Experiencing Villa-Lobos

Experiencing Villa-Lobos: An International Festival

March 21-23, 2019

The Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Music is proud to once again host this international festival honoring prolific and influential Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.

The festival will showcase a global collection of performers and presenters in a series of concerts, discussions and paper presentations that will illuminate and commemorate the composer’s life and work.


Colleen Potter Thorburn, harp
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Governor’s School of the Arts Orchestra
Sonia Rubinsky, piano
VCU Symphony
VCU Commonwealth Singers
Vox Concordia (formerly VCU Women’s Choir)

More performers scheduled – visit the “Performers” page to learn more.


Grayson Wagstaff, Ph.D. – keynote speaker
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America
Director, Latin American Music Center

More presenters scheduled – visit the “Presenters” page to learn more.


Click here for Festival Registration.