Richmond Symphony Symphony

Richmond Symphony Orchestra PHOTO: JAY PAUL


Anna Strahs Watts, Community Partnerships Manager
Richmond Symphony
612 East Grace Street, Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23219
804-788-4717, ext. 141; 804-788-1541 (fax)



Symphony/Symphony Pops from $13,000
Chamber Orchestra from $8,500
Chamber Orchestra In-Schools from $7,500
Small Ensembles from $2,000

Fees include travel expenses and per diem.


Throughout the year


Varies with service; presenter must inquire.


All ages


Since its founding in 1957, the Richmond Symphony has become one of the largest performing arts organizations in Virginia. The orchestra makes more than 200 public appearances each season and employs 70+ musicians. Through a range of performances and educational programs the Richmond Symphony entertains and engages more than 200,000 patrons throughout the Commonwealth each year.


Programs can be tailored to suit the needs of diverse audiences and include favorites from both the Symphony’s classical and pops repertoire. Concerts also offer the option for a guest artist. For many presenters a concert by the 37-member Richmond Symphony Chamber Orchestra is an attractive option to the full symphony. The smaller orchestra size allows for a greater flexibility in venues and has a lower fee.

The Richmond Symphony is currently welcoming touring enquiries for outdoor concert/festival options with its new Big Tent in 2018/19 and beyond: please contact Anna Strahs Watts, Community Partnerships Manager at (804) 788-4717 x 141or

Educational Programs

Each year the Richmond Symphony performs for more than 55,000 students and educators throughout Virginia. During interactive in-school programs by the Chamber Orchestra or the Symphony’s Brass, Wind or String Ensembles, students have the opportunity to learn about musical instruments and develop listening skills. These entertaining and educational programs are presented by professional musicians of the Richmond Symphony.

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