Live  Music  at RVCC

2015 Performances

Coffee House Music Series

Friday, October 16:  Vince Lewis & Mary Beth Schillaci

Vince Lewis is a veteran jazz performer, composer and recording artist.  He has been a headliner on Jazz Festivals with Dave Brubeck, B.B King, Ellis Marsalis, Lou Rawls, Mundell Lowe, John Pizzarelli and Melissa Manchester.   Jim Carlton, Conversations with Great Jazz and Studio Guitarists says “His playing is indicative of the rarified air of true mastery.  He routinely creates engaging and excellent music.”  Vince was the cover picture and feature interview in the Feb 2014 issue of Just Jazz Guitar Magazine, and has been noted as “One of the leading active Jazz Artists” in the Jazz Guitar category since 2002 by Jazz Improv Magazine.  He is also a current nominee for induction into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

Vince is included in the 2014 Scott Yanow  book “ The Great Jazz Guitarists…The Ultimate Guide.”  He has recorded 20 CD’s as a leader and sideman, and each has received excellent critical acclaim in virtually every major Jazz publication.  Vince also developed and directed the Classical and Jazz Guitar programs at University of Charleston, Marshall University, Palm Beach University and Liberty University.  He has taught at the post-secondary level for 40 years, conducted Jazz Guitar workshops, and created courses in improvisation and other jazz related subjects at the University level.  

Mary Beth Schillaci began her singing career in musical theatre and cabaret, and studied with Denise LeBrun, protégée of Edith Piaf.    Since the 1990s, she has sung in Houston with a number of the best jazz instrumentalists in the city,  performing at clubs, restaurants, hotels, museums, and in the summer music festival at Haak Vineyards.   Her CD “Like Someone in Love” features some of her favorite songs from The Great American Songbook.  She has recently moved to Nelson County.

The show starts at 7:30pm/$7 cover, in the Rockfish Lounge.  

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Ongoing:  Nelson County Community Orchestra

The Rockfish Valley Community Orchestra meets every Monday at 7pm in the Rockfish Lounge.  Orchestra meetings are open to anyone who would like to join.  If you play--or used to play--an orchestra instrument and would like to get back to learning and performing music in a welcoming and engaging environment, come and join us and our conductor, Philip Clark. 

Orchestra rehearsals will resume on January 5, 2015.  Happy Holidays!

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The Wild Geese have all performed together for many years in the Charlottesville Symphony and/or taught at  the University of Virginia. They have all been active musicians in orchestras and chamber music groups in central Virginia, and throughout the US  and in Europe.

Each of The Wild Geese programs offers music from a specific time and place within the European Baroque tradition of the trio sonata repertoire. The current program, titled “Purcell’s London,” explores the soundscape of London during late 17th and early 18th centuries, and examines how its composers came to be so cosmopolitan in their approach to musical composition.  

Members include Susan Black, formerly concertmaster of the Waynesboro Symphony and currently concertmaster of the Virginia Consort Orchestra. Nancy Garlick taught and performed clarinet with the University of Virginia for many years.  Prior to that she played with the New Haven Symphony and taught at The College of Wooster.  Content Sablinsky, keyboardist, also taught at UVA for many years, and was pianist with the New Orleans Symphony. A highly sought-after accompanist, she has appeared in many recitals and was recently invited to adjudicate in China.  Lynanne Wilson, cellist, currently performs with the orchestras of Lynchburg, Shenandoah, the Oratorio Society and Virginia Consort, as well as many chamber music groups. 

Coming March 20: Jim Lilly & SunnySide

Bringing you Pre-Bluegrass, Classic Country and Gospel Music with a generous portion of enthusiasm!

Jim Lilly & SunnySide perform old-time/traditional roots music that spans the years from the 1840s to the 1950s, classic country tunes of the 50s and 60s, and a variety of Gospel tunes. Carol Phillips (autoharp) contributes her love of the Original Carter Family; Jim Lilly (acoustic guitar) adds the flare of his early love for old-time mountain music; and Betty Calvert (bass) brings forth her love of the classic country tunes.  Together this group gives the beauty of old-time music a fresh new twist.

7:30pm, $7 cover, in the Rockfish Lounge.


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