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Richmond Symphony’s Come and Play Turns 10!

M E D I A  A D V I S O R Y

November 11, 2016 – Richmond, Virginia You are invited to be part of Richmond’s biggest birthday party! The 10th Annual Come and Play will be held on Sunday, November 20 at 6pm at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. Come and Play has become a beloved RVA tradition with over 700 musicians of all ages from across Virginia and beyond coming together under one roof to create the largest orchestra in the Commonwealth. Lots of surprises are in store this year as we celebrate this monumental birthday. The concert will be led by Associate Conductor, Chia-Hsuan Lin and feature program selections chosen by the participants including Hoe Down, Pink Panther, Star Wars and more! A special addition for the 10th year, Music Director Steven Smith and Erin R. Freeman will each join Chia-Hsuan Lin on the podium to conduct one piece during the concert.

Come and Play is sponsored by CarMax and presented in support of music education in Richmond area schools. “CarMax supports efforts that give children opportunities to learn and grow, so sponsoring the Richmond Symphony Come and Play event is a perfect fit for us,” said Craig Cronheim, Vice President, Human Resources and Loss Prevention.  “CarMax was founded right here in Richmond and has always placed a strong focus on giving back to the communities in which we live and work.”

For more event information, visit richmondsymphony.com.  Registration to play in the 10th Annual Come and Play is now closed. The 6pm concert is free and open to the public (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, 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.