November 2, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Union Bank & Trust Lollipops Concert: The Snowman (animated film)
Saturday, November 24th – 11AM
Pre-concert Festival starting at 10AM
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts
November 2, 2018 – Richmond, Virginia: As the frost nips your nose and whispers of snow enchant your dreams, settle in your seats and let the Richmond Symphony whisk you away to a snowy wonderland! Led by Associate Conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin, the Richmond Symphony will accompany the animated film The Snowman, in this delightful holiday tradition that captivates the whole family. This Union Bank & Trust LolliPops concert will be held at the Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 24th at 11:00am. 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! Enjoy interactive seasonal activities that will enhance the whole family’s Symphony experience.
Originally published in 1978, The Snowman, created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs, has become one of the world’s most popular children’s books. Having spotted the potential for creating a unique and ground-breaking animation, British film producer John Coates undertook translating the book into an animated film. It was first shown in the UK on December 26, 1982 and has since delighted audiences across the world, every holiday season! You will also hear a fantastic selection of holiday favorites including pieces from The Nutcracker and The Polar Express during the program.
Our Pre-concert Festival is presented by the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Sponsors will present fun activities for kids of all ages, including a photo booth, to capture concert-goers holiday cheer! The festival begins at 10:00am in Rhythm Hall, Dominion Energy Center. The family-friendly concert begins in the Carpenter Theatre at 11:00am.
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/snowman-animated-film/2018-11-24/
Tickets are $10 for children and $20 for adults at richmondsymphony.com or by calling 1.800.514.ETIX. Active members of the military receive up to four free tickets with Military ID.
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 Music & Arts for providing the instrument petting zoo.
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About the Richmond Symphony
Celebrating its 61st Season in 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 300 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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