Symphony Pops Series concert

Guest artist Rex Richardson and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra salute the smooth, seductive sound of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Enjoy a night of jazz standards along with  the exciting debut of a new work composed by Trey Pollard of Richmond’s Spacebomb Records. 
April 23rd, 2022 - 8:00 pm
Dominion Energy Center
600 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA
Photo by Noah Mendoza

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Rex Richardson’s Symphony Pops concert this weekend is a rare chance to see the RVA-based trumpet virtuoso the way the rest of the world typically sees him: As a soloist fronting an orchestral ensemble. His global reputation makes him a lighthouse talent for the more

What do you do when a brilliant jazz guitarist writes you a trumpet concerto? You PRACTICE! Here's the opening solo trumpet licks from Trey Pollard's amazing new concerto, called "The More They Stay the Same." We're doing the world premiere with the fabulous Richmond Symphony on April 23rd! This is a raw practice video, with an iPhone mic in a dead room, complete with mistakes. Still working pretty slowly on these passages before sorting out the accelerandos.


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