Chamber Music

Williamsburg Library Concert Series

Join us for a unique series of four concerts at the Williamsburg Regional Library! Each concert will highlight a diverse selection of chamber repertoire that is sure to be as inspiring as it is entertaining. Concerts will be followed by a question and answer session.

FREE admission, open to the public, no reservation required.

September 6th, 2017 7:30-8:30 PM:

String Quartet – Classical Gems

Experience the best String Quartet repertoire has to offer!

January 13th, 2018 11:00 AM-12:00 PM:

Brass Quartet – Meet the Brass

An exciting introduction to the instruments of the brass family.

February 15th, 2018 7:30-8:30 PM:

Woodwind Quintet – For the Love of Music

The lush woodwinds will perform sentimental works to celebrate the Valentine’s week.

May 23rd, 2018 7:30-8:30 PM:

Brass Quintet – Celebrations

The brass will close the series with celebratory and triumphant music written especially for brilliant brass ensemble.

Next Performance:

January 13th, 2018 11:00 AM-12:00 PM:

Brass Quartet – Meet the Brass

An exciting introduction to the instruments of the brass family.

This program, Songs of Freedom, was supported by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The final concert in the 2017-2018 #VSOatRoper series was held Friday, February 2, 2018 at TCC’s Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk. 

Songs of Freedom explores how communities along the Underground Railroad used spirituals to communicate and inspire hope in the pursuit of freedom. Though primarily expressions of faith, these spirituals may have served as disguised protests. A source of comfort and strength, these songs imagined a life of freedom and created a sense of unity and broader community among slaves. Join Benjamin Rous and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring these historic songs like “Go Down Moses,” “Wade in the Water,” and movements from Afro American Symphony by William Grant Still. This program will draw on the work of Dr. Maureen Elgersman Lee and Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, of Hampton University and Norfolk State University, respectively. Both will lend their insights as part of the evening.

Benjamin Rous, conductor

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