Hampden-Sydney is committed to the intellectual and cultural enrichment of the Southside community and presents free public concerts throughout the academic year. All events are FREE and open to the public.

2017-2018 Music Series


Verona Quartet
February 23 |
Crawley Forum, 7:30pm
Hailed by The New York Times as an "outstanding ensemble," the Verona Quartet has earned a stellar reputation as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music today for their "interpretive strength...robust characterization [and] commanding resonance" (Calgary Herald).

American Acoustic Music Series present Dom Flemons
March 29 | Tiger Inn, 7:30pm
Dom Flemons is a Grammy Award winning musician, singer-songwriter, and slam poet. Carrying on the songster tradition, Flemons strives to mix traditional music forms with a contemporary approach, to create new sounds that will appeal to wider audiences.


The Piedmont Singers of Central VA present "Alpha and Omega"
8-voice unaccompanied professional choir directed by H-SC Assistant Professor Helena von Rueden

Friday August 25 | Crawley Forum, Hampden-Sydney College
Friday August 26 | St. Paul's Memorial Church, Charlottesville
Saturday Sept 9 | ArtSpace Gallery | Richmond

The American Acoustic Music Series presents David Wax Museum
October  4th
| Tiger Inn at the Brown Student Center, 7:30pm
David Wax and Suz Slezak front the David Wax Museum, and together with their band they fuse traditional Mexican folk with indie rock and American roots to create a Mexo-Americana aesthetic.

Lygia O'Riordan, director, & Pia Siirala, concertmaster, Ensemble XXI present Polar Voices
October 19 | Crawley Forum, 7:30pm
Lygia O'Riordan, founder and conductor of the 21-piece chamber orchestra Ensemble XXI since 1989, and it's co-founder and concertmaster, violinist Pia Siirala present a program documenting their experiences in remote arctic communities in Russia.  The presentation includes live performances of native music by Ms. Siirala, a film of their experiences, and a live narration. 

Contact Music Series

Helena von Rueden, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Viar-Christ Center for the Arts
Hampden-Sydney College | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6367 

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