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MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Meadowlark Series Features VCO Ensembles

The VCO is partnering with Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna to present ensemble concerts in their beautiful Korean Bell Pavilion. Socially distancing principal players and guests artists perform for enthusiastic, large, socially distanced audiences.

A Pinch of Opera, a Touch of Tango,
a Clip of Classical and
a Trip Over the Rainbow

Sun, September 6, 2020

An Amusement from Mozart,
a Serenade from Beethoven
and a Turkish Reverie from Kivrak

Sun, September 13, 2020

Flute and Bass in a Pas de Deux,
Handel Refreshes, Beethoven Serenades,
the Double Bass goes from Bach to Blues.

Sun, September 20, 2020

Schubert (bring your own arpeggione),
a March and Love Song from Beethoven and Tangos everywhere,
plus Puccini, Pessoa, Fauré

Sun, September 27, 2020

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 THE VCO PRESENTS VIRTUAL VIRTUOSI  

Social distancing is not a concern for VCO Concertmaster Teri Lazar and Principal Violist Osman Kivrak, harmoniously married for many years.
Enjoy their performance here, joined by pianist Li-Ly Chang.

Teri Lazar

Trio in E-flat major, K. 498

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

I. Andante

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Osman Kivrak

Trio in E-flat major, K. 498

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

III. Rondeaux: Allegretto

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Li-Ly Chang

Uzun Hava

By Osman Kivrak

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Program Notes

The trio was first performed as composed, for piano, clarinet, and viola, at a house concert in Vienna in 1786. Mozart played the viola part joined by..

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The seven-part rondo structure of the final movement is a rarity for Mozart. In addition to the usual three themes, a fourth theme is introduced, making the form..

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Bela Bartok, who made extensive use of folk music elements when composing, visited Turkey in 1936 and collected a number of songs and dances. 

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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.

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The VCO has engaged only fully professional players since it was founded fifty years ago.

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Professional quality attracts invitations to reach large national audiences.

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Music is recorded live for educational television broadcasts and streaming videos on the website.

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Dynamic, young Music Director David Grandis is an accomplished international figure in the music world.

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Live concerts draw enthusiastic audiences from across Northern Virginia and beyond.

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Award-winning Special Audience Outreach provides complimentary tickets and post-concert dinners for the underserved and Wounded Warriors.

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Side by side concerts enable college students to rehearse and perform with the VCO's experienced players.

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