A message from Raphael Bell, co-Artistic Director of the Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival:
Tim and I are incredibly happy about the September Festival and the concerts we presented for you in the beautiful settings of The Paramount Theater, Old Cabell Hall, Second Street Gallery, Christ Episcopal Church, and King Family Vineyards. What an amazing success – and your presence helped make it so! Thank you for being a part of this rewarding musical journey.
It's hard to single out 2023 Festival highlights, since every event had exceptional musicians and musical moments. We were especially pleased with our Grand Finale concert on September 17th: our first-ever collaboration with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra (VSO). Presented in association with The Paramount Theater, it was an outstanding success! A large, appreciative audience heard Tim and Tessa Lark perform as soloists in Vermont Counterpoint by Steve Reich, and Tessa, Orli Shaham and I joined forces with the orchestra in Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Our old friend and many times Festival alum, Eric Jacobsen, conducted.
If you weren't able to attend this year's Festival, you can take vicarious pleasure by looking at the programs here and reading about our stellar musicians here.
It's hard to believe that next year will be the Festival's 25th anniversary! We are already starting to plan, and we hope to see you there. If you are moved to support future Festivals, we invite you to do so by mail, phone, or clicking the button below. Thank you!
Founders and Artistic Directors Timothy Summers and Raphael Bell
The musicians loved their Charlottesville experience: “I don’t know quite how to say that I was utterly thrilled to be presented by the Chamber Music Festival. Simply the nicest people, phenomenal musicians, beautiful places. My hosts were just wonderful, as well. My sincerest thanks!”
“It was such a pleasure to be in Charlottesville. What a special place and special people. It was really special to be part of the Charlottesville Festival's family.”
...and our patrons did, too:
“What a wonderful concert!”
“Great job on another incredible Festival!”
“We continue to float on remembered music from September.”
Thank you to our Sponsors
with special thanks to: Tessa G. Ader and Terry E. Grant
Many thanks to our 2023 Festival Advertisers!
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The Charlottesville Chamber Music Festival's LISTENING ROOM houses select performances from our September 2020 Festival and the three “Mini-Festivals” which we were able to commission, thanks to the generosity of our patrons.
Photos by Janet Moore-Coll