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February 6, 2017 – Richmond, Virginia Join the Richmond Symphony and Music Director Steven Smith on Sunday, February 19 at 3pm for a Metro Collection concert including chamber pieces by Bruce Adolphe, Fischer and Beethoven and featuring guest soloist James Jacobson. All Metro Collection concerts are held in the Blackwell Auditorium on Randolph-Macon College campus.

Residing in the Field Museum in Chicago is the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex ever found. Composer Bruce Adolphe was commissioned in 2000 by the Chicago Chamber Musicians to write a piece for the big unveiling of the fossil which was named Sue, after its discoverer. Adolphe creatively captured the existence of ancient dinosaurs in this unique piece titled Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto.

Following will be Fischer’s beautiful and melodic Symphony with Eight Obbligato Timpani, featuring Richmond Symphony principal timpanist James Jacobson. Considered a rare concerto, the timpani provides much of the melody in this piece, in between harmonies with the trumpet and oboe. The afternoon will conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, a classical and romantic piece that reflects in three short movements, a brief period of joy in the composer’s life.

Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12 for children and $5 at the door for college students and faculty with ID. Purchase tickets online at richmondsymphony.com or by calling
1.800.514.ETIX. A free pre-concert talk will be held from 2 – 2:30pm in the Dollar Tree Community Room on the second floor of Brock Commons.

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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, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. www.richmondsymphony.com