September 28, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Union Bank & Trust LolliPops Concert: Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 27th – 11AM
Pre-concert Festivities starting at 10AM
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts
September 28, 2018 – Richmond, Virginia: Dress in your favorite costume and meet us at the Dominion Energy Center to experience the Richmond Symphony performing an array of musical goodies! This concert is sure to surprise and delight listeners of all ages, as Symphony notes come alive in the spirit of Halloween. The first Union Bank & Trust LolliPops concert of the season will be held at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Energy Center on Saturday, October 27th at 11am. The Richmond Symphony will be led by Associate Conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin. Join us for a free pre-concert festival an hour beforehand in Rhythm Hall, featuring our instrument petting zoo, family-friendly activities, and much more! Local children’s book author Christina Shawn will also join the pre-concert festivities performing readings from her newest book, Lucas Plays. Enjoy interactive activities that will enhance the whole family’s Symphony experience. Your special ghosts, goblins and princesses will even receive a special pre-concert Trick or Treat bag!
The program for this concert will include thrilling music from Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Ghostbusters, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and more!
Our pre-concert festival is presented by the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Sponsors will be presenting fun activities for kids of all ages, including a photo booth, to get concert-goers in the mood for a spooky celebration! The festival begins at 10AM in the Dominion Energy Center. The family-friendly concert begins in the Carpenter Theatre at 11AM.
Union Bank & Trust LolliPops concerts are Sensory-Friendly and designed to create a performance experience where all audiences are welcome, including those with autism or other sensory sensitivities. An ASL Interpreter will be available at the pre-concert festival and during all LolliPops performances.
Find more details at: https://www.richmondsymphony.com/event/halloween-spooktacular-2/2018-10-27/
Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults at richmondsymphony.com or by calling 1.800.514.ETIX.
The LolliPops Series is sponsored by Union Bank & Trust. Pre-concert festivities are sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The series media sponsor is Richmond Family Magazine. Special thanks to Yogibo for outfitting the Quiet Room at our Sensory-Friendly performances, and to Music & Arts for providing the instrument petting zoo.
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Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM
Chia-Hsuan Lin, conductor
“In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1, Opus 46
MUSSORGSKY / Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Orch.)
A Night on Bald Mountain
|ARLEN / arr. Sayre
Medley from The Wizard of Oz
We’re Off To See The Wizard
If I Only Had A Brain
Merry Old Land of Oz
Over the Rainbow
Danse macabre, Opus 40
Suite from Star Wars
III. The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
Waltz from Masquerade
“Ritual Fire Dance” from El amor brujo
Waltz from the Suite from The Sleeping Beauty
Suite for Orchestra from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
1. The Sorcerer’s Stone
2. Hedwig’s Theme
|BERNSTEIN / arr. Holcombe
About the Richmond Symphony
Kicking off its 61st Season in September 2018, 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 live concerts and radio broadcasts. The Symphony also provides educational outreach programs to over 55,000 students and teachers each year. The Symphony was recently named one of 21 American orchestras selected as a leader in orchestra innovation by the League of American Orchestras through its Futures Fund Initiative. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Visit www.richmondsymphony.com for more information.
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