March 13, 2017 – Richmond, Virginia Join the Richmond Symphony and special guest Professor Nigel Taproot on Saturday, March 25 at 11am for A Child’s Guide to the Orchestra with Really Inventive Stuff. Professor Taproot will showcase the different families of instruments, helping children to learn how the orchestra works and makes music. The Union Bank & Trust LolliPops concert will be held at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center and led by Associate Conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin. Arrive early for a pre-concert festival beginning at 10am in Rhythm Hall. Festival activities include the popular instrument petting zoo plus music and arts activities provided by The Children’s Museum of Richmond, Union Bank & Trust, WCVE, Richmond Family Magazine and more.
Michael Boudewyns (co-founder and performer of Really Inventive Stuff) returns to
the Carpenter Theatre stage to play the part of Professor Nigel Taproot. He has
performed family concerts with orchestras internationally, in Canada and throughout
the United States.
Union Bank & Trust LolliPops concerts are now Sensory-Friendly and designed to create a performance experience where all audiences are welcome, including those with autism or other sensory sensitivities. Concerts are ideal for children ages 5 and up, but music lovers of all ages are welcome. Visit richmondsymphony.com for additional information.
Tickets are $12 for children and $17 for adults online at richmondsymphony.com or by calling
The LolliPops Series is sponsored by Union Bank & Trust. The media sponsor is Richmond Times-Dispatch. Special thanks to Yogibo for outfitting the Quiet Room at our Sensory-Friendly performances.
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About the Richmond Symphony
Founded in 1957, 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 concerts, and radio broadcasts. The Symphony also provides educational outreach programs to over 50,000 students and teachers each year. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.