2020-2021 Main Series Guide

 

 

 

 

 

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PROGRAM 1: BEETHOVEN’S NINTH
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
James Ross, conductor
Alexandria Choral Society
Students from ASO Sympatico
NSO Horns: Abel Pereira,Laurel Bennert Ohlson, Markus Osterlund, James Nickel

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 “Choral”
Brian Prechtl: Tribute (ASO commission)*
Schumann: Konzertstück** (featuring the French Horn section of the National Symphony Orchestra)

*Commissioned by Classical Movement’s Eric Daniel Helms New Music Program for the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra and ASO Sympatico
** Will only be performed on the Sunday 10/4 concert

PROGRAM 2: PICTURES at an EXHIBITION
Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Partnership with the Alexandria Film Festival
James Ross, conductor

Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Clouds
Aaron Copland: John Henry and Our Town
William Grant Still: Manhattan Skyline (from American Sketches)
Charles Ives: Housatonic at Stockbridge (from Three Places in New England)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

PROGRAM 3: HOME for the HOLIDAYS
Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
featuring Alexandria Choral Society and BalletNOVA
James Ross, conductor

PROGRAM 4:  RACHMANINOV RHAPSODY
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
James Ross, conductor
Sara Daneshpour, piano

Sibelius: Finlandia
Beethoven: String Quartet, Op. 131 (arranged for string orchestra)
George Walker: Lyric For Strings
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

PROGRAM 5: BARBER & BRAHMS
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
James Ross, conductor
Dylana Jenson, violin

Guido López-Gavilán: Mojito con Saoco
Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
Brahms: Symphony No. 1