Musical Ambassadors Program (MAP)

Five chamber ensembles of the Richmond Symphony perform over 100 concerts annually for more than 42,000 school children in Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan, New Kent and Richmond Public Schools as well as independent and home schools. Performances for students of all ages are upbeat and informal. Programs are age appropriate, last approximately 30 – 45 minutes, and relate to the theme of the Elizabeth G. Schneider Discovery Concert. Elementary school programs are most effective when presented to audiences of 300 students or less; same day, back-to-back ensemble performances at one location are available.

MAP performances are offered to Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, and Richmond Public Schools at no charge and are available to other districts, private and home school groups at affordable rates.  To schedule a MAP visit at your school, download the reservation form  here.

Homeschool MAP Day is Tuesday, September 19th! These performances take place on stage at the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center. If you would like to attend, please sign up via the form below the ensemble descriptions.


MAP Ensembles

Richmond Symphony Strings
Instrumentation: violin (10), viola (3), cello (2), bass (2), plus percussion

String Quartet
Instrumentation: viola (2), viola, cello

Woodwind Quintet
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn

Woodwind Quartet
Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon

Brass Quintet + 1 percussion
Instrumentation: trumpet (2), horn, trombone, tuba, plus percussion