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Richmond Symphony’s Pops Schedule

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Central Virginia’s own professional symphony orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, will kick off its Genworth Financial Symphony Pops series with “a Symphonic Night at the Movies: Casablanca” on Saturday October 1, 2011.

Richmond's Carpenter Theatre, formerly Loew's Palace, to host Richmond Symphony Pops

Enjoy this special night at the movies, with the classic Humphrey Bogart film “Casablanca” at the Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage accompanied by live music by the Richmond Symphony. This time “Play it again, Sam” comes to you with the full width and breadth of a symphony orchestra. “Casablanca” will never be the same!

Take a break from shopping for “Let It Snow,” the Richmond Symphony’s classic holiday tradition of time-honored carols and festive music setting the mood for a celebration of the holiday season on December 3rd and 4th. Erin Freeman will conduct this 2011 performance of one of Richmond’s favorite annual events to get you into the holiday spirit!

The Pops series will continue on Saturday January 21 with “The Music of Ella Fitzgerald Starring Patti Austin.”  Grammy and Oscar nominee Patti Austin joins the Richmond Symphony to perform a tribute to the music of the “First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald.  The evening will be sure to touch your heart with these timeless classics.

Performances all take place at the Carpenter Theatre in Richmond’s downtown at 612 East Grace Street.  More INFO about the Richmond Symphony and Tickets.

When you plan a trip to Richmond VA, check out the historic Fan District’s premier bed and breakfast for guest room availability and check the Symphony’s schedule to enhance your visit by taking advantage of one of Richmond’s best secrets!

Richmond Symphony Subscriptions on sale now

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The Richmond Symphony has announced their 2011-12 season and subscriptions as well as individual tickets are on sale! The symphony will appear at the Carpenter Theatre of Richmond’s recently renovated CenterStage in downtown at 612 East Grace Street. A pre-concert talk will take place one hour before the scheduled hour. Don’t miss it – it will provide insight into each program!

The Richmond Symphony schedules 2011/12 season at The Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage

The Altria Masterworks series opens the season with “The Miraculous Mandarin” featuring violinist, Elena Urioste, on September 17th and 18th. The program will feature work by Beethovan, whose compositions develop intense  harmonies, driving rhythms and a wide range of loud and soft dynamics.  The program will also feature Brahms’ work highlighting the middle of the orchestra, particularly the violas, clarinets, cellos, and horns. Steven Stucky’s “Dreamwaltzes” is on the program, bringing his 21st century approach to the work of his composing predecessors.  “The Miraculous Mandarin Suite” by Bartok finds its roots in the world of folk music, which he transformed into exuberance for the full orchestra.

On October 15th and 16th, the Masterworks series continues with a program focused on Shostakovich and Dvorak. Followed on November 12 and 13th by Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with guest pianist Anton Nel, featuring additional works by Rossini, Poulenc, and Stravinsky. Ravel’s concerto reflects a little bit of jazz influence from 1920’s Paris. Oh la la!

The series continues with 5 more concerts into 2012.  MORE INFO. Tickets.

The Richmond Symphony was founded in 1957 by a small group of music lovers who have provided Central Virginia with a professional orchestra that incorporates both traditional and contemporary works into a diverse repertoire including classics, jazz, gospel, contemporary, and popular music. Guest artists who have appeared with the Richmond Symphony include internationally known artists and musicians like Aretha Franklin, Andre Watts, Pink Martini, Itzhak Perlman, among others. The Richmond Symphony equals great music right here in central Virginia’s front yard!

If you happen to be planning a weekend in Richmond, check the schedule for the Richmond Symphony and get tickets to enjoy one of Virginia’s cultural treasures.  And, check out Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast in the historic Fan District adjacent to downtown for a great place to stay!

 

 

Three Reasons To See Richmond Ballet’s Giselle

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

The Richmond Ballet is bringing the acclaimed ballet, Giselle, to Richmond’s historic Carpenter Theatre at CenterStage February 11th through February 13th, 2011.

The Richmond Ballet performs Giselle at the Carpenter Theatre February 11 through 13

Giselle, one of the great Romantic ballets, was conceived by the influential French poet, author, critic and possibly the greatest champion of the Romantic ballet, Théophile Gautier.  Giselle was created to honor the ballerina Carlotta Grisi, whom Gautier not only admired for her dancing, but with whom he was in love. The ballet was first performed in June 1841 at the Paris Opera and was a success on many levels – even inspiring a style of hat and a type of fabric.

There are three great reasons to make sure you have a ticket to one of these performances:

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