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Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*

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600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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December 2017

The Nutcracker 

December 9, 2017 - December 23, 2017
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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$

To the delight of Clara, Dr. Drosselmeyer, the mysterious toymaker, and his handsome nephew arrive with a special gift that captures the girl’s imagination.  

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January 2018

Altria Masterworks 4: A New Year in Vienna

January 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. An hour before each concert there is a free pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

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Altria Masterworks 4: A New Year in Vienna

January 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

An hour before each concert there is a pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

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Union Bank and Trust LolliPops 3: An American in Paris

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

The Richmond Symphony and The School of Richmond Ballet team up to bring you this Gershwin classic. Kids will be mesmerized by the stunning combination of music and dance as they follow the story of Jerry and his adventures in Paris. Arrive at 10:00 a.m. and for a free pre-concert festival, featuring our instrument petting zoo and enjoy interactive activities for the whole family that will enhance your concert experience. Ideal for children ages 5 and up, but music lovers of…

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Symphony Pops 3: The Music of Billy Joel

January 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Hand-picked by Billy Joel to become the next “Piano Man,” Michael Cavanaugh joins the Richmond Symphony to perform the superstar’s hits.

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February 2018

Altria Masterworks 5: Remembering 1968: A Tribute to MLK

February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. An hour before each concert there is a free pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

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Altria Masterworks 5: Remembering 1968: A Tribute to MLK

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

Featuring orchestral classics and contemporary composers, this series will inspire you. An hour before each concert there is a free pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

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Richmond Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty

February 9 - February 11
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

A young girl, Aurora, pricks her finger on her 16th birthday after being cursed by the evil fairy, Carabosse, and appears doomed. The kind and good Fairy of the Lilacs uses her power to save the stricken girl and, instead of death, Aurora now will sleep for 100 years, only to be awakened by true love’s kiss. As the story unfolds, we are introduced to Fairies, Nymphs, Puss ‘N Boots, and Bluebird, while treated to some of the most universally…

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Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular in addition to all your early favorites.    

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March 2018

Casual Fridays 3: Pictures at an Exhibition

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

“Pictures from an Exhibition – A Remembrance of Viktor Hartmann”; a suite of ten pieces composed for the piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. In 1874 an exhibition of Hartmann’s pictures was organized in the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Mussorgsky went to the exhibition and was inspired to compose his piano piece.

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Altria Masterworks 6: Pictures at an Exhibition

March 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

A suite of ten pieces (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for the piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. In 1874 an exhibition of Hartmann’s pictures was organized in the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. Mussorgsky went to the exhibition and was inspired to compose his piano piece.

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Union Bank and Trust LolliPops 4: Peter and the Wolf

March 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

Boys like Peter are not afraid of wolves! Prokofiev’s timeless tale of boy versus wolf comes to life in Really Inventive Stuff’s signature performance. This concert is a perfect introduction to music and the instruments of the orchestra. Arrive early for a pre-concert festival, featuring an instrument petting zoo and enjoy interactive activities for the whole family. Pre-concert festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. in Rhythm Hall. Ideal for children ages 5 and up, but music lovers of all ages are welcome.

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Richmond Ballet’s Studio Two

March 20 - March 25
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Four choreographers who have never worked with Richmond Ballet before will be introduced to both dancers and audience in this Festival that vibrates with the dynamic energy of fresh creativity and artistic collaboration.  

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Symphony Pops 4: Motown’s Greatest Hits

March 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Get ready for a show jam-packed with timeless Motown grooves. The Motortown All-Stars will have you dancing and singing along to the greatest hits from The Temptations, The Miracles, The Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder.

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April 2018

Altria Masterworks 7: New World Symphony

April 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

An hour before each concert there is a pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

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Altria Masterworks 7: New World Symphony

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

An hour before each concert there is a pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and provide you with insights for the concert you are about to hear.

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May 2018

Metro Collection 4

May 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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An intimate, chamber orchestra concerts that allow you to get up close and personal with the musicians of the Richmond Symphony. Features free pre-concert talks at the Dollar Tree Room in Brock Commons one hour before the concert.

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Richmond Ballet’s Studio Three

May 8 - May 13
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

The 2017- 2018 season concludes with a diverse showcase of spectacular dancing prowess. For more information, visit http://www.richmondballet.com, or call (804) 344-0906.

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Casual Fridays 4: Mason Bates

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His music enlivens imaginative narrative forms with novel orchestral writing, the harmonies of jazz and the rhythms of techno, and it has been the first symphonic music to receive widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds.

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Altria Masterworks 8: Mason Bates: World Première

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Mason Bates serves as the first composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His music enlivens imaginative narrative forms with novel orchestral writing, the harmonies of jazz and the rhythms of techno, and it has been the first symphonic music to receive widespread acceptance for its unique integration of electronic sounds. An hour before each concert for a free pre-concert talk with the Richmond Symphony Music Director, Steven Smith. These talks often feature guest artists and conductors and…

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