Classics

Symphony Series

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

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

Series Schedule

September 17 @ 8:00 pm Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Opening Weekend!

Tchaikovsky poured his soul into symphonies that would express his anguish and passions as no music had ever dared to. Valentina Peleggi begins the new season with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. William Grant Still’s stirring Festive Overture opens the concert, followed by Dvorak’s opulent Te Deum with the Richmond Symphony Chorus. All this, plus a new […]

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September 18 @ 3:00 pm Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Opening Weekend!

Tchaikovsky poured his soul into symphonies that would express his anguish and passions as no music had ever dared to. Valentina Peleggi begins the new season with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. William Grant Still’s stirring Festive Overture opens the concert, followed by Dvorak’s opulent Te Deum with the Richmond Symphony Chorus. All this, plus a new […]

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September 30 @ 7:00 pm Music in the Galleries 1

Experience works of art in VMFA’s galleries as the Richmond Symphony serenades your visit with a live performance. A collaboration between VMFA and the Richmond Symphony

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October 22 @ 8:00 pm Jennifer Koh Plays Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky competition winner Jennifer Koh, says The Strad, is “risk-taking, high-octane player. A scorching talent that should on no account be missed…” Experience her astonishing artistry in Tchaikovsky’s blazing Violin Concerto. The Block by composer, artist and activist Carlos Simon is a musical portrait of the buildings lining one Harlem street. And the 150th birthday […]

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October 23 @ 3:00 pm Jennifer Koh Plays Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky competition winner Jennifer Koh, says The Strad, is “risk-taking, high-octane player. A scorching talent that should on no account be missed…” Experience her astonishing artistry in Tchaikovsky’s blazing Violin Concerto. The Block by composer, artist and activist Carlos Simon is a musical portrait of the buildings lining one Harlem street. And the 150th birthday […]

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November 12 @ 8:00 pm Romeo & Juliet

This is one of the most beloved, most passionate Piano Concertos in the entire repertoire. Alexandra Dariescu plays Grieg’s popular Piano Concerto. “Her fingers seem to be floating over the keys,” raved the Houston Chronicle. “She took total command.” Valentina Peleggi conducts Prokofiev’s intoxicating, impassioned Romeo and Juliet, plus Preludio sinfonico by the 18-year-old Giacomo […]

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November 13 @ 3:00 pm Romeo & Juliet

This is one of the most beloved, most passionate Piano Concertos in the entire repertoire. Alexandra Dariescu plays Grieg’s popular Piano Concerto. “Her fingers seem to be floating over the keys,” raved the Houston Chronicle. “She took total command.” Valentina Peleggi conducts Prokofiev’s intoxicating, impassioned Romeo and Juliet, plus Preludio sinfonico by the 18-year-old Giacomo […]

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January 28, 2023 @ 8:00 pm Scheherazade

It beguiles and seduces. Sensuous, exotic. Scheherazade is a spectacular showpiece to display the astounding virtuosity of the Richmond Symphony under Valentina Peleggi. These concerts also feature Vaughan Williams’ sumptuous Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. And with cellist Inbal Segev, a lyrical concerto by Anna Clyne, DANCE.   

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January 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm Scheherazade

It beguiles and seduces. Sensuous, exotic. Scheherazade is a spectacular showpiece to display the astounding virtuosity of the Richmond Symphony under Valentina Peleggi. These concerts also feature Vaughan Williams’ sumptuous Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis. And with cellist Inbal Segev, a lyrical concerto by Anna Clyne, DANCE.   

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February 25, 2023 @ 8:00 pm Brahms Third Symphony

When she took the gold at the 2021 Menuhin competition, the audience stood and roared. María Dueñas is already acclaimed as one of the leading virtuosos of her generation. See her play Lalo’s mesmerizing Symphonie espagnole. Also, Valentina Peleggi conducts a new work by young Mexican sound-shaper Juan Pablo Contreras, and Brahms’ haunting Third Symphony. […]

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