The Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia, a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that inspires, entertains and moves people through a combination of unique venues, world-class musicians and eclectic classical music. We strive to foster diversity in classical music and enrich the cultural and educational opportunities for the people of the city of Richmond and the Central Virginia region.
Join the Chamber Music Society for our last two concerts of the season, with glittering music inspired by Paris, the “City of Light!”
On April 22, CMSCVA partners with the Richmond Public Library to present “Paris in Words and Music” an informal performance combining poetry, prose and music from composers and writers inspired by Paris, the “City of Light.” Then on April 23, the Society presents a concert featuring chamber music from a glittering time in Parisian history, with rarely heard pieces by French Romantic composers.
Ten guest artists from the USA and Europe join CMSCVA’s Artistic Director James Wilson to perform these unusual programs of classical music.
What: “Paris in Words and Music”
When: Saturday, April 22, 2:00pm
Where: Richmond Main Public Library, 101 E. Franklin Street
An informal event combining poetry, prose and music from composers and writers inspired by Paris, the “City of Light.”
This concert is curated by Richmond writer Angela Lehman and is presented in conjunction with the Richmond public Library’s Gellman Room concert series.
What: “La Belle Époque”
When: Sunday April 23, 3:30pm pre-concert talk, 4:00pm concert
Where: Perkinson Recital Hall, University of Richmond, 28 Westhampton Way, Richmond VA 23173
The Society presents classical music from a glittering time in history, late 19th century Paris – rarely heard pieces by Saint-Saëns and d’Indy, the evocative Fantasie for flute by Fauré, and the scandalous piano quintet in F minor by Franck.
An informal 15-minute chat with CMSCVA Artistic Director James Wilson precedes the concert at 3:30pm.
Tickets: $25 regular, $20 senior, $5 student
Tickets for CMSCVA events are available through the phone and online at www.cmscva.org or at www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/17241, Phone: 804-519-2098
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