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47th Season

David Grandis, Music Director

2017–2018 (47th Season) Special Events


The VCO continues a delightful, centuries-old tradition of music in the home by presenting Musicales in lovely private residences. These Sunday afternoon events provide a welcome and refreshing respite from the week's activities. They include a miniconcert by a small ensemble of musicians drawn from the orchestra, who speak informally about the selections they are performing; light refreshments; and conversation. The Musicales, which are by invitation, also serve as fundraisers.
VCO musicians perform at musicale Sept 2011 Musicale guests Musicale guests
A trio entertains guests at a previous Musicale in the Lodals' music room. (photo by Jim Goodridge) VCO President Betty Farrell and hostess Robin Phillips enjoy a light moment at the September musicale. Musicians Teri Lazar and Osman Kivrak look on. Musicale guests enjoy refreshments and conversation

Pianist Brian Ganz Benefit Recital
Friday, January 12, 2018

Home of Elizabeth and Jan Lodal
6026 Chesterbrook Road
McLean, Virginia 22101
Brian Ganz 7 p.m. Wine and hors d’oeuvres
8 p.m. Concert
Reception following
Stellar keyboard artist Brian Ganz will perform a program featuring “Hidden Gems and All-Time Favorites” by Chopin, a benefit for the Virginia Chamber Orchestra. Mr. Ganz will provide interesting commentary about the musical works on the program. An opportunity for audience members to make several requests will be a novel addition to the program.

To receive an invitation to the musicale, please contact Ann Sica via email at or telephone: 703-960-3772.
Icon for ticket purchaseAdvance discount payments for the event may be made on-line for $75. The amount at the door is $100 per person.
If you cannot attend, please consider making an online donation to support the VCO.

Annual Benefit Gala Dinner Dance with Live and Silent Auctions

Spring Soirée
Sunday, May 6, 2018 6 to 10 p.m.
Congressional Country Club
8500 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

The annual Gala is a glamorous and festive evening which attracts leaders from business, government, and the arts. Reservations include a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds provide a wonderful boost to the orchestra's artistic and outreach activities. Black tie optional.

To receive an invitation to the gala, please contact Elise Bengtson at 813-323-1259, or e-mail:

If you cannot attend, please consider making an online donation to support the VCO.

Sen. and Mrs. Robb and gala guests Gala Auctioneer Gant Redmon and his assistant Sheila Mudd
L to R: Charles Mudd, Gala Chair and Board; Sheila Mudd, Gala Chair and Honorary Board; Suzy Broyhill, Honorary Board; Senator and Mrs. Charles Robb, Honorary Gala Chairs; Anne Gregory Vandemark, Honorary Board (photo by Lou Sica) Gala Auctioneer Gant Redmon and his assistant, Sheila Mudd enliven a Gala Auction (photo by Lou Sica)

P.O. Box 7484, Alexandria, VA 22307-7484
The Virginia Chamber Orchestra is a Registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization
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