The Richmond Symphonic Winds will present a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Chester Presbyterian Church, 3424 West Hundred Rd.
The 40-member ensemble, under the direction of Iris Schwartz, consists of professional musicians, music educators, college professors, and other dedicated musicians from Richmond, Chesterfield and the Tri-Cities. Founded in August 1994, the Richmond Symphonic Winds presented its inaugural concert that October at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Over the years, numerous concerts been performed at various schools, churches, and historic places, as well as the Dogwood Dell.
The Spring Concert will feature music by American composers such as Samuel Barber, Claude Smith, and David Holsinger. The program will also include music from the opera “Schwanda the Bagpiper,” music based on the works of J. S. Bach, a tribute to Louis Armstrong, and a new piece composed by principal clarinetist Richard Schwartz called “Sanctus for Brass and Percussion.”
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected and distributed to local food ministries. For more information, please call (804) 520-1601 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.