- Genworth Symphony Pops subscription
- Where: Richmond CenterStage
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- $95 for one subscription with side-orchestra seating, October 24–April 30 (up to $147 value)
- $180 for one subscription with front-orchestra seating for the above dates, plus one ticket to the Science Fiction Double Feature on Saturday, October 24, at 8 p.m. (up to $210 value)
Option 1 only includes admission to the live score performance of Nosferatu; option 1 does not include viewing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Only option 2 includes a ticket to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Genworth Symphony Pops
An evening at the symphony doesn’t have to be serious. Thanks to the Genworth Symphony Pops series, guests get to enjoy live horror-movie soundtracks, sing-along holiday tunes, and homages to popular singers including Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra.
- Science Fiction Double Feature (October 24): The Richmond Symphony showcases two films that heavily influenced the horror and horror-comedy genre: The Symphony plays the live score to F.W. Murnau’s silent vampire flick, Nosferatu, followed by a viewing of Richard O’Brien’s campy interactive musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
- Let It Snow! (December 5–6): Keitaro Harada conducts the Richmond Symphony and its chorus in this annual sing-along of holiday music.
- Earth, Wind & Fire and The King of Pop (February 27): Jeans ’n Classics, a group of musicians who blend rock with classical orchestration, joins the Richmond Symphony for a tribute to soul titans Earth, Wind & Fire and pop king Michael Jackson.
- Steve Lippia’s Centennial Celebration (April 30): With the help of the orchestra, golden-throated vocalist Steve Lippia—who’s performed on CNN, ABC, and BBC—takes on the hits of Frank Sinatra, including “My Way,” “Come Fly With Me,” and “New York, New York.”
What do you get when you combine 70 classical musicians, 150 singers, and 260 student musicians? A symphony with a little something for everyone. There are the frequent classical concerts, of course, such as Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, as well as the layered harmonies of the choral program. And in the Pops series, audiences hear symphonic arrangements of popular music, from horror-movie scores to the hits of Michael Jackson. Finally, the Youth Orchestra Program prepares youngsters for careers in the classical-music world by letting them play alongside the symphony. With such culturally omnivorous programming, it's no surprise the Richmond Symphony corrals over 200,000 audience members each year.