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

Apple Orange Pair
Saturday, March 12, 2016
7:00pm, Pollard Recital Hall, room 304
Free (540)654-1012

Come for an evening of horn and harp music.

Apple Orange Pair is a dynamic classical duo that presents original and transcribed works for horn and harp. Composed of Emily Boyer, horn, and Colleen Potter Thorburn, harp, the duo’s mission is to delight audiences while expanding the horn and harp repertoire. Their compelling, community-oriented performances are tailored to music lovers as well as newcomers to classical music. Programs feature freshly commissioned works, their own transcriptions, and older works returning to the performance repertoire, all introduced from the stage to enrich the listening experience. Concert credits include the Arts Array Series (Abingdon, VA), Jefferson Scholars Foundation (Charlottesville, VA), 2015 International Horn Society Northeast Workshop (State College, PA), and 2015 American Harp Society Summer Institute (Logan, UT), as well as performance tours in Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York City, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine. Enthusiastic about community involvement, the duo has collaborated with local businesses and artists to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank and Vasculitis Foundation.

In November 2013, they released their debut commercial recording, Seeds. The album highlights five works commissioned by Apple Orange Pair from emerging composers, as well as their own transcriptions of Debussy, Satie, and Piazzolla.


UMW Philharmonic conducted by Dr. Kevin Bartram
William M. Anderson, Jr. Celebrity Series
Joshua Bell, violin
performing 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

Joshua Bell

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, conducted by Doug Gately
Friday, April 1
7:30pm, Dodd Auditorium
Free, no ticket required
Contemporary Works with featured Soloists:  Abigail Moran, vocalist and Devin Geraghty, clarinet

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

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

White House Band

The White House Band is a group of some of the finest musicians in the world who at some point in their careers played at The White House with our nation’s Washington-based military bands.

Dave Detwiler – former lead and solo trumpet with The US Army Band, currently plays with the National Symphony Orchestra
Chris Vadal – Saxophonist with Chuck Mangione
Rhoades Whitehill-  trombone (formerly with the Commodores)
Ronnie Shaw – drums, (three Mo Tenors & USAF Band)
Glenn Dewey – professor of Bass at GMU, bassist with the US Marine Band’s present White House Band
Ken Hall – professor of guitar at SU and NOVA and dept head at Westfield HS
Dr. Mark Cook –  keyboards,  Shepherd U music dept head


Blues Buckets

Blues Buckets

You want great Texas/Chicago Style Blues? You want some of that filthy Rhthym and Funk? You want “Virginia’s Blues Sensation” THE BLUES BUCKETS!


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.