M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
October 30, 2015 – Richmond, Virginia We are inviting musicians of all ages and abilities to grab their instruments and play alongside the Richmond Symphony musicians for the 9th annual Come & Play. Come and Play has become a popular RVA tradition and reached its biggest orchestra to date last year with over 700 musicians in attendance. This year, VCU’s nationally-renowned pep band, “The Peppas” will be a featured guest.
Richmond Symphony Come & Play 2015
Sunday, November 22 – concert begins at 6pm
Rehearsal is 2:30 – 5pm
Verizon Wireless Arena, Stuart C. Siegel Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
To join this year’s Come & Play, register online at www.richmondsymphony.com. Registration is $10 and parts are available for musicians of all levels (T-shirts are optional and sold separately for an additional $8). There is no cost to attend the Come & Play performance as an audience member.
Note: Come and Play registration is filling up quickly. Violin and flute registration has
reached capacity and is now closed. Registration for all other sections will close on Friday, November 13.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to play alongside the city’s top classical musicians under the baton of Associate Conductor Keitaro Harada. Come & Play creates the largest orchestra in the Commonwealth, attracting 700+ musicians from across Virginia and beyond. This event is sponsored by CarMax and presented in support of music education in Richmond area schools.
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, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. www.richmondsymphony.com