Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, led by Guest Conductor Nicholas Hersh, will present a program of music by Bach, Brahms & Piazzolla at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall on April 7 & at the George Washington Masonic Memorial on April 8. The orchestra will perform C.P.E. Bach’s Symphony in E-flat Major, Piazzolla’s Tangazo: Variations on Buenos Aires &Brahms’s Symphony No. 2.
Cathedra, an ensemble led by Maestro Michael McCarthy, will perform a concert at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Arlington on April 15.The ensemble of professional singers and instrumentalists, is dedicated to bringing the highest form of musical expression to music from across the ages. Cathedra is resident at Washington National Cathedral.
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Zimmerman, will present a concert titled Connections Through Time in the George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall on April 21.The program will feature pianist Simone Dinnerstein in a performance of the regional premiere of Glass’s Piano Concerto No. 3, which the composer wrote for her. The concert will also include Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058; Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis & Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings.
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 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.
The New Dominion Chorale & orchestra, led by Artistic Director Thomas Beveridge, will present Sacred Music of W.A. Mozart at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center on April 22. The program will feature the composer’s Requiem Mass, K. 626; Veni, Sancte Spiritus, K. 47; Landate Dominum (from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339); Alleluia (from "Exsultate, Jubilate" K. 165) and Regina Coeli, K. 276.
Members of The National Symphony Orchestra will perform achamber music concertin the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium at Mount Vernon on March 20.The concert “is designed to both entertain and educate through history and music.” The concerts will be prefaced by a brief talk about Mount Vernon history and will be followed by a reception of champagne & chocolates with the musicians.
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, conducted by Ulysses S. James, will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5at Church of the Epiphany in DC on April 15 and at George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria on April 22.The concert will also include American composer Anthony Iannaccone’s Divertimento for Orchestra. The latter composition is based on a tune in Boccherini’s Menuet, & is “an essay in free variation and thematic metamorphosis, combining a lullaby, a dance and the Menuet tune.”