Virginia’s Petersburg Symphony to perform free community concert for reduced in-person audience

Posted on: April 15, 2021

“The Petersburg Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, and Bonefire Trombone Choir will be performing a free community concert at the Beacon Theatre sponsored by the City of Hopewell” on May 16, writes Kristi Higgins in Saturday’s (4/10) Progress-Index (Petersburg, VA). “Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, the tickets are for specific seats in 2-person, socially distanced seating pods. Audience members are required to wear masks. Established in 1978, the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra [PSO] is a diverse ensemble of musicians who make music for the Tri-Cities region and beyond.… Musical selections for the concert include: String Quartet in C Major, K. 157 – Allegro, Presto (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), Excerpts from The Four Seasons (Antonio Vivaldi), Country Club Rag (Scott Joplin), Divertimento (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), St. Louis Blues, Metro Suite, Shenandoah (arr. Bill Holcombe), Rustic Holiday (Paul Koepke), Fanfare for Trombones (Andrew C. Fox), Yorkshire Ballad (James Barnes), El Gato Montes (Manuel Panella), and Achieved is the Glorious Work (Franz Joseph Haydn).” Ulysses Kirksey is music director of the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, which has been performing virtual chamber concerts during the pandemic.