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Pictures at an Exhibition

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

Jennifer Higdon: Blue Cathedral
Charles Tomlinson Griffes: “Clouds” from Roman Sketches
Aaron Copland: John Henry and Our Town
William Grant Still: “Manhattan Skyline” from The American Scene: East

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. Note: due to COVID-related issues, the films will not be screened for Sunday’s performance at the George Washington Masonic Memorial.

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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  • Pictures at an Exhibition | 11/06/2021 at
  • Home for the Holidays

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    James Ross, conductor
    Dancers from BalletNova

    Handel: “Overture” from Music for the Royal Fireworks and “Pastoral Symphony” from Messiah
    Tchaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker
    Ellington: Selections from The Nutcracker Suite
    Anderson: A Christmas Festival
    Bach: Gavotte, Bourrée and Gigue from Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major

    Put on your jingle bells! ASO brings you favorites from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker interspersed with selections from Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Enjoy dancers from BalletNova, sing along with holiday carols, and prepare for some surprises.

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  • Home for the Holidays | 12/17/2021 at
  • Rachmaninov Rhapsody

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    James Ross, conductor
    Sara Daneshpour, piano

    Sibelius: Finlandia
    Beethoven: Quartet for Strings in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 (arranged for string orchestra)

    George Walker: Lyric For Strings
    Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

    Pianist Sara Daneshpour headlines with Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Strings take center stage with a full orchestra version of Beethoven’s last string quartet.

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  • Rachmaninov Rhapsody | 02/12/2022 at
  • Barber & Brahms

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    James Ross, conductor
    Dylana Jenson, violin
    Students from Sympatico

    Prechtl: Tribute
    Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

    Violinist Dylana Jenson sparks joy with her rendition of Barber’s Violin Concerto. ASO presents Brahms’ First Symphony and Brian Prechtl’s Tribute featuring students from Sympatico commissioned by Classical Movements’ Eric Helms New Music Program.

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  • Barber & Brahms | 04/23/2022 at