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April 29, 2014

Two special days with Richmond Symphony Orchestra

RICHMOND — The Richmond Symphony Orchestra (RSO) has two days of special treats in store for lovers of chocolate and music, May 3 and 4.

First, follow the Wayne County Chocolate Trail to the Richmond Rose Garden for free chocolates and an RSO Symphony Brass concert, 1-3 pm, Saturday May 3. Complete the weekend with the RSO’s “Broadway Comes to Richmond” pops concert May 4 at 3pm in Civic Hall Performing Arts Center.

Imagine sampling Wayne County’s Chocolate Trail delights from cake pops, candies and Killer Brownies to chocolate wine while listening to a special performance of by the Richmond Symphony Brass playing excerpts from West Side Story. It’s free to the public Saturday, May 3 from 1-3pm with the Symphony performance at 2 pm. The Chocolate Garden of taste and sound is made possible through a collaboration of the Richmond Rose Garden, Richmond Parks and Recreation Department, Wayne County Foundation and the RSO.

Wrap up the weekend of tastes and sounds at the RSO’s final concert of the season featuring favorite Broadway show tunes. The 3 pm Sunday performance will introduce tenor Tim King to the Richmond audience. King has appeared over 125 times with symphonies across the country. He was tenor soloist for more than 20 years with the acclaimed Cathedral of the Assumption Choir. The RSO Singers directed by Chris Rogan also will perform.

The performance is in Civic Hall Performing Arts Center at Richmond High School, 380 Hub Etchison Pkwy, Richmond.

It’s not too early to reserve seats for the Symphony’s Signature Event, Polka & Dots, May 31, 6 pm at the historic William G. Scott House or to reserve seats for the 2014-15 RSO season by calling 765-966-5181.

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