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12-10-2018  Richmond Symphony Announces New Four-Year Contract with Musicians

12-4-2018 Star Wars A New Hope In Concert with the Richmond Symphony 

11-30-2018 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Winter Concert

11-15-2018 A Holiday Tradition: the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus Present Handel’s Messiah

11-13-18 “Weird Al” Yankovic Brings Strings Attached Tour to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Thursday, June 27

11-08-18 Celebrate the Sounds of the Season with Richmond Symphony Pops Concert: Let It Snow! Featuring Desirée Roots

11-02-18 Union Bank & Trust Lollipops Concert: The Snowman (animated film) 

10-25-18 Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks Concert – Brahms Requiem, Barber Adagio: Commemorating the Centennial of Armistice 1918 with the Richmond Symphony Chorus

10-22-18 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert Featuring RSYO Alumna Hannah Hammel and Daniel Myssyk, Assistant Conductor of the Richmond Symphony

10-12-18 Richmond Symphony Welcomes Back Former Music Director George Manahan to Conduct February Altria Masterworks Concert: Dvořák & American Masterpieces

10-04-18 Hear Your Favorite Disco Hits as Richmond Symphony Presents Disco Inferno Feat. Jeans ‘N Classics

10-04-18 Richmond Symphony’s Come and Play – Experience Virginia’s Largest Orchestra!

10-03-18 The Richmond Symphony and Featured Violinist Joan Kwuon Celebrate Bernstein’s 100th Anniversary

9-28-18 Union Bank & Trust Lollipops Concert: Halloween Spooktacular

9-25-18 The Richmond Symphony Announces Six Music Director Candidates to Be Part of its 2019-20 Season

9-24-18 Signature Music Paired with Signature Beer: Richmond Symphony’s Rush Hour Concert at Hardywood with Works by Mozart, Ives, Beethoven, and More

9-21-18 Metro Collection at Randolph-Macon College Kicks Off Season with Works by Mozart, Ives, and Haydn

9-07-18 Symphony in 60: Symphonie Fantastique Kicks Off 2018/19 Richmond Symphony Season

8-29-18  Northside Big Tent Community Festival-Final Schedule 

8-20-18 Megastar Pianist Lang Lang to Open the Richmond Symphony’s 2018-2019 Season

8-20-18 Northside Big Tent Community Festival – In Tune with the Northside: Celebrating its History and People

8-16-18 VCU School of Business announces Richmond Symphony as 2018-2019 artist-in-residence

8-1-18 Dominion Energy Provides Active Military with Free and Discounted Richmond Symphony Tickets

7-27-18 Cabell Match Accomplished

6-22-18 Wind Ensemble Richmond Symphony YOP

6-20-18 Extension for Richmond Symphony Associate Conductor

6-4-18 Festival of the River Announces Final Weekend Schedule

6-1-18 Festival of the River Announces Nightly Lighting Installations with Jacob Stanley and 1708 Gallery, River Cleanup and Discounted Rides To and From the Festival through Lyft

6-1-18 Richmond Symphony Announces 2030 Group Membership

5-23-18 Festival of the River Announces Sunday Programming featuring Family Picnic with Art on Wheels

5-17-18 Updated Schedule Southside Community Festival

5-16-18 Announcing 4U – A Symphonic Celebration of Prince

5-9-18 Richmond Symphony to Receive $10,000 Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts

5-7-18 Music & Visual Arts Take Center Stage at RVA East End Festival 2018

5-3-18 Festival of the River Announces Saturday Programs Including River Cleanups, Back to the Bay, and Guided Walking Tours

5-1-18 Richmond Symphony Announces the 2018 Summer Recital Series Stories in Music: The World of Robert Schumann

4-30-18 Enjoy Food Trucks, a Dance Party, and Great Entertainment from the Richmond Symphony, Bio Ritmo, and more at the 2018 Southside Big Tent Community Festival – United By Music!

4-27-18 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youth Orchestra Program Spring Concert

4-22-18 Richmond Named Host City of the 2020 International Menuhin Competition

4-19-18 Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks and Dominion Energy Casual Fridays Concerts – Mason Bates: World Premiere

4-13-18 Festival of the River Announces Saturday Programs with Tony-Award Winning Tap Dancer Savion Glover and  and ICA Artists!

