Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, led by Guest Conductor José-Luis Novo, will present a concert featuring music by Debussy & Sibelius at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center on February 10 and at the George Washington Masonic Memorial on February 11. The program will also include Verdi’s Overture to his opera titled Nabucco.
Choralis will present a Chamber Ensemble Performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiahat Saint Luke Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia on March 11. The ensemble will be joined by winners of the Choralis 2017 Young Artist Competition and the chamber orchestra.
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, directed by Christopher Zimmermann, with the Fairfax Choral Society & the Music & Arts Chorus, will perform Mozart’s Requiem at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on March 10.The program will also include Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2, with violin master Ilya Kaler.
The Fairfax Choral Society Da Capo & Lyric Youth Choruses will perform a concert titled Harmonious Art: Songs of the Emerald Isleat Annandale United Methodist Church on March 17. The Choral Society will be partnered with Fairfax County Public Schools’ art program and will feature the artwork of local students.
The Fairfax Choral Society Master Singers|Concert Choir|Treble Choirs will perform a concert titled Poetry of Music: Many Lands, One Songat Annandale United Methodist Church in Annandaleon March 20.The focus will be on ”the many languages, beliefs, and backgrounds of this amazing world that we live in today.”
The National Chamber Ensemble will present a concert titled The Romantic Violin for Two at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington on February 10.The concert will feature “gorgeous music for a unique duo of two violins and piano. Artistic director/violinist Leo Sushansky and Washington National Opera violinist Najin Kim will be joined by piano virtuoso Carlos Cesar Rodriguez.” The program will feature music by Mozart, Moszkowsky, Paganini and more.
The National Chamber Ensemble will present Strings Fever:Brahms andMendelssohnat Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington on March 24. The program will include Brahms's String Sextet No. 2 & Mendelssohn's Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20.
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, conducted by Ulysses S. James, will introduce three outstanding works by American composers at the Church of the Epiphany in DC on February 11. The concert will also be performed at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, VA on February 18. The program will feature William Grant Still’s Symphony No 4a WMP premiere of local composer Mark Edwards Wilson’s Piano Concerto, with acclaimed pianist Thomas Pandolfi. The program will also include a piece by this year’s WMPA Composition Competition Winner.
Image below: Pianist Thomas Pandolfi - Photo by Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Zimmerman, will present a concert in the George Mason University Center for the Arts on February 3.The program will feature Korean violinist In Mo Yang in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. The program will also include Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture & Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet excerpts, featuring the 2018 Fairfax County All-Stars Youth Orchestra. The talented musicians “receive mentoring and coaching from FSO musicians leading up to the concert and are Fairfax County's dynamic music ambassadors.”
Signature Theatre will produce the world premiere of the new musical Light Yearsby Robbie Schaefer, directed by Eric Schaeffer, February 6-March 4.The acclaimed folk-rock band Eddie from Ohio’s Robbie Schaefer launched his album titled Sounds Like Home – Songs from The Musical Light Years at Signature Theatre on December 11. At the launch, Robbie will perform songs from and discuss his world premiere musical, which is “a deeply personal tale of immigration and his cherished bond with his father.” The musical follows Robbie “from his childhood in India to the joys and struggles of growing up, pursuing his passion and raising a family.”
Members of The National Symphony Orchestra will perform chamber music concertsin the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium at Mount Vernon on January 30, February 27 & March 20.The three-part series “is designed to both entertain and educate through history and music.” The concerts will be prefaced by a brief piece of Mount Vernon history and will be followed by a reception of champagne & chocolates with the musicians.
Virginia Bronze will perform a concert, led by guest conductor Debbie Rice, at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria on March 18. Ms. Rice is a clinician and conductor in handbells, chimes, choral music and voice throughout USA and other parts of the world.