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Gellman Room Concerts

2020 - 2021

The safety of our patrons, musicians and staff are our top priority. All concerts of the 2020 - 2021 season may be offered through a livestream or live and are subject to change. Please visit this page often for updates regarding all upcoming performances.

Livestreams

Events being live streamed through Zoom can be accessed in two ways. Each live streamed concert is hosted through Zoom and shared on our Youtube channel where it can also be watched live. Viewers interested in watching the stream through Zoom must register to receive the invitation. All previously recorded concerts can be viewed on your Youtube page or by browsing the previous concerts below.

Calendar

October
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24
October
Diversity & Resilience
RVA Baroque
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RVA Baroque presents a program that celebrates diversity among musicians in the baroque era and within our city now with composers Salmone Rossi, Johann Rosenmulle, Chiarra Cozzolani, John Stanley, Sigismondo d'India, and Joseph Boulogne.

November
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14
November
An Afternoon of Romantic German Lieder and Opera
James Taylor, Charles Staples
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“An Afternoon of Romantic German Lieder and Opera”—music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Richard Wagner: An die ferne Geliebte, Beethoven’s only true song cycle and the first important example of the form, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, and two songs from Der Ring des Niebelungen.

December
CANCELLED
5
December
Holiday Concert
The Richmond Boys Choir
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The RBC perform their 24th annual concert - a holiday tradition at RPL. This pre-recorded event will be livestreamed.

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19
December
Phantasie and Heritage
Roseneath Piano Trio
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Violinist Becca Longhenry, cellist David Raposo and pianist Matthew Booth explore some of the treasures in piano trio literature, featuring works by Frank Bridge, Joaquim Turina, and Felix Mendelssohn.

January
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23
January
Songs of Love and Longing
Christopher Ahart, Robert Gallagher
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An afternoon of art songs and arias, from composers such as Schumann, Handel and Butterworth presented by Christopher Ahart, tenor, and Robert Gallagher, piano.

February
CANCELLED
13
February
Something for Everyone
Mark Valenti
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Romantic, Impressionistic, Modern Virtuoso Piano Music - works by Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Debussy, and Prokofiev presented by Mark Valenti, piano.

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27
February
Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota
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The Richmond Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity, presents a mix of classical and popular selections featuring pianists, vocalists and other instrumentalists.

March
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27
March
Together We Are More
Hand In Glove
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The husband and wife music duo Hand In Glove present an inspirational love story with Together We Are More where you will hear the sounds of Jazz and R&B classics.

April
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10
April
Connecting the World through Music
Moises Cunha & Cunha
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Music by Beethoven, Sibelius and Mozart presented by Moises Cunha, violin, Jake Fowler, cello, Luke Fleming, viola, and Tyler Sieh, viola.

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24
April
The Art of Perseverance: And Still the Flowers Bloom
River City Opera
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An afternoon of diverse music, art song, and poetry that explores the many facets of the rich, human experience together presented by River City Opera with soprano, Christine Lyons, & pianist, Jonathan Heaney.

May
livestream
1
May
A Musical Aviary
Chamber Music Society of Central VA
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A celebration of our feathered friends with music of composers Camille Saint-Saens, Somei Satoh, Howard Swanson, and Jen Sichler and literature presented by the Chamber Music Society of Central VA

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8
May
Sing Love! Sing Justice! Sing Freedom!
Greater Richmond Children's Choir
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Presented by the Greater Richmond Children's Choir, directed by Crystal Jonkman and Pete Curry. From one chorister, "Singing has always been one of the most used, most useful, and most beautiful methods for spreading awareness and calling for justice".

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22
May
Something for Everyone
Mark Valenti
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Romantic, impressionistic, modern virtuoso piano music by composers Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Debussy, and Prokofiev. Presented by Mark Valenti.

June
livestream
12
June
Chamber Music Society of Central VA
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