The Richmond Symphony Presents SUMMER AT CENTERSTAGE, Now thru 8/28

The Richmond Symphony Presents SUMMER AT CENTERSTAGE, Now thru 8/28

The Richmond Symphony has announced a new summer concert series starting in July, 2014 entitled Summer at CenterStage. In its inaugural season, the eight one-hour long recital style concerts will feature the complete sonatas of Johannes Brahms as well as other works for piano and solo instrument. Summer at CenterStage is perfect for those new to the classical music experience, as well as for the most die-hard listeners and offers fantastic music in a relaxed environment.

This Series is in partnership with CenterStage, University of Richmond and VCUArts.

Tickets are just $20 and include a beverage! Tickets online at or 1.800.514 ETIX. Full and flex subscription packages range from $54 - $136 and are available by calling 804.788.1212. Both single tickets and subscriptions go on sale, Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Concert dates, programs and participating artists are as follows:

TODAY, July 10, 2014
Daisuke Yamamoto, violin Doris Wylee- Becker, piano

Clara Schumann: Brahms:
Robert Schumann:

Scherzo for Violin and Piano in C minor, Op. 4 Drei Romanzen, Op. 22
Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
Sonata in A minor, Op. 105

July 17, 2014
Barbara Gaden, cello Russell Wilson, piano

Brahms: Sonata for Piano and Cello in E minor, Op. 38 Beethoven: Seven Variations on "Bei Ma?nnern welche Liebe fu?hlen"

Additional selections TBD

July 24, 2014
Ellen Cockerham, violin Maria Yefimova, piano

from Mozart's The Magic Flute

Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, Op. 78 Grieg: Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45

July 31, 2014
Jason McComb, cello Joanne Kong, piano

Henry Cowell: Brahms:

Sonata in F major

Four Declamations with Return

Sonata for Cello and Piano in F major, Op. 99

August 7, 2014
Charles West, clarinet
Yin Zheng, piano
Xi Zhang, piano (visiting from Shanghai Normal University, China)

Brahms: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in F minor, Op.120 Brahms: Klavierstucke, Op.118
Dvorak: Slavonic Dances

No.1 in C major, Op.46 No.2 in E minor, Op.72 No.8 in G minor, Op.46

August 14, 2014
Jocelyn Vorenberg, violin David Fisk, piano

Beethoven: Sonata no. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, Op. 100 Wieniawski: Caprice in E Flat Major for Violin and Piano Elgar: La Capriceuse, Op. 17

August 21, 2014
Susanna Klein, violin
Ross Monroe Winter, violin Charles Staples, piano

Brahms: Prokofiev: Brahms: Shostakovich:

August 28, 2014 Jared Davis, piano Daniel Stipe, piano

Schumann: Leo Weiner: Brahms: York Bowen:

Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor. Op. 108 Sonata for Two Violins, Op. 56
Capriccio in G minor, Op. 76
Duo for Two Violins and Piano, "The Gadfly"

Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73
Peregi Verbunk, "Hungarian Dance"
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 120 Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 109

Full Summer Series Package - Enjoy all 8 concerts at a discounted ticket price of $15 each. Includes drink voucher for each performance.

Summer Sampler - Choose a minimum of 3 concerts to attend at a discounted $18 ticket price. Includes drink voucher for selected performances.

College Summer Sampler - Students can select a minimum of 3 concerts to access $5 ticket price. Drink voucher not included.

Single Tickets - $20. Includes drink voucher

About the Richmond Symphony

Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 200 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 250,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.