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VCO CELEBRATES 50th ANNIVERSARY AT CAPITAL ONE HALL!
FEATURING STELLAR PIANIST BRIAN GANZ

Celebrating 50 years of professional performances, the orchestra will debut in Tysons at the new Capitol One Hall, 7750 Capital One Tower Road, Tysons, Virginia on Saturday, October 23, at 8 pm. Stellar pianist Brian Ganz will return for his third engagement as guest artist. Mozart’s Piano Concerto Number 23 in A major, K. 488, will be a program highlight. (For directions to Capital One Hall see Current Seasons-Concerts.)

Music Director David Grandis and the VCO will take listeners on a tour of the Mediterranean in this light and refreshing chamber concert. Enjoy Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony, Rossini’s Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers, and Fauré’s Pavane.

Honorary Board member Lola Reinsch, winner of a VCO Gala Auction opportunity to guest conduct, will lead Mozart’s Allegro from Divertimento No.1 in D major, K.136.

While concert halls were closed, the National Philharmonic presented Brian Ganz in a solo Chopin recital in December, simulcast on PBS. As over 1,000 people tuned into the broadcast, it was repeated in April as an Encore Presentation.

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Beginning October 1, 2021 and until further notice, all event attendees regardless of age prior to attending an event at Capital One Hall must provide proof of full vaccination, the last dose of which was administered at least 14 days prior to entering Capital One Hall, or a COVID-19 negative test approved by the CDC taken no more than 48 hours before entering Capital One Hall. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo of your card. The name on the card must match the name on your photo ID. All attendees, regardless of age or vaccination status, must wear protective masks while inside Capital One Hall except when actively eating or drinking. Protective masks will be available upon request at entrance. All event attendees will enter through a magnetometer that will administer a temperature check and if result is unacceptable, attendee may be denied access to the venue and offered a refund. Entry requirements subject to change.

50th ANNIVERSARY GALA CELEBRATION
OCTOBER 23rd
6:00 PM COCKTAILS & DINNER
8:00 PM CONCERT & RECEPTION

You are invited to a dazzling evening at Capital One Hall -- the area's newest premier performance venue.  Enjoy cocktails and dinner in a Gala setting and the VCO's inaugural concert launching the next 50 years of exceptional musical legacy in the Nation's Capital.

Come Celebrate 50 Years of Music!

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One of the most exciting things about the Gala is that it celebrates two arts organizations, the Virginia Chamber Orchestra and the Tysons McLean Orchestra, coming together to celebrate 50 years of top-notch music making. They have encouraged each other to reach out into our community in different ways to serve, to educate, and to promote excellence in music. For 50 years! That’s to be celebrated! Going forward, since the TMO didn’t survive the pandemic, their love of music and their energy to promote it will coalesce with the VCO’s and create an even more vibrant arts scene in our area.

Joan Braitsch
Gala Chair, Past President

The VCO has decided to honor the Tysons McLean Orchestra's survival for 50 years, right along with their own group, the Virginia Chamber Orchestra. We are honored to be included in their 50 year celebration. Many of our supporters have also supported the VCO and will continue to do so now.

Ann Page
Past TMO President, Past Executive Director  

MAESTRO DAVID GRANDIS
AWARDED INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING PRIZE

VCO Music Director David Grandis, also Director of Orchestras at the College of William and Mary, was one of only three prize winners in the twenty-eighth International Conductors Workshop and Competition (ICWC) held recently in Atlanta, Georgia.

Conductors from China, Colombia, France, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, and eleven of the United States conducted the professional ICWC orchestra in works by Barber, Bartok, Copland, Debussy, Mahler and Wagner. Winners were selected based on voting by the faculty and the professional orchestra musicians.

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Remembering Eisenhower: View our Music of the Presidents Series

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MUSIC IN THE LIFE OF EISENHOWER: General Eisenhower’s use of music to maintain the morale of American troops in World War II is vividly illustrated by the Airmen of Note, performing Glenn Miller hits. The VCO and select Pro Coro singers sample Eisenhower’s musical favorites. In-studio experts, students, and moderator Robert Aubry Davis examine Eisenhower’s rise to the top five U.S. presidents in polls by leading historians.

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