The 2023-2024 Rappahannock Concert Association Season
The attendance at RCA’s 2022-2023 concerts showed that people were ready to again enjoy live entertainment. The board appreciates the support our concert attendees showed last season.
Our 2023-2024 concert season opens with a free concert by At Water’s Edge on June 17. More information is below.
The 2023-2024 concert season offers world class classical and jazz music, and international cultural music and dance. On September 23, the regular season opens with the Peter and Will Anderson Trio playing Irving Berlin. The Wren Masters Baroque Quartet takes the stage on October 21, followed by the Bobby BlackHat Band on November 11. The Spring 2024 season includes the Tamburitzans on March 16 and the Two Rivers Chamber Music on April 13. The Washington Saxophone Quartet returns to the RCA stage to close the concert season on May 4.
June 17, 2023 at 9:30am
Free concert by At Water’s Edge at the Tavern in Heathsville
RCA kicks off the 2023-2024 concert season with a free outdoor concert on June 17, 2023, a Farmers’ Market Day at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern (73 Monument Place) in Heathsville. The Performance begins at 9:30 AM and ends at 11:30 AM. Bring a hat and chair.
At Water’s Edge is a five-piece instrumental group made up of musicians who live in Northumberland or Lancaster County. The group’s repertoire encompasses songs from several styles, such as Dixieland, R & B, country, blues, jazz, and pop standards. Come ready to clap your hands and tap your foot.
You can buy lunch at the Farmer’s Market or the Tavern.
RCA supports music education in the Northern Neck
During the past coronavirus months, RCA continued to support and fund music education for the region’s youth. That support is ongoing:
- Our Strings Crewe program for elementary violin, viola and cello students grew through the pandemic and continues to grow.
- In September 2021, ten Strings Crewe students graduated to the String Orchestra for Northern Neck Youth (SONNY).
- We award grants to teachers so they can enhance the school music programs.
- We sponsor live student concerts in the schools.
- We collect used wind, brass and string instruments (no pianos or keyboards) for our local schools.
RCA appreciates the support of our generous donors and the Northern Neck businesses. Their contributions enable RCA to support music education in the Northern Neck.
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By becoming a Donor of Note you will help us bring quality live performances to the Northern Neck and promote our music-education outreach programs.
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