Mozart Festival 2019


Scott's Addition | Friday, April 26 4pm- Saturday April 27 midnight


Classical Revolution RVA presents the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart all over Scott’s Addition!!

Join over 150 musicians as they shatter the glass case surrounding Classical Music - this is Mozart by and for the people. The festival events include full orchestras, gorgeous chamber music paired with your favorite local beverages, two headline events full of pageantry and theatrics, and the usual bevy of streetside shenanigans. RVA’s finest local players break out of the concert hall to get up close and personal with festival goers.


april 26th 4:00pm 

Crafty Concoctions:

Happy hour with the richmond cello orchestra

(bingo 2900 W Broad st)

Join the friendly brewers at Bingo for some refreshing libations and food, and begin your Mozart journey with the enticing sound of the Richmond Cello Orchestra!

april 26 5:30pm

PAIRS: Mozart Meets Bluegrass

Courtly chamber music meets country dance, costume contest!!!

(blue bee cider 1320 summit ave)

RAIN UPDATE- We will defeat the rain at this event with three large tents for seating and dancing - Come on out!

A jovial courtyard space gives an ancient, festive flair to this event. World class chamber ensembles deliver performances of Mozart’s “Flute Quintet in D Major K 234” and other works.

Following that performance, the Colonial Dance Club will give costumed performances of Mozart’s country dances, accompanied by the Grassroots Philharmonic. The final country dances will allow the audience to learn and perform the Minuet!

Guests are encouraged (not required) to attend in any costume of their choice. Blue Bee Cider will award two costume prizes - one for best 18th century costume, another for best superhero costume/audience favorite. Classical Revolution will offer a special prize for the best minuet danced by a superhero. Go for it!!

April 26 7:30pm

Classical Cabaret - ADULTS ONLY!

opera scenes with burlesque Dance

(The Hofheimer loft 2818 W Broad)

A risque romp into Mozart’s operatic works!

Libations, Soft Drinks, and Food available

Witness a testament to the feminine power of Mozart’s dramatic writing, exposed by the artful company of a full cast of Burlesque dancers.

Distinguished local singers deliver live performances with piano accompaniment. Classical Rev has selected a mixed program of arias from Mozart’s most flirtatious forays: Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, and Cosi Fan Tutte.

ID’s checked at the door - 21+.

Disrespectful audience members will be removed at the sole discretion of staff.

apr 26 9:00pm

party up/party down at the hof

(The Hofheimer loft 2818 W Broad)

Continue the festivities at the Hof with a triple-decker of party opportunities!

Yeni Nostalgi’s Turkish Pop in the Dark Room! (cover charge)

Gentle Mozart music and drinks at the Rooftop Bar!

Games and Camaraderie on the ground floor!

apr 27 10am-12pm


fun activities for the whole family

(Gather 2920 w broad)

Bring the kids for some indoor and outdoor activities centered around the music of Mozart!

The Gather Courtyard will have a mobile art station, games, and an instrument petting zoo.

Inside, there will be costume-making and Wolfie Selfies, coloring activities and word searches along with a series of performances:

11:30am - Student Recital and Twinkle Twinkle Play-In

apr 27 12noon

OTP Teen Symphonies

Youth orchestras jam

(Gather courtyard 2920 w broad)

The Thomas Dale String Orchestra and Cavalier 21, Two of the Richmond area’s finest youth ensembles, present an open-air performance of orchestral works by Mozart.

apr 27 5pm

The Politics of Mozart

historical snacks and presentation- Limited seating

(Chairlift 3200 Rockbridge St Suite 101)

Distinguished local historian Jim Blow presents a 30 minute lecture and Q&A accompanied by an authentic Viennese Sachertorte and charcuterie. Limited Seating - first come, first served.

Apr 27 6pm

Mozart’s Greatest Hits

works for full orchestra and soloists

(URban Farmhouse 3015 Norfolk St.)

A full orchestra, under the baton of Will Pattie, performs concertos, overtures, symphonies, and serenades! Works include movements from Symphony No.40 in G minor, the Horn Concerto no. 4 with soloist Amy Roberts, and the “Priests Chorus” from the Magic Flute with vocal soloists from the Richmond Oratorio Society.

apr 27 7:30pm

High Notes at the Highpoint

arias with full orchestral accompaniment and sing-in

(highpoint 3300 w broad)

Singers, dressed to the nines, will perform arias from Mozart’s operas, accompanied by a full orchestra led by conductor Chris Swanson.

Event hosts Sarah Kate Walston and Ian Stewart of WCVE will guide us through this fantastic showcase works from Mozart’s famous operas and concert works.

At key points in the program, vocally-inclined audience members will be invited to sing along with the full cast of singers in two iconic Mozart works - “Lachrymosa” and “Ave Verum Corpus.”

Lacrymosa Score

Ave Verum Score

9 - 11 pm

After Party

(highpoint 3300 w broad)

Party at the Highpoint!!! Boogie down to some sweet tunes, enjoy the cash bar, and celebrate the Revolution and the all hard work that went into this event by partying with your comrades!

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