Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Christopher Zimmerman will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto and Gershwin's Preludes for Clarinet and Strings with Ismail Lumanovski, clarinet, at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall on March 9. Bowen McCauley Dance Company will join the orchestra in performances of Eryilmaz's Concerto for Solo Wind Instrument, Piano, Percussion, Strings and Imaginery Folk Dancers and the composer's Dances of the Yogurt Maker.
Image below is courtesy of Bowen McCauley Dance Company
The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE) will present The Viennese Classicsat Gunston Arts Center on March 23. The program will include works by giants of the Classical Era: Haydn's Piano Trio No.39 in G Major "Gypsy", Mozart's Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 32 in B flat Major K. 454, and Beethoven's Piano Trio Op.70 "Ghost." The concert will feature artistic director/violinist Leo Sushansky, cellist Sean Nedlinger and pianist Carlos Cesar Rodriguez.
Images below: Leo Sushansky, Sean Neidlinger and Carlos Cesar Rodriguez.
George Washington Masonic National Memorial & Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, conducted by Ulysses S. James, will perform concerts featuring Women Composers, including 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.
Virginia Bronze, conducted by Brian Seemann, will present a concert titled “Disney On Bells” at George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria on March 10. The family-friendly concert will feature selections that will include music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Let It Go, Under the Sea, and many other Disney films.
Fairfax Choral Society and Fairfax County Public Schools will present Poetry of Music: Illuminate at Annandale United Methodist Church on March 19 The concert will examine "one of our most primal resources—light. Light that permeates darkness. Light that provides warmth. Light which allows us to see—not just in the physical realm, but in the mental and emotional—and perhaps another’s feelings or perspective, as well."
Choralis, conducted by Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann, will present a concert titled In Celebration of Life: Mozart and Fauré at The Falls Church Episcopal Church on March 9.The program will include Mozart’s Missa brevis in F major, K. 192, written when the composer was 18, and the Motet in D major, Ave verum Corpus, K. 618, which was written just five months before his death. The Fauré selection is Requiem in D minor, Op. 48, which was written shortly after his father’s death.
The City Choir of Washington, conducted by Artistic Director Robert Shafer, will perform a concert titled The Glory of France at Saint Luke Catholic Church in McLean on March 10.The program will feature works in the great tradition of French choral music, including the Messe Solennelle by Jean Langlais. The Choir will also perform the great Mass, Op. 60 by Washington, D.C. composer Russell Woollen, who was greatly inspired by the French tradition. Like Maestro Shafer, he was a student of Nadia Boulanger.
The National Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert at Mount Vernon's Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium on 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.