Thursday, April 23, 2009

Premature demise

The April 30 and May 3 concerts of the Richmond Symphony's Kicked Back Classics series have been canceled. Ticket holders are advised to contact the symphony box office at (804) 788-1212.

These were to have been the final installments of the casual concert series. In the 1990s KBC played to capacity crowds in the Tredegar Iron Foundry. After being moved out of Tredegar, the series was staged at various venues – this season, it tried The National – but never found a space with the same levels of intimacy and interactivity.

Next season, the orchestra will replace KBC with Lollipops, a series for children and families at the Carpenter Theatre.