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Celebrity Series IV: Sui Generis—Original & Unique – Heifetz 2022 Festival of Concerts

July 22, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

“Nature bestowed on me a certain talent and also a little something that enables me to use this talent. Deep inside I possess a minuscule, invisible motor that allows me to accomplish a task in ten minutes, that would take others an hour or more. Thanks to it, I run, not walk. I speak fast, even my pulse beats faster than normal, and I was born two months premature.” You’ll hear the energy and quickened pace of the utterly original Polish composer Grazyna Bacewicz realized by violinist Grigory Kalinovsky and pianist Seonmi Lee in this concert devoted to singular talents and compositions, including the remarkable two-cello string quartet by Russian composer Anton Arensky, and an astonishing new cello quartet by 20-year old Jaylin Vinson, another young composer in a hurry.

A Friday night tradition in Staunton! Experience the world-renowned artistry of our virtuosic Heifetz Institute faculty members in carefully conceived 75-minute programs. Each concert is preceded by a complimentary Happy Hour at 5pm under the big Heifetz tent on nearby Page Terrace, designed to showcase the best regional wines and artisan foods.

  • Reserved seating available through the ticket form below
  • Accessible seating available (indicated in red on the seating map)
  • Groups welcome – please email tickets@heifetzinstitute.org to inquire about group rates.

Francis Auditorium @ Mary Baldwin University 227 E. Frederick Street Staunton, VA
Free parking available both at MBU lots and on East Frederick Street (see a campus map here)

Face masks are strongly encouraged for all audience members for the health and safety of our artists, staff, and community.

This concert is sponsored by:


Francis Auditorium
227 East Frederick Street
Staunton, VA 24401 United States
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