Richmond Symphony Chorus auditions

The Richmond Symphony, led by Erin Freeman, will hold auditions for tenors and basses from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Epiphany Lutheran Church, Horsepen Road at Monument Avenue.

In the coming season, the chorus will sing in Brahms’ “A German Requiem,” Handel’s “Messiah,” the “Let it Snow!” holiday pops program, Bizet’s “Carmen,” and, in a concert in conjunction with the University of Richmond’s Tucker-Boatwright Festival, works by Debussy and Reena Esmail.

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Letter V Classical Radio Aug. 1

1-5 p.m. EDT
1700-2100 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Rossini: “La gazza ladra” (“The Thieving Magpie”) Overture
Filarmonica della Scala, Milan/Riccardo Chailly

Rodrigo: “Fantasia para un gentilhombre”
(arrangement by James Galway)
James Galway, flute
Philharmonia Orchestra/Eduardo Mata
(RCA Red Seal)

Richard Strauss: “Der Rosenkavalier” Suite
(arrangement by Artur Rodzinski)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra/Manfred Honeck
(Reference Recordings)

Dukas: “Villanelle”
David Jolley, French horn
Samuel Sanders, piano

Schubert: Quartet in D minor, D. 810 (“Death and the Maiden”)
Alban Berg Quartet
(EMI Classics)

Janáček: Violin Concerto (“The Wandering of a Little Soul”)
Josef Špaček, violin
Czech Philharmonic/Jiří Bělohlávek

Past Masters:
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major
Joan Carlyle, soprano
London Symphony Orchestra/Benjamin Britten
(BBC Music)
(recorded 1961)

Past Masters:
Ravel: “Menuet antique”
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
(Deutsche Grammophon)
(recorded 1974)

Nielsen: Symphony No. 3 (“Sinfonia espansiva”)
Danish National Orchestra/Sixten Ehrling

Beethoven: Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110
Menahem Pressler, piano