ASO Welcomes Guest Conductor Maestra Victoria Gau

Posted Sep 25, 2014 | ASO News, Press Releases, 

Victoria Gau, guest conductor

Victoria Gau, guest conductor

Alexandria, VAMaestra Victoria Gau, Associate Conductor of the National Philharmonic and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Capital City Symphony, will conduct the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert on Saturday, September 27 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria. Due to a severe ear infection, ASO Music Director and Conductor Kim Allen Kluge will be unavailable to conduct as he recovers at home. The concert is the season opener of the ASO’s 71st anniversary season and marks the ASO debut of Maestra Gau.

Nebal Maysaud - Headshot (Small)

Nebal Maysaud, winner of the 2014 Kluge Young Composers Competition


Titled “Dare to Embrace the World,” the November concert opens with the world premiere of the 2014 Kluge Young Composer Competition winning piece, O Great Mystery, written by Alexandria-native Nebal Maysaud. Maysaud is currently a sophomore at the Lawrence Conservatory of Music and studies composition. He is the previous winner of the Alexandria Choral Society Carol Competition. a finalist in the Neva Greenwood Memorial Student Composition Competition and his first orchestral work, Fanfare, was premiered by the World Youth Symphony Orchestra.

The program also features Leonard Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and Sergei Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2.

The ASO’s 71st anniversary season continues in November when Maestro Kim Allen Kluge, ASO Music Director, returns to conduct Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 and welcomes duo parnas, sisters Madalyn and Cicely Parnas (violin and cello duo) to perform Johannes Brahms Double Concerto. Visit for more details about the entire 2014-2015 season.

Dare to Embrace the World
Saturday, September 27, 8:00pm

Victoria Gau, guest conductor 

MAYSAUDO Great Mystery
World Premiere – Winner of the 2014 Kluge Young Composer Competition

:  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

:  Symphony No. 2

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
4916 East Campus Lane, Alexandria, VA 22311


Tickets: Start at $20 adult. Student tickets $10 (with ID). Youth tickets $5 (age 18 & under). Purchase online at or call 703-548-0885

Join us for a free pre-concert chat one hour prior to each performance.  Free parking.