20172018 (48th 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 Meets Peru, Land of Gold
|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
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.
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: email@example.com
or phone: 703-615-9403; or Elise Bengtson by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone: 813-323-1259.
Advance 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.
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.
|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)