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MUSIC IN THE GARDENS

Meadowlark Series Features VCO Ensembles

The VCO will be returning to the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna on May 16, 30, and June 13, 27, 2021 for ensemble concerts on selected Sunday afternoons in the beautiful Korean Bell Pavilion. Concerts are free with admission to the Gardens ($3 to $6).

SPRING BLOSSOMS
Bach to Sibelius
and Shakespearean Sketches

Sun, May 16, 2021

MAY FLOWERS
Baroque treasures, Mozart,
Por Una Cabeza

Sun, May 30, 2021

ANNUALS ABOUND
Classical gems, Bartok, Kivrak

Sun, June 13, 2021

PERENNIAL FAVORITES
Paganini, Still, Shostakovich and more

Sun, June 27, 2021

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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

Osman Kivrak

Li-Ly Chang

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.