Please join us in Spring 2021 for additional concerts at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.

The Virginia Chamber Orchestra and Meadowlark Gardens Present

Sunday, September 6, 2020, 3 PM to 4 PM

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

Jennifer Rickard, violin
Andrew Axelrad, flute*
Osman Kivrak, viola

Beethoven: Trio, Op. 87, Allegro
Bartok: Duos, Numbers 35, 31, 3, 6, 7 10, 14
Turkish Tanzara, Trio arr. Osman Kivrak
Rimsky-Korsakov: Themes from Scheherazade
Tchaikovsky: October
Puccini: Nessun Dorma
Carlos Gardel: Mi Buenos Aires Querido
Burton Lane: How are Things in Glocca Morra?
Harold Arlen: Over the Rainbow
Irving Berlin: Blue Skies

Sunday, September 13, 2020, 3 PM to 4 PM

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

Teri Lazar, violin
Osman Kivrak, viola
Adam Gonzalez, cello

Mozart: Divertimento from String Trio in E-flat Major, K.563
J.S. Bach: Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello
Beethoven: Serenade for String Trio in D Major, Op. 8
Osman Kivrak: Uzun Hava for Violin and Viola

Sunday, September 20, 2020, 3 PM to 4 PM

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

Guest Artist, Soloist: Robert Oppelt, Principal Bassist, Musician of the NSO*
Nicolette Driehuys Oppelt, flute
Teri Lazar and Jennifer Rickard, violins
Osman Kivrak, viola
Marion Baker, cello

Handel: Overture from Water Music
Mozart: Divertimento in D Major, K. 136
Beethoven: Selections from Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola
Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major
Richard Oppelt: Pas de Deux for Flute and Double Bass
John Clayton: Bach to Blues
Handle: Hornpipe from Water Music

Sunday, September 27, 2020, 3 PM to 4 PM

Schubert (bring your own arpeggione), A march and love song from Beethoven and tangos everywhere, plus Puccini, Pessoa, Fauré

Laura Knutson, violin
Jan Knutson, guitar*
Osman Kivrak, viola

Nadia Pessoa: Recuerdos De Otre Vida
Isaac Albinez: Tango
Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata
Beethoven: Liebeslied
Beethoven: March
Astor Piazzolla: Cafe 1930 from Histoire de Tango
Maria von Paradies: Sicilienne
Fauré: Berceuse, Op. 16
Pietro Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Puccini: O Mio Babino Caro
Piazzolla: Nightclub 1960 from Histoire de Tango

*Guest Artist



With Garden Admission (Or Annual Pass)

Children Ages 6-17



Adults Ages 18-54



Children under the age of 6 are free 



Super Adults, Ages 55+



Concerts are 3 – 4 PM

Bring a blanket or bag chair and enjoy the sounds of principal players and guest artists from the VCO in the beautiful setting of the Korean Bell Garden. A different ensemble will play each week. While picnicking is not permitted, please feel free to bring a beverage and snack or purchase some in the gift shop. Alcohol is prohibited.

Please note: It is approximately an 8-minute walk from the Visitor’s Center to the concert location.