Tickets to the June 14 PleinAir Collector’s Preview Sale & Cocktail Party are now on sale at http://bit.ly/16yRJb6
Pixar in Chalk! Stop by Strawberry St. Café to see this masterpiece in person – and don’t forget Pixar in Concert is just one week away! Claim your seats now at http://bit.ly/WQJoHX
Win a Family 4-Pack to Pixar in Concert!
It’s time to get animated! Dress up as your favorite Pixar character and post your photo on the Richmond Symphony facebook page for a chance to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the May 18 performance of Pixar in Concert! Pixar fans of all ages are welcome to participate!
All contest photo submissions must be posted on the RICHMOND SYMPHONY FACEBOOK PAGE no later than May 10 to be considered. The winner will be notified via facebook on May 13.
As part of this year’s PleinAir Richmond festivities, you’ll want to purchase tickets early for the PleinAir Collector’s Preview Sale and Cocktail Party on June 14 at Brazier Gallery (1616 W. Main Street – 6:30pm)! This will be a unique opportunity to view and purchase original paintings from the week’s event! Get your tickets today at http://bit.ly/ZYiSwL to own a piece of Richmond! Proceeds benefit the Richmond Symphony!
Claim your tickets online at http://bit.ly/WQJoHX
Happy Friday! Adult tickets to our season finale concert – Altria Masterworks Beethoven’s 5th | Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring - are now 50% OFF! Claim your discounted tickets online at http://bit.ly/ZS8eec (Click on “Get Tickets Here” for the concert date you prefer, then select “Individual”).
Don’t miss your chance to see conductor Steven Smith and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra perform the final Masterworks concert of the season! Plus, at half-off, these tickets also make the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Visit richmondsymphony.com or call 1.800.514.ETIX today to claim your seat!
Blaze Magazine in Australia calls them “Nothing short of high voltage…Tiempo Libre is a hot, hot act.” The Grammy-nominated group will perform with the Richmond Symphony on March 2.
Tiempo Libre is equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues. The group’s Miami-based members are modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba. Classically trained at the socialist republic’s premier conservatories, the seven-member group is a hit in the U.S. and abroad and celebrated for its sophisticated performances of timba and a joyous mix of high-voltage Latin jazz.
They’re making their way up the East Coast and around the U.S., too, with a recent two-night stand in Charlotte. To get an idea of what RVA is in for on Saturday, check out the review from the group’s stop in North Carolina. The recap from the Charlotte Observer:
Tiempo Libre jammed, sometimes with the orchestra and sometimes without, on medleys of sones, boleros, cha-chas and mambos (not to mention that final conga). And the classically-trained musicians of the Cuban-born septet riffed on pieces by Bach.
Old Johann takes this treatment well. He’s been orchestrated, electrified and re-instrumentalized for 262 years. Occasionally, someone makes a top-40 single from one of his tunes: The Toys did that with a minuet in G, turned into “A Lover’s Concerto” in 1965.
But when that same minuet turned up Friday, scored for blazing brass and congas, neither you nor J.S.B. would have recognized it for long. That minuet mostly provided a rhythm for dancers, though he might have liked that: He wrote plenty of dance music.
We should also mention that March 2 is Symphony Night at Havana 59 in Shockoe Bottom. If you dine before the Tiempo Libre show, you’ll save 10 percent on your meal and a portion fo the proceeds will benefit the Richmond Symphony.
Paella for a good cause, anyone?
Rush Hour is a cool new concert geared toward more casual fans of classical music - or even those who don’t normally consider attending one of our shows. Plus, who doesn’t appreciate a drink and live music after work?
A Brandenburg Afternoon will feature four performances and some quick lessons in between each.
As for details: Thursday (the 21st), 6:30 p.m. at Richmond CenterStage. Tickets, $20, here, and further info here.