Monday, April 17, 2017

Mozart Festival 2017

The musicians’ collective Classical Revolution RVA stages its fourth annual Mozart Festival on April 23, with eight afternoon and evening performances at galleries, restaurants and nightclubs in the Jackson Ward neighborhood of downtown Richmond.

All events are open without admission charge.

The schedule of events:

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Saadia’s Juicebox, 402½ N. Second St.; Max’s, Brook Road at Marshall Street.) “Eine kleine Brunch Music.” String quartets, other chamber music. (Reservations suggested for Max’s.)

Noon-3 p.m. (Gallery5, Marshall Street at Brook Road) Family events. Crafts and activities, noon; musical storytime, 1 p.m.; student recital and “Twinkle Play-in,” 2 p.m.

1 p.m. (Big Secret, 120 W. Marshall St.) – “Wolfgang 101.” Erin Freeman discusses Mozart’s life and work, with live musical examples. (Cosponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music.)

2 p.m. (1708 Gallery, 819 W. Broad St.) – Richmond Cello Orchestra, Michael Knowles directing. (Sponsored by Four Strings.)

3 p.m. (Charm School Social Club, 311 W. Broad St.) – University of Richmond Vocal Studio singing scenes from “The Marriage of Figaro,” other operas. (Sponsored by UR Music Department.)

4 p.m. (Coalition Theater, 8 W. Broad St.) – Capitol Opera in “Bastian and Bastienna.” (Sung in English.)

5 p.m. (Candela Gallery, 214 W. Broad St.) Orchestra, chorus and soloists, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting, in excerpts of symphonies and Requiem, with violinist Adrian Pintea and violist HyoJoo Uh featured in Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K. 364.

7 p.m. (Atlas Gallery, 114 W. Marshall St.) “Mozart’s Greatest Hits.” Singers and orchestra, Anthony Smith conducting, in opera arias.

For more information, visit the festival’s website,