Feldman Frequently Asked Questions
What is in store for next season?
The Feldman is excited to present another season of six concerts by nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians. We will present three string quartets, two piano trios, and a piano quartet. The high standard of musicianship you have come to expect from the Feldman will be maintained.
How were these ensembles selected?
Our artistic committee, led by our Artistic Director, works very closely in collaboration with our good friends on the Peninsula, the Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg to screen the many chamber groups who seek to play at the Feldman. After an exhaustive listening and review, the list is whittled down, and schedules, programs, and fees are negotiated to provide you with the best in classical music entertainment at a fair price.
What time will concerts start?
Responding to audience feedback, concert start time will now be at 7:30pm. We believe this change to start 30 minutes earlier will better suit our patrons who have to be at school or work the next morning.
Will Dwight Davis still give his renowned pre-concert lectures?
Dwight’s lectures will still begin at 7:00pm but will wrap up in time for concert start at 7:30pm.
Where will concerts be held?
We are excited to be holding concerts alternating at two different venues next season. Concerts 1, 3, and 5 will continue to be held at the Performing Arts Center at St Patrick Catholic School; Concerts 2, 4, and 6 will now be held at the George H. and Linda M. Kaufman Theater in the Chrysler Museum.
Why move some concerts from St Pat’s?
For many years prior to its renovation, the Feldman held all concerts at the Chrysler Museum. While the Museum was undergoing renovation, the Feldman moved to St Pat’s. Many patrons have eagerly awaited the opportunity to hear chamber music back at the Chrysler, so we are responding to that desire.
Why not do all concerts at the Chrysler?
Many of our patrons have also come to know and love the intimate venue at St Pat’s. Our musicians enjoy playing there, and use of the dining hall has made our pre-concert receptions at St Pat’s most enjoyable. Additionally, we have forged a good relationship with our hosts at St Pat’s, to include participating in their “Evenings at St Patrick” adult learning program with our “Chamber Music 101” class, and providing free admission to young students from St Pat’s.
Will pre- and post-concert receptions continue to be held?
We will continue to serve complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages at our venue at St Pat’s as we have the past several seasons. We will be working through the summer to arrange a pre-concert reception at the Chrysler concerts as well, but due to space and cost limitations, it is expected to be more limited. We will feature post-concert coffee and dessert at both venues to allow you the opportunity to meet the musicians.
What is your cancellation policy?
Every attempt will be made to hold concerts as scheduled. However, circumstances beyond our control may occasionally crop up. In the case of bad weather, please note:
- The safety of our patrons and guest musicians will always be our top priority: we will closely monitor weather and tidal conditions on local media.
- We will follow Norfolk city public schools – if they are closed due to weather, it is more than likely that we will be too.
- Please check our website and listen to WHRO 90.3 for updates. Additionally, we have restored our phone message line (757-552-1630) where you can get a recording or leave a message.
- For our subscribers, please make sure we have a good email address on file for you.
- Finally, if we lose the concert completely, we will try to make it up during the season, but this may or may not be possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.