Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 is on the program for the Richmond Symphony on Saturday March 5 at 8PM and Sunday March 6 at 3PM at Richmond’s Center Stage Carpenter Theatre, 600 East Grace Street.
This concert is part of the Masterworks series sponsored by Altria. Symphony No. 6 is the last symphony by the famed composer written between February and the end of August 1893. Tchaikovsky led the first performance of the piece in St Petersburg October 28, 1893 just nine days before his death. The second performance, as a memorial concert, was conducted by Eduard Napravnik in November, 21 days later. The second performance included some corrections that Tchaikovsky had made after the premiere – the work as it is known and heard today.
The Richmond Symphony’s Masterworks Series has been crafted with the classical music explorer in mind, featuring works by Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and Brahms. One hour before the curtain raises on the concert, there will be a Pre-Concert Talk to discuss Tchaikovsky’s work and the message of his music. The concert will feature Tom Hooten on trumpet and Steven Smith as conductor. Attending the performance also permits you to see the 1,800 seat Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage as it has been restored but in keeping with its Old World feel. Don’t miss the tile murals of the parrots and the handmade parrot that has perched in the lobby since the theater first opened in 1928 – or the repainted midnight sky ceiling (an element of the original theater design.) TICKETS.
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