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)


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