The Richmond Symphony Orchestra continues its Metro Collection Concert Series at
Randolph-Macon College with a concert on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.
in Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts. This is the second
of a four-concert series.
R-MC, the “other home of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra,” will offer special pricing
for the performances, and subscription prices are available at greater savings.
Arthur Fagen, former music director of the Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra in Germany,
will conduct as one of the final candidates in Richmond Symphony’s music director
search. The symphony will perform Weber Concerto for Clarinet No. 1.
Bonus – Get up close and personal with the musicians of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra
before each concert at R-MC.
2:00 p.m., Thomas Branch Atrium
R-MC Associate Professor of Music James Doering will lead a pre-concert discussion
with a member of the symphony. The lectures are free and open to the public.
To purchase tickets, contact the Richmond Symphony Box office at (804) 788-1212.
Admission at door: $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $10 for children, $5 for students
with valid college ID. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Future dates for Metro Collection Series concerts:
Weber’s expressive Clarinet Concerto No. 1 showcases the virtuosity of
Thomas P. Bryan Jr. Soloist, Ralph Skiano.
January 24, 2010
The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires
See—and hear—the musicians of the Richmond Symphony perform “conductor-less.” The
third installment of the Metro Collection takes you to Buenos Aires, where listeners
experience the four seasons through a tango suite. Piazzolla’s Las Cuatro Estaciones
Portenas is inspired by Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
March 7, 2010
Ravel, Rodrigo and Bizet
Sones en la giralda (Songs in the Giralda) portrays the famous bell tower
of the Cathedral of Seville, located in Spain, in two eras. The work evokes popular
music, folk song and modern flamenco and features harpist Lynette Wardle. Associate
Conductor Erin R. Freeman conducts.