Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, conducted by James Ross, with Berta Rojas, guitar, will present a concert titled String Serenade at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center on February 15 & 16. The concert will include Mozart's Serenata Notturna, Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Guitar Concerto No. 1, Florence Price's Andante Moderato from String Quartet in G major (arr. J. Ross) and Schubert's Symphony No. 5.
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, conducted Ulysses S. James, will perform Beethoven's Emperor Concerto, with locally renowned pianist John Sutherland Earle, at Alexandria - Masonic Memorial on February 9 and at Oakton UUCF on February 16. The program will also feature Anthony Iannaccone's Symphony No. 3, Night Rivers.
The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, conducted by Ulysses S. James, (pictured below) will perform Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto with pianist Thomas Pandolfi at the Masonic Memorial in Alexandria on March 29 and at Oakton - UUCH on April 5. The program will include Nineteenth century German composer Emilie Mayer’s third symphony, with its contrasting Viennese styles, rich textures, and overall brilliance.
The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE), led by Leo Sushansky, and the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia will present Swingin’ Sweethearts Day, Valentine's Tribute To Benny Goodman at Gunston Arts Center on February 15. The concert will feature clarinetist Julian Milkis, who was Goodman's only student and renowned protege. He will perform some of his mentor's most popular jazz and classical compositions with the NCE.
The National Chamber Ensemble, conducted by Leonid Sushansky, artistic director, will present a concert titled Remarkable Four Seasons of Vivaldi at Gunston Arts Center on March 21. The concert will feature "humorous demonstrations, spectacular multimedia and reading of the sonnets as it tells the story of the most popular composition of Antonio Vivaldi through words, images and music simultaneously."
Washington Bach Consort will present Bach on the Lute: Nigel North – “a magical evening from the instrument of Orpheus – at Live at 10th & G in D.C. on February 28 and at Virginia Theological Seminary on February 29. Nigel North is acknowledged by critics in the US and abroad to be the foremost interpreter of Bach on the lute.
Choralis’s chamber choir, Ēchos, led by Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann, will perform a concert titled Jewels in the Choral Crown at The Falls Church Episcopal Church on February 9 (The Snow Date is February 23). The concert will feature the world’s great repertoire of a cappella music and other gems. The audience “can discover some ‘best kept secrets’ as well — from the treasury of English church music, works from the Protestant Reformation and Italian Renaissance, and the storehouse of 18th and 19th century German and Austrian music.”
Choralis, led by Gretchen Kuhrmann, artistic director, with the Children's Chorus of Washington, led by Margaret Nomura Clark, artistic director, will perform a concert titled Move Him Into the Sun at Falls Church Episcopal on March 22. To read more about The Children's Chorus, visit www.childrenschorusdc.org
George Mason University Center for the Performing Arts
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Zimmerman, Music Director, (pictured below) will present Beethoven at 250: "Soulmates" at George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall on March 14. The concert will feature French pianist Philippe Bianconi, in a performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2. The program will also feature highlights from Beethoven's most popular symphonies, including No. 5, No. 7, and No.3 "Eroica."
City Choir of Washington will perform Duruflé's Requiem at Saint Luke Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia on March 15. The City Choir will be joined by the West Springfield (VA) High School Madrigals, directed by Dustin Brandt, and the Shenandoah University Cantus Singers directed by Dr. Karen Keating.
The Thirteen will perform concerts titled Mysticin March. The concerts will explore humanity’s search for the divine across time and space with nearly a millennium of music, featuring the German composer Hildegard von Bingen, Spanish composers Victoria and Lobo, Estonian minimalist Arvo Pärt, and contemporary American composer Mason Bates. The concerts will be performed on:
March 6 at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria
March 7 at Live at 10th & G\First Congregational U.C.C. in D.C.