Concert Series

In addition to student performances, the Department of Music hosts a number of concerts by professonal artists through varying programs and concert series.

Concert Guild

Gregory Parker, director

The Concert Guild sponsors performances of professional soloists and ensembles in traditional classical music genres.

Artists who have appeared on the Concert Guild series include Chanticleer, the Kings Singers, Antioch Chamber Ensemble, Imani Winds, the Escher Quartet, violinist Pinchas Zukerman, cellist Matt Haimovitz, and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko.

Tickets are required for all Concert Guild performances. All students are eligible for free tickets by showing their IDs at the Box Office. For more information, contact the director.

SonoKlect Concert Series: A Festival of Modern Music

Terry Vosbein, director

Kenny Werner

The SonoKlect Series was founded by Margaret Brouwer to present modern music to local audiences. Terry Vosbein took over the reins in 1996 and has been its director ever since, presenting over seventy concerts featuring over three hundred musicians.

The Julliard Quartet, the Ahmad Jamal Trio, and the Tommy Flanagan Trio are just a few of the world-class ensembles that have graced the SonoKlect stage.

In addition to formal concerts, visiting artists often present masterclasses, public lectures, and one-on-one lessons during their Lexington residencies.

All concerts are free and held in the Wilson Concert Hall, in the Lenfest Center for the Arts, on the campus of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. For more information, contact the director.

Pickens World Music Concerts

Gregory Parker, director

The generous support of the Pauline B. and Paul D. Pickens Fund for the Performing Arts allows us to bring a non-Western European performing artist or group to campus twice per year. Tickets are required and students are eligible for free tickets by showing their IDs at the Box Office.

Artists who have appeared on the Pickens World Music series include Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, Ugandan-born singer and kalimba player Samite Mulando, Palestinian-American oud virtuoso Simon Shaheen, Zimbabwean female a cappella group Nobuntu, and Lo Cor de la Plana, a male a cappella group from Marseilles, France that performs music of the Occitan tradition.

For more information about this year's concert, follow the link, Pickens World Music Concert: Simon Shaheen Trio.

To purchase tickets, visit the Buy Tickets Now link on the Lenfest Center website, or contact the Box Office at (540) 458-8000. For a full list of 2023-2024 concerts and performances, please visit the Lenfest Center for the Arts website.