Concerts for Families and Children
Come and Play
LolliPops Childrenís Concerts
The LolliPops Children's Concert Series presents three Saturday morning performances by the Richmond Symphony perfect for children and families. Pre-concert festival activities at the Carpenter Theatre begin at 10am, featuring our musical petting zoo and other fun, interactive activities related to the morning's concert.
Peter and the Wolf - Saturday, October 27
Boys like Peter are not afraid of wolves! Actor Michael Boudewyns brings Sergei Prokofiev's timeless tale to life.
Scheherazade - Saturday, February 2
Take a trip to ancient Arabia with Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade," based on "One Thousand and One Nights."
Come Dance with Us - Saturday, March 23
Tap your toes with the fiddles and the flutes to music from the waltz to swing, featuring the VCU Department of Dance and Choreography.
Come & Play
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Come & Play 2012 registration
Donít miss your chance to perform with the Richmond Symphony! Musicians of all ages and levels of ability are invited to bring their instruments and play alongside the musicians of the Richmond Symphony under the baton of Associate Conductor Erin R. Freeman. This event is presented in support of music education in Richmond Public Schools through the Symphony @ School program. All event proceeds will be used for student instrument purchase and repair. The event will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Please note: Euphonium/baritone players must be able to read tenor and/or bass clef. Percussionists encouraged to provide their own instruments (limited space is available). We will be unable to accommodate pianists and saxophonists due to orchestration constraints. Parts are available for musicians of all levels; parts will be tailored to fit the experience level of participants.
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program
All concerts begin at 7pm in the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Richmond CenterStage is located at 612 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA 23219
November 7, 7 pm - FREE
RSYO Side-by-Side performance with the Richmond Symphony
December 2, 7 pm - FREE
YCO, Camerata Strings and String Sinfonietta Winter Concert
January 27, 7 pm - FREE
RSYO Winter Concert
April 14, 3pm - FREE
YCO, Camerata Strings and String Sinfonietta Spring Concert
April 14, 7 pm - FREE
RSYO Spring Concert
June 2, 7 pm - FREE with park admission
YOP Outdoor Concert at Pocahontas State Park
July 3, 7:30pm
RSYO performs at Fireworks on the James (tentative)
Join Steven Smith in pre-concert conversations about the concert repertoire, the lives of the composers plus personal interviews with guest artists and musicians. These informal, insightful discussions will help adult audience members get the most out of the eveningís performance.
Pre-Concert Talks for Masterworks are on Saturday nights at 7pm and Sunday afternoons at 2pm in Rhythm Hall at Richmond CenterStage.
Pre-concert Talks also take place before all Metro Collection Sunday concerts in partnership with Randolph-Macon College and Dr. James Doering in the Thomas Branch Hall at 2pm.