Live  Music  at RVCC

2015 Performances

Coffee House Music Series

Friday, September 18:  Confluence

Our Coffee House Music Series returns in September with Confluence—a duo made up of Jim Plitt and Emily Hancock.  Confluence brings us traditional music from Appalachia, the Celtic Isles, and Cape Breton featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar, fiddle, and banjo.  
Known throughout the mid-Atlantic as a master hammered dulcimer player, Jim has been making beautiful music for 20 years. He attended Dulcimer Week at the famed Swannanoa Gathering for 6 years, and has played solo and in numerous groups. He also plays mandolin, banjo, and guitar. His focus has been traditional music from Appalachia, Ireland, Scotland, and Canada. Emily has been playing music and singing for most of her life, starting with piano and cello. In graduate school, she discovered the wonderful musical traditions of Appalachia. Inspired by the history of fiddlers and banjo-players in North Carolina, including her family-of-origin, she began learning guitar, dulcimer, fiddle, and banjo. 
From reels and waltzes to jigs and airs, Confluence brings you the rich musical treasury of Appalachia and beyond. Rollicking dance tunes from Cape Breton give way to haunting Celtic melodies, fiddle tunes from North Carolina, and New England waltzes.
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!

More information at  Contact: Diane Sprinkle: 434-946-7834 or




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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