Concert Schedules


Concert Venues: Most concerts are held in Dodd Auditorium (the first building on the left after entering through the main gates off College Avenue) or the Pollard Recital Hall (3rd floor of Pollard Hall, aka music building), in the DuPont complex, off of College Avenue, .3 miles from Rt.1 bypass


Spring 2016

UMW Philharmonic
William M. Anderson, Jr. Celebrity Series
Joshua Bell, violin
Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Saturday, March 26, 2016
7:30pm, Dodd Auditorium
Tickets go on sale late Fall 2015.
or (540)654-1324

Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists of his era. His restless curiosity, passion, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” Recently named the Music Director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bell is the first person to hold this post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.
Bell serves on the artist committee of the Kennedy Center Honors and the Board of Directors of the New York Philharmonic. He has performed three times under the patronage of President and Mrs. Obama and returned to the Capital to perform for Vice President Biden and President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping.
Bell performs on the 1713 Huberman Stradivarius violin and uses a late 18th century French bow by François Tourte.
Special FRIENDS ONLY concert preview lecture by UMW Symphonic Orchestra Conductor Dr. Kevin Bartram. Date TBD.

Student Compositional Exhibition
Friday, Feb 19
– 7:30-9 pm., Digital Auditorium
students present their original works – innovative & fresh new sounds
featured composers: Mary Page Rogers, Michael Prime, and Austin O’Rourke
more info: contact

UMW Jazz – Black History Month Tribute
Monday,  Feb 22, 7:30, Pollard Hall Recital Hall, room 304
The Doug Gately Trio will play selections from iconic jazz musicians.

UMW Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 1
7:30pm, Dodd Auditorium
Free, no ticket required

UMW Choirs
Sunday, April 10
7:30pm, Dodd Auditorium
Free, no ticket required

UMW Jazz Ensemble
JAZZ Festival!
Sunday, April 17
4–6pm, Dodd Auditorium
Free, no ticket required
Special Guests: The White House Band

UMW Philharmonic
Spring Concert: South of the Border
Lucia Zicos, guest conductor; Andrew Kraus, piano
Friday, April 22, 2016
7:30pm, Dodd Auditorium
Advance tickets (Friends only) go on sale 10:00 AM, July 13.
Tickets go on sale to the general public 10:00 AM, July 27. or (540)654-1324

Our season finale will take you South of the Border with music by Guastavino, Romances de Santa Fe. As part of a cultural exchange, Maestro Bartram will travel to Argentina in February and conduct a music festival.  We will then host renowned Argentine conductor Lucia Zicos on the podium during this April concert.
Maestra Zicos is recognized for her versatility and great musicality on the podium.  She has extensive experience in the field of the opera, and is winner of the 2nd national contest of Opera in San Juan. She conducts regularly for important organizations in Argentina as well as in Europe and South America. This performance marks her North American debut.
Andrew Kraus is adjunct professor of piano at the University of Mary Washington. He has performed as a soloist across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. He has released three recordings on the CD Baby label, and was featured soloist with the Montovani Orchestra on their Spring tour of China in 2009.