Saturday, October 10, 2015 – 7:30 p.m. ENSO String Quartet
Founded at Yale University in 1999, the Enso String Quartet has, in a decade and a half, risen to the front rank of string ensembles. Described by Strad magazine as “thrilling,” and praised by the Washington Post for its “glorious sonorities,” the quartet’s selections will include Verdi, Tchaikovsky, and Boccherini music. In the words of Classical Voice, it is “one of the eminent string quartets of our era.” www.ensoquartet.com
Sunday, November 15, 2015 – 3:00 p.m. MISUZU TANAKA, SOLO PIANIST
An artist of remarkable individuality with a rare combination of poetic sensitivity and breathtaking virtuosity. She is an avid performer of Bach and Janacek. She studied at the Julliard School, took First Prize at the Poland Music Festival and Second Prize at the Rutenberg Chamber Music Competition. She earned a Masters in Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan. www.misuzutanaka.com
Saturday, March 19, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. GEORGIA GUITAR QUARTET
The quartet’s thrilling technique will transport you to that indescribable place of wonder and ecstasy produced by music. A Spoleto Festival reviewer wrote: "a dazzling display of technical prowess, versatile programming, and audience rapport.” www.georgiaguitarquartet.com That's the first half of the concert. The second half:
THE REVIEN TRIO "Three members of the Georgia Guitar Quartet have a side project called Revien. Two guitars and cello. And they play…they play whatever they want to play. Bach, Debussy, Duke Ellington, Led Zeppelin, flamenco, bluegrass…" Fred Child, NPR
Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. THE VALINOR QUARTET
The all-acoustic quartet represents the diverse cultural background of its members -- Russia, USA and England – which influences its stylistic diversity and unique performances. The group’s performances utilize a breathtaking range of styles – from classical to Beatles; from Gypsy Jazz to Klezmer, and a few surprises in between.www.liveonstage.biz/Valinor-Quartet
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. MAIN STREET BRASS
The quintet was formed in 1986, inspired by a musical camaraderie, a passion for brass quintet literature and performance, and a goal to present interesting and entertaining music to its audiences. “The group is as much at home with a Bach fugue as it is playing the blues of Fats Waller…” ~ The Morning Call www.mainstreetbrass.com
STUDENT CONCERTS - MARCH 2016
YVONNE CARUTHERS, NSO CELLIST
“Math with Music” Educator
Over two school days, Ms. Caruthers will present her math lessons at four schools on the Northern Neck. Teachers can choose from:“ Music and Fractions” ~ “Music and Graphs” ~ “Music and Ratios”. Our students loved her in 2013 – welcome back Yvonne!
NOTE: Artists, dates and venue may change.
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Supporting and funding music education for the region's youth has been a part of the RCA mission from its inception.
Dating from 1986, RCA has hired performers who are dedicated to educating students and student outreach
programs have been made available in area schools. With the introduction of the Donor of Note giving program,
additional gifts have made it possible to expand the RCA Outreach program.
The RCA board is grateful to our donors for their generosity this season, and so are our principals and teachers.
Here is one of the thank you notes we received for grants of instrument purchase and repair to local schools:
As principal of Montross Middle School in Westmoreland County, I am so thankful to your association for your generous gifts over the past three years. Rob Wright, our band director, is tickled pink with the needed supplies/equipment provided for his classes by you. As all of us are handling personal and business financial hardships, your dedicated association of music lovers continues year after year to promote and support music in our schools. For that we are truly thankful.
Jane S. Geyer
On Monday, March 23rd, pianist Michael Chertock gave the first student concert we have offered to elementary school children. Mihael is the artistic director for the “Peanut Butter and Jam Sessions” in Cincinnati, that offers programs for very young children. We wondered how he was going to manage 430 children from Pre-K to 2nd grade, but we needn’t have worried – they loved him -- 240 from Northumberland Elementary and 190 from Cople Elementary in Hague. We thank Dr. Travis Burns and the staff at Northumberland High School for their generous hospitality to such large group on a Monday morning.”
The world-renowned chamber trio "Intersection" gave a
workshop to a large audience of middle school students.
“Chamber with a Twist” is their motto, expressing their ability
to make new music with old instruments.
“Intersection” artists pose with Montross Middle School band students and Kelly Wright, Band Director.
RCA’s Giving History 2011-2015
For the past five years, your generous gifts have provided support for music education,
instrument purchase and repair and instructional materials to over 650 Northern Neck music students:
• Band instrument repair and purchase; loaned free to needy students
• Purchase of a Williams Console Digital Piano for 6, 7, 8 grades and jazz band
• Student scholarships to UVA band camp
• Video projector featuring the software “SmartMusic”
• Subscriptions to the magazine, “Music Alive!”
• Bass amp, concert tambourine, and 6 music stands
• Joia Tubes, for Northumberland Elementary School music program
• Manhasset Symphony Stands and M54 Regal Conductor’s Stand, Behriner ULTRABASS
BXL900 90-Watt 2-ChannelWorkstation
• Band uniforms
• Octavos for a new 60-member choral program
• Steel drum (Pitched percussion and intervals)
Thanks to RCA “Donors of Note”!
is RCA, Inc?
Presenting professional artists since 1983, Rappahannock Concert Association, Inc. is dedicated to presenting live musical performances at extraordinary prices to a subscriber-based audience. The mission of the RCA is to provide quality live concerts to a permanent subscriber audience in the Northern Neck area, and to support and fund music education for the region’s youth. RCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
RCA is governed by an all-volunteer board whose members handle the artists selection, publicity, subscription sales, business development, finances and venue arrangements for each performance. We welcome new volunteers in this rewarding community endeavor. RCA makes available its Steinway grand piano to the Northumberland county public school music departments and sponsors student outreach programs to area schools.
Where are the concerts?
All the concerts will be held at the new performing arts theatre at
the Northumberland County School complex located about 3 miles east
of Heathsville on Route 360 and Academic Lane.
2015– 2016 Board & Staff
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Alice Cooper and Charles Sydnor
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Michael De Groot
Rev. Alan Hooker
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Caravan of Thieves -
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium Savannah Jack -
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium The Grascals -
Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium Fireworks Ensemble -
Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium The Young Irelanders -
Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 3:00pm - Mathews High School Auditorium