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

September 25 @ 8:00 pm “New World” Symphony

This is music that captures the energy, the exuberance, the promise of a great nation. Music Director Valentia Peleggi conducts Dvorak’s love-letter to America, the “New World” Symphony. Plus, works by two of music’s foremost Black composers: Adolphus Hailstork’s Fanfare on Amazing Grace lifts our spirit – and celebrates his 80 th birthday. Then Louis […]

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September 26 @ 3:00 pm “New World” Symphony

This is music that captures the energy, the exuberance, the promise of a great nation. Music Director Valentia Peleggi conducts Dvorak’s love-letter to America, the “New World” Symphony. Plus, works by two of music’s foremost Black composers: Adolphus Hailstork’s Fanfare on Amazing Grace lifts our spirit – and celebrates his 80 th birthday. Then Louis […]

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October 18 @ 7:00 pm Companion Class #2 Cello 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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October 23 @ 8:00 pm Cello Virtuosity

“Perfect intonation, style, and total involvement,” raved New York Concert Review upon experiencing the artistry of Sphinx Competition winner Sterling Elliott. Experience it yourself as Sterling Elliott performs the sparkling Cello Concerto in D of Haydn. Plus, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducts music by two 20th century giants that glance backwards to earlier masters. Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony” […]

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October 24 @ 3:00 pm Cello Virtuosity

“Perfect intonation, style, and total involvement,” raved New York Concert Review upon experiencing the artistry of Sphinx Competition winner Sterling Elliott. Experience it yourself as Sterling Elliott performs the sparkling Cello Concerto in D of Haydn. Plus, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducts music by two 20th century giants that glance backwards to earlier masters. Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony” […]

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November 1 @ 7:00 pm Companion Class #3 Beethoven's Fifth

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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November 13 @ 8:00 pm Beethoven’s Fifth!

No other musical statement can match its raw force and bracing energy. Hear Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony under Music Director Valentia Peleggi. Plus, music of England’s Ruth Gipps – her romantic, exquisite Second Symphony and Oboe Concerto (Gipps own instrument) featuring the acclaimed Katherine Needleman.

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November 14 @ 3:00 pm Beethoven’s Fifth!

No other musical statement can match its raw force and bracing energy. Hear Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony under Music Director Valentia Peleggi. Plus, music of England’s Ruth Gipps – her romantic, exquisite Second Symphony and Oboe Concerto (Gipps own instrument) featuring the acclaimed Katherine Needleman.

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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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