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Beethoven’s Ninth

All Hearts vie for Joy!

Saturday, October 1, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
Schlesinger Concert Hall
Sunday, October 2, 2022 • 3:00 p.m.
Schlesinger Concert Hall

Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia creates a heavenly atmosphere with translucent strings, preparing the audience for the transcendent experience of Beethoven’s final symphony; his Ode to Joy fills the concert hall with uplifting voices, unifying and inspiring. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith’s new English text brings relevance for today.

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS       Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
BEETHOVEN                            Symphony No. 9 “Ode to Joy”

Scheherazade

Afghan Days, Arabian Nights

Saturday, November 12, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
Schlesinger Concert Hall
Sunday, November 13, 2022 • 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Masonic Memorial

Rimsky-Korsakov’s popular poetic telling of four tales from Arabian Nights has awed symphony audiences for 150 years. Newly arrived members of the Alexandria community share the rhythms and voices of their native Afghanistan.

JOHN WILLIAMS                   Adventures On Earth
DINUK WIJERATNE            Tabla Concerto
AHMAD ZAHIR                      Farwardin and Zindegi Akhair Sarayat
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV         Scheherazade

Home for the Holidays

Jingle!

Saturday, December 17, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
Schlesinger Concert Hall
Sunday, December 18, 2022 • 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Masonic Memorial

Traditional holiday fare with some exciting surprises! ASO welcomes soprano Helena Colindres. Music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah, holiday favorites, a sing-along and more!

Haydn, Mozart & Barber’s Adagio

Banner

Saturday, February 11, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
Schlesinger Concert Hall
Sunday, February 12, 2023 • 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Masonic Memorial

Samuel Barber’s beloved Adagio for Strings expresses tragedy and pain, resolving in peaceful rest. Haydn’s last and greatest symphony and Montgomery’s Banner will inspire. The American premiere of a newly completed work of Mozart rounds out this elegant classical program.

MONTGOMERY           Banner
MOZART                           Sinfonia Concertante (American Premiere)
BARBER                             Adagio for Strings
HAYDN                               Symphony No. 104 in D “London”

Rite of Spring & Grieg Concerto

Awaken

Saturday, April 15, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
Schlesinger Concert Hall

Maestro Ross pairs two of symphonic music’s most popular works: Grieg’s lyrical, passionate piano concerto with Georgian pianist Natalia Kazaryan, and Stravinsky’s brutal, breathtaking ballet Rite of Spring. Cuban composer Guido Lòpez-Gavilàn’s spicy musical take on Hemingway’s favorite cocktail will have you ready to party!

LÒPEZ-GAVILÀN              Mojito con saoco
GRIEG                                       Concerto for Piano
STRAVINSKY                       Rite of Spring