The Richmond Symphony is presenting the famous “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky this weekend in the Carpenter Theatre. The work came about when Mussorgsky visited a memorial exhibition of his friend Viktor Hartmann’s art works. It was originally a piano suite, but was later orchestrated. The most famous arrangement is by Maurice Ravel, which is the version you can hear this weekend.
The RSO’s Casual Friday series concert will feature a partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU. They will provide a combination of curated visual art and close-up, live video projections of the performance.
Yours in good music,
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