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Virginia Wesleyan University Concert Series

Reservations: 757.455.2101
Questions: 757.455.3376

Ticket prices as listed; free to the VWU community. The Series is grateful for the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the Hugh Dougherty Visiting Artist Endowment.

All events take place in the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.


Steep Canyon Rangers

August 10 — 7:30 p.m.

With six albums earning the #1 spot in Bluegrass charts, a Grammy for their album, ‘Nobody Knows You,” and appearances on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and CBS’s Late Show with both Steven Colbert and David Letterman,STEEP CANYON RANGERSbrings their usual sparkle to an energized, animated set list that keeps you on the edge of a cliff, never quite sure what they’ll pull out of the hat.
$40-55
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Steep Canyon Rangers

The Hunts

August 30 — 7:30 p.m.

Somewhere between woodsy and magic, this indie-alternative family band's original music has generated over 16-million Spotify streams, MTV synchs, a place on the Starbucks playlist, and background music for film, documentaries and national commercials, and a wide following for this earthy sound.
$10-15; free to VWU students, staff, faculty
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The Hunts

VWU Music Faculty Recital

Sept 9 — 7:30 p.m.

An evening of music featuring the talents of VWU faculty.
$10-15; free to VWU students, staff, faculty
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Steep Canyon Rangers

Agnes Wan, Steinway Concert Artist

Sept 15 — 4:00 p.m.

First-prize at the Paris Grand Virtuoso Music Competition is only one of many won by this Steinway Artist, also author of Physical and Mental Issues in Piano Performance (VDM-Verlag, 2008), frequently recommended for piano pedagogy courses at numerous universities. Wan earned the DMA in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and will perform English Suite No.2 in A-minor, BWV 807 (Bach), Escenas Romanticas (Granados), In the Mist (Janáček’s, and Andante Spianoto e Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op.22 (Chopin).
$10-15 / Free to VWU students, staff, faculty
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Agnes Wan, Steinway Concert Artist

Red Priest

Sept 27 — 7:30 p.m.

The only early music group in the world to be compared in the press to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, the Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and Cirque du Soleil, this extraordinary quartet, hailed by critics as “visionary and heretical,” and “wholly irreverent and highly enlightened,” will bring their “break-all-rules, rock-chamber ensemble” to VWU with “Truly, Madly Baroque,” featuring works by Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Locatelli, Albinoni, Tartini, Bach, and Handel.
$10-20; free to VWU students, staff, faculty
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Red Priest

Morning with the Ladies

October 8 — 11:00 am (light refreshments in the Watts Gallery beginning at 10:15am)

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center,

Welcome fall with a delightful morning of good friends and beautiful music as this Virginia Symphony Orchestra String Quartet presents String Quartet in One Movement, Op. 89 (Amy Beach), String Quartet (Germaine Tailleferre), and String Quartet in Eb Major (Fanny Mendelssohn), featuring Amanda Gates and Kirsty Barnett Green, also a member of the VWU Performing Artist faculty (violins), Beverly Kane Baker (viola), and Rebecca Gilmore Phillips (cello).
$10-20; free to VWU students, staff, faculty
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Virginia Symphony Orchestra String Quartet

Duo Thalessa

November 8 — 7:30 p.m.

Wayla Chambo (flute) and Todd Holcomb (guitar) performing works by Ach, Piazzolla, and Tedesco, among others. Along with traditional repertoire, Chambo is an avid explorer of new music, and host of Afternoon Classics on WHRO-FM. She earned the DMA in performance from the University of North Texas. Holcomb, winner of top prizes in numerous competitions, earned the DMA in classical guitar from Shenandoah University and is a member of the VWU Performing Artist faculty
$10-15 / Free to VWU students, staff, faculty
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Duo Thalessa

Didier Castell-Jacomin

November 14 — 7:30 p.m.

Hailed by critics and audiences, Castell-Jacomin has performed with the Berlin Philharmonic, in solo concerts at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, in festivals in the USA, and on the international stage. His extensive discography includes recordings of major classic composers with a most recent collaboration on Mozart with the Wiener Kammer Symphony Quintet (Naxos). This performance features Klavierstucke E moll Major D.946 (Schubert), Sonata quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No.2 (Beethoven), Polacca, Op.26, No.1 and Prelude, Op.28, No.15 (Chopin), and Scherzo, Op.14, No.2 and Nocturne, Op.6, N.2 (Clara Schumann), among others.
$10-20; free to VWU students, staff, faculty
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Didier Castell-Jacomin

Seraph Brass

November 22 — 7:30 p.m.

Led by world-renown trumpeter Mary Elizabeth Bowden, this dynamic brass ensemble, having toured throughout the USA, Mexico, and Europe, draws form a roster of America’s top female players and engages audiences with captivating programs including classics, newly commissioned works, and original transcriptions.
$10-20; free to VWU students, staff, faculty
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Seraph Brass

Heritage Brass Holiday!

December 20 — 7:30 p.m.

In a holiday concert for the entire family, the United States Air Force Heritage Brass brings the military tradition to the concert stage, proudly representing our nation’s Airmen who fly, fight, and win in air, space, and cyberspace.
Free

Heritage Brass