Thursday, November 19, 2009

'Come & Play'

The Richmond Symphony's "Come & Play," in which community musicians play alongside members of the symphony, will be staged on Nov. 22 at Virginia Commonwealth University's Siegel Center, Broad and Harrison streets. A rehearsal will run from 2:30 to 5 p.m. with a public performance at 6 p.m.

Erin Freeman will conduct the gathered musicians in pops and light-classical selections, including excerpts of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" and Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story."

Registration fees are $5 for students and participants 22 and younger, $10 for those over 22. There is no admission charge to hear the 6 p.m. concert.

Proceeds from the event will go toward instrument purchase and maintenance in the Richmond Public Schools through the Symphony @ School program.

For more information, call the symphony office at (804) 788-4717, or visit