Richmond Symphony Offers Federal Employees Free Tickets to Verdi's REQUIEM
The Richmond Symphony would like to announce an offer to all furloughed federal employees-two free tickets to Verdi's Requiem.
This blockbuster concert will include both the Richmond Symphony with conductor Steven Smith and the 150 member strong Richmond Symphony Chorus with choir director Erin R. Freeman. Guest artists include soprano Kelley Nassief, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Feinstein, tenor Marco Panuccio, and bass Kevin Deas.
Saturday, October 19 at 8pm and Sunday, October 20 at 3pm at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. Free ticket offer valid for either date. To claim tickets, come in person to the box office at Richmond Center Stage with your federal ID.
About the Richmond Symphony Chorus
James Erb organized the all-volunteer Richmond Symphony Chorus in 1971 for a December performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, under guest conductor Robert Shaw. For 36 years, Erb continued to direct and build the Chorus to reflect the Symphony's high standards. Erin Freeman assumed leadership of the Chorus at the start of its 2007-08 season. The repertoire for its selected volunteer membership has included most of the standard repertoire for chorus and orchestra: Bach's St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion and Mass in BMinor, Haydn's Creation, Beethoven's Symphony No.9 and Choral Fantasy, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Requiem settings by Mozart, Brahms, Verdi and Faure, Mahler's Symphony No.2, Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony and all of Ravel's Daphnis and Chloe. Over the years they have also sung shorter choral-orchestral works by Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Delius, Debussy, Barber, Britten, Richard Strauss, Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky, Olivier Messiaen and Luigi Dallapiccola. Recent projects have included a performance and recording of Mahler Symphony No. 8 with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, under the direction of JoAnn Falletta, a performance with the Richmond Symphony in the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC., and a recreation of the Chorus's inaugural performance of Missa Solemnis.