Richmond Symphony OrchestraConcert Programming 1999-2009

2008–2009 Season

Subscription #7

Linh Kauffman, Soprano

Rebecca Ringle, Alto

William Ferguson, Tenor

Derek Chester, Tenor

Kamel Boutros, Baritone

Michael Dean, Bass

Richmond Symphony Chorus

Greater Richmond Children’s Choir

BACH  St. Matthew Passion


Subscription #8

MAHLER  Symphony No. 9 in D Major


2007–2008 Season


Subscription #1 – Instruments of Gold

David Bilger, Trumpet

STRAUSS          Don Juan

ARUTIUNIAN  Concerto for Trumpet

DVOŘÁK          Symphony No. 7 in D Minor


Subscription #2 – Songs without Words

WAGNER        Lohengrin:  Prelude, Act I

WAGNER        From Siegfried:  Forest Murmurs

WAGNER        From Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Rhine Journey

WAGNER        From Die Meistersinger:  Three Excerpts from Act III

SIBELIUS        Symphony No. 1 in E Minor


Subscription #4 – Unfinished Business

MOZART        German Dances

SCHUBERT    Symphony No. 7 in B Minor, “Unfinished”

BRUCKNER   Symphony No. 9 in D Minor


Subscription #5 – Legends and Lore

STRAUSS, R.  Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

RAVEL            Mother Goose Suite

PROKOFIEV   Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet


Subscription #6 – Angels and Demons

Richmond Symphony Chorus

VERDI   Messa da requiem


Subscription #8 – Ace of Bass

Edgar Meyer, Double Bass

Mason Bates, Electronica

BATES           Rusty Air in Carolina

BOTTESINI   Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass in B Minor

MEYER          Concerto for Double Bass in D major

BRAHMS       Symphony No. 1 in C Minor



Chamber Orchestra #1 – The Bach-lor Party

Curtis Opera Ensemble

GRIEG       Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

BACH        Cantata No. 202 (Wedding)

MOZART   Le Nozze di Figaro, Act IV


Chamber Orchestra #2 – Bach to Basics

BACH                          Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major

STRAVINSKY            Dumbarton Oaks

BACH  (arr. Webern)  Ricercare from Musical Offering

STRAUSS, R.              Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme


Chamber Orchestra #4 – Bach to Bach

Karen Johnson, Violin

Madison Vest, Violin

BACH                 Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major

SCHÖNBERG    Chamber Symphony No. 1

VILLA-LOBOS  Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9

BACH                 Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor



Christopher O’Riley, Piano

Amanda Majeski, Soprano

Richmond Symphony Chorus

MAHLER                   Symphony No. 4 in G Major for Soprano and Orchestra

RACHMANINOFF    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

RAVEL                       Suite no. 2 from Daphnis et Chloé



2006-2007 Season


Subscription #1 – Triumph of the Spirit

Camellia Johnson, Soprano

Jennifer Hines, Mezzo-Soprano

Tracey Welborn, Tenor

Philip Cutlip, Baritone

Richmond Symphony Chorus

COPLAND        Fanfare for the Common Man

BARBER            Adagio for Strings

THOMPSON    Alleluia

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 9 (Choral)


Subscription #3 – From Russia with Love

Halden Martinson, Violin

DVOŘÁK                   Carnival Overture

DVOŘÁK                    Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH    Symphony No. 5


Subscription #5 – Circle of Life

Sarah Gartshore, Soprano

Richard Zeller, Baritone

Richmond Symphony Chorus

HAYDN       Depiction of Chaos from “The Creation”

