Renegade Orchestra returning to Riggers Loft

Renegade Orchestra returns to Riggers Loft
Renegade Orchestra (Photo courtesy of the Renegade Orchestra)

By Kathy Chouteau

The Renegade Orchestra—an 18-piece ensemble that throws out “all the old conventions of a quiet, sleepy, stuffy show of musicians”—is returning to Richmond’s Riggers Loft Sat., March 5 at 7 p.m. The orchestra previously appeared at the waterfront winery and cidery last November.

Tickets to the March show are $20 and can be purchased here.

According to orchestra representatives, audience members can expect virtuosic orchestra musicians with a “hard drivin’ rhythm section” performing works from an eclectic mix of composers including Nina Simone, Miles Davis, the Mamas and the Papas and Donna Summer.

Conductor Jason Eckl said that the music they’ll be performing “pushes a lot of boundaries with what an orchestra can do,” yet is familiar and more “toe-tappin’ rock and roll than you normally find with an orchestral setting.”

Cellist Rebecca Roudman also weighed in, noting that they “love the classical traditions, but now it’s time to let our hair down.”

Riggers Loft is located on the Richmond waterfront at 1325 Canal Blvd. For more info, or to purchase tickets to the performance, click here. Learn more about Renegade Orchestra here.