M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
March 7, 2016 – Richmond, Virginia Meet some of the wonderful members of the animal kingdom in Saint-Saëns’ famous Carnival of the Animals on Saturday, March 19 at 11am. This popular and beloved work is part of the Union Bank & Trust LolliPops Series and is an all-time favorite for introducing children to classical music. Each of the movements represent a different member of the animal kingdom, including a lion, swan and elephant. Joining the Richmond Symphony to help represent the animals will be The School of Richmond Ballet and guest pianists Daniel Stipe and Charles Staples. Special narration will be provided by Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Bruce Miller. The concert will be held at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center, and led by guest conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl. The concert will include additional works by Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov and Saint-Saëns.
Arrive early for a pre-concert festival beginning at 10am in Rhythm Hall. Festival activities include the popular instrument petting zoo and more. Union Bank & Trust LolliPops concerts are ideal for children ages 5 and up, but music lovers of all ages are welcome.
The LolliPops Series is sponsored by Union Bank & Trust.
About the Richmond Symphony
Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, and radio broadcasts. The Symphony also provides educational outreach programs to over 50,000 students and teachers each year. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.