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46th Season

David Grandis, Music Director

2009–2010 (39th Season) Calendar

Guest Artists for 2010–2011 season

Sunday, September 20, 2009 4:00 p.m.
Autumn Concert
Featuring Brian Ganz, "one of the leading pianists of his generation"
Brian Ganz, pianist J.S. Bach: Piano Concerto in F minor
Copland: Appalachian Spring - original version for 13 instruments
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)

FREE and open to the public. No tickets or passes required.

This performance has been arranged through the Metroploitan Washington DC Federation of Musicians, AFM Local 161-710, and is funded, in part, by the Music Performance Fund. The sales of Compact Discs and Cassettes generate funds that make these free concerts possible.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Women in the Arts!
Featuring Marissa Regni, Principal Second Violin of the National Symphony Orchestra,
Claudia Emerson, Poet Laureate of Virginia,
and the Cantate Chamber Singers, directed by Gisele Becker
On display: Landscapes by Jean Schwartz
Purcell: Welcome to All the Pleasures
Cantate Chamber Singers
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Marissa Regni, violin; accompanying sonnets read by Claudia Emerson
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Marissa Regni Claudia Emerson Cantate Chamber Singers Gisele Becker Jean Schwartz
Marissa Regni Claudia Emerson Cantate Chamber Singers Gisele Becker Jean Schwartz
VA Celebration Logo This concert is part of Virginia's statewide celebration featuring women in the arts
Poetry Society of Virginia Logo Ms. Emerson's appearance coordinated with the assistance of the Poetry Society of Virginia

Sunday , May 16, 2010 4:00 p.m.
Morning, Afternoon, and Evening
Featuring Aaron Goldman, Flute
Aaron Goldman, flute Haydn: Symphony No. 6 in D major ("Le Matin")
Debussy: "Prélude á l'aprês-midi d'un faune" (arranged de Cou for chamber orchestra)
Griffes: Three Tone-Pictures (world premiere complete version for winds and harp)
    1) The Lake at Evening, 2) The Vale of Dreams, 3) The Night Winds
Griffes: Poem for Flute and Orchestra
Aaron Goldman, flute

All concerts will be held at:
Ernst Community Cultural Center, NVCC Annandale
8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, Virginia 22003

Ample free parking. A complimentary reception will follow the concerts.

Special Events


Autumn Musicale - Sunday, October 4, 2009
Winter Musicale - Sunday, January 17, 2010

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. Please contact us for an invitation.
VCO musicians perform at musicale Musicale guests
A trio entertains guests at a previous Musicale in the Lodals' music room. (photo by Jim Goodridge) Musicale guests enjoy refreshments and conversation

Annual Gala Dinner Dance

Sunday, April 25, 2010 6:00 p.m.
Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD
The annual Gala is a glamourous and festive evening which attracts leaders from business, government, and the arts. Reservations include a cocktail reception, a seated three-course dinner, dancing to live music, and a silent and live auction. Proceeds provide a wonderful boost to the orchestra's artistic and outreach activities.
Gala Invitation
Gala response card
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)
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