Posts Tagged ‘Richmond Symphony’

Weekend Happenings in Richmond

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

There’s lots in store for Richmond, Virginia residents and visitors this weekend!

Strawberry Hill Races takes place at Colonial Downs on Saturday with gates opening at 11 AM.  It’s a veritable rite of spring with spectators decked out in seersucker, sundresses and fancy hats worthy of Derby distinction. For the first time, the Virginia Racing Commission will permit pari-mutuel wagering on four steeplechase races. The Preakness Stakes, the second leg in horse-racing’s famed Triple Crown, a=is also scheduled for Saturday. It will be broadcast live via simulcast at about 6:35 PM.  INFO.    (more…)

Music from James Bond Movies

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Who can forget the theme from Goldfinger? or Casino Royale? or any of those highly action-packed movies featuring the fictional James Bond, 007, his bevy of beautiful women. and their adventures?

Music from James Bond Movies March 12 Richmond Virginia

The Richmond Symphony will perform music from the James Bond movies on Saturday March 12 at the Carpenter Theater of Richmond’s CenterStage starting at 8 PM.  It’s all part of the Symphony Pops series sponsored by Genworth Financial.  You’ll be “shaken and stirred” by the powerful music that is the signature of the James Bond movies and the leading character 007.  Tickets are available on line through Ticketmaster or can be purchased at the box office at 600 E Grace Street. Discounts are available to seniors over 65, patrons under 18, and a special college student at-the-door ticket with a valid college id.

Don’t miss it!  Make it an evening by making a reservation for dinner at any of Richmond’s downtown restaurants!

Richmond Symphony Masterworks March 5 and 6

Friday, March 4th, 2011

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.

Richmond Symphony's Masterworks Series Continues March 5 and 6

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.

Downtown Richmond has events and happenings to entertain and to educate residents and visitors alike.  When your plans include a visit to Richmond or central Virginia, take advantage of all the area has to offer! And, to stay “in the middle of it all,” check out Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast – truly “a better way to stay.”

Designer House & Garden Tour Opens in Richmond

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League’s Designer House and Garden Tour has opened and extends through October 11th. This is the RSOL’s 14th Designer House, a beautiful English Tudor, gorgeously transformed by interior designers, landscape designers, artists, (more…)