Hopkins-Eggleston Discovery Concerts

DSCN0392We are pleased to announce the return of our Hopkins-Eggleston Discovery Concerts for the 2022/23 Season!

Hopkins-Eggleston Discovery Concerts, held during the school day, engage young minds through exciting full-orchestra performances. These morning performances by the Richmond Symphony correlate with Virginia Standards of Learning.  Discovery programs presented in the 2022-23 season will be exploring the elements of music and improving students’ listening skills.  Participating schools receive student listening guides, a teacher guide, and concert repertoire in advance of the performance. Concerts serve city, county, private and home-schooled students.

  • Tickets are $6
  • Tickets are $4 for Title 1 schools
  • One free chaperone ticket with 10 paid student tickets.
  • Bus reimbursement for Title I Schools (first come first serve)

The Richmond Symphony offers two age-appropriate Hopkins-Eggleston Discovery Concerts:

 Ages For grades 3-8
Dates October 26 & 27, 2022
Times 9:45am
Location Carpenter Theatre
Details Welcome aboard! This young people’s concert is your ticket to discovery, as the symphony travels the globe seeking music from far off lands and diverse cultures. How many countries and continents can we visit in a 50-minute concert? Will we make it home in time for dinner?

Carnival of the Animals

 Ages For younger students: preK-grade 3
Dates April 12 & 13, 2023
Times 9:45am & 11:30am
Location Carpenter Theatre
Details Our traditional 40-minute introduction to the instruments of the orchestra for elementary school students this year includes Camille Saint-Saëns’ beloved Carnival of the Animals in a performance featuring the young dancers of the School of Richmond Ballet. Meet birds, elephants, pianists, donkeys, kangaroos, and more in this thrilling performance for young listeners.

Kind Words:

“You helped me meet and achieve MY goals, as in MUSIC SOLs, but if I had been unable to align with “general” classroom SOL’s, my application for the field trip would have been turned down.” –Discovery teacher