The Richmond Symphony Presents DON QUIXOTE Tonight

Richmond, Virginia -- Take a virtual journey of sound with Maestro Steven Smith and the Richmond Symphony tonight, January 11th 2014 at 8:00pm during Don Quixote at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage!

The theme of swords is carried throughout the evening with pieces by Wagner, George Walker, and Strauss. This exciting night includes the enchanting story of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza as they 'tilt at windmills.' Strauss portrays the character Don Quixote with solo cello, Neal Cary, and Sancho Panza with solo viola, Molly Sharp.

Tickets start at just $10 online at richmondsymphony.com or 1.800.514 ETIX. $7 college student tickets available at the Richmond CenterStage box office with valid student ID. Altria Masterworks concerts are FREE for children 18 and under with a paid adult (ticket required.)

Make it a night out! Join us for a pre-concert talk led by Steven Smith at 7pm. With your ticket, enjoy 10% off at 525 at the Berry Burk or Bistro 27.

This concert is sponsored by Altria and the Richmond Times Dispatch.

About the Richmond Symphony

Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 200 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 250,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About Neal Cary

Neal Cary has been praised for his "robust tone and high-romantic phrasing," and the "tremendous amount of emotion and heart" he brings to his performances.

He has been principal cellist with the Richmond Symphony since 1988, and has served as principal cellist of the Williamsburg Symphonia since 2002. In 1984, he joined the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina, and has served as principal cellist there every summer since 1988. In August of 2012, Neal Cary was a member of the All Star Orchestra - an orchestra comprised of some of the finest musicians in the United States. This orchestra was created for the production of 8 television programs which aired in the Fall of 2013 on various PBS stations throughout the country (but unfortunately not in the Richmond area).




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