Richmond Symphony Announces 2017 Summer Series, THE FLOWERS OF ENGLAND

The Richmond Symphony is pleased to announce the lineup of its annual Summer Series recital concerts set to begin on July 13. Presented in association with the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts | Department of Music, this year's theme is titled The Flower of England: From the Empire through the Wars. The six casual, one-hour concerts will take place on Thursday evenings, July 13 through August 17 at 6:30pm in the Dominion Arts Center's Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse.

Artists in the 2017 series are: Adrian Pintea (violin), Russell Wilson (piano), Susanna Klein (violin), Joanne Kong (piano), Schuyler Slack (cello), David Fisk (piano), Zachary Guiles (trombone), Pascale Delache- Feldman (double bass), Aleksandr Haskin (flute/piccolo), Yin Zheng (piano), David Lemelin (clarinet), Magdalena Adamek (piano), Shawn Welk (oboe) and Richard Becker (piano).

The series was created as a way to showcase the talents of the professional musicians associated with the Richmond Symphony, the University of Richmond, VCU and other institutions. Full Series and Summer Sampler subscriptions are available starting at $48. Single tickets go on sale Monday, May 8 and are $18 for adults and $12 for children and college students (with student ID). A cash bar will be available at each concert.

Subscriptions on sale now!
Single tickets on sale Monday, May 8 at 10am
For more information, visit or call 804-788-1212.
Summer Series concerts sell out quickly, so buy tickets early!

2017 Summer Series

The Flower of England: From the Empire Through the Wars
Thursday, July 13 at 6:30pm
Adrian Pintea, violin
Russell Wilson, piano

RALPH Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending for Violin and Piano (1914)
Benjamin Britten Suite for Violin and Piano Opus 6
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Petite suite de concert Opus 77
EDWARD ELGAR Salut d'amour, Opus 12

Thursday, July 20 at 6:30pm

Susanna Klein, violin
Joanne Kong, piano

EDWARD ELGAR Violin Sonata in E Minor, Opus 82
FRANK BRIDGE Norse Legend, Amaryllis, Souvenir, Heart's Ease
John Ireland Summer Evening
THOMAS PITFIELD Allegretto articulato and Scherzo from Violin Sonata No. 1 in A Major
EDWARD ELGAR Mazurka from 3 Characteristic Pieces, Opus 10

Thursday, July 27 at 6:30pm

Schuyler Slack, cello
David Fisk, piano

FRANK BRIDGE Four Pieces: Berceuse, Serenade, Élégie, Cradle Song
FREDERICK DELIUS Romance for Cello and Piano (1896)
FRANK BRIDGE Cello Sonata in D Minor, H. 125

Thursday, August 3 at 6:30pm

In partnership with the VCUArts Global Summer Institute of Music

Zachary Guiles, trombone
Pascale Delache-Feldman, double bass, GSIM international faculty
Aleksandr Haskin, flute/piccolo, GSIM international faculty
Yin Zheng, piano

EDWARD ELGAR ARR. SAUER Chanson de nuit & Chanson de matin, Opus 15

GUSTAV HOLST Concertante

EDWARD ELGAR Duetto for Double Bass and Trombone

EDWARD ELGAR Salut d'amour for Trombone, Piano and Bass

EUGENE GOOSSENS Five Impressions of A Holiday (for Flute, Trombone and Piano)

RALPH Vaughan Williams Suite de Ballet for Flute and Piano

IAN CLARKE The Great Train Race & Zoom Tube for Solo Flute

Benjamin Britten Ploughboy for Trombone, Piano and Piccolo

Thursday, August 10 at 6:30pm

David Lemelin, clarinet
Magdalena Adamek, piano

GERALD FINZI Five Bagatelles for Clarinet and Piano, Opus 23

CHARLES VILLIERS STANFORD Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Opus 129

FRANK BRIDGE 3 Miniature Pastorales


Thursday, August 17 at 6:30pm

Shawn Welk, oboe
Richard Becker, piano

Benjamin Britten Pan, Arethusa from Six Metamorphoses After Ovid, Opus 49 for Oboe solo

EDMUND RUBBRA Sonata in C Major for Oboe and Piano, Opus 100

TOBIAS MATTHAY Three Lyric Studies for Piano solo (1921)

RALPH Vaughan Williams Six Studies in English Folk-Song adapted for English Horn by Robert E. Stanton

THOMAS F. DUNHILL Three Short Pieces, Opus 81 (1941)

EUGENE GOOSSENS Concerto in One Movement, Opus 45 arr. by the composer for Oboe and Piano

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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 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, and radio broadcasts. The Symphony also provides educational outreach programs to over 50,000 students and teachers each year. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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