Shes got soul

“She’s Got Soul” with Capathia Jenkins

Vocalist Capathia Jenkins joins the RSO

Selections include:

Adele “Rolling in the Deep” 
Dolly Parton “I Will Always Love You”
Jim Weatherly “Midnight Train to Georgia”
Pharrell Williams “Happy”
Sade Adu & Rau St. John “Smooth Operator” 

The performance is approximately 95 minutes including a 20-minute intermission

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Prepare to be mesmerized as the symphony delves into the rich soulful tapestry of R&B alongside the dynamic vocal stylings of Capathia Jenkins. From heart-wrenching ballads like Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” to infectious grooves like “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Jim Weatherly, Capathia’s powerhouse vocals will leave you not only entranced but tapping into the very essence of the genre’s emotional depth and raw energy. 

Join us for an unforgettable fusion of orchestral grandeur and R&B styling, where the Richardson Symphony’s lush arrangements intertwine seamlessly with Jenkins’ rhythmic and soulful charm. Whether you’re a devoted fan of R&B or simply seeking an electrifying musical adventure, “She’s Got Soul” promises an evening of pure musical magic to uplift and inspire. 

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Capathia Jenkins, lead vocals

with backup vocals by Sydney Harper, Rajdulari, and Randy Chalmers


Capathia Jenkins, vocals
Capathia Jenkins, vocals

The Brooklyn-born and raised singer/actor, Capathia Jenkins, premiered her new show, She’s Got Soul, with the Houston Symphony in October 2022, with recent and upcoming performances including Cleveland Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Utah Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Asheville Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Tucson Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, Edmonton Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Wichita Symphony, Richardson Symphony, No Name Pops, Binghamton Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony, among others.

Ms. Jenkins starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She then starred in the Off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell, where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of ‘Turn Back, O Man’ which can still be heard on the original cast recording. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love and was critically acclaimed for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Ms. Jenkins then created the roles of ‘The Washing Machine’ in Caroline, Or Change and ‘Frieda May’ in Martin Short-Fame Becomes Me where she sang ‘Stop the Show’ and brought the house down every night.  In 2007 she went back to Off-Broadway and starred in (mis) Understanding Mammy-The Hattie McDaniel Story for which she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She was also seen in Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore.

An active concert artist, Ms. Jenkins has appeared with numerous orchestras around the world including the Cleveland Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony (with Marvin Hamlisch), National Symphony, Cincinnati Pops (with John Morris Russell), Philly Pops, San Francisco Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Utah Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, San Diego Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and many others.  She was also a soloist with the Festival Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic multiple times.  Capathia had the great honor of performing in the ‘Broadway Ambassadors to Cuba’ concert as part of the Festival De Teatro De La Habana. She will be returning to Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops for Get Happy: That Nelson Riddle Sound and also sang in a Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch at the Library of Congress.

Her Television credits include 30 Rock, the Practice, Law & Order SVU, the Sopranos, Law & Order, as well as on her critically acclaimed CD Phenomenal Woman with Louis Rosen and her most recent single, ‘I am Strong’. She can be seen in the film ‘Musical Chairs’ directed by Susan Seidelman. Ms. Jenkins was also seen in The Wiz in a live performance on NBC.  She can be heard on the following film soundtracks: Nine, Chicago, Legally Blonde 2.

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Richardson Symphony Orchestra

Just north of Dallas and nestled in the vibrant city of Richardson, Texas, the Richardson Symphony Orchestra (RSO) embodies the essence of what it means to be a regional symphony orchestra. Led by Maestro Clay Couturiaux, the RSO’s journey is a testament to unwavering dedication and musical excellence.

Since its founding in 1961, the RSO has remained steadfast in its mission to enrich lives through the transformative power of music. From enchanting renditions of classical staples to daring explorations of contemporary works, the orchestra’s repertoire mirrors the rich tapestry of human emotion and experience.

The symphony has captivated audiences with electrifying performances, seamlessly blending precision and passion. Under Maestro Couturiaux’s guidance, each note resonates with soul-stirring depth, leaving listeners enraptured.

Beyond the concert hall, the RSO is a beacon of community engagement, nurturing young talent and enriching lives through the transformative power of music. With every crescendo, the orchestra reaffirms its status as a cultural gem, enriching the tapestry of the city of Richardson and beyond with symphonic splendor.

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Feb 01 2025


7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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Charles W. Eisemann Center
2351 Performance Drive Richardson, Texas 75082
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