The Art of Stradivari

Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse 612 East Grace Street , Richmond

Go deeper into the art of violin making with third-generation Italian Luthier, Sofia Vettori. She brings nearly a century-long family legacy of hand crafted instruments of the highest quality. Presale begins July 15, Single Tickets on sale August 1, 2024. Learn More About Strad Fest

Evolution of Musical Repertoire & Instruments

Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse 612 East Grace Street , Richmond

Sofia Vettori demonstrates techniques, shows models, and engages with attendees on historical and current methods of violin making from Stradivari to Vettori. Presale begins July 15, Single Tickets on sale August 1, 2024. Learn More About Strad Fest

ExSTRADvaganza and Into the STRADosphere Gala

Carpenter Theatre 612 East Grace Street, Richmond , VA

The centerpiece of Strad Fest features eight virtuosos, each performing on these greatest of instruments as passed down through centuries, gathered for this one unforgettable evening. Each take their a turn in movements from The Four Seasons by Piazzolla and Vivaldi.   Pre-concert Cocktail Hour begins at 6PM and is included with a Gala Ticket. […]

Strad Fest Chamber Concert

Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse 612 East Grace Street , Richmond

Hear recital and chamber music repertoire and experience the majesty of these eight Stradivarius Violins in the intimacy of a 200-seat venue. Learn about the history of the instruments, and learn what makes each one unique. Presale begins July 15, Single Tickets on sale August 1, 2024. Learn More About Strad Fest

Cinema Serenade

Carpenter Theatre 612 East Grace Street, Richmond , VA

Their music has made our movie memories. John Williams. Ennio Morricone. Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Valentina Peleggi conducts this survey of cinema's most moving melodies. Casablanca, Cinema Paradiso, On the Waterfront, and many others! Special guest Itzhak Perlman will be on hand for John Williams' haunting theme from Schindler's List on his treasured 1714 'Soil' Stradivarius.  Learn More About […]

An Afternoon with Itzhak Perlman

Carpenter Theatre 612 East Grace Street, Richmond , VA

Experience this legendary violinist in an afternoon all his own as he closes Strad Fest with a spectacular display of talent. Hearing personal stories alongside his commanding performance of live music, audiences meet the reigning virtuoso of violin and the beloved Itzhak; speaker, teacher, conductor and musician - full of charm and humanity. Presale begins […]