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Music of the Month – April 2022

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Gellman Room Concerts

The 2021-2022 Gellman Room Concert season is here! You can always watch past concerts on RPL’s YouTube page.

Capitol Opera Richmond

Saturday, April 2nd, 2:00 PM

“Music in the Books”–Enjoy a lovely afternoon where a walk into the library brings some of your favorite melodies to life through a variety of arias and songs with Charles Staples, Sarah Walston, Abigail Stinnette, Tracey Welborn, Chase Peak & Caroline Whisnant presented by Capitol Opera Richmond.

Joy of Music: Eliot Norman & Friends

Saturday, April 30th, 2:00 PM

Eliot Norman, pianist, plays solo favorites from Bach/Marcello to Chopin and Brahms; teams up on two pianos with Russell Wilson for Mozart; and together they join “The Richmond String Ensemble” to celebrate the sounds and mysteries of the Saint-Saens E-flat Septet (Guest Artist, Harry Wise, Trumpet; Ayca Kartari, double bass, Christina Jennings, cello, Becca Longhenry, viola, Arden Clark and Andrew Certner, violins).

“America on the Road to Freedom”

Saturday, April 16th, 2:00 PM (rescheduled from Jan. 29th)

“America on the Road to Freedom” through music of the 20th and 21st centuries by composers Florence Price (1887-1953), Aaron Copland (1900-1990), Janes Erb (1926-2014), John Winn (b. 1971), and Donovan Williiams (b. 2003) presented by Donovan Williiams, violinist/composer and Hope Armstrong Erb, pianist.

From The Collection

Here’s the first few pages of a Hawkes Pocket Scores edition of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. This and thousands of others are available in our Scores and Songbooks Collection.


Staff Playlist

April means Spring. Here are some of RPL staff’s choice spring-inspired tunes!

Kerry P. likes Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, particularly “Spring”

Simms T. likes Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

Scott F. likes “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots.

Alfreda P. likes “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed.

Meg R. likes “Pleasant Valley Sunday” by The Monkees.

Tori N. likes “Shivers” by Ed Sheeran.

Lisa C. likes “Beautiful Day” by U2, “April In Paris” by Count Basie.

Nicole B. likes “Pepper” by Butthole Surfers.

Patrick D. likes “Through the Fire and Flames” by DragonForce.

Catherine B. likes “Jessica” by the Allman Brothers Band.

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