Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rennolds Chamber Concerts 2010-11

The eminent American musicologist and pianist Charles Rosen, playing an all-Schumann program to mark this year’s 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth, and a performance by the Ysaÿe String Quartet, one of the leading French chamber groups, highlight the 2010-11 season of the Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Also performing in the series next season are pianist Jon Nakamatsu, the Borromeo String Quartet, The Claremont Trio and cellist Zuill Bailey. Bailey also will participate in the VCU Music Department's spring "Cellopalooza" event.

Subscription ticket sets for the Rennolds series are $125, with discounts for seniors and students. To order tickets or obtain more information, call the VCU music box office at (804) 828-6776.

The series’ 2010-11 program schedule:

Sept. 25 – The Claremont Trio. Mozart: Piano Trio in B flat major, K. 502; Ravel: Piano Trio; Schumann: Piano Trio in F major, Op. 80.

Oct. 23 – Charles Rosen, piano, with Christoph Genz, tenor. Schumann: "Dichterliebe" (song cycle), Fantasy in C major, Op. 17, for piano.

Dec. 4 – Jon Nakamatsu, piano. Program TBA.

Feb. 12 – Borromeo String Quartet. Program TBA.

March 5 – Ysaÿe String Quartet. Haydn: Quartet in G major, Op. 33, No. 5; Beethoven: Quartet in E flat major, Op. 74 ("Harp"); Debussy: Quartet in G minor.

April 2 – Zuill Bailey, cello, with pianist TBA. Program TBA.