Past Music Series Events

H-SC Music Series


The Piedmont Singers, a choral ensemble of Central Virginia
Hampden-Sydney Music Series
"Wonder Full: New Music of Awe and Inspiration," a cappella works by Barber, Pärt, Alain, Mäntyjarvi, Arlen and others
Helena von Rueden, director

The Piedmont Singers is a choral music project directed by Professor Helena von Rueden. The ensemble is made up of eight professional vocalists from the central Virginia area, singing a cappella choral music. This season, the Singers will perform 20th century works from American, French, and Baltic composers, as well as a set of familiar folk and jazz arrangements. The Piedmont Singers project is sponsored by Hampden-Sydney College.

September 2, College Church, Hampden-Sydney College, 7:30pm 
Free admission and open to the public  
Park in any visitor or open parking spots on the campus and along Via Sacra, where "Event Parking" is listed, or in the lot behind the church.

September 3, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1100 W. Grace St., Richmond, 7:30pm
Suggested $15 donation  
Limited street parking is available near Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  A more reliable location is the St. James Episcopal Church free parking lot, located at the corner of W Franklin and Ryland Streets, a short walk to Bethlehem Lutheran.

September 9, St. Paul's Memorial Church, 1700 University Ave, Charlottesville, 7:30pm 
Suggested $15 donation

American Acoustic Music Series: Ramblin' Jack Elliott
September 28, Johns Auditorium, 7:30 pm
American Acoustical Music Series
Grammy Award winning songwriter Ramblin' Jack Elliott is a master of many genres including blues, country, and folk. He learned from Woody Guthrie, and mentored Bob Dylan, and he is truly an American musical legend.
Parking available along Via Sacra, areas labeled "Event Parking," and areas labeled "Open Parking."  Please see the campus map.
Free admission and open to the public


October 26
Francesca Anderegg, violin
An evening of contemporary Latin-American compositions; with pianist Michael Bukhman 
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

November 16

An evening of choral music
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM  

February 10
Lise Keiter, piano
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM 

April 7
The Minetti String Quartet
Music of Haydn, Schubert, and Berg 
Crawley Forum, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM   


September 10
Pianist Hyojung Huh
music of Mozart, Chopin, and Schumann
7:30-9:30 p.m. in Crawley Forum

October 8
Musical Offering
The Boston-based early music group performs C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, and others on period instruments. 
7:30-9:30 p.m. in Crawley Forum

February 9
Percussionist Daniel Heagney
contemporary classical music
7:30-9:30 p.m. in Crawley Forum

April 22
Martinu Quartet
Czech string quartet centered on the music of the world's great composers
7:30-9:30 p.m. in Crawley Forum 


David Sariti and Lise Keiter
violin and piano duo (Full story...)

Barron Ryan, pianist
eclectic mix of classics, jazz, and ragtime

Duo Bailey: violinist Jeanette Jang of the Richmond Symphony and cellist Adam Carter of UVa
perform Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel

Ignat Solzhenitsyn
piano concert

The Talich Quartet

Peter Takacs, pianist
music of Beethoven

Poor Old Shine
American folk band presented by the American Acoustic Music Series


The Bowers-Fader Duo, Mezzo Soprano and Guitarist
Featuring music by Mozart, Brahms, DeFalla, Weill and others

Lisa Kinzer Piano Recital

Georgia Guitar Quartet

Maestro Soler
Featuring music by Joaquin Rodrigo, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Benjamin Britten, and others
Presented by the Hampden-Sydney Music Series and the Spanish Program

Flute Recital
Kelly Sulick, flutist, and John Mayhood, pianist, performed traditional works by Prokofief and Sancan, an evocative modern piece by Messiaen, along with a fun beat-boxing piece by Greg Patillo.


Tres Vidas
A musical presentation of the lives of Frida Kahlo, Rufina Amaya, and Alfonsina Storni
Sponsored by the Hampden-Sydney Music Series and Spanish House


Oboe & Friends
Featuring music by Mozart, Stamitz, Britten, Martinu, and Salvage

New Songs for a New Season
Featuring vocalists Jennifer Capaldo and Christopher Swanson and pianists Lisa Kinzer and David Salvage