The Richmond Symphony League will present “Autumn Allegro,” an event featuring performances by symphony ensembles, an arts and crafts auction and interviews with Valentina Peleggi, the orchestra’s new music director, and others, from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 on Facebook Live.
Valentina Peleggi conducts The Richmond Symphony in Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Richard Strauss’ “Metamorphosen” for 23 solo strings and Webern’s “Langsammer Satz” at 7 p.m. Nov. 13, 8 p.m. Nov. 14 and 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Carpenter Theatre of Dominion Energy Center, Sixth and Grace streets. Tickets: $10-$82 (seating limited); online stream of Nov. 14 concert: $20. . . . Chia-Hsuan Lin conducts the orchestra in live accompaniment of the animated holiday film “The Snowman,” with narration, in a LolliPops family program at 11 a.m. Nov. 28 at the Carpenter Theatre. Tickets: $10-$48 (seating limited); online stream: $10. Details: (800) 514-3849 (ETIX); http://www.richmondsymphony.com
Virginia Opera continues its Stayin’ Alive series, featuring a cast from its Emerging Artists roster, in a free curbside concert at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 on the lawn of Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St. . . . The company and the Norfolk Society for the Arts cosponsor a virtual lecture, “Opera’s Neglected Dimension: the Visual,” by Marc Scorca of OperaAmerica, at 11 a.m. Nov. 18. Details: http://norfolksocietyofarts.org/
Four members of Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra – violinists Deanna Lee Bien and Jing Qiao and cellists Eugena Chang and Britton Riley –perform in a free program of chamber works by Bartók, Glière, Joseph Boulogne (the Chevalier de Saint-Georges), Charles-Auguste de Bériot, David Popper and Jean-Baptiste Barrière at 5 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Kennedy Center’s River Pavilion, with patron seating on the lawn. Registration suggested. Details: (800) 444-1324; http://kennedy-center.org
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Due to the pandemic, other major local and regional performing troupes and presenters have scheduled no performances with audiences present through the end of the year. Several are presenting “virtual” online events, some ticketed, others free. Check with organizations and venues for details.