Classics

Masterworks

Discover the power of live music with our Masterworks series. Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. The Masterworks concerts featured 8 concerts on Saturday evenings at 8pm. The concerts are repeated on Sunday afternoons at 3pm. All concerts are held at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center.

Join us an hour before each concert for a free pre-concert talk.  These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

Series Schedule

January 24, 2022 @ 7:00 pm Companion Class #4 Violin Virtuosity

Join Richmond Symphony Concertmaster Daisuke Yamamoto and Director of Education & Community Engagement Walter Bitner for this deep dive into the music of our 2021-22 Masterworks Concert Season. Each class in this unique companion course will focus on the repertoire of the Symphony’s next Masterworks concert performance and feature a special guest with a critical […]

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January 29, 2022 @ 8:00 pm Violin Virtuosity

At the age of 14, The Strad reported, “he took the music world by storm.” Today, Stefan Jackiw stands among the finest violinists of our time. “His astonishing gifts, and musicality and technical finesse place him at the top of his peers,” raves the Seattle Times. Experience his artistry in the colorful Violin Concerto of […]

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January 30, 2022 @ 3:00 pm Violin Virtuosity

At the age of 14, The Strad reported, “he took the music world by storm.” Today, Stefan Jackiw stands among the finest violinists of our time. “His astonishing gifts, and musicality and technical finesse place him at the top of his peers,” raves the Seattle Times. Experience his artistry in the colorful Violin Concerto of […]

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February 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm Companion Class #5 Ravishing Rachmaninoff

Join Richmond Symphony Concertmaster Daisuke Yamamoto and Director of Education & Community Engagement Walter Bitner for this deep dive into the music of our 2021-22 Masterworks Concert Season. Each class in this unique companion course will focus on the repertoire of the Symphony’s next Masterworks concert performance and feature a special guest with a critical […]

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February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 pm Ravishing Rachmaninoff

He was plagued by self-doubt and had abandoned his music. But when inspired to compose again, Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote the music that would make him immortal. George Li plays the Second Piano Concerto. “He is a powerhouse,” The New York Times declares of George Li. Music Director Valentia Peleggi also conducts Shostakovich’s defiant Fifth Symphony.

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February 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm Ravishing Rachmaninoff

He was plagued by self-doubt and had abandoned his music. But when inspired to compose again, Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote the music that would make him immortal. George Li plays the Second Piano Concerto. “He is a powerhouse,” The New York Times declares of George Li. Music Director Valentia Peleggi also conducts Shostakovich’s defiant Fifth Symphony.

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March 7, 2022 @ 7:00 pm Companion Class #6 From Scotland's Highlands

Join Richmond Symphony Concertmaster Daisuke Yamamoto and Director of Education & Community Engagement Walter Bitner for this deep dive into the music of our 2021-22 Masterworks Concert Season. Each class in this unique companion course will focus on the repertoire of the Symphony’s next Masterworks concert performance and feature a special guest with a critical […]

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March 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm From Scotland’s Highlands

Music from the highlands! Music Director Valentia Peleggi leads Mendelssohn’s serene Third Symphony, inspired by his Scottish holiday. And concertmaster Daisuke Yamamoto takes center stage as soloist in the spirited “Scottish Fantasy” of Max Bruch.

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March 20, 2022 @ 3:00 pm From Scotland’s Highlands

Music from the highlands! Music Director Valentia Peleggi leads Mendelssohn’s serene Third Symphony, inspired by his Scottish holiday. And concertmaster Daisuke Yamamoto takes center stage as soloist in the spirited “Scottish Fantasy” of Max Bruch.

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March 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm Companion Class #7 Haydn's Creation

Join Richmond Symphony Concertmaster Daisuke Yamamoto and Director of Education & Community Engagement Walter Bitner for this deep dive into the music of our 2021-22 Masterworks Concert Season. Each class in this unique companion course will focus on the repertoire of the Symphony’s next Masterworks concert performance and feature a special guest with a critical […]

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