Special Events

In order to build deeper connections between artists and audiences, the Richmond Symphony showcases its programs and initiatives through a variety of must-attend special events throughout the season. These celebrations raise significant funds each year to support our artistic growth, community engagement, and education activities.



Part Ensemble Concert  |  Part Cocktail Party  |  ALL Holiday Cheer!

December 12, 13, and 14, 2023 at 6PM
Event Building at Model Tobacco Lofts

Be there for an exclusive, immersive, over-the-top holiday fundraising event! Three chances to experience stellar performances from Richmond Symphony ensembles, accompanied by festive food, craft cocktails, thematic glassware, and UNLIMITED amounts of holiday cheer and décor.

Come as your full festive self and dazzle with your tacky holiday garb! The perfect way to kickstart the season of giving by supporting the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program.

Come for one night or enjoy all three sparkling performances. Seating is limited – so don’t end up on Santa’s naughty list, and act today!

Ticket Prices

(price is per person, per night)

Full North Pole Experience: $175 (includes concert ticket; complimentary hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and bar for the evening; and a commemorative glass)

Concert Only: $75 (includes concert ticket and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts)

Night #1 – Trumpets & Tinsel
Tuesday, December 12, 2023 from 6-9PM
6PM Doors; 6:30PM Concert
Featuring Richmond Symphony Principal Brass Quintet

Night #2 – Woodwind Wonderland
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 from 6-9PM
6PM Doors; 6:30PM Concert
Featuring Richmond Symphony Woodwind Quintet

Night #3 – Sugarplums & Strings
Thursday, December 14, 2023 from 6-9pm
6PM Doors; 6:30PM Concert

Featuring Richmond Symphony Principal String Quartet

Questions? Contact Sarah Yount, Stewardship and Special Events Manager, at (804) 788-4717, ext. 114 or by email at

Special thanks to:

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A Look Back at the 2023 Gala
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our 2023 gala, “Knight of Soul,” on September 9, 2023 at the Altria Theater. It was a truly spectacular event, and we’ll long remember the joy of watching our talented musicians perform alongside the one and only Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight.

We are incredibly grateful for the support of our patrons, donors, and community. Funds raised during the gala, our premier annual fundraiser, will help make possible many exciting events, initiatives, and opportunities in the days and years ahead. You can browse the “Knight of Soul” online photo album HERE.

Diamond Table Sponsors
The Richmond Symphony would like to thank Genworth and Taylor Hoffman for their extraordinary diamond-level sponsorship of “Knight of Soul.”

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More Information
For more information about special events, including sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Yount at or 804-788-4717, ext. 114.