M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
October 7, 2016 – Richmond, Virginia Join the Richmond Symphony and Music Director Steven Smith on Sunday, October 16 at 3:00pm for the first Metro Collection concert of the 2016-17 Season. The Latin inspired concert will begin with a special arrangement by Richmond Symphony’s Music Director Steven Smith titled Canciones Hispanas. The performance also includes pieces by Copland, Piazzolla, Revueltas, and Gabriela Lena Frank and features violinist Daisuke Yamamoto, the Thomas P. Bryan Jr. Fund Soloist. All Metro Collection concerts are held in the Blackwell Auditorium on the campus of Randolph-Macon College.
“The music of Latin America is a rich and varied celebration of rhythm, color and song. I am thrilled about presenting this infectious and exciting music which we don’t often have the opportunity to hear. From my arrangement for strings of early Mexican songs and Copland’s miniature travelogue, to Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons” featuring our concertmaster, Daisuke Yamamoto, it is a program not to be missed,” said Music Director Steven Smith.
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.
Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12 for children, and $5 at the door for college students and faculty with ID.
The concert is sponsored by Margaret R. Freeman.
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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.