4-16-18 Richmond Symphony’s Rush Hour Concert at Hardywood with Works by Bach, Wagner & Prokofiev

4-16-18 The Richmond Symphony Performs Chamber Pieces by Bach, Wagner, and Prokofiev at Metro Collection Concert at Randolph-Macon College

4-4-18 Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks Concert – New World Symphony

3-6-18 LolliPops Concert: Peter and the Wolf

2-28-18 Richmond Symphony presents Motown’s Greatest Hits with the Motortown All-Stars!

2-26-18 Enjoy a Food Truck Court, a Dance Party, and Great Entertainment from the Richmond Symphony, Bio Ritmo, and more at the 2018 Southside Community Festival – United By Music!

2-23-18 Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks Concert – Pictures at an Exhibition

2-23-18 Amazing Music, Innovating Video, and Striking Art for Richmond Symphony’s Dominion Energy Casual Fridays Concert in Collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) – Pictures at an Exhibition

2-9-18  Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side with the Richmond Symphony 

2-7-18 Richmond Symphony’s Rush Hour Concert at Hardywood with Works by Schubert, Roussel, Handel & more, sponsored by CapTech

2-7-18 The Richmond Symphony Performs Chamber Pieces by Schubert, Roussel, Handel & more at Metro Collection Concert at Randolph-Macon College

2-1-18 Save the Date for the Festival of the River: Three Days of Music, Art and Environment Under the Big Tent and on Brown’s Island June 8-10, 2018

1-30-18 The Richmond Symphony Announces its 61st Season with Amazing Concerts, World Class Artists and New Offerings

1-24-18 Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks Concert – Remembering 1968: A Tribute to MLK, Jr. – A Reflection on the Civil Rights Movement through Inspirational Music

1-11-18 Richmond Symphony presents The Music of Billy Joel featuring Michael Cavanuagh – Grammy and Tony Award Nominee and star of Movin’ Out! 

1-8-18 Richmond Symphony’s Rush Hour Concert at Hardywood Kicks Off the New Year with Works by Salieri, Norman Bolter, Crawford Seeger and Mozart Featuring Zachary Guiles, Trombone

1-5-18 The Richmond Symphony Performs Chamber Pieces by Salieri, Norman Bolter, Crawford Seeger and Mozart with Soloist Zachary Guiles, Trombone at Metro Collection Concert at Randolph-Macon College

12-21-17 Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks Concert A New Year in Vienna

11-30-17 The Richmond Symphony, University of Richmond, VCU and WCVE Join Forces with The City of Richmond in a Bid to Host International Menuhin
Competition – The ‘Olympics of the Violin’ – in 2020

11-26-17 Richmond Symphony Chorus Auditions

11-21-17 Celebrate the Holiday Season with Annual Favorites – Handel’s Messiah and Let It Snow!

11-13-17 The Snowman (animated film) Returns for Another Year of Holiday Magic

11-1-17 Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks concert featuring Mozart: Mass in C Minor

10-30-17 Richmond Symphony Announces Capital Campaign Designed to CreateLong-Term Sustainability and Continued Artistic Excellence

10-26-17 Richmond Symphony Selected From Over 350 State-Wide Nominees as a “50 for 50 Arts Inspiration” by the Virginia Commission for the Arts

10-24-17 Mayor Stoney proclaims October 28, 2017 to be ‘Richmond Symphony Day’, Honoring the Richmond Symphony on its 60th Anniversary. Weekend Concerts Feature Innovative String Trio Time for Three and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

10-9-17 LolliPops Concert: A Superhero Halloween 

10-5-17 Richmond Symphony Celebrates its 60th Anniversary with Weekend Concerts Featuring Innovative String Trio Time for Three and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

9-27-17 Nominate Your Local Superhero Today!

9-26-17 Metro Collection at Randolph-Macon College Begins its season with chamber pieces by Beethoven, Haydn, Clarke and Davies and Soloist Molly Sharp, Viola

9-26-17 Richmond Symphony Rush Hour at Hardywood Begins with Molly Sharp, Viola and Works By Beethoven, Clarke, Davies and Haydn

8-11-17 Superstar Violinist Joshua Bell and Child Prodigy Yesong Sophie Lee to Open The Richmond Symphony’s 60th Anniversary Season

6-20-17 Richmond Symphony Works with VCU Brandcenter and Brand Guru Kelly O’Keefe to Launch New Brand for its 60th Anniversary

