Monday, April 25, 2011

Stravinsky for Freedom House

A cast of present and former Richmond Symphony musicians and guests will perform Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” in a concert benefitting Freedom House at 7 p.m. May 2 in Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court, on the Westhampton campus of the University of Richmond.

Performers include violinist Karen Johnson, former concertmaster of the symphony; double-bassist Fred Dole; clarinetist Ralph Skiano; bassoonist Sue Heineman; cornet player Matthew Harding; trombonist Samuel Barlow; percussionist Jim Jacobson; and narrator Nick Anderson. Gustav Highstein, the symphony’s principal oboist, will conduct.

Suggested donation is $7. Proceeds will support Freedom House, which provides services to Richmond’s homeless.

For more information, call (540) 223-3003 or e-mail