Summary

Please click here to read our updated health and safety protocols before purchasing. ASO will require all attendees to be fully-vaccinated until further notice.

Please NoteThe Sunday performance at the George Washington Masonic Memorial is currently operating at 50% seating capacity. ASO will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

James Ross, conductor
Homegrown: American Stories in Music and Film
Partnership with the Alexandria Film Festival

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

In partnership with the Alexandria Film Festival, the ASO presents Homegrown: American Stories in Music and Film. The concert incorporates music from the Americana tradition with original film shorts, including Copland’s Our Town and John Henry, Griffes’ Clouds and William Grant Still’s Manhattan Skyline. The program culminates with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Immediately following Saturday’s performance, stay for an interactive talkback with the filmmakers on the stage.

Visiting from out of town? Courtesy of our partnership with Alexandria Film Festival, Hilton Old Town Alexandria is offering discounted rates for the month of November. Click here to see receive the discount.


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Performance Schedule


  • November 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm     Get Tickets     Directions

    Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

  • November 7, 2021 at 3:00 pm     Get Tickets     Directions

    George Washington Masonic Memorial