Come & Play!

Come and Play RGB JPEG-02Join Richmond’s largest birthday party!
Sunday, November 20, 2016

2:30 – 5pm rehearsal; 6pm concert
Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center (VCU)

Musicians of all ages and levels of ability are invited to bring their instruments and play alongside the musicians of the Richmond Symphony under the baton of Associate Conductor, Chia-Hsuan Lin. Program selections chosen by YOU, the participants, include favorites from previous Come & Play performances: Hoe Down, Pink Panther, Star Wars and more! Come & Play is sponsored by CarMax.

The last day to register is Sunday, November 13, however, certain instrument sections may close earlier if capacity is reached.

Click here for Individual Registration (violin section is now closed)

Click here for Group Registration Form (violin section is now closed)

Interested in having a table for your business or community organization at Come & Play?
Click here for Vendor Application. 

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PLEASE NOTE: Registration fills on a first-come, first-serve basis by instrument section. There is a limited number of seats in each section, don’t wait to register – some sections fill quicker than others (violin, flute, etc).  As sections fill they will move to a waiting list – check the website for registration updates.

Euphonium/baritone players must be able to read tenor and/or bass clef. Percussionists are encouraged to provide their own instruments (limited space is available). We will be unable to accommodate pianists and saxophonists due to orchestration constraints. Parts are available for musicians of all levels and will be tailored to fit the experience level of participants.

This event is presented in support of music education in Richmond area schools. For more information about Come & Play, please contact the Education & Community Engagement Department at

 “THANK YOU THANK YOU THANNNNNNK YOU!!! My son and I absolutely loved the experience!! He was so excited and did very well. We look forward to this event for the next few years to come.” — Come & Play Participant

“Come and Play was a grand celebration of sound!” — Come & Play Participant