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46th Season

David Grandis, Music Director

2016–2017 (46th 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

September Song
September 25, 2016 4 p.m.
Carderock Falls Manor
McLean, VA 22101
Carderock Falls Manor garden
Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and song.
Music program featuring:
Jose Sacin, baritone
   Soloist, Washington National Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington, and Opera NOVA
Michael Crabill, Accompanist, Opera Camerata of Washington
Robin Phillips, Narrator

Annual Benefit Gala Dinner Dance with Live and Silent Auctions

Swinging on a Star
Sunday April 23, 2017 6:00 p.m.
Columbia Country Club
7900 Connecticut Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815    (just inside the Beltway)
2017 Gala invitation Columbia Country Club
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 a silent and live auction. 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 Carol Mayberry at (703) 534-2595, or e-mail us at:
If you have received an invitation to the VCO Annual Gala, you may Icon for ticket purchaseprepay your Gala admission on-line. The ticket price is $195.00, $95.00 of which is tax deductible.

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)

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The Virginia Chamber Orchestra is a Registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization
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