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  • Date Friday, May 14, 2021
  • Time 7:00 pm
  • Venue Dominion Energy Center
  • Conductor Jahja Ling
  • Violin Angelo Xiang Yu
  • Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture

  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3

  • Jessie Montgomery Starburst

  • Mason Bates Bound Away

  • Beethoven Symphony No. 7

Join internationally renowned conductor Jahja Ling and the Richmond Symphony in celebration of the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021. Ling will be joined onstage by Angelo Xiang Yu, Senior 1st Prizewinner of the Menuhin Competition Oslo 2010 and a juror for this year’s Competition.  Yu has won international acclaim for his astonishing technique and exceptional musical maturity. This spectacular concert will include a world premiere by Richmond native, Mason Bates, commissioned in honor of this year’s Competition.

This year’s Menuhin Competition is like no other and the Richmond Symphony is proud to be the first city in the world to present fully virtual Competition rounds alongside in-person experiences. Both of these performances will be recorded and incorporated into the Competition’s closing Gala Presentation, free to watch online here and on VPM PBS on May 23 at 5:00 pm.

For more information about the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021 and other free events to watch online between May 15-23, please visit the Menuhin Competition website.

This concert will have a 15 minute intermission.

Concert repeated on Saturday, May 15 at 8:00pm.


Click HERE to read more about Jahja Ling.

Click HERE to read more about Angelo Xiang Yu.

Click HERE to view the playbill for this concert.

Click HERE for information regarding our COVID-19 health & safety procedures.


Thanks to our sponsors:











Robert F. Smith

E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

Richard S. Reynolds Foundation
The R.E.B. Foundation

Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
Covington Travel
Dominion Energy
McGuireWoods LLP
Robins Foundation
Virginia Tourism Corporation

Christophe Landon Rare Violins Inc.
Nicolae Bretan Music Foundation
Richmond Area Rotary Clubs

Bob and Anna Lou Schaberg Foundation
The Henri Moerel Foundation
Davenport & Company LLC
Florian Leonhard Fine Violins
Richmond Association of Realtors
Slatten-MacDonald Fund
Virginia H. Spratley Charitable Fund

Chamber Music Society of Central Virginia
Mary Anne Rennolds Chamber Concerts
VCU School of Business
Virginia Union University
Williams Mullen
The Woman’s Club