HOWE          Stars; Sand

SHATIN        Piping the Earth

BRAHMS      A German Requiem


Subscription # 6 – Themes and Variations

BRAHMS         Variations on a Theme by Haydn

HINDEMITH    Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

ELGAR             Enigma Variations


Subscription # 7 – Bicentennial Beethoven

Nicholas Tzavaras, Cello

BEETHOVEN        Coriolan Overture – Beethoven 200

TCHAIKOVSKY    Rococo Variations

BEETHOVEN         Symphony No. 4 – Beethoven 200


Subscription #8 – Into the Night

Karen Johnson, Violin

Richmond Symphony Chorus

DEBUSSY                 Nocturnes

SHOSTAKOVICH    Violin Concerto, Op. 99

  1. STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier



Chamber Orchestra #1 – Symphonic Synergy

BOLCOM        Commedia for (almost) 18th c. Orchestra

PROKOFIEV   Classical Symphony

BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5


Chamber Orchestra #2 – Verse and Virtuosity

Camellia Johnson, Soprano

Richard Zeller, Baritone

BEETHOVEN           Overture and Incidental Music from Egmont

SHOSTAKOVICH    Symphony No. 14


Chamber Orchestra #3 – Beethoven and the Boys

Karen Johnson, Violin

Gustav Highstein, Oboe

BEETHOVEN   German Dances

  1. S. BACH Concerto for Oboe and Violin

BRAHMS          Serenade No. 2 in A Major


Chamber Orchestra #4 – Spring Forward

Jessica Lee, Violin

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS    The Lark Ascending

COPLAND                          Appalachian Spring

BEETHOVEN                     Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)


2005-2006 Season


Subscription #1 – Russian Revelry

Roberto Díaz, Viola

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV    Russian Easter Overture

PENDERECKI                  Viola Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY               Symphony No. 5


Subscription #2 – Cathedrals of Sound

BRUCKNER    Symphony No. 8


Subscription #3 – Evening of Romance

Karen Johnson, Violin

BRAHMS        Tragic Overture

SIBELIUS        Violin Concerto

SCHUMANN   Symphony No. 2


Subscription #4 – Homage to a Genius

Richmond Symphony Chorus

MOZART    Symphony No. 40 in G minor

MOZART    Requiem, K. 626


Subscription #5 – A Musical Valentine

Richmond Symphony Chorus

TCHAIKOVSKY    Romeo and Juliet Overture – Fantasy

FAURÉ                      Pelleas et Melisande Suite

WAGNER                Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music/Entrance of the Guests


Subscription #6 – King of Instruments

Richmond Symphony Chorus

BACH                 Sinfonia from Cantatas No. 21 and No. 42

MESSIAEN        Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine

SAINT-SAËNS   Symphony No. 3 (Organ)


Subscription #7 – A Night of Passion

Jennifer Koh, Violin


BRUCH             Violin Concerto No. 1

SIBELIUS          Symphony No. 2


Subscription #8 – Invitation to the Dance

WEBER/BERLIOZ    Invitation to the Dance

BERNSTEIN              On the Town:  Three Dance Episodes

GOLIJOV                   Last Round

SHOSTAKOVICH   Polka from The Age of Gold

STRAUSS                    Ohne Sorgen, Polka Schnell

SMETANA                 Dance of the Comedians from The Bartered Bride

BEETHOVEN            Symphony No. 7





Chamber Orchestra #2

MOZART        Divertimento K. 131

SCHNITTKE   Moz-Art à la Haydn

MOZART        Symphony No. 39, K. 543


Chamber Orchestra #3

Karen Johnson, Violin

Molly Sharp, Viola

MOZART           Sinfonia Concertante, K. 364

VILLA LOBOS  Sinfonietta No. 1 (A memoria de Mozart)

MOZART           Symphony No. 29, K. 201


Chamber Orchestra #4

Jie Chen, Piano

Madison Vest, Violin

IBERT             Hommage à Mozart

MOZART        Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488

MOZART        Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216

MOZART        Symphony No. 31 (Paris),     K. 297


2004-05 Season

Special Season Opening Concert

Norman Krieger, Piano

COPLAND      Rodeo:  Four Dance Episodes

BERNSTEIN  West Side Story:  Symphonic Dances

BARBER        Overture to The School for Scandal

GERSHWIN    Piano Concerto, F Major


Subscription #1 – Music to Cheer the Heart

Mathieu Dufour, Flute

MENDELSSOHN   The Hebrides, Op. 26 (Fingal’s Cave)

