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 SophiaKim 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 by Christopher 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!”
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christopher Zimmerman will present a concert featuring violinist Chee-Yun in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in George Mason University Center for the Arts Concert Hall on February 2. The concert will also include Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2.
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 National Chamber Ensemble, led by Artistic Director Leonid Sushansky, will perform a concert titled The Romantics at Gunston Arts Center on February 9.The concert will feature works by Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Brahms, Saint-Saens and Dvorak.
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.
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.
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, conducted by Ulysses S. James, will perform concerts featuring Women Composers, incuding Fanny Mendelssohn's Overture in C at the Church of the Epiphany in DC on February 16 and at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia on February 17. The concerts will include Louise Farrenc's Symphony No. 3, op. 36, G minor and Clara Schumann's Piano Concerto, op.7, A minor with pianist Thomas Pandolfi.
The National Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert at Mount Vernon's Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium on February 5, February 26 & March 19.Visitors can learn about the history of Mount Vernon before enjoying intimate chamber music performed by members of the NSO. The concerts are followed by a reception of champagne and chocolates with the musicians.