Richmond Symphony Orchestra returns to Longwood April 20

Published 11:50 am Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Richmond Symphony will take the stage in Jarman Auditorium to perform its inspirational New World Symphony concert on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will include pieces by Kaprálová, Brahms and Dvoák, and will feature soloists Daisuke Yamamoto on violin and Neal Cary on cello.

Tickets can be purchased online through the Longwood Box Office ( or by phone at (434) 395-2474. The first 200 Longwood students to reserve a ticket will be admitted free. To ensure availability, students should reserve tickets online or by phone. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the box office, located on the first floor of the Center for Communications Studies and Theatre at the corner of Franklin and Race streets. The box office is open weekdays noon-6 p.m.

This marks the seventh year in a row that the Richmond Symphony has come to Longwood. The orchestra’s performance is part of a partnership established by the late Dr. John Cook, a 1952 Longwood alumnus and benefactor of the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences.

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Yamamoto, known for his immense virtuosity and probing musicianship, has served as concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony since 2013. Cary has been principal cellist with the symphony since 1988, and has been praised for the tremendous amount of emotion and heart he brings to his performances.

The symphony will be conducted by Steven Smith, who is in his eighth season as music director of the Richmond Symphony and also is music director of the Grammy Award-winning Cleveland Chamber Symphony.