The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra is set to open the 2019-2020 season on October 5th. at the Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at the Northern Virginia Community College. The season will culminate in May 2020 after a diverse set of programs that will feature familiar classic and abstract adventurous pieces.
The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra which is currently led by music director James Ross will perform in a season consisting of five programs. There will be performances based on major themes featuring a diversity of composers and community influences. The slate of composers to be featured will include men and women from various time periods as well as various ethnic and geographic backgrounds. There will also be five forgotten female composers that will be featured during the season.
The season opener will feature a piece by Ethel Smyth called “On the Cliffs of Cornwall”. The next program which will be in November will feature a performance with Alexandria Choral Society and Fairfax Choral Society. The piece to be performed will be “Old Buddhist Prayer” by Lili Boulanger. The fourth program will feature “Andate Moderato from String Quartet in G Major”, a piece by Florence Price. In December the program will feature two renditions of “The Nutcracker”.
The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will perform in smaller concerts at the Bach, Brandenburgers and Brews throughout the season.