Friday, June 22
Virginia Symphony String Quartet
Formed in 2015 by members of the Virginia Symphony family, this quartet has established itself as an in-demand ensemble in Hampton Roads, calling themselves the New Commonwealth Quartet. In addition to presenting programs of cutting-edge music through Funhouse Fest, the quartet has also established a popular Sunday afternoon chamber music series at the East Beach Community Center in Norfolk, and recorded tracks for Bruce Hornsby. Next season they will be presenting recitals both locally and as visiting artists. The quartet members are VSO Assistant Principal Violinist Elizabeth Vonderheide, violinist Jonathan Richards, violist Matthew Umlauf and cellist Elizabeth Richards.