University Calendar

Nov
2
Fri
UMW New Music Ensemble and Indian Music Ensemble @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
UMW New Music Ensemble and Indian Music Ensemble @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio | Falmouth | Virginia | United States

The UMW New Music Ensemble and The UMW Indian Music Ensemble present a dual concert.

Nov
3
Sat
Jazz4Justice @ Dodd Auditorium Tickets
Nov 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jazz4Justice @ Dodd Auditorium | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

UMW’s Jazz Ensemble has joined with the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association and Legal Aid Works to present a special concert on November 4th. An informal jam session open to all musicians in attendance will follow the performance.

Nov
5
Mon
UMW Music Showcase @ Rappahannock Music Society @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library Fredericksburg Branch Tickets
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
UMW Music Showcase @ Rappahannock Music Society @ Central Rappahannock Regional Library Fredericksburg Branch | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Music Students will be performing downtown during midday

Nov
11
Sun
“The Long Shadow of J. S. Bach,” faculty lecture, Brooks Kuykendall @ The Pavilion @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
"The Long Shadow of J. S. Bach," faculty lecture, Brooks Kuykendall @ The Pavilion @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio  | Falmouth | Virginia | United States

During his lifetime, Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was significant for his acknowledged mastery of keyboard instruments, particularly the organ. How he came to be regarded as the supreme composer of the 18th century was the result of political machinations much later, as German states working toward unification needed a cultural hero to rally around. The renaissance (and in some cases rediscovery) of Bach’s music in the 19th century inspired European composers to explore Bachian techniques and genres, and his influence has pervaded musical cultures ever since. UMW musicologist Brooks Kuykendall will explore this phenomenon, considering examples from the works of Mozart, Schumann, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Elgar, Milhaud, Poulenc, Shostakovich, Jimi Hendrix, Procol Harum, and others.

Dec
1
Sat
UMW Concert Band and Jazz Band: Holiday Concert @ Dodd Auditorium Tickets
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
UMW Concert Band and Jazz Band: Holiday Concert @ Dodd Auditorium | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

The UMW Concert Band and The UMW Jazz Ensemble present a special holiday concert.

Mar
23
Sat
UMW Philharmonic Orchestra’s Spring Concert: Holst’s The Planets with guest narrator George Takei @ Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington Tickets
Mar 23 @ 7:30 pm
UMW Philharmonic Orchestra's Spring Concert: Holst's The Planets with guest narrator George Takei @ Dodd Auditorium, University of Mary Washington  | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Star Trek’s legendary Mr. Sulu joins Maestro Bartram at the helm in this intergalactic concert featuring Gustav Holst’s masterpiece The Planets. The 7-movement orchestral masterpiece by English composer Holst was written more than 100 years ago and features each of the then-known planets, along with their corresponding astrological character. Mr. Takei and the Philharmonic will boldly go where Fredericksburg has not gone before with this and other sci-fi classics, including the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and award winning composer Michael Giacchino’s score to the recent film Star Trek: Into Darkness.

Friends tickets go on sale Monday, January 14.

General public sales begin Monday, January 21.