Richmond Symphony to offer live-stream and in-person options for concerts

Posted on: October 15, 2020

On Saturday, October 17, Virginia’s Richmond Symphony Orchestra will perform an in-person concert that will also be live-streamed. The concert will be led by Valentina Peleggi, hired in April as the orchestra’s music director. At the 8 p.m. concert—performed before a maximum audience of 450 people in Richmond’s Carpenter Theater, which has a capacity of 1,800—multiple Covid-19 health and safety protocols will be in place. The program will feature mostly strings-only repertoire and include Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with Melissa White as soloist; Gabrieli’s Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2; Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances, Set 3; and Dvořák’s Serenade in E for String Orchestra, Op. 22. Like the October 17 concert, all the orchestra’s Masterworks and LolliPops concerts this season will be live-streamed. For those attending in-person concerts, masks will be required and there will be a temperature check as patrons enter the building. The Carpenter Theater will open one hour before the performance to allow time for patrons to enter while maintaining social distancing.