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The 2012-13 season features a variety of concerts ranging from classical to contemporary and jazz to the blues on Saturday afternoons at 2 pm in the Gellman Room.  

  • October 13Husband-and-wife duo Matthew Singer (baritone) and Leanne Gonzalez-Singer (mezzo-soprano) with piantist Cathy Venable perform art songs and duets in a variety of languages on the ancient themes of Love and War by Ravel, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, and others.
  • October 27– Christopher Jenkins, guitarist, performs a solo classical guitar concert of music by Bach, Albeniz, and composers from various musical eras as well as selections from France and Russia. 
  • November 3Sigma Alpha Iota, an international fraternity for women in music, presents solo and chamber music.
  • November 17Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen perform jazz standards and sultry sounds of days gone by, along with holiday favorites from their “Christmas Cabaret” album.
  • December 15Richmond Boys Choir performs their 16th annual concert—a holiday tradition at the Richmond Public Library.
  • January 5– Ruta Smedina-Starke, pianist, performs "Scenes from Childhood" by Robert Schumann and works by J.S. Bach, F. Chopin, and F. Liszt.
  • January 19– Richmond Music Teachers Association—a concert by members commemorating the 40th anniversary of RMTA.
  • February 9– "An Afternoon with Shostakovich, Mozart, and the Belle Isle Strings"
  • February 23Joshua Allen, bass-baritone, performs classical music, Negro spirituals, and folk music on handmade gemhorns, coronet, and recorders.
  • March 16Hyunja Lee, pianist, performs Debussy solo works and piano trio works by Beethoven, Bruch, and Bolling with violinist Helen Jung, violin, and cellist William Jung.
  • March 23Greater Richmond Children's Treble Choir, directors Hope Armstrong Erb and Pete Curry-"Lyrics, Laughter & Learning"- Come be loud in the library and learn a lot too with GRCC's entry-level Treble Choir presenting music, poetry, games and sing-alongs from around the world.
  • April 13Klezm'or'Ami'm, 11-member ensemble, performs the music of Eastern European Jews: Klezmer.
  • April 27Williamsburg Chamber Players perform a program of chamber music for strings and piano.

All concerts are free and the public is invited.