MOZART                Flute Concerto No. 1, K. 313, G Major

DVOŘÁK                Symphony No. 8, Op. 88, G Major


Subscription #2 – Music of Love and Passion

Frank Huang, Violin

WAGNER              Tristan und Isolde:  Prelude

DEBUSSY              Prélude à L’Après-midi d’un faune

STRAVINSKY       Symphonies of Wind Instruments

TCHAIKOVSKY    Violin Concerto, Op. 35, D Major


Subscription #3 – Music  to Set You Free

Neal Cary, Cello

MILHAUD         Les Cloches

  1. SCHUMAN A Song of Orpheus

BRAHMS           Symphony No. 3, Op. 90, F Major


Subscription No. 5 – Music to Feed the Soul

Richmond Symphony Chorus

SCHÜTZ           Selig sind die Toten

SCHÜTZ           Das ist je gewisslich wahr

MOZART          Symphony No. 34, K. 338, C major

BEETHOVEN   Mass, Op. 86, C Major


Subscription No. 6 – Music that Changed the World

BARTÓK          Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta

BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 3, Op. 55, E-flat Major  (Eroica)


Subscription No. 7 – Music of Sunrise to Sunset

Karen Johnson, Violin

NIELSEN               Helios Overture, Op. 17

PROKOFIEV          Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63

TCHAIKOVSKY    Symphony No. 6, Op. 74, B Minor (Pathétique)


Chamber Orchestra #1 – Love That Latin

Joanne Kong, Harpsichord

TELEMANN    Don Quichotte

FALLA             Harpsichord Concerto, D Major

BACH               Harpsichord Concerto No 3, BWV 1054, D Major

GINASTERA    Variaciones Concertantes


Chamber Orchestra #2 – Let the Strings Sing

Ariana Kim, Violin

HANDEL                    Concerto Grosso No. 7, HWV318, Alexanderfest

ANDREW IMBRIE    Violin Concertino (world premiere)

BACH                          Violin Concerto No. 1, in A Minor, BWV 1041

HAYDN                       Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major  (Drum Roll)


Chamber Orchestra #3 – Music Fit for a King

Christopher Falzone, Piano

Jonathan Friedman, Bassoon

FREDRICK THE GREAT    Symphony No. 2

MOZART                              Piano Concerto No. 26, D Major , K. 537 (Coronation)

DAUGHERTY                      Dead Elvis

HANDEL                              Water Music


Chamber Orchestra #4 – Venetian Carnival

Sarah Gartshore, Soprano

GABRIELLI          4 Canzone

VIVALDI              Concerto for 4 Violins

MONTEVERDI    Orfeo: Sinfonie e ritornelli

ADAMS                Black Gondola

ROSSINI               Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri

STRAVINSKY      “No Word from Tom,” from The Rakes Progress 


 2003-2004 Season


Special Season Opening Concert

André Watts, Piano

PROKOFIEV             Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet

RACHMANINOFF    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18


Subscription #1 – A Romantic Escapade

Karen Johnson, Violin

ELGAR           In the South

BRUCH           Scottish Fantasy

RAVEL           Tzigane

GERSHWIN   An American in Paris


Subscription #2 – Halloween Spectacular

Mei-Ting Sun, Piano

DUKAS           The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

PROKOFIEV   Piano Concerto No. 2

BERLIOZ        Symphonie Fantastique


Subscription #3 – Italian Serenade

Richmond Symphony Chorus

Star Music:

KERNIS             Musica Celestis

POULENC          Videntes stellam, from “Four Christmas Motets”

