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2021 Press Coverage

12-6-2021 Richmond Symphony Chorus Director Erin Freeman Steps Down After 15 Years;

Named Next Artistic Director of The City Choir of Washington

5-4-2021 Lockdown Learning

4-30-2021 The (virtual) Violin Olympics

4-25-2021 ‘Olympics of the Violin’ is here: Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021 first-round competitors begin virtually on Monday

4-21-2021 Watch the world’s finest young violinists in a virtual Menuhin Competition for 2021

4-19-2021 Can’t stop the music

4-13-2021 Shining consolations

4-7-2021 Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021 announces schedule of free virtual events

3-12-2021 Week’s end wrap up

3-5-2021 Menuhin Competition goes virtual for 2021

3-5-2021 The Menuhin Violin Competition will take place virtually in May

3-5-2021 Menuhin Competition returning virtually to Richmond in May

3-5-2021 Major competitions head to cyberspace (& beyond!)

3-1-2021 River City Roundup: ‘Beethoven in Vienna’

2-26-2021 Interview with Neil Cary of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra

2-25-2021 Medical Reserve Corps volunteers step up during pandemic to help vaccinate public

2-18-2021 Richmond Symphony hosts one-of-a-kind ‘Night for Harmony’ virtual concert

2-12-2021 Here Weekly: Guest Editor Jennifer Arnold

1-20-2021 Local teen wins national songwriting challenge with musical exploration of racism in America

1-12-2021 Five new pianos delivered to RPS East End schools

1-6-2021 Building the Richmond Symphony School of Music


Fall 2020 Season

12-21-2020 People & Places to Watch in 2021

12-15-2020 So long, 2020

12-9-2020 Photos: Violinist holds porch concerts for neighbors, since mid-April

12-2-2020 Live-stream Richmond Symphony holiday concerts

12-1-2020 Symphony holidays

11-23-2020 Richmond Symphony’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ concerts

11-23-2020 Richmond Symphony holiday concerts

11-16-2020 Soundworks feel full force of diminutive WPS with Richmond Symphony Orchestra

11-15-2020 Musical path leads college cellist from Chesterfield to national songwriting award

11-9-2020 The Richmond Symphony presents “Metamorphosen”

11-3-2020 The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures: 11.3.20

11-3-2020 Playing out: how four classical artists are keeping music alive during the pandemic

11-2-2020 Lacey Huszcza named new executive director of Richmond Symphony

10-30-2020 Richmond Symphony names Lacey Huszcza as new executive director

10-30-2020 Richmond Symphony names Lacey Huszcza as new executive director

10-30-2020 Richmond Symphony announces new executive director: Lacey Huszcza from Las Vegas Philharmonic

10-29-2020 Latin Ballet of Virginia, Richmond Symphony partner for Day of the Dead celebration

10-17-2020 Richmond is ready for the Menuhin Competition 2021

10-13-2020 Menuhin Festival on Violin Channel & livestream of Valentina Peleggi with Richmond Symphony announced

10-1-2020 3 Richmond venues finalize plans to safely hold events during pandemic

9-29-2020 A new reality

9-15-2020 Big Tent event keeps arts alive during pandemic

9-12-2020 ‘Big Tent Festival’ features Richmond Symphony, funds instruments for RPS students

9-11-2020 Richmond Symphony to open season with Big Tent Festival at Maymont

9-11-2020 ‘Big Tent Festival: African American Voices’ kicks off Richmond Symphony at Maymont Saturday

9-8-2020 Richmond Symphony’s new School of Music

8-29-2020 Find out what Richmond performing arts venues are doing this fall

8-28-2020 ‘We’re creative people’: Richmond fall arts will go on, safely, even during a pandemic

8-14-2020 Richmonder Will Miss Fisk & O’Byrne

8-4-2020 Socially Distanced Sound

8-4-2020 Duos for Beethoven

7-29-2020 Richmond Symphony to offer in-person, live-streamed concerts this fall

7-27-2020 For new season, Richmond Symphony will balance in-person and live-streamed concerts

7-24-2020 Richmond Symphony announces fall season with in-person concerts starting with a Big Tent performance at Maymont

7-24-2020 Richmond Symphony offering indoor and outdoor performances with upcoming fall schedule

7-23-2020 Richmond Symphony to offer in-person, live-streamed concerts this fall

7-15-2020 Experience the Richmond Symphony from the comfort of your home

7-14-2020 The Herd: New hires, promotions & departures for 7.14.20

7-8-2020 Richmond Symphony executive director David Fisk stepping down

5-14-2020 Local arts groups shift away from venues and into the digital realm

3-05-2020 Richmond Symphony Musical Ambassadors Program (MAP) 2020

2-14-2020 Richmond Symphony Announces its 2020-2021 Season

2-13-2020 Richmond Symphony 2020-21 – Blog

1-31-2020 VPM Interview with Cellist Julian Schwarz

1-10-2020 It Will Be Hard to Beat Symphonic Karaoke for the Family

1-14-2020 Richmond Symphony Orchestra to perform eclectic concert to benefit Powhatan Education Foundation

