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Beethoven’s Ninth

James Ross, conductor
Dara Rahming, soprano
Marquita Raley-Cooper, mezzo-soprano
Rodrick Dixon, tenor
Daniel Rich, baritone
Alexandria Choral Society, Brian Isaac, Artistic Director

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 “Choral – Ode to Joy”
Bruckner: Benedictus from Mass No. 3 in F Minor

The season launches with a joyful noise: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 featuring the Alexandria Choral Society with a new English text by poet laureate and Pulitzer prize-winner Tracy K. Smith. Soloists are featured courtesy of the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts.

Tickets go on sale August 2.

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  • Beethoven’s Ninth | 10/02/2021 at
  • Pictures at an Exhibition

    James Ross, conductor
    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 works from the Americana tradition with 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.

    Tickets go on sale August 2.

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

    James Ross, conductor
    Alexandria Choral Society, Brian Isaac, Artistic Director
    BalletNOVA

    Put on your jingle bells! ASO brings you favorites from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and well-loved choruses from Handel’s Messiah with the Alexandria Choral Society and dancers from BalletNOVA. Sing along with holiday carols, and prepare for some surprises.

    Tickets go on sale August 2.

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

    James Ross, conductor
    Sara Daneshpour, piano

    Sibelius: Finlandia
    Beethoven: String Quartet, 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.

    Tickets go on sale August 2.

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

    James Ross, conductor
    Dylana Jenson, violin
    Students from Sympatico

    Prechtl: Tribute
    Barber: Violin Concerto, Op. 14

    Brahms: Symphony No. 1

    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.

    Tickets go on sale August 2.

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  • Barber & Brahms | 04/23/2022 at