THOMPSON       Choose Something Like a Star, from Frostiana

HANDEL                 Three Choruses from Roman Vespers

ROSSINI                  La Scala di Seta Overture

MENDELSSOHN    Symphony No. 4 (Italian)


Subscription #6 – A Serenade to Spring

William Preucil, Violin

WAGNER         Siegfried Idyll

BARTOK          Divertimento for Strings

BEETHOVEN   Violin Concerto


Subscription #7 – Russian Night

Vesna Stankovic, Violin

TCHAIKOVSKY   Polonaise, from Eugene Onegin

BRAHMS                Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH  Symphony No. 10


Subscription #8 – The Grand Finale

BERLIOZ     Le Corsaire Overture

STEM            Escape, for orchestra

MAHLER      Symphony No. 5, in C-sharp Minor


Chamber Orchestra #1 – A Czech Afternoon

Michael Lisicky, Oboe

STAMITZ    Sinfonia Pastorale

DVOŘÁK     Czech Suite

MARTINŮ    Oboe Concerto

MOZART      Symphony No. 38 (Prague)


Chamber Orchestra #2 – A French Fantasy

ROUSSEL    Sinfonietta

LULLY         Le triomphe de l’amour

RAVEL         Pavane pour une infante defunte (Pavane for a dead princess)

GOUNOD     Symphony No. 1


2002-2003 Season


Subscription #1

DVORÁK            Carnival Overture

GOULD               Stringmusic

STRAVINSKY    Suite from The Firebird (1919)


Subscription #2 – It’s Fate

Richmond Symphony Chorus

VERDI             Overture to La forza del destino

BRAHMS        Schicksalslied, Op. 54

  1. STRAUSS Tod und Verklärung, Op.24

LISZT              Les Préludes


Subscription #3 – Brahms #2

  1. Douglas Wright, Trombone

STRAVINSKY        Symphony in Three Movements

SCHWERTSIK        Mixed Feelings

BRAHMS                 Symphony No. 2


Subscription #5

Jaime Laredo, Violin

MICHAEL  ABELS    Global Warming

BARBER                    Violin Concerto, Op. 14

DVOŘÁK                    Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (From the New World)


Subscription #6


GRIEG                                     Holberg Suite

BEETHOVEN                         Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36 – Beethoven 200


Subscription #8

Karen Johnson, Violin


KHATCHATURIAN   Violin Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY         Symphony No. 4 in F Minor,Op. 36


Chamber Orchestra #1 – The Cello’s Charms

Neal Cary, Cello

Anne O’Byrne, Soprano

Neil Wilson, Baritone

Joanne Kong, Piano

VILLA-LOBOS        Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5

BACH                       Suite in D for Unaccompanied Cello, BWV 1008

BORODIN                Songs

GERSHWIN             Selected Songs

DVOŘÁK                 Serenade for Strings in E Major , Op. 22


Chamber Orchestra #2 – Let the Trumpets Sound!

David Bilger, Trumpet

WILLIAM COBLE    Chamber Symphony (World Premiere)

HAYDN                      Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major , Hob. VIIe:I

JOLIVET                     Concertino for Trumpet

BACH                          Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major , BWV 1066


Chamber Orchestra #4

James Dick, Piano

BACH                 Sinfonia from Cantata No. 21

BACH                 Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42

BEETHOVEN     Piano Concerto 3 in C Minor,  Op. 37 – Beethoven 200

SCHUBERT        Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, D. 417 (Tragic)


2001-2002 Season


75th Anniversary Celebration, Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts

