Richmond Symphony to Perform at Bridgewater College
The Richmond Symphony will present a lyceum on Monday, Nov. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.
The concert will include “Symphony No. 3” by Charles Ives, “Clarinet Concerto” by Aaron Copland, “Symphony in E Minor, VB 141” by Joseph Martin Kraus and Antonín Dvořák’s “Czech Suite, Op. 39.”
The Richmond Symphony was founded in 1957 by a group of musicians who wanted to provide Central Virginia with a professional orchestra. During its inaugural season, the symphony performed three concerts; today, the orchestra has more than 200 public appearances each season.
The symphony, directed by Steven Smith, employs 36 full-time and more than 40 part-time musicians.
The symphony’s educational programs seek to foster and develop diverse, informed audiences who value live symphonic performances and music education, to nurture and develop young musicians and to advocate for music education and orchestral music.
The Richmond Symphony is dedicated to achieving excellence in both contemporary and traditional symphonic repertoire.
The concert, co-sponsored by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, is free and open to the public.