The Richmond Music Festival Concerto Challenge is an annual event in which winners are selected by a jury to perform with the Richmond Orchestra's Rising Stars concert. This season the Richmond Music Festival has also created the Composition Challenge. Who will be playing with the Richmond Orchestra this season?
Richmond Chorus’s April 1 concert will focus on music about, by and for children – and we are delighted to be joined by Vivo Children’s Choir from New Westminster. Vivo, directed by Anne Wilson Unger, Carrie Taylor and Ingrid Verseveldt, has been singing together since 2002, working in graded levels to allow children to improve their music skills.
This concert features two of the 19th century's most uplifting composition – Beethoven`s Symphony No. 8 and Mendelssohn`s Violin Concerto. Beethoven's 8th Symphony is a cheerful diversion from the dramatic and monumental 7th and 9th Symphonies. Soloist Isabel Lago will thrill you with her performance of Mendelssohn`s romantic and heartwarming violin concerto and she will show us all why it is one of the most popular of all the violin concertos!
Happy 150th Canada! In 2017 our country will celebrate its 150th birthday. There will be fireworks, birthday cakes, festivals, air shows, and there will be Music! The Richmond Orchestra and Chorus is proud to present Canada 150: Canada’s Music from Coast to Coast.