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MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Meadowlark Series Features VCO Ensembles

Sunday Afternoons, 3 to 4 PM
September 5, 12, 19, 26

The VCO is returning to the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna with ensemble concerts on selected Sunday afternoons in the beautiful Korean Bell Pavilion. Concerts are free with admission to the Gardens ($3 to $6).

MEADOWLARK PROGRAMS

Celebrating 50 years of professional performances, the orchestra will debut in Tysons at the new Capitol One Hall 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.

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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Agreeing to the following Capital One health rules is required to purchase tickets for all Capital One events. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

GALA EVENING 
OCTOBER 23
GALA DINNER 6:00 PM -- CONCERT 8:00 PM

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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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

Watch streaming on-demand video

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.