Discovery Concerts


Due to ongoing and expanding closures related to COVID-19 (coronavirus), and especially in light of the Governor’s declaration of a state of emergency,  the Richmond Symphony will postpone the Hopkins-Eggleston Discovery concerts scheduled for Friday, March 13 in order to help protect the health, well-being, and safety of our patrons, musicians, and those in the community we serve. Our reschedule date for these concerts is Wednesday, April 15 – please mark your calendars! We will be in touch with details soon.


This is a rapidly changing situation, and we will be regularly updating future concert information on an ongoing basis. Please continue to check our website and social media for updates.

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. Both Discovery programs presented in the 2019/20 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 (general admission)
  • One free chaperone ticket with 10 paid student tickets
  • Two age-appropriate Discovery Concert formats in 2019-20
  • Tickets are $4 for Title 1 school


The Richmond Symphony offers two age-appropriate Discovery Concerts:

Game Changers: Pioneers & Explorers

 Ages For grades 3-8
Dates & Times October 30, 2019 @ 10:30am (Currently at Capacity), and November 1, 2019 @ 9:45am (9:45am Currently at Capacity) & 11:30am
Location Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center
Details Using thought-leaders and game-changing innovations as sources of inspiration, this concert explores
the people, places and ideas that have shaped history. The music presented in this year’s concert will
take listeners from the far-reaches of outer space to the depths of the oceans. Students will discover
music inspired by far-out ideas and concepts of deep significance. Composers featured in this 50-minute
concert include Bach, Holst, Dvořák, Ginastera, Price, Sibelius and more.

Appalachian Spring
Featuring The School of Richmond Ballet

 Ages For younger students: preK-grade 3
Dates & Times March 12, 2020 @ 10:30am (Currently at Capacity), and March 13, 2020 @ 9:45am and 11:30am
Inclement Weather Make-up Dates
  •  Inclement weather date for Thursday March 12 @ 10:30am is WEDNESDAY April 15 @ 10:30am
  •  Inclement weather date for Friday March 13 @ 9:45am is FRIDAY April 17 @ 9:45am
  •  Inclement weather date for Friday March 13 @ 11:30am is FRIDAY April 17 @ 11:30am
Location Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center
Details For very young listeners, this 40-minute concert serves as an introduction to the orchestra and families
of instruments. RSO welcomes dancers from the School of Richmond Ballet Ensembles to present a
newly choreographed work set to the beautiful and timeless music of American composer, Aaron

Kind Words:

“It is a thoroughly enjoyable program that met the needs of all my students especially those with
profound disabilities. That there is an educational component integrated into planning makes it easy to
justify educationally.” –Discovery teacher