Richmond Symphony’s Rush Hour Concert at Hardywood with Works by Bach, Wagner & Prokofiev

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April 16, 2018 – Richmond, Virginia Join the Richmond Symphony at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for the third Rush Hour concert of the 60th Anniversary Season on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30pm. Grab one of Hardywood’s signature craft beers, hit the food trucks and enjoy selections from pieces by Bach, Wagner & Prokofiev. This casual 60-minute concert will be led by Richmond Associate Conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin and will take place in Hardywood’s Tasting Room.


Johann Christian Bach’s Symphony in B-flat Major is a set of six symphonies, originally published as “Opus 18.” Characteristically transitional in nature, this work is easy to listen to and a true joy for the listener.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Overture (Suite) No. 1 in C Major is a suite that follows the form of a French Overture, these overtures begin slow, with very structured composition, followed by movements that are very festive and full of character.

Russia’s resident rebel composer, Pokofiev, was known for pushing the envelope as to what was accepted as symphonic music. In his Symphony No. 1 see a stark contrast to the works that gave him this reputation. This piece is clearly classical in nature, evoking a colorful orchestral countryside.


Our Rush Hour concerts tend to sell out, so purchase your tickets early! Cover charge is $15 with limited seating available. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 1.800.514.ETIX. A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door beginning 90 minutes before the concert.