Live at the Branch | Mini Concert Series

These hour long musical performances focus on creating an intimate setting for musicians and the audience to engage in dialogue. The series is more than a just musical performance but also an interactive experience between the artists and audience; a hybrid lecture series and performance series.

The Main Gallery of the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, where the series is held, was specifically designed with the phonic qualities of live music in mind when it was originally built by famed architect, John Russell Pope for the Branch family in 1919 where they would host many social gatherings. 

During the performance, the audience enjoys hor d’oeuvres and wine at private tables where they are encouraged to join in the conversation with the artist.

Upcoming

Jaylin Brown – Singer Songwriter

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 6:00pm

Singer songwriter & musician, Ms. Jaylin Brown, hails from Richmond, Va and has a mission to capture your heart with songs of love. As a recent graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Opera Program, Ms. Brown combines neo-soul and jazz influences with her classical training, allowing her to skillfully maneuver and carry you throughout her melodies.

Through her music, she invites listeners to cozy up and enjoy a soft, elegant performance of sound. 

To hear more from Ms. Jaylin Brown, you can find her music on Spotify and all major streaming sites. Visit www.msjaylinbrown.com to view a list of her upcoming performances.

 

We’re partnering with Wine Knot this evening to offer a special selection of wines and a fun way to experience them.

“Unlike traditional wine tastings, our wine tasting game introduces women and BIPOC winemakers directly to adventurous wine-lovers who want to explore new wines with friends and build their own palate instead of relying on what experts say they should taste.”  

Victor Haskins – Multi-Instrumentalist

Wednesday,November 16, 2022 6:00pm 

Victor Haskins is a multi-instrumentalist, multidisciplinary artist, international performer, composer, improviser, bandleader, and educator. Haskins creates transformative, sound-based works which channel the power of human connection, immediacy, and inventiveness to engage with time and space. 

Victor has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., played concert halls and festivals throughout Virginia and Maryland, performed in clubs from New York to New Orleans, and taken his creativity and message of music education internationally to locations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. 

Victor has released 3 albums of his original music: TheTruth(2013), ShowingUp(2019), and Ikigai(2022). Haskins will perform with his ImproviStory™ project and engage the audience in a discussion about using our imaginations, creating spaces and forms, and interactivity. Prepare for an innovative musical experience entitled “ImaginingSpace”! 

Learn more about Victor and get his music at www.victorhaskins.com

Dominic Rotella – Horn

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 6:00pm

Dominic Rotella is currently Principal Horn of the Richmond Symphony and has recently assumed the same role with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra. Prior to moving to Virginia in 2018, he served as Principal Horn of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Santiago(Chile) and has held positions with the Louisville Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He has performed as guest principal horn with the Baltimore Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and has played with numerous premier ensembles, including the Chicago, Cincinnati, and Houston Symphony Orchestras. Dominic’s past summer engagements include the Sun Valley Music Festival, Charlottesville Opera, Lake Placid Sinfonietta, and since 2013, an annual appearance at the Lakes Area Music Festival in 

Brainerd, Minnesota. 

Initially a trumpet player, Dominic first played the horn at age 14 under the guidance of John P. Little. He later studied with professor D. Bruce Heim at the University of Louisville, where he graduated summa cum laude with a  Bachelor of Music degree in horn performance. More recently, he returned to school and completed three semesters of graduate coursework at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University under the tutelage of William Ver Meulen. 

Dominic was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, grew up in the small town of Holderness, New Hampshire, then spent twelve years in Louisville, Kentucky. He has now lived in seven states and two countries and finds it increasingly difficult to answer the question, “Where are you from?”