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Richmond Symphony Announces the 2017 Summer Series The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars

M E D I A  A D V I S O R Y

April 10, 2017 – Richmond, Virginia The Richmond Symphony is pleased to announce the lineup of its annual Summer Series recital concerts set to begin on July 13. Presented in association with the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts | Department of Music, this year’s theme is titled The Flower of England: From the Empire through the Wars. The six casual, one-hour concerts will take place on Thursday evenings, July 13 through August 17 at 6:30pm in the Dominion Arts Center’s Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse.

Artists in the 2017 series are: Adrian Pintea (violin), Russell Wilson (piano), Susanna Klein (violin),
Joanne Kong (piano), Schuyler Slack (cello), David Fisk (piano), Zachary Guiles (trombone), Pascale Delache-Feldman (double bass), Aleksandr Haskin (flute/piccolo), Yin Zheng (piano), David Lemelin (clarinet), Magdalena Adamek (piano), Shawn Welk (oboe) and Richard Becker (piano).

The series was created as a way to showcase the talents of the professional musicians associated with the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond, VCU and other institutions. Full Series and Summer Sampler subscriptions are available starting at $48. Single tickets go on sale Monday, May 8 and are $18 for adults and $12 for children and college students (with student ID). A cash bar will be available at each concert.

Subscriptions on sale now!
Single tickets on sale Monday, May 8 at 10am
For more information, visit richmondsymphony.com or call 804-788-1212.
Summer Series concerts sell out quickly, so buy tickets early!


 2017 Summer Series
The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars

Thursday, July 13 at 6:30pm
Adrian Pintea, violin
Russell Wilson, piano

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS                The Lark Ascending for Violin and Piano (1914)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN                             Suite for Violin and Piano Opus 6
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR             Petite suite de concert Opus 77
EDWARD ELGAR                                 Salut d’amour, Opus 12

Thursday, July 20 at 6:30pm
Susanna Klein, violin
Joanne Kong, piano

EDWARD ELGAR                                 Violin Sonata in E Minor, Opus 82
FRANK BRIDGE                                    Norse Legend, Amaryllis, Souvenir, Heart’s Ease
JOHN IRELAND                                    Summer Evening
THOMAS PITFIELD                               Allegretto articulato and Scherzo from Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major
EDWARD ELGAR                                 Mazurka from 3 Characteristic Pieces, Opus 10

Thursday, July 27 at 6:30pm
Schuyler Slack, cello
David Fisk, piano

FRANK BRIDGE                                    Four Pieces: Berceuse, Serenade, Élégie, Cradle Song
ARNOLD BAX                                       Folk Tale
FREDERICK DELIUS                            Romance for Cello and Piano (1896)
FRANK BRIDGE                                   Cello Sonata in D Minor, H. 125

Thursday, August 3 at 6:30pm
In partnership with the VCUArts Global Summer Institute of Music
Zachary Guiles, trombone
Pascale Delache-Feldman, double bass, GSIM international faculty
Aleksandr Haskin, flute/piccolo, GSIM international faculty
Yin Zheng, piano

EDWARD ELGAR ARR. SAUER           Chanson de nuit & Chanson de matin, Opus 15
GUSTAV HOLST                                   Concertante
EDWARD ELGAR                                 Duetto for Double Bass and Trombone
EDWARD ELGAR                                Salut d’amour for Trombone, Piano and Bass
EUGENE GOOSSENS                          Five Impressions of A Holiday (for Flute, Trombone and Piano)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS               Suite de Ballet for Flute and Piano
IAN CLARKE                                         The Great Train Race & Zoom Tube for Solo Flute
BENJAMIN BRITTEN                             Ploughboy for Trombone, Piano and Piccolo

Thursday, August 10 at 6:30pm­­
David Lemelin, clarinet
Magdalena Adamek, piano

GERALD FINZI                                      Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano, Opus 23
CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD           Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Opus 129
FRANK BRIDGE                                    3 Miniature Pastorales
JOSEPH HOROVITZ                              Sonatina

Thursday, August 17 at 6:30pm
Shawn Welk, oboe
Richard Becker, piano

BENJAMIN BRITTEN                             Pan, Arethusa from Six Metamorphoses After Ovid, Opus 49 for Oboe solo
EDMUND RUBBRA                               Sonata in C Major for Oboe and Piano, Opus 100
TOBIAS MATTHAY                                Three Lyric Studies for Piano solo (1921)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS                Six Studies in English Folk-Song adapted for English Horn by Robert E. Stanton
THOMAS F. DUNHILL                            Three Short Pieces, Opus 81 (1941)
EUGENE GOOSSENS                           Concerto in One Movement, Opus 45 arr. by the composer for Oboe and Piano
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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, and radio broadcasts. The Symphony also provides educational outreach programs to over 50,000 students and teachers each year. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.