Several genres are represented at Richmond’s music venues in the upcoming week. If your travel plans include Richmond in the near future, you may want to consider whether to incorporate these performances into your visit.
Veteran pop crooner, Tony Bennett appears at the Carpenter Theatre, Richmond’s CenterStage at 600 East Grace Street in downtown Richmond at 8 PM on Friday, November 5, 2010. Tony is known for his popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz. His first number one song (“Because of You”) was recorded in 1951, but, perhaps his most famous recording, his signature song, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” was recorded in 1962. Tickets range from $48 to $128. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.
Grammy Award winning smooth jazz trumpeter, Chris Botti, is in concert on Saturday November 6, 2010 also at the Carpenter Theater at 7 PM. Chris came to prominence with the 2001 recording of his “Night Sessions” CD and established a reputation as a versatile musician in both jazz and pop music for his ability to fuse both styles together,creating what some have branded a new genre of music. Tickets range from $36 to $64.50 and are available from Ticketmaster.
Famed Chamber orchestra, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, appears on Sunday November 7 at 7:30 PM in Camp Concert Music Hall at the University of Richmond Modlin Center. They will be performing an all-Mozart program with a ticket range of $19 -$38. More Information. From a recent review by Philip Buttall on October 10, 2010:
“It would be so easy to think that a world-renowned ensemble, touring the same programme around the country, and one which, though absolutely charming, is perhaps not excessively stressful, might occasionally switch into automatic mode.
Not so the strings of St Martin in the Fields. From their body language and interaction, it was so obvious from the very first note, that each player was still really enjoying making music, and the resulting sound, enhanced by the glorious acoustic, was simply breathtaking throughout.”
On Wednesday, November 10, at 7:30 PM, the Modlin Center for the Arts presents Dailey and Vincent, with more than twenty years of performing bluegrass with greats like Ricky Skaggs and Doyle Lawson. In 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent combined forces to create the bluegrass duo Dailey and Vincent. Their most recent albums, Brothers from Different Mothers and Dailey and Vincent Sing the Statler Brothers, debuted at the top of the Billboard Bluegrass chart. More Information.
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