M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
The new Casual Fridays Series kicks off with Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable”
September 23, 2015 – Richmond, Virginia Sit back, relax and join the Richmond Symphony for the first Casual Fridays concert of the 2015-16 Season. Music Director Steven Smith will lead the orchestra in Nielsen: Symphony No. 4 on Friday, October 16 at 6:30pm at Richmond CenterStage’s Carpenter Theatre.
Nielsen’s heated Fourth Symphony, “The Inextinguishable,” was composed in the midst of World War I and is centered on Nielsen’s idea that “Music is life, and like life, is inextinguishable.” The piece is unique in that it features a raging musical battle between two timpanists, and is one of only a few classical works with more than one set of timpani. The Richmond Symphony principal timpanist Jim Jacobson will be featured, along with percussionist Robert Jenkins on the second set of timpani, facing off across the stage.
Grab a drink and enjoy the ambiance of the Carpenter Theatre during this intimate one-hour performance. After the concert, audience members will be invited to join the Richmond Symphony for a post-concert happy hour at CODA Urban Bistro located at 700 E. Broad Street, one block away from the Carpenter Theatre.
Tickets start at $10 online at richmondsymphony.com or by calling 1.800.514 ETIX. Casual Fridays are free for children 18 and under with a paid adult ticket. College student single tickets are $7 and Soundwave college student subscriptions are available for $25.
The exclusive restaurant partner for the Casual Friday Series is CODA Urban Bistro. The media sponsor is Boomer Magazine.
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