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Gellman Room Concerts

The 2019-2020 season of free public concerts on scheduled Saturdays at 2 pm in the Gellman Room at the Main Library begins in September 2019 and continues through April 2020. Concerts are presented by musicians and composers from Richmond, Virginia, and across the United States.

For the full Gellman Room Concert Series performance list, please check this season's event flyer.

November
9
November
Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota
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SAI, an international music fraternity, presents a mix of classical and popular selections featuring pianists, vocalists and chamber groups.

December
7
December
Richmond Boys Choir
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The Richmond Boys Choir performs their 23rd annual concert, a holiday tradition at the Richmond Public Library.

14
December
The Berlin Salon of Sara Levy
Chamber Music Society of Central VA
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Sara Levy was a major cultural trendsetter in Berlin who, over a long life straddling the start of the 19th century, was a powerful influence on both the Bach family and her grandnephew Felix Mendelssohn. Learn more about this extraordinary person – her enlightened culture, her social importance, and her musical world.

January
18
January
Somewhere between the Shadow and the Light
Jessica Wakelyn, Erin Wind, Hope Armstrong Erb
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An exploration of truth, illusion and human nature through the contrasting voices of Jessica Wakelyn, soprano, and Erin Wind, mezzo soprano, with pianist Hope Armstrong Erb.

25
January
The Wow! Factor in Baroque Music
Jefferson Baroque
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All baroque composers wanted to produce strong emotions in their listeners. Their music can speak directly to our feelings even after centuries of change. The music Jefferson Baroque has selected makes the performers say "Wow!" for many reasons. The concert is organized into segments like "Wow, that's flashy," "Wow, that's spiritual," and "Wow, that's romantic." Come and see the different ways 17th and 18th century music can move you.

February
8
February
24 Preludes, Op. 1
Douglas-Jayd Burn
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24 Preludes, Op. 1, by composer Joshua Nichols performed by pianist Douglas-Jayd Burn.

22
February
America Now
Chamber Music Society of Central VA
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The tapestry of American music is as varied as the people who call this country home. Hear how four contemporary composers draw on their past as they represent the future.

29
February
Lyrics, Learning & Laughter
Greater Richmond Children's Choir
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Lyrics, Learning and Laughter presented by the Greater Richmond Children's Choir.

March
7
March
Richmond Connections
Sarah Wendt, Hope Armstrong Erb
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Sarah Wendt, mezzo-soprano, and Hope Armstrong Erb, pianist, perform a collection of both French and American songs.

21
March
Moises Bonella Cunha and Friends
Moises Bonella Cunha
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Moises Bonella Cunha, violin, Stephen Custer, cello, and Daniel Inamorato, piano.

April
4
April
Hand in Glove
Stafford Armstead, Nichole Armstead
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A collection of Jazz and R&B, such as, "Unforgettable," "Summertime," "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," and many more as performed by duo Stafford and Nichole Armstead.

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April
Elisabeth Dowdy, Michele Baez
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A vocal mix of genres and styles performed by Elisabeth Dowdy, soprano, and Michele Baez, soprano.