The Heifetz Institute presents Hear & Now – a chamber music concert series at Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium in Staunton, Virginia. This concert features award winning violinist and Heifetz Institute alum Rachell Ellen Wong performing alongside the Heifetz Ensemble in Residence (artists to be announced).
2PM Pre-concert Conversation | 3PM Concert
Complimentary coffee served at intermission courtesy of Crucible Coffee
Artist Meet & Greet Reception immediately following the performance – Light seasonal refreshments sponsored by Accordia
VENUE & DIRECTIONS
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)
Series Pass: $125* – Buy Now
Individual Tickets: $25 – Buy Now
Free Admission for MBU Students
$5 tickets for all other students (must register in advance & present valid student ID at the door)
Free Admission for Children 12 and under
*Series Pass Holders may attend exclusive behind-the-scenes extras for the series, including a “Manuscripts, Music, & Creativity” session with the Borromeo Quartet, featuring an open rehearsal and discussion of the concert program.
Groups welcome – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about group rates.
Recipient of a prestigious 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant – the only early music specialist in the respected program’s history – and Grand Prize winner of the inaugural Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition, violinist Rachell Ellen Wong is a star on both the modern and historical performance violin stages. With performances across five continents, Rachell has established herself as one of the leading historical performers of her generation, collaborating with esteemed ensembles such as the Academy of Ancient Music, Jupiter Ensemble led by lutenist Thomas Dunford, Bach Collegium Japan, Ruckus Early Music, and Les Arts Florissants, among others. Equally accomplished on the modern violin, Rachell made her first public appearance with Philharmonia Northwest at age 11 and has since performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Panamá, Orquesta Sinfónica de Costa Rica, and the Seattle Symphony. In 2020, Rachell made her conducting debut with the Seattle Symphony, leading a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons from the violin. Currently, she serves as concertmaster of the Seattle Baroque Orchestra. LEARN MORE