1-10-2020 VPM Interview with Clarinetist Anthony McGill

11-15-2019 VPM Interview with Chia-Hsuan Lin

9-17-2019 Marin Alsop Returns to Richmond with Guest Violinist Inmo Yang

9-7-2019 Fall Arts Preview 2019: Next year is shaping up to be fete-filled for Richmond’s classical music lovers

9-6-2019 The Richmond Symphony: Big Tent Community Festival on Virginia This Morning

9-3-2019 The Richmond Symphony’s fall season includes the search for a new artistic director and the return of a trailblazing conductor. 

7-11-2019 Richmond Symphony brings its Big Tent to Bandy Field


Music Marathon Virtual Fundraiser

4-27-2020 Richmond Symphony hosts 9-hour virtual music marathon fundraiser

4-24-2020 Symphony streams virtual Music Marathon

4-24-2020 Richmond Symphony’s virtual music marathon aims to raise $30,000 to support Symphony musicians

4-23-2020 Richmond Symphony to Host Music Marathon Fundraiser on April 25

4-23-2020 Richmond Symphony hosting Music Marathon Fundraiser

4-23-2020 Richmond Symphony Hosting Virtual Music Marathon 


New Music Director: Valentina Peleggi

6-16-2020 Welcome the New Music Director of the Richmond Symphony Valentina Peleggi

4-16-2020 Richmond Symphony names Valentina Peleggi as new Music Director

4-10-2020 Richmond Symphony announces celebrated Italian conductor as first female Music Director

4-9-2020 Richmond Symphony names Valentina Peleggi as new Music Director

4-8-2020 Richmond Symphony names Valentina Peleggi as new Music Director

4-8-2020 Valentina Peleggi nommée au Richmond Symphony

4-8-2020 Valentina Peleggi Appointed Music Director of Richmond Symphony

4-7-2020 Richmond Symphony taps Valentina Peleggi

4-7-2020 The Richmond Symphony Orchestra names its first female music director

4-7-2020 Richmond Symphony announce Valentina Peleggi as their new Music Director

4-7-2020 A Dream Fulfilled: The Richmond Symphony selects its first female music director

4-7-2020 Richmond Symphony Names First Female Music Director

4-7-2020 Richmond Symphony announces first female musical director


Menuhin Competition

3-5-2021 The Menuhin Violin Competition will take place virtually in May

3-5-2021 Menuhin Competition returning virtually to Richmond in May

3-5-2021 Major competitions head to cyberspace (& beyond!)

2-19-2020 Richmond Mom: Richmond Speaks Menuhin in May

2-19-2020 The world is coming to Richmond for the Menuhin Competition – the “Olympics of Violin” – this May

2-13-2020 Richmond embraces being home of 2020’s ‘Olympics of the Violin’

1-29-2020  The ‘Olympics of the Violin’: Local teen takes to the stage at the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020.

1-28-2020 Editorial: Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 will bring maestros to RVA

1-23-2020 Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 participants named; Northern Virginia teen among the group

1-22-2020 Menuhin Competition 2020 Announces Competitors

12-20-19 Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 passes the $2M mark in fundraising – The 44 international competitors to be announced soon! 

11-13-2019 Richmond Symphony executive director David Fisk speaks with 8News about the “Olympics of the Violin”

11-13-2019 Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 Attracts Record Number of Applicants


Music Reviews

7-24-2020 Review: Slack & Keller

2-2-2020 Review: Richmond Symphony


January/February 2020 American Record Guide Review

12-2-2019 Music Review by “The Audiophile Voice.”

11-20-2019 Richmond Symphony, ‘Children of Adam’ and ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ Inspired by Walt Whitman

11-19-2019 Music Review: The Richmond Symphony “Children of Adam” and “Dona Nobis Pacem”

11-17-2019 Concert Review: Chia-Hsuan Lin & The Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks

11-10-2019 Review: Richmond Symphony Metro Collection Concert


Press Releases

7-29-2020 Richmond Symphony announces a new digital music school – Richmond Symphony School of Music

7-23-2020 7.23.20 _Fall Season Announcement & Update

7-8-2020 Richmond Symphony Executive Director David Fisk steps down after 18 years Becomes Senior Advisor, Menuhin 2021, and President & CEO, Charlotte Symphony

4-23-2020 Richmond Symphony to Host Music Marathon Fundraiser on April 25

4-7-2020 Richmond Symphony Names Valentina Peleggi Music Director

2-12-2020 The Richmond Symphony Announces its 2020-2021 Season

10-30-2019 Richmond Symphony Holiday Concerts