Friday, May 17, 2019
The U.S. Army Orchestra presents “Musical Journeys” featuring the 2019 Young Artist Competition Winner.
Musical Journeys and the pursuit of excellence: Join us on a voyage that begins with a spark of initial interest and travels a path of increased dedication, commitment and hard work. We are proud to feature the young musicians who participated in the 2019 U.S. Army Orchestra Young Artist Competition.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Roman Rabinovich will give a pre-concert lecture from 1:15-1:45 p.m.
This conductorless concert will highlight great works by composers at both the beginning and ending of their musical journeys. Washingtonian Alistair Coleman is a young composer at the beginning of a promising career. Meanwhile, Grieg’s String Quartet No. 1 was his first and final string quartet, but is full of style and texture, almost like a symphony, and Beethoven’s Emperor piano concerto was his final work for piano and his most musically evolved. To perform the virtuosic work, guest piano soloist Roman Rabinovich will join the orchestra for this special program.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
Tickets: $10 general admission
Glenn Quader, AYSO conductor
J.D. Anderson, AYCO conductor
American Youth Concert Orchestra
WEBER: Euryanthe Overture
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3, in G Major. K. 216, Allegro
Sophia Go, Concerto Competition Winner
DEL BORGO: Do not go gently into that good night .
BORODIN/ISAAC: Symphony No. 2, mvmt. 1
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV/ISAAC: Fandango and Alborada
American Youth Symphonic Orchestra
BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide .
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1, in g minor, Op. 26,
Finale: Allegro energico Audrey Goodner, Concerto Competition Winner
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 “Little Russian”
Saturday, May 4, 2019
The United States Navy Concert Band, the premier wind ensemble of the U.S. Navy, presents a wide array of marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing public concerts and participating in high-profile events for over 85 years.
Collaboration with celebrities has become a hallmark for the Concert Band. The band was featured with Arthur Godfrey of NBC radio fame in 1927. Gene Kelly was guest star for the first episode of “The Navy Hour” radio program in 1945, which the band produced for an astounding 23 years. More recently, the band featured guest artists Tony Curtis and Gregory Peck. In 2002, the band was filmed performing “America the Beautiful;” the performance was broadcast by the NFL prior to each game during opening week.
In addition to national concert tours and an extensive local concert season, the Concert Band has been featured internationally at military tattoos and festivals in Oslo, Stockholm and Quebec City. In 1996, the band was honored to participate in the 300th Anniversary of the Russian Fleet in St. Petersburg and in The Baltic International Festival of the Fleets in Kaliningrad, Russia.
Recognized as one of the finest wind ensembles in the world, the Concert Band is in constant demand by the nation’s foremost musical education organizations, such as the American Bandmasters Association and The Midwest Clinic.
Friday, May 3, 2019
The NOVA Alexandria Music Department invites you to attend, an “American Composers” Concert on Friday, May 3rd, at 8pm. This event will feature the NOVA Alexandria Band, NOVA Chorus, and NOVA Nighthawks Jazz Ensemble. Come to the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall at the Alexandria Campus to enjoy a night of music by American Composers.
No tickets required. Donations will be accepted to benefit the music department. Parking is free in the Beauregard Street parking garage.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Doors open at 5:00pm
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.
Saturday, April 13, 2019
6:00pm Close up magic in the lobby
7:00pm Stage show
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.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
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.