Next Saturday, the Richmond Symphony presents our third LolliPops concert of the 2019-20 season:
It’s a Symphony Sing-A-Long
Chia-Hsuan Lin, conductor
Sarah Kate Walston, soloist
Saturday, January 25, 2020
10 am: Pre-concert Festival
11 am: Concert
Dominion Energy Center, Richmond
Purchase tickets here on the Richmond Symphony website.
Like all Richmond Symphony LolliPops Concerts. our Symphony Sing-A-Long is a two-hour event beginning with a robust assortment of family activities beginning with the Pre-Concert Festival at 10 am in Dominion Energy Center’s Rhythm Hall, adjacent to the Carpenter Theatre. Saturday’s pre-concert activities include:
- Instrument Petting Zoo from Music & Arts
- Face painting
- Sing along with the Greater Richmond Children’s Choir
- Puppet creation with Puppets Off Broad Street
- Make a microphone craft with Children’s Museum of Richmond
- Maracas from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (Pre-Concert Festival Sponsor)
- Activities and give-away activities from Atlantic Union Bank (Concert Sponsor), PBS Kids, SOAR365, and Richmond Family Magazine
- Photo booth & badge earning activities for Girl Scouts
The pre-concert festival is always an exciting opportunity for hands-on activities by kids of all ages. The activities enhance the concert experience by children having explored the instruments and Sing-A-Long theme before entering the concert hall.
~ Kristen Allegood, Community Partnerships Manager
This LolliPops concert is a special opportunity for families to sing a variety of favorites together – with the Richmond Symphony as accompanist! This unique concert experience will be led by our beloved Associate Conductor Chia-Hsuan Lin and special guest soloist Sarah Kate Walston.
As a singing mother of a four year old, I firmly believe in the power of music to spark creativity, imagination and a deeper sense of wonder about the world. This Lollipops program, in particular, pairs music that is familiar and comfortable to children, with the tremendous talent and experience that is the Richmond Symphony. What a thrill for my daughter to hear Moana with an orchestra. I can’t wait!
~ Sarah Kate Walston
Featured selections for our symphonic singalong include Do, Re, Mi from The Sound of Music; Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz; Old MacDonald Had a Farm; Take Me Out To The Ball Game; America the Beautiful; Happy by Pharrell Williams; and much, much more. In addition, this concert features a performance by the Richmond Symphony League‘s 50th annual Concerto Competition winner, 15 year old Kayleigh Kim, who will perform the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s majestic Violin Concerto with the Richmond Symphony.
I’m really excited for this concert, the opportunity to share some of the music I’ve loved since I was a child, and to spread the love of music itself with young listeners.
~ Chia-Hsuan Lin, Associate Conductor