Kathleen Battle, Soprano

GLINKA       Ruslan and Ludmilla

DVOŘÁK      Symphonic Variations

(Assorted)      Performed by Kathleen Battle


Subscription #1—In Recognition of the Events of  9/11
Jonita Lattimore, Soprano

Lynn Kotrady, Mezzo-Soprano

John Daniecki, Tenor

Philip Lima, Baritone

Richmond Symphony Chorus

BARBER           Adagio for Strings

BEETHOVEN   Symphony No. 9


Subscription #2 – Danube Festival

  1. STRAUSS, JR. Overture to Die Fledermaus
  2. STRAUSS, JR. On the Beautiful Blue Danube

BRUCKNER               Symphony No. 7 in E Major


Subscription #4

William Wolfram, Piano

BRAHMS                Tragic Overture

SCHWANTNER     New Morning for the World

BRAHMS                Piano Concerto No. 2


Subscription #5

Joseph Silverstein, Violin

SMETANA      The Moldau
MOZART        Violin Concerto No. 4, K. 218

DVOŘÁK        Symphony  No. 7


Subscription #6

Lauren Flanigan, Soprano

Lester Lynch, Baritone

Richmond Symphony Chorus

WAGNER      Good Friday Spell from Parsifal

BEASER         Heavenly Feast

FAURÉ           Requiem


Subscription #7

Nokothula Ngwnyama, Viola

FINZI                     Prelude for Stings

WALTON              Viola Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY   Symphony No. 5


Subscription #8

Karen Johnson, Violin

Mary Phillips, Mezzo Soprano

VIVALDI            Summer, from “The Four Seasons”

BERLIOZ            Nuits d’été

BEETHOVEN     Symphony No. 5


Chamber Orchestra #2 – Danube Festival

LANNER           Pesther Waltzes

SCHÖNBERG   Chamber Symphony

WEBERN           Symphony, Op. 21

MOZART           Symphony No. 36 (Linz)


Chamber Orchestra #5

HAYDN             Symphony No. 26 (Lamentatione)

  1. STRAUSS Metamorphosen

BEETHOVEN    Symphony No. 1


Chamber Orchestra #6

Michael Lisicky, English Horn

PROKOFIEV            Symphony No. 1 (Classical)

SHOSTAKOVICH   Chamber Symphony

ARNE RUNNING    Concertino for English Horn and String Orchestra

MOZART                  Opera transcriptions for winds  arr. TRIEBENSEE


2000-2001 Season


Subscription #1 – Heroes?

RICHARD STRAUSS   Don Juan, op. 20

COPLAND                     Billy the Kid:  Suite

BEETHOVEN                Symphony No. 3, op. 55 (Eroica) – Beethoven 200


Subscription #3

Camellia Johnson, Soprano

Tracey Welborn, Tenor

Kevin McMillan, Baritone

Richmond Symphony Chorus

Greater Richmond Children’s Choir

BRITTEN        War Requiem, op. 66


Subscription #4

Leon Bates, Piano

DAVID DIAMOND               Music for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet


PROKOFIEV                          Romeo and Juliet (excerpts from the ballet)


Subscription #5

Dmitry  Sitkovetsky, Violin

SHOSTAKOVICH    Violin Concerto in A Minor, op. 99

BRAHMS                   Symphony no. 4 in E Minor, op. 98


Subscription #6

Neal Cary, Cello

COPLAND        Appalachian Spring

HAYDN            Cello Concerto in C Major, Hob. VIIb5

SCHUMANN    Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, op. 38 (Spring)


Subscription #7

Norman Krieger, Piano

WEBER                  Overture to Der Freischütz

HINDEMITH         Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Weber

STRAVINSKY       Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss

TCHAIKOVSKY    Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Minor, op. 25


Subscription #8

Caroline Whisnant, Soprano

Thomas Studebaker, Tenor

John Macurdy, Bass

WAGNER        Die Walküre, Act I




Chamber Orchestra #1 – World Tour 2000

Jennifer Debiec Lawson, Flute

COPLAND                      Three Latin American Sketches

WEILL                             Symphony No. 1 (Berlin)

JOHN CORIGLIANO    Voyage for Flute and String Orchestra

HAYDN                           Symphony No. 104 (London)


Chamber Orchestra #3 – Music for Dance

SCHNITTKE        Polyphonic Tango

GLUCK                 Excerpts from Don Juan

SCHUBERT          Ballet Music from Rosamunde

COPLAND            Hear Ye! Hear Ye!


