Be among the first to hear “The Fall of Richmond”

Composer Curt Sydnor will premiere his chamber symphony at free community event


A lithograph produced by Currier & Ives depicts the fall of Richmond in 1865.

Richmond-based composer Curt Sydnor will premiere the chamber symphony “The Fall of Richmond” on Sunday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at Gallery 5. The immersive musical event, hosted by Classical Revolution RVA, is free to attend.

On April 2-4, 1865, Confederate troops set fire to Richmond as they abandoned the city. Sydnor’s piece is an ode to the US Colored Troops regiment which led the Union army’s march into Richmond.

You can be among the first to hear the new composition, which will be conducted by Naima Burrs and performed by a nine-piece ensemble. During the symphony, the walls and backdrop of the gallery will be illuminated with photographs of the ruins of Richmond.

RSVP on Facebook to attend.

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