M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
February 9, 2018 – Richmond, Virginia Richmond Symphony musicians on Saturday, February 17 at 7:00pm at the Dominion Energy Center’s Carpenter Theatre. Together they will share the stage and create a 130 member orchestra! Hear selections by Verdi, Elgar and Borodin during a free concert led by Richmond Symphony Music Director Steven Smith.
The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, led by Associate Conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin, offers a pre-college orchestra experience for the serious musician. To gain entrance into the ensemble, students from across the Central Virginia region must participate in a competitive audition process each spring. Students in the program hold themselves to a high level of discipline, preparation and musicianship.
Admission to this concert is free with no ticket required.
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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, 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.