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Hold the fermata, Richmond Symphony’s season is going to take your breath away

What do you get when you combine Radiohead, Yo-Yo Ma, Tchaikovsky and Tim Burton? You get a season of performances that will knock your socks off. The Richmond Symphony has announced its fall 2022 concerts, and it is chock full of must-hear events.

The programming below was correct at publishing, but we suggest if you’re reading this, to double check the details and purchase your tickets directly with the Richmond Symphony.

Community Concert at Pocahontas State Park
Saturday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m.

Take in the sounds of the Richmond Symphony while surrounded by the beauty of Pocahontas State Park. Gates open one hour before show time. Admission is free. Parking fee required at all times.

Tchaikovsky’s Fourth
Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m.
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Tchaikovsky poured his soul into symphonies that would express his anguish and passions as no music had ever dared. Valentina Peleggi begins the new season with Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. William Grant Still’s stirring “Festive Overture” opens the concert, followed by Dvorak’s opulent “Te Deum,” with the Richmond Symphony Chorus. All this, plus a new work by the acclaimed young American-Canadian composer, Zachary Wadsworth.

Music at Hardywood
Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Music and craft brews, what more could you want?

Steve Hackman’s Brahms X Radiohead
Saturday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m.
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Take Radiohead’s “OK Computer” and the “First Symphony” of Brahms. Orchestra and vocalists present this fusion of masterworks by two pivotal voices, both played simultaneously. Brahms brings out the romance in Radiohead. Radiohead brings out Brahms’ sonic power.

Yo-Yo Ma
Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

“He, more than any other cellist, has distilled cello playing to its essence.” So says the L.A. Herald Examiner. Yo-Yo Ma plays Elgar’s cello concerto with the Richmond Symphony.

Jennifer Koh Plays Tchaikovsky
Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m.
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Experience Jennifer Koh’s astonishing artistry in Tchaikovsky’s blazing “Violin Concerto.”

The Music of Danny Elfman from the Films of Tim Burton
Saturday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.
Altria Theater

Danny Elfman’s spine-tingling scores for films of Tim Burton as performed by the Richmond Symphony, and just in time for Halloween! “Batman,” “Beetlejuice,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and more as classic scenes are projected above the orchestra on a giant screen.

Family Concert
Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m.
St. Christopher’s School.

Enjoy “Around the World,” an international music adventure.

Romeo & Juliet
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

Alexandra Dariescu plays Grieg’s popular, “Piano Concerto.” “Her fingers seem to be floating over the keys,” raved the Houston Chronicle. “She took total command.” Valentina Peleggi conducts Prokofiev’s intoxicating, impassioned Romeo and Juliet, plus Preludio sinfonico by the 18-year-old Giacomo Puccini, music that would wait a century to be discovered!

Music at Hardywood
Thursday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

Brews and music for the win at Hardywood.

Let it Snow!
Saturday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m.
Dominion Energy Center for the Performing Arts

It’s Richmond’s favorite holiday music tradition – back again on Thanksgiving weekend by popular demand! Celebrate the season with family and friends with your Richmond Symphony at the Carpenter Theatre. Carols, classics and sparkling holiday favorites!

Holiday Brass!
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Christopher’s School

Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.
Randolph-Macon College

Deck the halls – with Holiday Brass! A shimmering celebration of holiday hits for the whole family and right in your neighborhood!

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