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Sold Out Performance featuring Itzhak Perlman

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SOLD OUT! Special Opening Night Performance Features Itzhak Perlman and Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the Weinstein JCC
Sun., Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center
Presented in partnership with the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center

Richmond, Va. The Richmond Symphony will begin the 2016-17 Season with a sold-out concert featuring legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman on Sun., Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Altria Masterworks concert is presented in partnership with the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center (Weinstein JCC). The evening will be led by Music Director Steven Smith and held at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center. The concert—and a host of other upcoming community events—also will celebrate the Weinstein JCC’s 70th Anniversary.

Considered the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman has been honored with 16 GRAMMY® Awards, four Emmy Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. “It is a huge thrill to be performing with one of the icons of all of music. I wore out several of his albums as a young violinist! I’m sure our audience will be delighted to welcome him to Richmond,” said Music Director Steven Smith.

“The Weinstein JCC is honored to kick-off our 70th Anniversary Celebration year and our 7th Patrons of the Arts Season with this once-in-a-lifetime event! Working with the Richmond Symphony to bring Itzhak Perlman to Richmond has been another amazing partnership,” said Erin Mahone, Weinstein JCC director of cultural arts and Jewish education.

The concert will begin with Strauss’s Don Juan, followed by Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. The second half of the performance will feature violinist Itzhak Perlman performing Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E minor, followed by Enesco’s Rumanian Rhapsody in A Major.

The series sponsor is Altria. This concert is sponsored by Weinstein Properties.


About Steven Smith, conductor

About Itzhak Perlman, violin

R. STRAUSS Don Juan, Opus 20
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
I. Prologue
II. “Somewhere”
III. Scherzo
IV. Mambo
V. Cha Cha
VI. Meeting Scene
VII.”Cool” Fugue
VIII. Rumble
IX. Finale
MENDELSSOHN Concerto in E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Opus 64
I. Allegro molto appassionato
II. Andante
III. Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace
Itzhak Perlman, violin
ENESCO Rumanian Rhapsody in A major, Opus 11, No. 1

Read the Program Notes


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.

About the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center
The Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center is a full-service recreational, cultural and social service organization that provides the Jewish and Richmond community with programs and services for all ages and faiths. For additional information, visit weinsteinjcc.org.


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