Just Announced: Pre-Concert Lecture: Sunday, Sept 23 at 2pm

Just Announced: Pre-Concert Lecture Sunday, Sept 23 2:00 pm Minor Hall (UVA) Nicholas DiEugenio, violinist and professor at Ithaca College, will be giving a 3o-minute pre-concert lecture before the final concert on Sunday, September 23rd, on the “Concord” Sonata. (Those who subscribe to the New Yorker magazine may remember the article written earlier this year by pianist …


Take advantage of these deals during the Festival!

 Next Sunday marks the kick-off of two weeks filled with musical festivities. To celebrate, we are announcing the following  special deals and discounts with local restaurants that you can take advantage of during the Festival: Long-time supporter of the Festival, Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar is offering a 15% discount on the night of the Thursday evening concerts at …


Taking Time with…Bassist Joseph Conyers

For our final “Taking Time” email showcasing the visiting performers of our 2012 season, we introduce double bass player Joseph Conyers, a passionate and devoted co-founder of the non-profit Project 440, which is designed to encourage, educate, and empower communities through the unifying power of music. Outreach and education are very important to the Festival, and …


Taking Time with…Percussionist David Cossin

Percussionist David Cossin will be returning to our Festival for his second time, but he was just here in Charlottesville last year, in February 2011, when the University of Virginia Arts Board invited the Bang on a Can All-Stars to stay in Charlottesville to perform and teach upper-level music classes as part of their three …


Taking Time with…the Woodwinds and Brass

This season we will be visited not only by a plethora of talented string players, but also a resounding group of brass and woodwind players: Lisa Conway (French horn), Ixi Chen (clarinet), Matthew Hunt (clarinet), Valentin Martchev (bassoon), and Demarre McGill (flute). You can find their full bios on our website, but here are some highlights …


Taking Time with…the Violinists

Violinist Jennifer Frautschi has been characterized as being  “equally at home in the classic repertoire as well as twentieth and twenty-first century works” (read her bio on her website here). For the eighth time, the Festival is proud to welcome Jennifer back to the “stage.” Since her last visit, she has been performing all over the …


Taking Time with…the Pianists

“Ieva Jokubaviciute may not be a household name yet. (Far from it; it is pronounced YAY-vuh ya-ka-ba-va-SHU-teh.) But anyone who has heard this young Lithuanian pianist…knows that she is an artist of commanding technique, refined temperament and persuasive insight,” reads The New York Times’ review of Jokubaviciute’s recent CD, Music of Tribute, Volume 6: Berg. When she is not performing …


Taking Time with…the Violists

“It’s the instrument closest in range to the human voice…. Like the human voice, it’s fallible, and in its upper reaches, it chokes…. And in its depths, it grumbles; it growls.” This is how Jennifer Stumm, a newcomer to the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival, describes her instrument of choice, the viola. Jennifer gave a TEDx Talk in December …


Taking Time with….Brooklyn Rider

This year, Nicholas Cords joins the CCMF lineup for his thirteenth year in a row. However, this year he will be accompanied by Colin Jacobsen (performing for his fifth time at the Festival), Johnny Gandelsman (his second time here), and Eric Jacobsen (a new face to the Festival). Together, these four musicians are known as Brooklyn …


Spotlight on the Performers

Every week, we are going to take some time to get to know the 20 visiting musicians of our Festival this year. Every Festival concert features a different combination of performers and repertoire, and for the next few weeks, these posts will help you get to know them all a little better. For full information …


2012 Festival to present a FREE lunchtime concert!

New this year! In addition to our five-concert series, the Festival will present a special mid-day concert at The Paramount Theater with pianist Alasdair Beatson and other players in works by Beethoven, Schumann and Weber, on Friday, September 14, FREE to the public – as a “Thank you” to our supporters, an opportunity for area …


New and familiar faces to join 13th season lineup!

As ever, the 2012 Festival will present a wide range of music, from the familiar to the very new. The same could be said about our musicians. In addition to the two Festival founders, cellist Raphael Bell and violinist Timothy Summers, returning are several Festival favorites of our audiences: violinist Jennifer Frautschi, clarinetist Matthew Hunt, …


New painting for a new season!

We are ever grateful to artist David Summers, for his painting which will adorn all of our publicity materials this season: “Violin and Flute with Orchid and Sunflower.” As always, the original painting will be on silent auction during intermission at each of our performances. The highest bidder at the last concert will be the …