Monday, October 13, 2008

'Come and Play'

Friday, Oct. 17 is the deadline for registration for "Come and Play," the Richmond Symphony's second collaborative venture with musicians from the community, scheduled for Nov. 2.

Musicians of all ages are invited to bring their instruments and rehearse alongside symphony musicians from 2:30 to 5 p.m., and perform in a concert at 6 p.m., in the Alltel Pavilion of Virginia Commonwealth University's Siegel Center, Broad and Harrison streets.

Erin Freeman, the symphony's associate conductor, will conduct the musicians in suites from Grieg's "Peer Gynt" and Bizet's "Carmen," Gounod's "Funeral March for a Marionette" (aka the Alfred Hitchcock theme), excerpts from Berlioz's "Symphonie fantastique," Henry Mancini's "Pink Panther" theme, Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" Overture and selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera."

The event supports music education in the Richmond Public Schools' Symphony in School program. Registration is $10 for adults, $5 for students, with proceeds used for purchase and repair of instruments for students.

Details: (804) 788-4717;