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VIRGINIA CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
45th Season

David Grandis, Music Director

2015–2016 (45th Season) Concert Calendar
Sep 20, 2015   Oct 18, 2015   Nov 15, 2015   Feb 7, 2016   Feb 22, 2016   Apr 3, 2016   Apr 10, 2016   Jun 5, 2016

Guest Artists for 2015–2016 season

Sunday, Sep 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Serenades at 1st Stage
Featuring members of the Washington Symphonic Brass
Washington Symphonic Brass Led by Phil Snedeker in a Brass Quintet with Amy Horn who played with the VCO this past season. Both Phil and Amy are professors at GMU where both the VCO and the WSB are Ensembles in Residence.

Complimentary Champagne Reception follows the performance.
Audience members will have the opportunity to meet these outstanding musicians.

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First Stage Theatre
1524 Spring Hill Rd.
McLean, VA 22102
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Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Russian Autumn
David Grandis, Conductor
St. Petersburg in autumn Glazunov: Theme and Variations for String Orchestra
Vladimir Rebikov: “Feuilles d’Automne”
Borodin: Notturno and Scherzo from Sinfonia for Strings
   based on String Quartet No. 2, arr. Lucas Drew
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major

The Notturno and Scherzo include familiar themes adapted for the 1953 Broadway musical Kismet: “Stranger in Paradise” and “Baubles, Bangles and Beads.”


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Art works by a noted Virginia visual artist will be on display.
A complimentary reception will follow the concert.
Ample free parking.
Ernst Community Cultural Center, NVCC Annandale
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
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Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Serenades at 1st Stage
Featuring the Sunrise String Quartet
Sunrise String Quartet Complimentary Champagne Reception follows the performance.
First Stage Theatre
1524 Spring Hill Rd.
McLean, VA 22102
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Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Serenades at 1st Stage
Featuring the Destiny Ann and the Corral Quartet
Corral Quartet  
"The Orange Blossom Special", marches, and Russian classics
Complimentary Champagne Reception follows the performance.

First Stage Theatre
1524 Spring Hill Rd.
McLean, VA 22102
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Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Collaborative Concert with George Mason Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Dennis M. Layendecker
Music from Stravinsky's The Firebird
GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall
4373 Mason Pond Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
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Tickets: $12 adult; $8 seniors; $5 students to grade 12
To purchase tickets, click the links below, visit the GMU Box office in person (open Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.), or call 888-945-2468 to charge by telephone.
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Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Serenades at 1st Stage
First Stage Theatre
1524 Spring Hill Rd.
McLean, VA 22102
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Sunday, April 10, 2016
Spring Concert
David Grandis, Conductor
Ernst Community Cultural Center, NVCC Annandale
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
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Friday, June 3, 2016
Serenades at 1st Stage
First Stage Theatre
1524 Spring Hill Rd.
McLean, VA 22102
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instrument petting zoo
Children participate in instrument petting zoo. (Photo by Lou Sica)


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This season is supported in part by The Arts Council of Fairfax County, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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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