The Richmond Symphony and the School of Richmond Ballet Ensembles Present AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, 1/25

December 4, 2013 - Richmond, Virginia Join the Richmond Symphony and the School of Richmond Ballet Ensembles onSaturday, January 25th 2014 at 11am for An American in Paris conducted by Erin R. Freeman. This beloved piece composed by Gershwin evokes the energy and spirit of his time in Paris in the 1920s. Also on the program are selections from Edvard Gireg's much loved Peer Gynt. Bring the whole family for this virtual tour-de-force of music and dance!

Tickets are just $10 online at or 1.800.514 ETIX.

Come early for pre-concert festival fun at 10am!

Praise for Lollipops concerts from parents:

"My three-year old grandson was enchanted with the entire experience."

"Love the participatory nature of the lollipop series and the short concerts. Just right for kids and Erin is great!"

This concert is sponsored by Union First Market Bank, The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Macy's and Macaroni Kid Richmond.

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 the School of Richmond Ballet Ensembles

The School of Richmond Ballet Ensembles provide a performing outlet for our serious students as well as create a community outreach group representing The School. Each year, auditions are held and interested students from Middle Level I through the Upper Level Programs are grouped into two performing groups. The SRB Ensemble II is comprised of Middle Level students as a training group to prepare for the SRB Ensemble, our elite group of Upper Level Students. These students must be very dedicated to their training and passion for dance as they work four to six days in class each week in addition to their rehearsals.

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