3.5 New Commonwealth Quartet – January 18, 2020

Mozart, Mendelssohn, and More!

Please join us for a FREE concert for the community at the Chrysler Museum of Art’s Kaufman Theater on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 2:00pm.  An hour of classical music will be performed by Norfolk’s very own New Commonwealth Quartet, a string quartet comprised of local musicians from the Virginia Symphony.  Very casual: come as you are.  Stay for a little or stay for awhile… all ages welcome!


  • Mozart: String Quartet in G Major, K. 387, 1st movement
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet in a minor, Op. 13, No. 2
  • Arvo Part: Summa
  • George Gershwin: I Got Rhythm

About The New Commonwealth Quartet:

  • Elizabeth Vonderheide
  • Elizabeth Richards
  • Jonathan Richards
  • Matthew Umlauf

Formed in 2015 by friends with a shared love of chamber music playing, the New Commonwealth Quartet has enjoyed an exciting and varied tenure in the Hampton Roads area. NCQ helped create a popular Sunday afternoon chamber music series at East Beach, Norfolk, that involved brief conversations about the works performed and allowed an up close experience for audience members. They have also twice been featured performers at Funhouse Fest in Williamsburg, invited by Grammy Award winning artist Bruce Hornsby. There they were thrilled to bring difficult works by Ligeti, Carter and others to diverse audiences. They can also be heard on several tracks on Bruce Hornsby’s latest album, Absolute Zero. This June they will present their second full length recital at the new Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center at Virginia Wesleyan University.

New Commonwealth Quartet website