoy some live music. What could be better on a Saturday afternoon?

The season's next concert, taking place on Saturday, October 30th at 2 pm, will feature renowned pianist Wen-Yin Chan. She'll be performing selections from Frederic Chopin. Check out Wen-Yin's website to hear audio of her playing and to learn about her background and experiences. She's currently a doctoral candidate at the Yale School of Music and has performed all over the world, so we're thrilled to have her here at the Richmond Public Library.

There are a lot of exciting performances happening, so be sure to mark these events on your calendar! They are all free to the public and they all start at 2 pm.

  • November 6, 2010– Deborah Saidel, flute, with Timothy Crawford, piano, and Jacquelin Spears, cello.
  • December 4, 2010– Sigma Alpha Iota, an international fraternity for women in music, presents solo and chamber music.
  • December 11, 2010– Richmond Boys Choir performs their 14th annual concert—a holiday tradition at the Richmond Public Library.
  • January 22, 2011– Richmond Music Teachers Association—a concert by a variety of musicians: pianists, vocalists, and instrumentalists.
  • February 12, 2011– Sonia Vlahcevic, piano, presents a Lecture-Recital of Gyorgi Ligeti’s Musica Ricercata.
  • February 26, 2011– Williamsburg Chamber Players perform a varied selection of classical music for piano and strings.
  • March 5, 2011– Nathan Mills performs music for the classical guitar from Spain, Latin America, and Baroque Germany.
  • March 26, 2011– Belle Isle Strings performs music of Schubert and Schumann.
  • April 2, 2011– The G Sharp Saxophone Quartet will move your mind from Bach to rock, ragtime to jazz and the elements of the blues.
  • April 9, 2011– The Greater Richmond Children’s Treble Choir, Director Hope Armstrong Erb with The Diggity Dudes: Donny Arkins and Mike Hartsfield, guitars, Tod Ellsworth, bass, and Scott Milstead, drums.

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