Baroque to Jazz: Virginia Chamber Orchestra Highlights Grieg
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The last date listed for Baroque to Jazz was Sunday February 19, 2012 / 4:00pm.
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More than a hundred colorfully costumed dancers are set to take the stage for the Virginia Ballet Company's much loved performance of Tchaikovsky's holiday favorite. In fact, this Nutcracker has thrilled generations for more than 60 years, making it the longest-running classical ballet production in the Northern Virginia region. Audiences of all ages will enjoy the magical story of young Clara, who dreams that her new toy nutcracker soldier has come to life. Together they experience a fantastical adventure that leads them through an epic battle with the Rat King to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. Learn More
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Featured review from Kathryn Ross
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The music selections were wonderful and generally well performed. The maestro extremely personable and made the audience feel welcome and included. Loved Duke Ellington's Solitude, the Leroy Anderson piece which took us back to another era when that piece was popular during our growing up years, the Holberg Suite by Grieg wonderful to hear and sounded upbeat and pretty much on the money, and the Handel pieces although pretty complex were good. Nice job on the program handout.
Handel: Concerto grosso op. 6, no. 12 in B minor
Edvard Greig: Holberg Suite
Leroy Anderson: “Jazz Pizzicato”
Leroy Anderson: "Jazz Legato”
Duke Ellington: “Solitude”
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Andante cantabile from String Quartet Opus 11, No. 1
Handel: Concerto grosso op. 6, no. 12 in D major
About the Ticket Supplier: Virginia Chamber Orchestra
The Virginia Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1971 as a professional touring orchestra, traveling by bus to present performances in areas of Virginia where live orchestral concerts were not offered. In the early 1980's, the VCO established its base in Northern Virginia, delighting critics and drawing new audiences from suburban Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Now, with the celebration of its fortieth anniversary, it is expanding the reach of its live concerts into Washington, DC. In addition, the orchestra has served a nationwide audience of millions with educational television broadcasts since 1998 and is now offering free streaming videos on its Web site.