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The Richmond Symphony will take the stage in Jarman Auditorium to perform its inspirational New World Symphony concert on Friday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will include pieces by Kaprálová, Brahms and Dvořák, and will feature soloists Daisuke Yamamoto on violin and Neal Cary on cello.
Yamamoto, known for his immense virtuosity and probing musicianship, has served as concertmaster of the Richmond Symphony since 2013. Cary has been principal cellist with the symphony since 1988, and has been praised for the tremendous amount of emotion and heart he brings to his performances.
The symphony will be conducted by Steven Smith, who is in his eighth season as music director of the Richmond Symphony and also is music director of the Grammy Award-winning Cleveland Chamber Symphony.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased through the Longwood Box Office (http://www.longwood.edu/boxoffice/). The first 200 Longwood students to reserve a ticket will be admitted free. To ensure availability, students should reserve tickets online or by calling (434) 395-2474.
The orchestra's performance is part of a partnership established by the late Dr. John Cook, a 1952 Longwood alumnus and benefactor of the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences.