On April 30, 2017, the Arts Council of Randolph-Macon College will present its Award for Achievement in the Arts to David J.L. Fisk, executive director of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.
The award presentation will take place at 3 p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium, R-MC Center for the Performing Arts (205 Henry St.), after which the Richmond Symphony Orchestra will present a Metro Collection Series concert. Map and Directions
The Award for Achievement in the Arts was established by the Arts Council of Randolph-Macon College to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to Virginia's cultural landscape and thus have helped the creative development of Randolph-Macon students, alumni and friends as they expand their understanding and appreciation of the arts.
For the past 13 years, R-MC Music Professor James Doering has led pre-concert lectures with an RSO conductor prior to each concert. On April 30 at 2:00 p.m., Doering and RSO conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin will hold this lecture in the Brock Commons Dollar Tree Room (304 Henry St.). This popular program engages the community and offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with these distinguished, accomplished musicians. The lecture is free and open to the public.
For tickets to the concert, contact the RSO at (804) 788-1212 or www.richmondsymphony.com and click on Calendar and Ticketing. Admission on campus is as follows at the door: $22 for adults; $20 for seniors; $12 for children; $5 for students with valid college ID. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The concert features works by Beethoven, Handel, Mozart and Stravinsky. A free pre-concert talk will take place at 2 p.m. in the Dollar Tree Room in Brock Commons (304 Henry St.).
David J. L. Fisk
David Fisk joined the Richmond Symphony in 2002. Born in England and now a U.S. citizen, he previously served as CEO of the Ulster Orchestra, the national symphony of Northern Ireland, and of several other leading UK arts organizations. Under his direction, the Richmond Symphony has grown and flourished, anchored in Richmond at the Dominion Arts Center (which Fisk helped to create) but committed to a strong regional presence across Central Virginia, especially in the public schools.
The Symphony's vision to change lives through the power of music is one that Fisk has pursued throughout his career, as both a professional musician and creative manager.
The Arts Council of Randolph-Macon College
The Arts Council of Randolph-Macon College is comprised of alumni and friends who, with the assistance of the Chair of the Arts Department and R-MC faculty and staff, expose students to the importance of the fine arts in a liberal arts education and in a well-rounded life. The Council promotes appropriate events and opportunities on and off campus and supports a number of activities related to the visual and performing arts in the greater Richmond community.