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.
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.
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