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Richmond Symphony’s Come and Play – Experience Virginia’s Largest Orchestra!

October 4, 2018

Richmond Symphony’s Come and Play – Experience Virginia’s Largest Orchestra!
Sunday, November 4
Free Concert begins at 6:00pm
E.J. Wade Arena, Stuart C. Siegel Center at VCU

October 4, 2018 – Richmond, Virginia: You are invited to be part of the magic of the Richmond Symphony’s Come and Play! The 12th Annual Come and Play will be held on Sunday, November 4 at 6:00pm at the E. J. Wade Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. Come and Play has become a beloved RVA tradition with over 700 musicians of all ages from across Virginia and beyond coming together under one roof to create the largest orchestra in the Commonwealth. Lots of surprises are in store this year as we celebrate this monumental birthday. The concert will be led by Associate Conductor, Chia-Hsuan Lin and feature program selections chosen by the participants including Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4, Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King, and more!

Come and Play is an inclusive program; open to musicians of all abilities and all levels of expertise. Here is an excerpt from a testimonial from a parent of a Come and Play participant, “…never in a billion years would I have imagined my hard-of-hearing child as a musician. She loves her time with the Youth Orchestra Program, loves volunteering at Lollipops concerts, and loves Come and Play. The program you have created doesn’t just help the student. It gives parents like me, who doubt the skills and talents of our children, a chance to see what’s possible. It helps parents like me, who do not come from a music background, by providing world-class learning opportunities for our kids.

For more event information, visit richmondsymphony.com.  Registration to play in the 12th Annual Come and Play is open until October 29th: click here to register. The day begins with check-in at 12:45pm, followed by a rehearsal from 2:30-5:00pm. The 6:00pm concert is free and open to the public (no ticket required).

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Chia-Hsuan Lin, conductor bio
Steven Smith, conductor bio
Erin R. Freeman, conductor bio

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About the Richmond Symphony

Kicking off its 61st Anniversary Season in September 2018, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy live concerts and radio broadcasts. The Symphony also provides educational outreach programs to over 55,000 students and teachers each year. The Symphony was recently named one of 21 American orchestras selected as a leader in orchestra innovation by the League of American Orchestras through its Futures Fund Initiative. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit www.richmondsymphony.com


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