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Tchaikovsky’s 4th & Brahms Violin
ASO at 80-oh!

Saturday, September 30, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Sunday, October 1, 2023 • 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Masonic Memorial
Elissa Lee Koljonen, violin

Brahms’ violin concerto soars with lyricism and virtuosity– soloist Elissa Koljonen brings it to life. Lester Green kicks off the ASO at 80 celebration with flair. Tchaikovsky’s dramatic symphony concludes a powerful season opener.

LESTER GREEN                          Toast (ASO at 80)
QUINN MASON                        Toast of the Town (2020)

JOHANNES BRAHMS            Violin Concerto
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY         Symphony No. 4

New World Symphony
Going Home

Saturday, November 4, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Sunday, November 5, 2023 • 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Masonic Memorial
Stephen Seifert, mountain dulcimer

Sweet tones of Appalachia imbue Conni Ellisor’s concerto for mountain dulcimer. America’s beauty and diversity inspired Czech composer Antonín Dvorák’s New World Symphony.

DAWN AVERY                        Tsenacomoco (ASO at 80)
MARGARET BONDS           Montgomery Variations

CONNI ELLISOR                    Blackberry Winter
ANTONÍN DVORÁK           Symphony No. 9

Celebrate the Season
Holiday with a Twist!

Saturday, December 16, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Sunday, December 17, 2023 • 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Masonic Memorial

Enjoy this celebration of the season with traditional fare mixed with jazz baritone Joshua Banbury and Alexandria resident and world whistling champion Chris Ullman!

Mozart Requiem & Copland
Do Not Go Gentle

Saturday, February 10, 2024 • 7:30 p.m.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Sunday, February 11, 2024 • 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Masonic Memorial
Guest Chorus: Cantate, Victoria Gau, Director

Mozart’s final work has touched the souls of generations of music lovers. Aaron Copland’s ballet Appalachian Spring helped bring about a truly American musical style of beauty and simplicity.

MILAD YOUSUFI                  Aurora (ASO at 80)
AARON COPLAND             Appalachian Spring
ANNA CLYNE                          Sound and Fury (2017)
W.A. MOZART                        Requiem in D minor, K. 626

On the Town & Shostakovich 5
Shuffle and Deal

Saturday, April 20, 2024 • 7:30 p.m.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Sunday, April 21, 2024 • 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Masonic Memorial
Aldo López-Gavilán, piano

Leonard Bernstein’s dances from On the Town will make you want to move! Pianist/composer Aldo López-Gavilán brings Cuban spice to his concerto. Shostakovich’s iconic symphony is a triumph of the human spirit.

JORGE AMADO                             Alexandria Shuffle (ASO at 80)
LEONARD BERNSTEIN             Three Dance Episodes from On the Town
ALDO LÓPEZ-GAVILÁN           Emporium (2019)
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH       Symphony No. 5