Events & Fundraising

We are always coming up with new and fun events to support the Richmond Symphony.  Here are a few highlights:

Designer House

Coming Soon...Richmond Symphony Orchestra League 2018 Designer House!  If you are a designer and would like to be included on the designer invitation list, please send your email and/or postal address to

Since 1984, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League has sponsored the Designer House every other year to raise money for the Richmond Symphony.  For each Designer House event, the RSOL selects a large host home for the event, and then invites local designers to compete for the opportunity to decorate one of the 20 to 30 spaces inside and outside the home.  The designers transform their spaces, donating their time and materials.

Designer House month-long event features daily general admission tours, an on-site Café and a Boutique where local artisans sell items like clothing, jewelry, accessories, home goods, stationery and crafts. Special events such as the Preview Gala and Thirsty Thursdays are offered and the Designer House venue is available for rental for private parties. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at

The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League 2016 Designer House was Pineapple Acre, designed by noted architect Courtenay S. Welton in 1929, in historic Ginter Park.  Watch here for details about our 2018 Designer House!

Wine Dinner

Julep's New Southern Cuisine

Chef Chany's Wine Pairing Dinner Series 2018
for the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League
to benefit the Richmond Symphony

Wednesday, March 14th
6:30 pm

Amuse Bouche
Goat Cheese and Jalapeño Crouquette
Mixed Berry Relish, Sweet Pepper Aioli
Le Calcinaie Vernacchia di San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy, 2016

First Course
Quenelles of Rockfish
Lobster Sauce, Tarragon, New Potatoes
Marcel Couturier Macon-Loche, Bourgogne, France, 2015

Second Course
Chicken Pappardelle
Braised Chicken Thigh, Nueske's Bacon, Oyster Mushroom, Pearl Onion
La Piane Maggiorina Rosso, Piemonte, Italy, 2015

Third Course
Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb
Yukon Gold Potato, Rosemary, Fig Burgundy
Chateau Camplazens La Clape Premium, Languedoc, France, 2012

Fourth Course
Raspberry Tart
Lemon Cremè, White Chocolate Tuille, Champagne Foam
Le Colture Cartizze Prosecco, Veneto, Italy, NV


Reservations Required, please call (804)377-3968
Ninety-Five Dollars Per Person
$25 will go to benefit the Richmond Symphony

The March Opening at the Crossroads Art Center

The Crossroads Art Center's goals are to exhibit the work of emerging and established artists from the mid-Atlantic region and to offer instruction and education in the visual arts.  At the March opening, RSOL provides wine, beer and other beverages, and the sale of these beverages is a fund raiser for our organization - all net proceeds benefit The Richmond Symphony.  This year's event will be held on March 16, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Crossroads Art Center, 2016 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230.

Kroger Community Rewards


We have a new way to easily contribute to the RSOL, without spending an extra dime.  Kroger, a top sponsor of our Designer Houses for several years, offers the opportunity through its Community Rewards Program.  The details below look long and complicated, but in reality the process is easy!

1.  Register online at
2.  Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.  If you do not have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
3.  Click on 'Sign In/Register'.
4.  If you are a new online customer, click on 'Sign Up Today' in the 'New Customer?' box.  If you are already an online customer, proceed to step 7.
5.  Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering your zip code, clicking on a favorite store, entering your email address, creating a password, and agreeing to the terms and conditions.
6.  You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
7.  Click on 'My Account' and use your email address and password to sign in.
8.  Click on 'Edit Kroger Community Rewards Information' and input your Kroger Plus card number.
9.  Update or confirm your information.
10. Enter our NPO number 81310 or Richmond Symphony Orchestra League.
11. To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization's name (Richmond Symphony Orchestra League) on the right side of your information page.
12.  REMEMBER, purchases will not count towards the RSOL until after you have registered your card.
13. If you use your phone number at the register, call 800-576-4377, and select 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
14. You must swipe your Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your account when shopping for each purchase to count.

Thank you for supporting the RSOL through the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

Amazon Smile Program


A really fast, easy way to support the RSOL is to use the AmazonSmile program, and it does not cost you anything!  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shipping features as  The feature we love:  a percentage of the purchase price of the items you buy is donated to the charity of your choice.  All you have to do is designate the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League as the charity of your choice and shop at AmazonSmile.  Every quarter, Amazon sends the proceeds to the RSOL.  So when you shop at Amazon, be sure to use the AmazonSmile website.

Here's the very simple way to sign up:

1.  Click this link to AmazonSmile.
2.  Click on 'Pick your own charitable organization' towards the right of the page.
3.  Type:  Richmond Symphony Orchestra League.
4.  A pop-up will appear that identifies Richmond Symphony Orchestra League, Richmond Virginia.
5.  Shop as usual.
Each time you shop at AmazonSmile, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League should pop up as your designated charity pick.

Thank you for supporting the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League through AmazonSmile!

An Evening of Note


Our fundraiser "An Evening of Note" took place on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Richmond Country ClubIt was a wonderful way to kick off the 2017 holiday season!  The event included an exclusive private concert by the Richmond Symphony Strings, as well as dancing to jazz music performed by the Richmond Symphony Jazz Quartet featuring Russell Wilson (piano), Desiree Roots (voice), Brian Caputo (drum set), and Jason Jenkins (bass).  Local artists painted scenes from the evening, which were included in the auction.  Many thanks to those who helped organize this event, to those who made donations, and to all who attended.  Proceeds benefit the Richmond Symphony.  Watch here for details regarding future events to help support our spectacular Symphony!

Champagne & Chocolates

The RSOL members and their guests participate in our fun and festive fundraising social event, Champagne & Chocolates. These are mini-concerts presented four times a year by the RSOL featuring Symphony ensembles and Concerto Competition winners in private home settings for between 30 to 100 guests. This is an opportunity to meet the musicians in a more informal manner. There is a small charge for the event which is a means of financial support for the Symphony. 

For more information, please contact the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League at

RSOL Day at the Great Big Greenhouse

The RSOL was at The Great Big Greenhouse (2051 Huguenot Road, Richmond, VA 23235) on November 18, 2017 for a fundraiser and to promote the Richmond Symphony.  This is a very successful fundraiser that is conducted in conjunction with an open house that the Great Big Greenhouse hosts to kick off the holiday season each year.  There are many ways to participate in this event including preparing and donating cookies, cakes, and treats for the bake sale ahead of time, setting up and selling the baked goods at the event, helping with the musical instrument petting zoo, and showing up to support the fundraiser by shopping.  It is an enjoyable way to share what the RSOL does to support the Richmond Symphony!  

The Great Big Greenhouse generously donates a portion of the gross sales for that day to the RSOL.

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