RVA Symphony at Home

There’s little we can say that you haven’t already heard. Empty concert halls and silent stages – it’s just not the same without our audience. The COVID-19 crisis is an obstacle that the world must work together to overcome. Stay home and stay healthy so that we may all share in the joy of live music once again. In the meantime, we’re working to bring the comfort of music into your home.
We play where you stay.

Virtual Music Marathon:

On April 25th, thousands of viewers in Richmond and beyond tuned in to watch our first-ever virtual performance event & fundraiser. It was a total success and we couldn’t have done it without our fans, friends, and supporters. More than $40,000 was raised from 327 donors, far exceeding our goal of $30,000! We’re also grateful to the generous donors who contributed matching challenges to produce momentum throughout the day. Because of your support, our musicians will be able to continue creating music to uplift our listeners and unite our community during these challenging times.

Click here to read about our recent virtual Music Marathon and a list of those who contributed to the fundraiser.  For more ways to support the Richmond Symphony, click here.

Summer Series:

The Richmond Symphony’s weekly summer concert series returns this year in association with the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts | Department of Music.

The series is made up of six casual, one-hour concerts spotlighting a single instrument with piano. Performances take place in the Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse, Dominion Energy Center at 6:30 pm on Thursdays from July 9 to August 13. This year we will be live-streaming each concert. Concerts will remain available to ticket holders for an additional 6 days after the live performance.

This year’s theme is Beethoven, in honor of his 250th birthday, and we thought it fitting to dedicate our entire series to him and his world.

Tickets for the online concert experience, broadcast on a private channel just for you, are just $12 each or SAVE WITH A SUBSCRIPTION!

Update on fall concerts:

Music Director Valentina Peleggi and the Symphony’s artistic team have reinvented the programs to allow for sufficient distancing between players on stage, without sacrificing guest artists or key themes and composers. In an effort to accommodate our audiences we have added an additional performance on Friday evenings to maintain socially-distanced seating. This will be a condensed 90-minute concert without an intermission. Additionally, we will provide an online livestream concert experience as an option for our Saturday evening concerts.

For more information regarding our in-person concert safety procedure, please visit our COVID-19 Preparedness page.

Richmond Symphony School of Music (RSSoM):

We’re excited to announce the October launch of our new online music school: Richmond Symphony School of Music (RSSoM). In an effort to continue our music education programs in a digital format, RSSoM will serve all who love music from birth to adulthood: Pre-K students, K-12 students, and adults. Our community music school will provide a broad range of programming to Central Virginia, the Commonwealth, and beyond, as a way to carry out our mission to provide accessible music education for all and where all styles and traditions of music are valued, respected, and pursued with dedication, passion, and love.  
Registration begins August 31 and classes start the week of October 5. For more information, please visit the RSSoM website.


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