Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rennolds Chamber Concerts 2012-13

This season’s Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts at Virginia Commonwealth University conclude on May 5 with one of the last performances by the Emerson String Quartet with its charter cellist, David Finckel. Next season’s Rennolds series opens with Finckel returning in a trio with his wife, pianist Wu Han, and his by-then former Emerson colleague, violinist Philip Setzer.

Their Sept. 15 program of piano trios by Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn opens a 2012-13 season that also will feature performances by violinist Jennifer Koh and pianist Shai Wosner on Oct. 13; the Brentano String Quartet with composer Bruce Adolphe on Nov. 17; the vocal quartet New York Polyphony on Feb. 23; pianist Jeremy Denk on March 23; and the Tokyo String Quartet on May 4.

The VCU date is part of a farewell tour by the Tokyo Quartet, which is disbanding at the end of next season after performing for more than 40 years.

Ticket subscriptions for the 2012-13 Rennolds series are $135 for six concerts, $90 for three concerts, with discounts for seniors and for VCU faculty and staff. Single tickets will go on sale on July 1.

For more information on the Rennolds Chamber Concerts, call the VCU Music Department box office at (804) 828-6776 or visit