Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will present a Winter Recital on December 19 at Metro Stage in Alexandria.Three ASO musicians who are sponsored by the Adopt a Chair program will offer an evening of music and conversation. A variety of solos from the classical tradition will be performed by Kathy Ceasar-Spall (oboe), Kathy Mulcahy (clarinet) and Jihea Choi (cello), accompanied by pianist Sophia Kim Cook.
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director James Ross, will present an evening of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertosat St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria on January 11. They will perform concertos No. 2, 4 and 5, with principals from the ASO featured as soloists.
The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, led byChristopher Zimmerman, will perform Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, with The Fairfax Ballet, on December 16 atGeorge Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall. The concert will feature “a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice. It’s the perfect holiday treat for the entire family!”
The New Dominion Chorale, led by Thomas Beveridge, will present Gloria in Excelsis Deo, including Giacomo Puccini's Messa di Gloria and Johann Christoff Bach's The Childhood of Jesus, at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria on December 2. The concert will include Carols for Singers and Orchestra. The soloists will include Internationally-acclaimed tenor Issachah Savage and Jennie Anne Flory, Mezzo-soprano, Aaron Tucker, Tenor, Andre Darvasan-Stanciu, Baritone and Bob McDonald, Bass-baritone.
The National Chamber Ensemble, directed by Leo Sushansky, will perform a concert titledHoliday Time Warp atUnitarian Universalist Church of Arlingtonon December 15. The holiday concert will bring classical masterpieces and holiday favorites together for the whole family.
The Outstanding Young Artist Achievement Award - string competition winnerwill perform. The Concert will conclude with aCarols Sing-Alongto get everyone in the holiday spirit!
The Choral Arts Society of Washington, led by Scott Tucker, will present A Family Christmas in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria on December 22.The Chorus will be joined by special guests Santa, Frosty and Rudolph. The concert will also be performed at The Kennedy Center on December 24.
Choralis, led by Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann, will perform A Classic Brass Christmas with the Classical Brass Quintet and Ēchos chamber choir at The Church of the Epiphanyin DC on December 7 and at Providence Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, VA on December 8. The performances will feature a candlelight processional and an audience sing-along of favorite carols.
Gretchen Kuhrmann by Don Lassell
The Thirteen will perform a concert titled another match lighted on December 14 at Virginia Theological Seminary,
December 15 at Church of the Epiphany in DC
December 16 at Bradley Hills Church in Bethesda, MD.
The concert will feature favorite holiday carols.
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Virginia Bronze, conducted by Brian Seemann, has concerts planned on December 15 at Clarendon UMC in Arlington, VA; December 16 at George Washington Masonic National Memorial; and December 31 at First Night Alexandria.
The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, conducted by Ulysses S. James, will perform Robert Tindle's At Sixty Miles an Hour: Concerto for Bass Trombone featuring Adam Stokes; Jennifer Higdon's All Things Majestic and more at The Church of the Epiphany in DC on December 8. The concert will also be performed at George Washington Masonic National Memorial on December 9. Visit www.wmpamusic.org/
Ulysses S. James
The Washington Mens Camerata will perform Christmas with the Camerata, featuring perennial holiday classics, along with new and inventive arrangements of favorite songs of the season on:
December 1 at Fairlington United Methodist Church in Alexandria VA; December 2 at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD and on December 9 at The Church of the Epiphany, in DC.