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  • Date Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Time 6:30 pm
  • Venue Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Richmond
  • Conductor Valentina Peleggi

The Richmond Symphony returns to Hardywood for chamber classics, craft beer, pizza, and fun. This evening’s show is conducted by Music Director Valentina Peleggi and curated by Composer-in-Residence Damien Geter.

The residency with Chesterfield born composer and bass-baritone Damien Geter will run for three years from 2022 to 2025. With this residency, the Richmond Symphony embarks on a new model of a holistic and long-term residency program, reaching far into the local community and laying the foundation for future composers.

During his first season in residence with the Symphony, Geter curates a concert at Hardywood Brewery, engages with young, local composers and  explores collaborations utilizing the interdisciplinary nature of music within a diverse range of art forms.

During the full extent of the residency Geter will compose new compositions for the Richmond Symphony to be premiered during the 23/24 and 24/25 seasons, and spend time working with the Richmond Symphony, the Richmond Symphony Chorus and the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, while engaging with patrons, donors and Richmond community members along the way. The legacy of the role will mean that the canon of symphonic music will grow and the Richmond Symphony will become known as a place of new music creation.

“Being a Composer-in-Residence for the Richmond Symphony is an incredible honor. I grew up in Chesterfield, Virginia. Many of my earliest musical memories and my love for classical music came from sitting in the Richmond Symphony concert hall as a young person. This was the place that set the foundation for me as an artist –  it feels like a homecoming.”

Damien Geter, Composer & bass-baritone