The 2022-2023 Concert Season
After cancelling the spring 2020 concerts and the entire 2020-2021 concert season due to the spread of COVID-19, the Rappahannock Concert Association (RCA) board planned the 2021-2022 live concert season. The board appreciates the support our concert attendees demonstrated last season by joining us for our six live performances.
Our 2022-2023 concert season opens with a free concert by the Five Mile Mountain Road on June 18. Additional information is below.
On September17, 2022, the 2022-2023 regular season opens with the Brass 5. John Bullard and Friends return to the RCA stage on October 29, followed by The Jeff Little Trio on November 12. The Spring 2023 season includes pianist Maria Yefimova on March 18, the Brass Roots Trio on April 15 and the Quebe Sisters on May 6.
We invite all music lovers to enjoy all the season’s live performances. The price for the series remains the same as in the past years, although this year, again there are six, rather than the usual five concerts. In addition, the price for individual concerts has not increased.
These six concerts are on Saturday nights and begin at 7:30 PM. The venue is the Northumberland County Schools Performing Arts Theater, 201 Academic Lane, Heathsville.
RCA follows local and state health guidelines.
June 18, 2022 at 11:30am
Free concert by the Five Mile Mountain Road at the Tavern in Heathsville
RCA kicks off the 2022-2023 concert season with a free outdoor concert on June 18, 2022, a Farmers’ Market day at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern (73 Monument Place) in Heathsville. The performance begins at 11:30 AM and ends at 1:30 PM. Bring a hat and chair. Come ready to clap your hands and tap your foot.
You can purchase lunch at the Farmer’s Market or the Tavern.
Five Mile Mountain Road is an old-time band from Franklin County, Virginia. This group plays music from the sounds of Charlie Poole and the fiddle music of Clark Kessinger, to first-generation Blue Grass music and original arrangements of western swing, to ragtime and jazz, but with a fresh approach. Five Mile Mountain Road presents an authentic experience reminiscent of the music once heard at dance halls and theaters in days gone by.
This performance is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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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