2017-2018 Gellman Room Concerts
Visit the Main Library to enjoy some of the finest choral, contemporary, and classical music. All concerts at Saturdays at 2 p.m. and are free to the public.
February 24 Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia presents “Sense and Sensibility.” Hear works of Maurice Ravel and Ludwig van Beethoven. This event explores the contrast of sense and sensibility in music and how the two aesthetics are equally necessary. Program: Beethoven’s cello sonata in C major and Ravel’s sonata for violin and cello. Performers: Phillip Bush, piano; Khari Joyner, cello; James Wilson, cello; Areta Zhulla, violin.
March 10 Brazilian Popular Chamber Music performed by the guitar trio of Mauro Correa, Bruno, Alcalde, and Kevin Harding.
March 31 Strike the Rock! Highlights from “Amber” and “Monte & Pink,” two one-act operas in concert performance about the wounds of war and racism. Composed by Richard L. Rose and presented by Capitol Opera Richmond.
April 14 Three Graces – the flute trio of Deborah Saidel, Michelle Matts, and Heidi Thurmond perform composers Ignacio Cervantes, Edward Elgar, Friedrich Kuhlau, Allan Blank, and Geoff Warren.
April 21 “Fresh from the Americas,” Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia. The exciting sounds of contemporary chamber music are featured in this concert of pieces by Cuban and South American composers. Music by Julian Orbon, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Astor Piazolla. Performed by Mary Boodell on flute, Amadi Azikiwe on viola, Adam Cockerham on guitar, Grace Park on violin, Karla Donehew Perez on violin, and Jame Wilson on cello.
April 28 “Lyrics, Learning, & Laughter,” Greater Richmond Children’s Treble & Concert Choirs present with their directors Crystal Jonkman and Pete Curry an eclectic program of music, poetry, and amusement! Come be loud in the library!