6-14-17 Richmond Symphony Awarded Funding From The National Endowment for the Arts

5-24-17 Richmond Symphony Receives $500,000 Challenge Grant from The Cabell Foundation

5-9-17 Richmond Symphony to Receive Innovation Grant from the League of American Orchestras’ American Orchestras’ Futures Fund

4-13-17 Richmond Symphony Chorus presents James Erb Choral Celebration

4-11-17 Metro Collection at Randolph-Macon College finishes the season  with chamber pieces by Handel, Stravinsky, Beethoven and Mozart

4-11-17 Don’t Miss the Last Rush Hour Concert of the Season

4-10-17 Richmond Symphony Announces the 2017 Summer Series  The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars

3-23-17 Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks concert featuring pieces by Schubert, Bruckner and Vaughan Williams

3-13-17 A Child’s Guide to the Orchestra  with Really Inventive Stuff’s Michael Boudewyns  

3-8-17 Just Announced: Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Auditions

3-1-17 Richmond Symphony presents  Ann Hampton Callaway – The Streisand Songbook

2-22-17 Richmond Symphony Altria Masterworks concert featuring violinist Jinjoo Cho  

2-22-17 Join us for a Dominion Casual Fridays concert featuring Stravinsky’s Pétrouchka

2-21-17 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra  Side-by-Side with the Richmond Symphony

2-13-17 Richmond Symphony presents Windborne’s Music of David Bowie

2-7-17 The Richmond Symphony Announces Its Diamond Anniversary 2017-18 Season Celebrating 60 Years in Richmond

2-6-17 Metro Collection at Randolph-Macon College

2-3-17 Rush Hour at Hardywood

1-24-17 Richmond Symphony concert featuring Grammy-Winning Guitarist Jason Vieaux

1-13-17 Princess and Pirates: The Music of Disney 

1-13-17 SOLD OUT!  Symphony Pops Concert “The Genius of John Williams”

1-11-17 Metro Collection at Randolph-Macon College featuring Joan Tower’s Chamber Dance

1-9-17 Catch a Rush Hour concert at Hardywood this January

1-2-17 Richmond Symphony welcomes the return of conductor Jacques Houtmann

12-21-16 Dominion Casual Fridays starts the New Year with Franck’s Symphony in D Minor

11-28-16  A Giving Tuesday Challenge For RVA Music Lovers

11-23-16 Youth Orchestra Program presents Free Winter Concert

11-18-16 Celebrate the Season with the Annual Holiday Favorite Let it Snow!

11-18-16 Experience the Holiday Classic Handel’s Messiah

11-15-16 Union Bank & Trust LolliPops Concerts now Sensory-Friendly

11-15-16 The Snowman Returns for Another Year of Holiday Magic

11-11-16 Richmond Symphony’s Come and Play Turns 10!

11-7-16 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra performs free Fall Concert

11-2-16 Richmond Symphony performs iconic love story

11-1-16 Richmond’s East End Students Receive the Gift of Music

10-12-16 Free Altria Masterworks tickets for children under 18

10-7-16 Metro Collection begins new season at Randolph-Macon College

10-6-16 The Popular Rush Hour Series at Hardywood Returns

9-26-16 Magic at the Symphony, A Spellbinding Experience for Audiences of All Ages

9-23-16 Dominion Casual Fridays Series Returns

9-22-16 SOLD OUT Opening Night Concert featuring Itzhak Perlman

8-25-16 Free Outdoor Concert at Pocahontas State Park

8-3-16 The Richmond Symphony’s Big Tent heads to ChesterFest

6-27-16 Richmond Symphony announces special concert featuring the Music of David Bowie

6-8-16 Additional Concert Added to the 2016 Summer Series

6-1-16 Richmond Symphony to perform in Red, White, and Lights Fourth of July Celebration

5-23-16 Join the Richmond Symphony for a free outdoor concert at Pocahontas State Park

5-19-16 Celebrate Jackson Ward: Past, Present, and Future – Updated Schedule 

5-11-16 The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Closes the Season with two Spring Concerts

5-3-16 Richmond Symphony closes the 2015-16 Season with Daphnis et Chloé

5-2-16 Richmond Symphony’s Summer Recital Series Returns with Six Concerts Featuring ‘Rachmaninoff & the Russians’

4-19-16 The 2015-16 Metro Collection Series Closes with Mendelssohn: Scottish Symphony

