Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Birthday Bash with Beethoven's 5th @ The HofGarden

What better way to celebrate Classical Revolution RVA's 5th birthday than with Beethoven's 5th Symphony?

Celebrate with us at our Birthday Bash featuring a live, raw performance of one of the most famous, revolutionary pieces of classical music ever written. Daniel Myssyk will lead a full 40-piece orchestra, and you'll get to experience the music up close and personal. DJ Rattan will keep the party going well into the night. Come toast to five years of shaking things up in Richmond!

Doors at 7. Music at 8.

$5 in advance, $8 at the door. Purchase tickets here.

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Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

#FlashBachFriday

This November marks Classical Revolution RVA's 5th anniversary and we'll be celebrating all week long!

Our second birthday celebration is actually a series of events! The city of Richmond will be ringing with the music of J.S. Bach as musicians pop-up all over the city for various #FlashBachFriday performances. 

Here's where you can catch our musicians:

8am at Sugar Shack Donuts

1501 N. Parham Rd
Richmond, VA

Kimberly Ryan, solo viola

 

8:30am at Sub Rosa Bakery

620 N. 25th St.
Richmond, VA

Ellen Cockerham Riccio, solo violin

 

10:30am at Sub Rosa Bakery

620 N. 25th St.
Richmond, VA

Ayça Kartari, solo bass

 

11am at Pop's Market

415 E. Grace St.
Richmond, VA

Sharon Cole Berg, solo piano

 

1pm at Pop's Market

415 E. Grace St.
Richmond, VA

Alan Pollack, solo piano

 

6pm at Bethlehem Lutheran

1100 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA

Daniel Stipe, solo organ

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Nov
9
9:30 PM21:30

Quatro na Bossa + Classical Revolution RVA @ Flora

This November marks Classical Revolution RVA's 5th anniversary and we'll be celebrating all week long!

Join us at Flora to kick off our birthday week. Classican Revolution RVA will be partnerting with Richmond’s own bossa nova band, Quatro na Bossa, to present an evening of Brazilian classical and popular styles.

$10 at the door.

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Bedlam at Blue Bee
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Bedlam at Blue Bee

Join us in welcoming early music ensemble Bedlam at Blue Bee Cider in Scott's Edition. The performance is free and open to all ages.

BEDLAM was formed by Kayleen Sánchez, soprano, and Laudon Schuett, lutenist, and is dedicated to exploring the rich repertoire of music for voice and lute in the 16th and 17th centuries. Bedlam is a colloquial term for the Bethlem Royal Hospital in London, England. At the time, it was an infamous psychiatric facility and an inspiration for artists and writers living around it. Perhaps the most famous musical reference to Bedlam is Henry Purcell’s “From Silent Shades and the Elysian Groves,” also known as “Mad Bess of Bedlam.” Both Kayleen (BM, MM in Voice) and Laudon (MM, DMA in Early Music) studied at the Eastman School of Music. Since forming in 2013, Bedlam has performed and lectured around the country. Bedlam’s first album is available on Soundset Recordings and Athyr Records. BEDLAM was the first Pegasus Rising ensemble, an award and title given by Pegasus Early Music to young professional musicians beginning their performing careers. It is not their goal to simply recreate performance practices of early music for educational purposes but to use the knowledge of such practices to produce vivid, visceral, and above-all, entertaining music. We hope you enjoy! 

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Aug
29
5:00 PM17:00

Wine Table Tuesday to benefit Classical Revolution RVA @ Quirk

Maple and Pine at Quirk's next wine tasting will benefit Classical Revolution RVA. A portion of the price, plus all gratuities will be given to CRRVA, so turn out, have some wine and support Richmond's classical music scene.

$17/person 4 tastings

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2054266411504276/

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Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Seacrest Quartet at Blue Bee Cider

Classical Revolution RVA is proud to present the Seacrest Quartet, an exciting young ensemble out of South Florida performing works by Schubert, Ginastera, and Smetana. 

About Seacrest Quartet:

The Seacrest Quartet was founded on the idea that great music should be played with great friends. Members (Kevin Seto & Tinca Belinski, violins; Kaitlin Springer, viola; Axel Rojas, cello) hail from three continents, but have converged in the South Florida area where they actively perform for the community. Described as being “well balanced with passionate energy”, this group brings great vitality to the concert hall. Members have performed across the globe in festivals including Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, Aspen Music Festival, Zeist Music Days Chamber Music Festival in the Netherlands, and the Garth Newel Emerging Artist Fellowship Program. They have performed in masterclasses for the Emerson Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, Jupiter Quartet, and the Muir Quartet, as well as for acclaimed artists such as Charles Castleman, Gilad Karni, and Elmar Oliveira.

The Seacrest Quartet is passionate about sharing music through education. They are currently Artists-in-Residence at the Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach and have a connection with the Florida Youth Orchestra that allows them to share the joy of music through outreach concerts on a broad level.

They are thrilled to have been awarded the Quartet Fellowship at Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, where they plan to continue their musical growth and achieve new heights!

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Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Mozart Solemn Vespers @ VMFA

Musicians of Classical Revolution RVA and the St. Edward Chorale will offer a rare opportunity to hear Mozart's Solemn Vespers in the VMFA's Marble Hall. Under the direction of Liz Goodwin, the 14-piece orchestra and 25-voice chorus will also perform Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus, Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, and selections from Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil. This free performance will conclude by 7:45, giving the audience time to explore the museum before it closes at 9pm.

