Richmond Symphony finds new resonance as artist-in-residence at university’s business school

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Sitting on stage with the Richmond Symphony during a recent rehearsal, Carolyn Norman felt like she was running,” writes Leila Ugincius Monday’s (1/28) in VCU Exposure, a publication of Virginia Commonwealth University. “ ‘It was invigorating,’ Norman, Ph.D., a professor and chair of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Accounting, said of the rehearsal…. Norman was there for ‘An EPIC Afternoon with the Symphony,’ just one way the Richmond Symphony is helping the VCU School of Business explore its creative side as the school’s artist-in-residence for the 2018-19 academic year. The event offered faculty and staff a unique opportunity to sit in on the orchestra’s first rehearsal of Beethoven’s fifth concerto with guest pianist Orion Weiss. In addition to having members deliver guest lectures in classes, in December the symphony presented a pop-up singalong concert … This semester, David J.L. Fisk, executive director of the Richmond Symphony, will be the featured guest at the school’s Investors Circle reception. Now in its third year, the artist-in-residence program is part of the business school’s strategic plan that inspires students, faculty and staff to think about work in a different way…. Music Director Steven Smith advised the VCU group to pay attention to the unspoken communication within the orchestra.”

Posted February 1, 2019

In photo: Richmond Symphony musicians rehearse at Virginia Commonwealth University as faculty and staff in the university’s School of Business look on. Photo: Skip Rowland Photography and Tom Kojcsich.