Concerts & Lectures


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Frederick Douglass: Historical Interpretation

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM
Admission: Free

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Join us to experience the historical interpretation of Frederick Douglass, portrayed by Nathan Richardson. Frederick Douglass was one of the most prominent human rights leaders of the 19th century. His oratorical and literary brilliance thrust him into the forefront of the U.S. abolition movement, and he became the first Black citizen to hold high rank in the U.S. government.


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The Worthy Brothers

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM
Admission: Free for WCMFA Members, $10 for general admission

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The Worthy Brothers Music group started with three brothers who grew up playing jazz together. Their unmistakable bond is evident in the high level of cohesiveness when they play. The original Worthy Brothers trio consisted of local legend and instrumentalist Aaron Worthy, jazz piano virtuoso Zachary Worthy, and professional bass player Eric Worthy. They still play jazz, but also play different formats as a trio as well as with other professional musicians.





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Shepherd University Honors Recital

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM
Admission: Free

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Washington County Public Schools Honors Recital

Date: Sunday, April 5, 2020
Time: 1:30-2:30, 3-4 PM
Admission: Free

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John Bullard: Classical Banjo

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM
Admission: $10 for general admission, FREE for WCMFA Members

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As a classically trained musician and the first graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music to earn a degree in performance with the banjo, John Bullard has established a critically praised performing and recording career dedicated to exploring the artistic marriage of banjo and classical music. Bullard understands that accepting the banjo—a “folk” instrument with a complex pedigree—into the classical fold is a challenging proposition for
traditionalists; the guitar once had to navigate a similar journey to mainstream acceptance. But through three album-length recordings, live performance, and workshops, Bullard continues to introduce the classical banjo to a growing audience worldwide. Bullard’s concert repertoire includes solo, duet, and quartet performances of works from Bach, Vivaldi, Handel and others of the Baroque Period, along with later-period pieces by Schumann and others. More recently, Bullard has begun featuring new work by contemporary American composers, including a Caprice in D minor in the Romantic style, from composer Frank Mullen, and a set of 24 Preludes for Solo Banjo, commissioned from Adam Larrabee. In addition, Bullard is now working on a new collaboration with the genre-fusing composer Joshua Stamper. More information, including recent videos of Bullard in performance, can be found at JohnBullard.com.


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Hiroya Tsukamoto: Guitarist, singer/songwriter

Date: Sunday, June 7, 2020
Time: 2:30 PM
Admission: $10 for general admission, FREE for WCMFA Members

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Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO (inter-oceanic)” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. The group released three acclaimed records (“The Other Side of the World”, “Confluencia” and “Where the River Shines”). Hiroya has released three solo albums (“Solo”, “Heartland” and “Places”). Hiroya has been leading concerts internationally including several appearances at Blue Note in New York City with his group and Japanese National Television(NHK). In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship. Learn more at HiroyaTsukamoto.com.


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Thomas Pandolfi

Date: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Admission: TBA

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