Chamber Orchestra #5 – Legends and Literature

Pamela Armstrong, Soprano

Richmond Symphony Chorus

MENDELSSOHN    Overture from The Fair Melusina

COPLAND                    Eight Poems of Emily Dickenson

ELLIOTT CARTER    “Musicians Wrestle Everywhere…”

BARBER                        Agnus Dei

BARBER                        Knoxville:  Summer of 1915, Op. 24

RAVEL                            Mother Goose Suite


Chamber Orchestra #6 – Music for Movies

Sonia Rubinsky, Piano

COPLAND              Music for Movies

MIKLÓS RÓZSA    Kaleidoscope

HERMANN              Music from Psycho

MOZART                 Piano Concerto no. 21 in C Major, K. 467


Kicked Back Classics #1

Jonathan Mott, Violin

Lynette Wardle, Harp

DEBUSSY, orch. RAVEL    Danse (Tarantelle syrienne)

DEBUSSY                             Claire de Lune

RAVEL                                  Introduction and Allegro

RAVEL                                  Tzigane

DEBUSSY, arr. KERNIS      Five Etudes

RAVEL                                  Mother Goose Suite


Kicked Back Classics #2 – In Honor of a Hero

GEORGE WALKER       Lyric for Strings

MICHAEL ABELS         More Seasons

KAY                                Scherzi Musicali

BEETHOVEN                 Funeral March from Symphony  No. 3 (Eroica)

KAY                                Dances for String Orchestra (excerpts)


Kicked Back Classics #3

Neal Cary, Cello

DAVID DIAMOND    Rounds for String Orchestra

HAYDN                       Cello Concerto in C, First Movement

BEETHOVEN              Symphony No. 1 (excerpts)


Kicked Back Classics #4 – Diversions

Emily Cornelius, Violin

MOZART      Divertimento K. 131 (excerpts)

IBERT            Divertissement (excerpts)

BARTOK       Divertimento for Strings

SIBELIUS      Violin Concerto (first movement)


1999-2000 Season


Subscription #1

Santiago Rodriguez, Piano

BERLIOZ                    Roman Carnival Overture

RACHMANINOFF    Piano Concerto No. 3,  Opus 30 in D Minor

RESPIGHI                  Pines of Rome


Subscription #4

Axel Strauss, Violin

MENDELSSOHN    Violin Concerto, Opus 64 in E Minor

BRUCKNER             Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major (Romantic)


Subscription #8

Esther Heideman, Soprano

MOZART        Overture to The Magic Flute

MOZART        Exsultate Jubilate, K. 165

MAHLER        Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan)


Chamber Orchestra #1 – Baroque and More

BACH                   Orchestral Suite No. 3

PETER KNELL    Sinfonietta

ARVO PÄRT        Silouans Song

DVOŘÁK              Serenade for Winds


Chamber Orchestra #3 – Theme and Variations

Stewart Goodyear, Piano

COPLAND     Variations on a Shaker Melody

MOZART        Piano Concerto No. 24  in C Minor, K. 491

CHOPIN          Variations on La ci darem la mano

BRAHMS        Variations on a Theme by Haydn


Chamber Orchestra #4 – Beethoven Festival Concert

Adele Anthony, Violin

BEETHOVEN    Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus

Violin Concerto in D Major,Op. 61

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92


Kicked Back Classics #2

Rolla Durham, Trumpet

Michael Lisicky, English Horn

COPLAND        Three Latin American Sketches

Hoedown, from “Rodeo”

Quiet City

Appalachian Spring


Kicked Back Classics #4

Adam DeGraff, Violin

Molly Ruze, Viola

ROSSINI     Overture to The Barber of Seville

MOZART    Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat

MOZART    Symphony No. 41 in C (Jupiter)

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