September 26, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Metro Collection at Randolph-Macon College Begins its season with chamber pieces by Beethoven, Haydn, Clarke and Davies and Soloist Molly Sharp, Viola
Sunday, October 1 at 3pm
Blackwell Auditorium at Randolph-Macon College
September 26, 2017– Richmond, Virginia Join the Richmond Symphony and Music Director Steven Smith on Sunday, October 1 at 3pm for a Metro Collection concert including chamber pieces by Beethoven, Haydn, Clarke and Davies. Joining the orchestra will be the Symphony’s Principal Violist, Molly Sharp performing Clarke’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. All Metro Collection concerts are held in the Blackwell Auditorium on the Randolph-Macon College campus.
Ticket are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for children and $10 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 across from the Blackwell Auditorium.
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Steven Smith, conductor
BEETHOVEN Overture to Coriolan, Opus 62
CLARKE Concerto for Viola and Piano
Molly Sharp, viola
DAVIES Carolísima, Op. 168
HAYDN Symphony No. 83 in G minor, “La Poule”
I. Allegro spiritoso
III. Menuet: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Vivace
About the Richmond Symphony
Kicking off its 60th Anniversary Season in September 2017, 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 for more information.