Richmond Symphony Announces Full Schedule for 2016 Summer Recital Series

RICHMOND, Va. (May 2, 2016) - The Richmond Symphony (RSO) is happy to announce 'Rachmaninoff & the Russians' as the theme of its third annual 2016 Summer Series of recitals. These weekly concerts continue in association with the University of Richmond Department of Music and VCU | School of the Arts | Department of Music. This year, the series is made up of six casual, one-hour evening concerts featuring the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff and works by other Russian composers. Performances take place in Dominion Arts Center's Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse on Thursdays, July 7 - August 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

For the 2016 series, artists include: University of Richmond President Dr. Ronald Crutcher, cello with pianist Joanne Kong; Susy Yim, violin with pianist Daniel Stipe; Mary Boodell, flute with pianist Russell Wilson; Molly Sharp, viola with pianist Charles Staples; Jason McComb, cello with pianist John Walter; Shawn Welk, oboe/English horn with pianist Magdalena Adamek.

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, all spotlighting a single instrument with piano. Tickets are only $20 for adults and include a voucher to enjoy a drink during the performance. The bar remains open after the performance so that audience and musicians have a chance to socialize together. Tickets are in very high demand - many concerts sell out prior to the day of the performance.

Full Series and Summer Sampler subscriptions are available starting at $54. Student and child prices are available. Complete schedule below. For more information, visit or call 1-804-788-1212.

Subscriptions go on sale Monday, May 2, 2016 Single tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 1, 2016

July 7, 2016

Ron Crutcher, cello Joanne Kong, piano

Glazunov Scriabin Scriabin Rachmaninoff

July 14, 2016

Susy Yim, violin Daniel Stipe, piano

Rachmaninoff Prokofiev Tchaikovsky

July 21, 2016

Mary Boodell, flute Russell Wilson, piano

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Summer Series 2016 Rachmaninoff & the Russians Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm

Elegie, Opus 17
Prelude in B Major, Opus 16, No. 1 Etude in C-sharp Minor, Opus 42, No. 5 Cello Sonata in G Minor, Opus 19

Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Opus 42 Violin Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Opus 80 Valse-Scherzo, Opus 34

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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