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48th Season

David Grandis, Music Director

2017–2018 (48th Season) Special Events

Fundraising Events

The VCO continues a delightful, centuries-old tradition of music in the home by presenting fundraising events, formerly called 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.
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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

VCO Meets Peru, Land of Gold
Sunday, September 30, 2018

At the Ambassador of Peru’s residence
3001 Garrison St., NW
Washington, DC 20008
Sunday, September 30, 2018   4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Under the Gracious Patronage of the Ambassador of Peru, His Excellency Carlos Pareja and Mrs. Consuelo Salinas-Pareja.
Featuring Peruvian specialty hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Ambassador’s chef, served with fine Peruvian wine and famous Pisco sours.

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Peruvian baritone Jose Sacin, known for his voice of “liquid gold and stage presence of a lion”
—DC Theatre Scene

To receive an invitation, please contact Betty Farrell by email: or phone: 703-615-9403; or Elise Bengtson by email: or phone: 813-323-1259.

Icon for ticket purchaseAdvance payment for the event may be made on-line for $125.
If you cannot attend, please consider making an online donation to support the VCO.

Gourmet Dinner Buffet on Lake Barcroft
Sunday, Dec 2, 2018   4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

At the gorgeous lakeside home of Anne & Will O’Neil
6404 Lakeview Drive
Falls Church, VA 22041

Please come and enjoy an afternoon mini-concert of glorious music with cellist Suzanne Orban and pianist Paul Leavitt to benefit the Virginia Chamber Orchestra. A delicious buffet dinner with fine wine will follow the performance.


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To receive an invitation or make a reservation, please contact Carol Mayberry by email: or phone: 703-534-2595 (Home); 703-915-1489 (Cell).

Icon for ticket purchaseAdvance payment for the event may be made on-line for $150 for one or $275 for two.
If you cannot attend, please consider making an online donation to support the VCO.

Annual Benefit Gala Dinner Dance with Live and Silent Auctions

Sunday, May 5, 2019 6 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.

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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