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.


Mirari Brass Quintet
Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 7:30 PM
Crawley Forum
Engaging and eclectic, the Mirari Brass Quintet brings a spirit of joyful collaboration and innovation to music spanning many centuries and genres. Commissioners of multiple new works for brass, the group performs a spectacular tight-rope act, balancing intensity with levity and refined virtuosity with pure fun.

Ariel String Quartet
Thursday, October 5 | 7:30 PM
Crawley Forum
Distinguished by its virtuosity, probing musical insight, and impassioned, fiery performances, the Ariel Quartet will perform two of  Beethoven’s spell-binding quartets: Quartet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5 and Quartet in B flat major, Op. 18, No. 6, along with description and explanation of this beautiful music from members of the quartet. https://www.arielquartet.com

Past Music Series Events


Thursday, March 30 | 7:30 PM
Frisson Winds
Crawley Forum
Frisson Winds features virtuoso wind players who perform a wide variety of music for winds of various combinations as well as wonderful programs of music for piano and winds.

Thursday, October 6 | 7:30 - 9 PM
Rosette Quartet
Crawley Forum
Rosette is a Richmond-based string quartet comprised of four women who love to make meaningful connections through music. This concert will feature the music of two composers, Kenji Bunch and Pulizter Prize-winner Caroline Shaw.


Saturday, October 2 | 7:30 - 9 PM
The Piedmont Singers of Central Va present: Earth, Fire, Water, Wind, Human

Crawley Forum
The Piedmont Singers of Central Virginia is a professional vocal octet founded in 2016. This octet brings chamber-style vocal ensemble performance to a new level of artistry.

American Acoustic Music Series 2021-22

Thursday, March 24 | 7:30 PM
Joe Troop
Tiger Inn, Brown Student Center
Joe Troop is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter hailing originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The founder of GRAMMY-nominated stringband Che Apalache, Troop’s music is deeply embedded with and inspired by his activism.

Wednesday, November 3 | 7:30 - 9 PM
Yasmin Williams
Tiger Inn, Brown Student Center
Yasmin Williams is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist with an unorthodox, modern style of playing. Her music has been commonly described as refreshing, relaxing, and unique and has been called some of the most imaginative guitar music out today.


February 4, 7:30 pm
Skride Piano Quartet
Crawley Forum

October 3, 7:30 pm
Brick by Brick: Changing America Through Song
Dashon Burton, baritone and Lindsay Garritson, piano
Crawley Forum

American Acoustic Music Series 2019-20

April 5, 7 pm
Della Mae,
with opening act Dori Freeman
Tiger Inn

September 12, 8 pm
The Wooks
Tiger Inn

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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