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Richard D. Spano Bio

Richard D. Spano and Ravi Shankar with the Virginia Arts Festival

Richard D. Spano and Ravi Shankar with the Virginia Arts Festival

My web-boss suggested I let you know where I’ve been these last 45 years so, here it is: it’s a long list but if you’re interested, read on ( click “read more”)
Richard D Spano
List of National and International Artists Productions I have been involved in Since 1967 Either as Producer, Promoter,Production Manager, Tour Manager,Student Coordinator Or Event Manager,,personally, or as an employee of
The Virginia Arts Festival, City Of New York
various other official organizations, and after 2009, As Senior Consultant and Production CEO for
Event Realization, Inc ( EVENT REALIZATION on FBOOK,
Listed in roughly chronological Order
Central Park Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert Series for TV (Production Assistant)
Jim Dawson
Jim Croce
TheBeach Boys
Boz Scaggs
Carly Simon-
Tina Turner with Ike Turner Review
Steve Miller Band
Simon and Garfunkel- Fordham University Concert Series
Harry Chapin
Tom Chapin
Dave Van Ronk
Flying Burrito Brothers
Gordon Lightfoot
The Association
Tim Buckley
Kenny Rankin
Curtis Mayfield
Brewer and Shipley
Norfolk Virginia’s Chrysler Museum Theater Concert Series, as promotor and technical director/sound
Randy Newman
Tom Rush
Eric Anderson
Fairport Convention (sound and production)
The Roches (S/P)
The Shakespeare By The Sea Festival 1983/84 -production, music composer, technical and sound design
John McCutcheon
Arlo Guthrie
Blind Boys of Alabama
As Production and Event Manager and Technical Director For The Virginia Arts Festival beginning in 2003 (events where I actively participated in pre-planning and production and PM onsite with Artist on event day:
Herbie Hancok w Virginia Symphony World Premiere
Itzak Perleman (2x)
Joshua Bell (2x)
Ravi Shankar
Yo Yo Ma
Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road
Anoushka Shankar
Cheryl Bentien
Manhattan Transfer
The Bavarian State Radio Orchestra/Maestro Lorin Maezel Conducting
Gary Burton
Chick Corea
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
The State Visit of HRH Prince Phillip of Great Britain to Norfolk (Royal Ballet Mini-Recital and luncheon)
The 2007 400th Anniversary of the Jamestown Colony- Virginia Symphony, Chorus,
POTUS George W Bush-3 day event featuring Bruce Hornsby, Ricky Skaggs, multiple Stages
The Crooked Road Festival and Concert Performance
Artuoro Sandoval and Orchestra (outdoors)
The Birmingham Royal Ballet (Sleeping Beauty)
The Czech State Ballet
The Bolshoi Ballet
The Russian Cossack Dancers
The Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra and Emmanuel Axe
The 1st “Flying Proms” International Air Show and Performance of the VA Symphony, Pungo
VA ARTS Festival Williamsburg at the Sunken Garden on the Campus of William and Mary (2003-2007) outdoor production seating 1500
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra at The Cavalier Beach Club (3x)
The Gene Krupa Orchestra at The Cavalier Beach Club
State Dance Company of Israel
Joanne Faletta conducting the VSO in Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” outdoors, with fireworks, Festival. Williamsburg
City Center at Oyster Point Summer Concert Series ( 2006-2011)
64 Chamber Music,Jazz and solo performances at multiple church and small theater halls, featuring international classical and virtuoso artists, including, Andre Michel-Shub, the Tokyo Quartet, Imani Winds, Academy of Ancient Music,Eroica Trio, Chanticleer, Cantus, Stanley Turrentine,
Gary Burton and Chick Corea
Shawn Colvin
Emy Lou Harris, Patti Griffin
Lang Lang
Van Cliburn
Liza Minnelli
Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion (2x)
NPR “Wait Wait,Dont Tell Me” Live
Ralph Stanley
The Bodeans
Kathy Mattea’s Christmas
The Vienna Boys Choir
Hampton Bay Days Entertainment Chairman and coordinator 2011-2014

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