4-04-16 Steve Lippia returns to RVA for Steve Lippia’s Centennial Celebration: A Frank Sinatra Tribute

3-15-16 Brahms closes the 2015-16 Dominion Casual Fridays Series

3-10-16 Copland: Appalachian Spring

3-7-16 Join the Richmond Symphony for Saint-Saëns’ famous Carnival of the Animals

2-25-16 Celebrate Jackson Ward Festival

2-24-16 Don’t miss Mussorgsky, Beethoven & Shostakovich with the Richmond Symphony

2-23-16 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side with the Richmond Symphony

2-18-16 Stars from AMC’s TURN Share with Richmond’s Kids

2-16-16 The Richmond Symphony Announces Its 2016-17 Season

2-11-16 Metro Collection Series Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

2-09-16 RVA East End Festival: The Gift of Music

2-9-16 The Richmond Symphony and Jeans ‘n Classics present the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire and The King of Pop

1-28-16 Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with guest conductor Victor Yampolsky and violinist Daisuke Yamamoto

1-26-16 Begin the weekend with Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony

1-11-16 Join the Richmond Symphony and the Unstoppable Sam-I-Am for Green Eggs and Ham 

12-23-15 The Rush Hour Series Continues with Urban Sprawl

12-23-15 VIDEO GAMES LIVE Returns to RVA this January with an All-New Show!

12-22-15 Join the Richmond Symphony at Randolph-Macon College in January

12-15-15 Celebrate the New Year in Vienna with the Richmond Symphony

11-12-15 Be Part of the Magical Holiday Tradition Let It Snow!

11-12-15 Experience the Holiday Classic Handel’s Messiah

11-10-15 Experience the Heartwarming Film The Snowman with the Richmond Symphony

10-30-15 Play alongside the Richmond Symphony musicians in the 9th annual Come & Play

10-29-15 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra presents Hungarian Heritage

10-27-15 The Casual Friday Series continues with Sibelius: Symphony No. 2

10-22-15 The Richmond Symphony presents Sibelius and Liszt featuring pianist Orion Weiss

10-16-15 Join the Richmond Symphony for a Halloween Spooktacular event

10-08-15 Bartók, Weber and Mozart begin the 2015-16 Metro Collection Series

10-06-15 Science Fiction Double Feature presented by the Richmond Symphony

10-05-15 Richmond Symphony Appoints Chia-Hsuan Lin as Associate Conductor

10-02-15 The Richmond Symphony Rush Hour Series begins with Bartók and Beer

09-23-15 The Richmond Symphony kicks off the New Casual Fridays Series

09-22-15 Experience the Power of Nielsen’s Fourth Symphony with the Richmond Symphony

09-09-15 Join the Richmond Symphony for a free outdoor concert at Pocahontas State Park

08-24-15 The Richmond Symphony opens the 2015-16 Season with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

08-13-15 Richmond Symphony, Rayvon Owen Highlight Opening Ceremony for UCI Road World Championships

07-21-15 The Richmond Symphony appoints three new positions

07-13-15 Video Games Live Returns to RVA with an All New Show!

06-17-15 Good News for The Richmond Symphony

05-19-15 Help the Richmond Symphony raise the final $50,000 and bring the “Big Tent” to local communities

05-13-15 Join the Richmond Symphony for a Free Concert at Pocahontas State Park

05-11-15 Richmond Symphony’s “Summer at CenterStage” Recital Series Returns

04-30-15 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Performs Spring Concert

04-29-15 Celebrate Classic Looney Tunes with Bugs Bunny and The Richmond Symphony

04-28-15 The Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus Perform Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

04-16-15 The Richmond Symphony Performs Ginastera: Harp Concerto

04-10-15 Keitaro Harada Named Associate Conductor of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

04-08-15 Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program Performs Spring Concert

04-07-15 The Richmond Symphony Invites You to Experience Elgar and Sibelius

03-10-15 Join us for an array of Olympic events with The Orchestra Games

02-24-15 The RSO Invites You to Experience Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20

02-19-15 The Richmond Symphony Announces Its 2015-16 Season

2015-16 Season Artist Bios


02-11-15 Hear Broadway’s Greatest Hits with Wicked Divas

11-24-14 The Richmond Symphony Awarded $500,000 Matching Grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation for New Mobile Outdoor Performance Space