What’s Booming RVA: Inspirations
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Inspiration comes in many forms this week: the music and messages of Max Roach, young athletes in “The Boys in the Boat,” movie star and maker Gene Wilder, and more musicians, centuries apart, Johannes Brahms and Burt Bacharach. All in “What’s Booming RVA: Inspirations.”
Honoring Max Roach
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond presents a look at Max Roach’s percussion genius and a concert with his music
Jan. 18 and 23, 7 p.m., online
Jan. 25, 6 p.m., in person at Alice Jepson Theatre at the University of Richmond
Host Seton Hawkins will be joined by master drummer Jerome Jennings to discuss the genius and unique style of Max Roach’s drumming through live demonstrations by Jerome, conversation, and audio and video of Roach in performance. FREE, registration required.
Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., at Camp Concert Hall, University of Richmond
Legendary music from a legendary orchestra celebrating one of the first musicians to address racial, political, and social issues through his music.
‘The Boys in the Boat’
Jan. 19 and 20, 7 p.m. both nights, at Ashland Theatre, Ashland
Based on the inspirational story of the 1936 University of Washington rowing team that competed for gold at the summer Olympics. Directed by George Clooney.
Remembering Gene Wilder
Jan. 21, 2 p.m., at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, Richmond
The biographical documentary by Ron Frank explores the life and career of comedic actor, writer, and director Gene Wilder. Presented by the Weinstein JCC, with discounts for JCC and VMHC members.
Brahms, The Romantic
Jan. 20, 8 p.m., and Jan. 21, 3 p.m., at Dominion Energy Center, Richmond
The Richmond Symphony presents two chances to hear Brahms’ lyrical Second Symphony and the Violin Concerto of Ferruccio Busoni, another romantic and inspired by Brahms.
Jan. 20 8 p.m. and Jan. 21, 3 p.m.
A Salute to Burt Bacharach
Jan. 25 to 28 at The Cultural Arts Center, Glen Allen
Henrico Theatre Company presents song and dance paying tribute to the iconic American composer, songwriter, producer, and pianist, presenting hundreds of pop songs beginning in the 1950s.
Check websites for more details, including prices and registration requirements.
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