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May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Open Mic & Sightreading Night @ Garden Grove

Join us for an evening of classical music and sightreading! We will provide an electric piano and mics. If you would like to sign up for the open mic, email becca.longhenry@gmail.com; if you would like to participate in the sightreading session, post in the discussion below to let us know what music you are bringing and what instruments we will need!

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Apr
23
11:00 AM11:00

Mozart Festival

The 4th annual Mozart Festival will take place on Sunday April 23rd in the arts and culture district in the Jackson Ward neighborhood. For this year’s festival Classical Revolution RVA will provide a chance for Richmond, VA’s classical community to take over the shops, bars, restaurants, and venues for a day-long festival which is free to the public. This year’s festival will feature a variety of ways to celebrate the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart while also enjoying the foods, drinks, and settings of this iconic arts district. 

For more information and a complete schedule, visit http://mozartfestrva.com

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Apr
22
9:00 PM21:00

Stoßen und Schleifen — A Burlesque Tribute to Mozart

Stoßen und Schleifen (or bump and grind for you non-Germanic folk) marries the traditions of burlesque and classical music as part of RVA's 4th Annual Mozart Festival.

Hosted by everyone's favorite Southern-fried socialite Magnolia Jackson Pickett Burnside, it's an affair sure to tickle your fancy bits and stimulate the tympanic membrane. Tassels will twirl and strings will shiver as our featured performers Jo’Rie Tigerlily, Melody Magpie, Zadora Zaftig, Kayy Lovely, and Barnabas Beverly Burnside put the ASS back in classical set to live music by Classical Revolution RVA. You'll also witness the debut of Captain Beefcake!

A bevy of vendors will be on hand and you'll have the chance to take home some amazing prizes in our charity raffle to benefit the makers behind the magic, Classical Revolution RVA.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. 18+ only please, this ain't for kiddos.

 

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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Haydn Where You Least Expect It

Nestled away in the old city stables of Scott's Addition lies a charming urban cidery, the perfect setting for music on a spring evening. On Thursday, April 13, musicians of Classical Revolution RVA will perform a string quartet by Franz Joseph Haydn while listeners enjoy a flight of four ciders--one for each movement of the quartet! 

Haydn, an 18th century Austrian composer, wrote several string quartets which set the standard for every composer who came after him, including a young Mozart, who dedicated a set of quartets to "Papa Haydn". His name (pronounced HIGH-din) has given rise to countless puns.* 

Free admission. Non-alcoholic cider also availabie. 

PERFORMERS:
Ellen Cockerham Riccio, violin
Adrian Pintea, violin
HyoJoo Uh, viola
Schuyler Slack, cello

PROGRAM:
Haydn String Quartet in E-flat major, op. 20 no. 1

*If you would fully expect to hear a Haydn string quartet in an urban cidery and find nothing surprising about this whatsoever...you might be from Richmond.

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Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday @ VMFA

Five musicians from Classical Revolution RVA join together to present an evening of chamber music for First Friday. Harp, violin, viola, flute and guitar will be combined in various configurations to present a variety of solos, duos, and trios, including Claude Debussy's enchanting trio for flute, viola, and harp, as well as Astor Piazzolla's History of the Tango for guitar and violin.

Performers:
Jaclyn Wappel, harp
Ellen Cockerham Riccio, violin
Amos Goldie, viola
Brandon Simmons, flute
Andrew McEvoy, guitar

Learn more: https://vmfa.museum/calendar/events/friday-art-wine/

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Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

The Modern Percussionist

Free admission. All ages.

The modern percussionist is more than just a drummer. Catch a glimpse of the melodies and grooves written and arranged by an array of composers, including George Gershwin, Ivan Trevino, Blake Tyson, and others! The compositions and instruments featured are essential in the development of the modern percussionist. Join us for a celebration of this music

This event is presented in collaboration with the VCU percussion studio.

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Mar
1
to Mar 29

March Mindfulness 

Wednesdays in March, 12-12:30pm

Free and open to the public

March Mindfulness combines the beauty of classical music with a heightened sense of awareness to create an oasis of time and space in the midst of the busy workweek. A break from the madness, it's an opportunity to bring your full attention to the present moment. Classical Revolution RVA, The Chrysalis Institute, and 1708 Gallery have joined forces to provide this unique experience for the Richmond community. The series is free and open to the public. 

Every Wednesday in March, a different solo instrumentalist will perform contemplative works by J.S. Bach, preceded by an introduction to mindfulness led by a Chrysalis Institute instructor. No prior experience with meditation or classical music is necessary to enjoy and benefit from this series. 

Performers:

March 1 - Schuyler Slack, cello
March 8 - Brandon Simmons, flute
March 15 - Ayca Kartari, double bass
March 22 - Ellen Cockerham Riccio, violin
March 29 - Kimberly Ryan, viola

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Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Classical Open Mic

This event is open to anyone who wants to perform a piece of classical music! If you are interested in performing in the Open Mic, send an email to info@classicalrevolutionrva.com. The second half of the evening will open up into a chamber music sight-reading party, so bring your instrument, a stand, and some music you’d like to read! A keyboard will be provided.

Free admission
All ages welcome

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Jan
29
6:00 PM18:00

Musicians Gathering

This is a party for anyone who has performed with CRRVA, or who is interested in performing in the future. Come enjoy some delicious food prepared by Giustino and learn more about upcoming performing opportunities. BYOB!

If you plan to attend, RSVP to info@classicalrevolutionrva.com by Thursday, Jan. 26., or say you're "going" on facebook. (I'm not going to count the "interested" folks!)

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