Richmond Symphony to Close Season with DAPHNIS ET CHLOE, 5/14

May 3, 2016 - Richmond Virginia The Richmond Symphony will close the 2015-16 Season with Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé on Saturday, May 14 at 8pm and Sunday, May 15 at 3pm. The music, composed for a three-part ballet, is based on the mythological Greek love story of Daphnis and Chloé and is considered some of the most beautiful and evocative of the twentieth century. Joining the Symphony will be the Richmond Symphony Chorus under the direction of Erin R. Freeman. The Altria Masterworks concerts will be led by Music Director Steven Smith and held at the Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center.

The beginning of the concert features two American works from the first half of the twentieth century: Charles Griffes's White Peacock, a composition from the 1910s and heavily influenced by French impressionist composers such as Ravel; and Samuel Barber's Symphony No. 1, a piece with aspects of a romantic lyricism similar to that found in Daphnis.

Tickets start at $10 online at or by calling 1.800.514 ETIX.
Altria Masterworks are free for children 18 and under with a paid adult ticket. College student single tickets are $7.

The series sponsor is Altria. This concert is sponsored by The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League. The media sponsor is Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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