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Westhampton Green (Rain Location: Choir Room, North Court & Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court)
50 Crenshaw Way
Richmond, VA 23173
804-289-8980
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Andrew McGraw, director

Celebrate traditional music and dance from around the world with this family-friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music. Enjoy dance performances by local and visiting ensembles and stay after the show to interact with instruments, including the gamelan and drums.

Join the University of Richmond Department of Music, Eighth Blackbird, and Danny Clay for The Richmond Playbook, a day of play including games, an instrument petting zoo, food trucks, and more.

The Richmond Playbook is a collection of music and movement-related game pieces developed in collaboration with Eighth Blackbird, students at the University of Richmond, and students from Richmond and Henrico County Public Schools. Classes that participated in testing, developing, workshopping, and realizing these activities include:

  • Joanne Kong’s Chamber Music Groups
  • Joanna Love’s Repertoire Class and Historical Musicology Class
  • Andy McGraw’s Community Gamelan and Global Sounds Class
  • Dorothy Holland and Mavis Brown’s First Year Seminars
  • Rob McAdams' Partners in the Arts Workshop
  • Cheryl Pallant’s Writing from the Body Class
  • Alicia Diaz’s Contemporary Choreography Dance II Class
  • Will Pattie’s 1-5th Grade Music Classes at Highland Springs Elementary School
  • Nate Galloway’s 2nd Grade Physical Education Class at Westover Hills Elementary School
About Danny Clay 
Danny Clay is a composer whose work is deeply rooted in curiosity, collaboration, and the sheer joy of making things with people of all ages and levels of artistic experience.Working closely with artists, students, and community members alike, he builds worlds of inquiry, play, and perpetual discovery that integrate elements of sound, movement, theater, and visual design. Children's games, speculative systems, cognitive puzzles, invented notation, found objects, imaginary archives, repurposed media, micro-improvisations, and happy accidents all make frequent appearances in his projects. He has been commissioned by Kronos Quartet, Third Coast Percussion, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the city of Berkeley, Volti, Sarah Cahill, and Phyllis Chen, among others. His work has been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Eighth Blackbird, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (SFCMP), and has been presented by San Francisco Performances, the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts at the Minnesota Street Project, the Grey Area Foundation for the Arts, the Meaney Center for the Arts in Seattle, and university programs throughout the United States.

This free event is part of the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts.