Friday, May 15, 2009

VCU Rennolds Concerts 2009-10

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts series will introduce Richmond to two of the leading younger American string quartets, the Pacifica and Jupiter, and to the trio of violinist Renaud Capuçon and cellist Gautier Capuçon (who are siblings) and pianist Nicholas Angelich in its 2009-10 season.

The series will open with the Chestnut Brass Company, performing on Oct. 10 and giving a master class the day before. Other dates include the Pacifica Quartet on Nov. 7, the Capuçon-Angelich Trio on Jan. 30, Brazilian-born pianist Arnaldo Cohen on Feb. 20 (with a master class the day before), the Jupiter String Quartet on March 27, and cellist Peter Wispelwey on April 17.

Program information has not been announced by any of the artists.

All concerts will begin at 8 p.m. in Vlahcevic Concert Hall of VCU’s Singleton Arts Center, Park Avenue at Harrison Street in Richmond’s Fan District.

Series and single tickets are available at the VCU Music Department box office. Details: (804) 828-6776;