Sunday, April 14, 2019
Pre-concert Ensemble: Trumpet Quartet
Since its 1795 première, Joseph Haydn’s 103rd Symphony, nicknamed The Drum Roll after the long ominous timpani roll with which it begins, remains a favorite of his impressive output of 104 symphonies. Brilliantly constructed, the four-movement work culminates in an unflagging, energetic finale based on a single theme and filled with drama and excitement. The program also includes Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterful Orchestral Suite No. 4 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 2.
See award-winning magic at the D.C. area’s best magic show of the year! Our 2019 show will feature illusionist Gustavo Raley, magical entertainer Jessica Jane, comedy juggler Niels Duinker, children’s entertainer Christopher T. Magician, and D.C.’s magician of the year Christophe Jelinkski. We’re also honored that our master of ceremonies will be the international president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, accomplished performer Michael Finney.
Tickets start at just $20 in advance for adults and $15 for children, a savings of 25% to 33%! At the door, ticket prices will be $5 higher.
Sunday, April 7, 2019
What makes a Big Band swing? Join the Marine Band’s “Big Band” as we explore the incredible world of Big Band Jazz in a program that is sure to leave your toes tapping and hearts pounding. This 50-minute concert is best suited for kids ages 6-12, but all are welcome. Following the performance, all children are invited to try their favorite instruments in our musical Petting Zoo.
James Ross, conductor
Marianna Prjevalskaya, piano
REZNICEK: Overture to Donna Diana
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 1″ Spring”
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
The ASO’s 2018-2019 season concludes in April, featuring Rachmaninoff’s famed Piano Concerto No. 3 with Robert Schumann’s poetic Symphony No. 1 “Spring.” Heralded as one of the most technically difficult concertos in the modern repertoire, its notoriety expanded in pop culture with the release of the 1996 film, Shine, loosely based on the life of pianist David Helfgott. By contrast, Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 “Spring” was an early work in the composer’s repertoire, inspired by German poetry and expanding on the composer’s early songs for voice and piano.