Concert Schedules

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

Fall 2015

UMW Jazz Ensemble
Latino Identities Concert
Monday, September 28
7:30pm, Underground, Lee Hall

The UMW Jazz Ensemble celebrates Latino Identities Month with a variety of music.  Classical and Latin Jazz works will be presented. Concert is free and open to the public.

5th Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance
Thursday-Saturday, October 1-3
various times, Pollard Hall.
After-hours concerts or gatherings occur in establishments in the city of Fredericksburg, VA.
Call 540-654-1012 for more information.

A three-day festival of electronic music and art on the campus of the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. This year’s festival will feature flautist Doug Gately, Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Mary Washington whose credits include performances with Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennet, Nancy Wilson, Bob Hope, The Spinners, The Temptations, Crystal Gayle, Manhatten Transfer, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

UMW Philharmonic
October Masterworks
Featuring José Carreras, Tenor
With guest conductor David Giménez and soprano Celine Byrne
Saturday, October 17
7:30pm, William M. Anderson Center
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.

http://www.umwphilharmonic.com/tickets/ or (540)654-1324

The Philharmonic opens its 2015-16 season with an extraordinary concert featuring José Carreras , direct from Europe, in an exclusive appearance — and the ONLY concert for Mr. Carreras in the U.S. in 2015! Carreras will be joined by famed Irish soprano Celine Byrne and noted European conductor David Giménez.
Carreras is beloved world-wide for his performances with Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo in the Three Tenors.
Carreras’ reached superstar status with his lyrical tenor roles during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1987, however, Carreras collapsed in Paris while performing opposite Kiri Te Kanawa. He was diagnosed with leukemia and was given a low chance of survival.
Defying the odds, Carreras triumphantly returned to singing in 1988 and was greeted by a crowd of 150,000 at an open air performance in Barcelona. In 1990, he sang the first Three Tenors performance at the opening of the World Cup in Rome. The event was originally planned as a fund-raiser for the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation. During the 1990s, Carreras, Domingo, and Pavarotti sang a series of “The Three Tenors” concerts which broke world records in sales.
Special FRIENDS ONLY concert preview lecture by UMW Symphonic Orchestra Conductor Dr. Kevin Bartram. Date TBD.

Student Recital
Monday, October 19
4:00pm, Pollard Recital Hall, room 304
Free, no ticket requiredUMW students present a variety of vocal and instrumental works.

Student Recital
Thursday, October 29
4:00pm, Pollard Recital Hall, room 304
Free, no ticket required
UMW students present a variety of vocal and instrumental works.

Faculty Artist Series

Henselt in Context and Beyond
Andrew Kraus
, piano
Friday, October 30
7:30pm, Dodd Auditorium
Free, no ticket required
The program showcases works by less well known composers like Adolph von Henselt and Leopold Godowsky with complementary works by their more famous contemporaries, predecessors and successors such as Frederic Chopin, Franz Liszt and Claude Debussy. Kraus will also present the American premier of 3 Studies in Eastern Idiom by Peter Feuchtwanger, a set of pieces in which the pianist is tasked with making the modern piano produce sounds evocative of the timbre of non-western instruments such as the sandur and the sitar.
Mr. Kraus is Adjunct Instructor of Piano at the University of Mary Washington. He holds degrees from Boston University (B.M.) and East Carolina University (M.M.), and has studied with Peter Feuchtwanger, Lily Kraus, Bela Nagy, David Saperton, and chamber music with Artur Balsam. Recognized for his work as a collaborative pianist, he regularly works with singers and instrumentalists in concerts around the greater Washington, DC area. In Spring 2009, he performed as featured soloist with The Mantovani Orchestra on their Spring tour of China.

UMW Concert Band
Friday, November 6
7:30pm, Dodd Auditorium
Free, no ticket required

UMW Jazz Ensemble
Jazz for Justice Concert
Saturday, November 7
7:30pm, Dodd Auditorium

Student Recital
Thursday, November 12
4:00pm, Pollard Recital Hall, room 304
Free, no ticket requiredUMW students present a variety of vocal and instrumental works.

UMW Choirs
Sunday, November 22
7:30pm, Dodd Auditorium
Free, no ticket required

Student Recital
Monday, November 23
4:00pm, Pollard Recital Hall, room 304
Free, no ticket requiredUMW students present a variety of vocal and instrumental works.

UMW Philharmonic
Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo
Wednesday, December 2
6–7:30 pm, Dodd Auditorium
Free, no ticket required

UMW Philharmonic
Holiday Pops:  Songs of the Season
Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 and 4, 2015
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.

http://www.umwphilharmonic.com/tickets/ or (540)654-1324

Experience the joy of the Holiday season with Maestro Bartram and the Philharmonic as they present their annual must-see concert. With the hall “decked” for the holidays, you’ll hear some of the season’s best music, along with several outstanding guest performers. Ask around: the Holiday Pops concerts with the Philharmonic are unforgettable! Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo on Wed. Dec 2.

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.
http://www.umwphilharmonic.com/tickets/
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.

UMW Concert Band
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

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.

http://www.umwphilharmonic.com/tickets/ 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.