Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Mozart Solemn Vespers @ VMFA

  • 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.


May
18
8:00 pm20:00

Open Mic & Sightreading Night @ Garden Grove

  • Garden Grove Brewery

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!

May
7
8:00 pm20:00

Classical Incarnations: Animal Instincts

  • Flora

Join us for a wild night of music in the back room of Flora. Expect to hear flocks of flutes, thundering elephant duets, and maybe even a cat fight or two. 

This musical zoo is free and open to all ages.

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

Apr
22
9:00 pm21:00

Stoßen und Schleifen — A Burlesque Tribute to Mozart

  • Gallery 5

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.

 

Apr
13
7:00 pm19:00

Haydn Where You Least Expect It

  • Blue Bee Cider

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.

Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday @ VMFA

  • 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/

Apr
3
7:30 pm19:30

The Modern Percussionist

  • Gallery 5

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.

Mar
1
Mar 29

March Mindfulness 

  • 1708 Gallery

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

Feb
19
6:00 pm18:00

Classical Open Mic

  • Garden Grove Brewing

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

Jan
29
6:00 pm18:00

Musicians Gathering

  • Gather RVA

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!)