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Dominion Energy Provides Active Military with Free and Discounted Richmond Symphony Tickets
August 1, 2018- Richmond, Virginia: We are proud to announce a new partnership with Dominion Energy to provide active military members with free and discounted tickets to Richmond Symphony concerts this season!
Offering free tickets for youth 18 and under has been a cornerstone of our efforts to expand access to the arts for families by removing barriers to attendance and encourage families to experience live symphonic music together. Last season, over 700 free youth tickets were distributed.
As the Symphony strives to engage and serve broader segments of the Richmond-metro area community, this $25,000 grant from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation will make it possible to extend the free ticketing program for the 2018/19 season to active members of the military.
“Dominion Energy has a proud legacy of supporting military service members and their families,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “We are pleased to partner with the Richmond Symphony to provide inspiring, top-notch symphony performances to the brave men and women who give up much to protect our freedoms.”
Like Dominion Energy, the Richmond Symphony recognizes the sacrifices of our active military members and their families and sees this as an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer the chance to attend and enjoy Symphony concerts. Specifically, the Symphony will offer the following access for active military members during the 2018/19 season:
- Two (2) free tickets to all Masterworks programs (12 concerts)
- Two (2) free tickets to any Symphony in 60 concert (2 concerts)
- Up to four (4) free tickets to LolliPops Series concerts (4 concerts)
- A 10% discount on tickets to Symphony Pops Series concerts (4 concerts)
To redeem these benefits, military members will need to show ID upon ticket pick up. Some restrictions may apply to concert specials, depending on ticket availability and other factors. Visit our website for more information: https://www.richmondsymphony.com/ticketing/active-duty-military-tickets/.
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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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About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
Nearly 6 million customers in 19 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy plans to contribute more than $30 million in 2018 to community causes throughout its footprint and beyond. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com, Facebook or Twitter to learn more.