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

February 26, 2023 @ 3:00 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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April 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm Mahler Resurrection Symphony

A concert experience unlike any other. Valentina Peleggi leads the Richmond Symphony, Chorus, and soloists in Mahler’s monumental Symphony Number Two. The awe-inspiring “Resurrection” Symphony is a not-to-be-missed concert event. Music by George Walker begins the program.   

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April 2, 2023 @ 3:00 pm Mahler Resurrection Symphony

A concert experience unlike any other. Valentina Peleggi leads the Richmond Symphony, Chorus, and soloists in Mahler’s monumental Symphony Number Two. The awe-inspiring “Resurrection” Symphony is a not-to-be-missed concert event. Music by George Walker begins the program.   

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April 16, 2023 @ 3:00 pm Music in the Galleries 2

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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April 22, 2023 @ 8:00 pm Romantic Chopin

It was a young, desperate love that inspired Frederic Chopin. Too shy to declare his feelings, he wrote: “I say to my piano what I would like to be saying to you…” Michelle Cann plays Chopin’s heart aching First Piano Concerto. “She displayed her own powerful technique in Chopin,” declared Washington Classical Review.  Tito Muñoz […]

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April 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm Romantic Chopin

It was a young, desperate love that inspired Frederic Chopin. Too shy to declare his feelings, he wrote: “I say to my piano what I would like to be saying to you…” Michelle Cann plays Chopin’s heart aching First Piano Concerto. “She displayed her own powerful technique in Chopin,” declared Washington Classical Review.  Tito Muñoz […]

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May 20, 2023 @ 8:00 pm Pictures at an Exhibition Season Finale!

Few works can match it for sonic impact or sheer excitement. And no work displays the virtuosity of the Richmond Symphony like Pictures at an Exhibition. Experience it – live – under guest conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, who also leads works by American masters John Adams, James Lee III, and Florence Price.

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May 21, 2023 @ 3:00 pm Pictures at an Exhibition Season Finale!

Few works can match it for sonic impact or sheer excitement. And no work displays the virtuosity of the Richmond Symphony like Pictures at an Exhibition. Experience it – live – under guest conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya, who also leads works by American masters John Adams, James Lee III, and Florence Price.

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May 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm Season Finale After Party

End the season in celebratory style with priority access to the season finale after-party! Mingle with Symphony musicians, guest artists, and friends straight after the final performance. Enjoy this festive outdoor event with food trucks, drinks, live music, and activities in the lot just behind the Dominion Energy Center.

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May 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm Music in the Galleries 3

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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