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Metro Collection Series Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme

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December 22, 2015 – Richmond, Virginia Join the Richmond Symphony and Music Director Steven Smith on Sunday, January 17 at 3pm for Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme. This concert is part of the Metro Collection Series and will be held in the Blackwell Auditorium on the beautiful campus of Randolph-Macon College. The performance includes selections from Ives, Tchaikovsky, Needham and Haydn and features Richmond Symphony principal cellist, Neal Cary.

In describing his first experience with Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, Cary says:

“It was the first piece I studied under Leonard Rose while a student at Juilliard, which was certainly scary! Rose (world-famous for his interpretations of Romantic music, such as Tchaikovsky) was intimidating in his manner, but I soon found him to be totally devoted to his students, who he nurtured to the best of his ability. I have taken my unforgettable learning experience as a student of Leonard Rose, and have now added my own stamp of interpretation to this piece – including some interpretive ideas which are truly unique. An extraordinarily difficult work, it will be interesting to see if I still have the technique at 61 that I had in my 20’s. I certainly will have mature interpretive skills to bring to bear for these performances!”

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 $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children, and $5 at the door for college students and faculty with ID.

The concert is sponsored by the Cauthorne Paper Company.

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