Department of Music Free Concert Series

Department of Music Free Concert Series Fall 2021 Season

The Department of Music produces over 30 concerts annually featuring a broad range of styles and genres, from student recitals to faculty ensemble performances to concerts created in collaboration with visiting artists. Concerts are free but tickets are required. 

Learn more about what to expect when you attend a performance at the Modlin Center on our Visitor Information page.

David Esleck Trio
Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Camp Cocert Hall, Booker Hall of Music
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The award-winning David Esleck Trio returns to UR for an evening of exciting, relaxing, and inspiring piano jazz. Expect to hear selections from their previous GRAMMY-listed recordings, plus some new directions from the group, recently named “Best Jazz Artist” in the City of Richmond.

Family Weekend Concert
Friday, October 1, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music
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Enjoy the talents of the Music Department’s large ensembles at this annual event, featuring Women’s Chorale, Schola Cantorum, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.

UR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale
Jeffrey Riehl, conductor
Sunday, November 7, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music
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Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale present the premiere performance of “There Must Be Silence” by UR adjunct instructor Mary Beth Bennett. The UR Choirs will join with members of the 1971 University Choir to celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Erb’s arrangement of “Shenandoah” and the University Choir’s trip to Europe.


UR Jazz & Contemporary Combos
Mike Davison and David Esleck, directors
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Camp Concert Hall
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Don’t miss this annual fall concert by talented student performers, showcasing jazz, swing, rock, and more.

Global Sounds
Sunday, November 21, 2021 | 3:00 PM
Westhampton Green with rain location Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music
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Celebrate traditional music and dance from around the world with this family-friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music.

UR Wind Ensemble
Steven Barton, director
Monday, November 22, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Camp Concert Hall
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Chronicles! Come enjoy an evening of wind ensemble works from classic to contemporary. The featured piece will be the world premiere performance of “Chronicles of Hyperion” by Dr. Travis Weller. Also to be performed are works by Ron Nelson, Giralomo Frescobaldi, Gustav Holst, Dmitri Kabalevsky, and John Philip Sousa.


UR Chamber Ensembles
Monday, November 29, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Camp Concert Hall
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The ensembles will present an evening of music performances by student instrumentalists, vocalists, and pianists. The groups are coached by Department of Music faculty members.
 

UR Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Kordzaia, conductor 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Camp Concert Hall
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The University’s largest music ensemble will perform a program of classical repertoire. Featured guest soloists will be violinist Matthew Robinson and flutist Rilyn McKallip, winners of the UR 2020 and 2021 Concerto/Aria Competitions, respectively.

UR Jazz Ensemble & Little Big Band
Mike Davison, director
Friday, December 3, 2021 | 7:30 PM
Camp Concert Hall
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Enjoy a night of traditional and contemporary big band and combo compositions performed by the two premiere jazz groups at UR.

Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols
Sunday, December 5, 2021 | 5:00 & 8:00 PM
Cannon Memorial Chapel, 126 UR Drive
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Conductor Jeffrey Riehl leads the singers of Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale in a joyous candlelight Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge. Prelude music begins 30 minutes before each service.