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Film Scores, Jazz, cartoons, – experience the Richmond Symphony in new and unexpected ways! Always exciting and fun, a Pops concert is a night you’ll never forget.

Series Schedule

September 24 @ 8:00 pm Steve Hackman’s Brahms X Radiohead

Take Radiohead’s Ok Computer and the First Symphony of Brahms. Orchestra and vocalists present this fusion of masterworks by two pivotal voices, both played simultaneously. Brahms brings out the romance in Radiohead. Radiohead brings out Brahms’s sonic power.

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October 29 @ 8:00 pm Pops: The Music of Danny Elfman from the Films of Tim Burton

Danny Elfman’s spine-tingling scores for films of Tim Burton as performed by the Richmond Symphony, and just in time for Halloween! Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and more as classic scenes are projected above the orchestra on a giant screen.

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November 26 @ 8:00 pm Let It Snow!

It’s Richmond’s favorite holiday music tradition – back again on Thanksgiving weekend by popular demand! Celebrate the season with family and friends with your Richmond Symphony at the Carpenter Theatre. Carols, classics, and sparkling holiday favorites!

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November 27 @ 3:00 pm Let It Snow!

It’s Richmond’s favorite holiday music tradition – back again on Thanksgiving weekend by popular demand! Celebrate the season with family and friends with your Richmond Symphony at the Carpenter Theatre. Carols, classics, and sparkling holiday favorites!

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January 14, 2023 @ 8:00 pm Butcher Brown with the Richmond Symphony

Butcher Brown hears the history of jazz. Then fuses it with funk, hip-hop, rap, rock, soul, and now the sound of the Richmond Symphony. Butcher is Richmond’s own progressive jazz master, with internationally acclaimed recordings made here at Jellowstone Studios.

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February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 pm Classic Hollywood Love Songs

February is the month for romance. Bring that special someone and hear four decades of classic cinematic love songs from Gone With the Wind, Ben-Hur, West Side Story, Dr. Zhivago, Love Story, The Way We Were, Titanic, and many more. More than a down heart-melting movie classics!

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April 15, 2023 @ 8:00 pm Eternal Tango

The rhythm beguiles. The melodies seduce. This is the dance that captivates and intoxicates. The eternal tango in a symphonic treatment performed by the Richmond Symphony, as the finest dancers captivate the eye.

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May 6, 2023 @ 8:00 pm Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi – In Concert

“Only now, at the end, do you understand.” The Richmond Symphony returns to the Altria for the final episode of the original Star Wars trilogy: The Return of the Jedi, The Symphony performs John Williams’ magnificent score LIVE as this cinema classic unspools on the giant screen.

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May 13, 2023 @ 8:00 pm N’Kenge: Legends

From Broadway to Motown to Hollywood, N’Kenge salutes the divas of jazz, opera, pop, and soul. With her astonishing five-octave voice, N’Kenge pays tribute to Billie Holiday, Leontyne Price, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, and others. Barry Gordy heard N’Kenge and declared her “the most versatile artist I know.”

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May 21, 2023 @ 5:00 pm Season Finale After Party

End the season in celebratory style with priority access to the season finale after-party! Mingle with Symphony musicians, guest artists, and friends straight after the final performance. Enjoy this festive outdoor event with food trucks, drinks, live music, and activities in the lot just behind the Dominion Energy Center.

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