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The Richmond Symphony Celebrates Their 60th Anniversary

Joshua Bell and Yesong Sophie LeeThe Richmond Symphony is celebrating their 60th Anniversary with several events throughout the concert season. The official date of the anniversary is tomorrow (Saturday, October 28th) and the symphony is celebrating by collaborating with the fabulous group Time for Three.

We at 88.9 WCVE were thrilled to partner with the orchestra to present their season opening gala live on the radio and online. Superstar violinist Joshua Bell was the special guest soloist, joined by 13-year old violin prodigy Yesong Sophie Lee. During intermission, I spoke with the artists and you can hear those interviews above:

  • Joshua Bell talks about his career as a violinist and conductor, and his collaboration with the Richmond Symphony
  • Yesong Sophie Lee chats about her life as an extremely talented young musician
  • Music Director Steven Smith explains the works on the opening program and the upcoming concert season