Bravo Mozart: Virginia Chamber Orchestra's Season Opener
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The last date listed for Bravo Mozart: Virginia Chamber Orchestra Season Opener was Sunday October 23, 2011 / 4:00pm.
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Mozart's whimsical opera The Magic Flute springs to life via the Washington National Opera and vivid, colorful sets and costumes from Japanese-American artist Jun Kaneko. This adventure-filled opera begins as the Queen of the Night sends the brave Prince Tamino on a quest to rescue her daughter from an evil sorcerer. Accompanied by the clumsy and comical birdcatcher Papageno, Tamino braves all obstacles to find the princess and defeat the sorcerer, only to find that all is not what it seems. Tamino's adventure is marked by dramatic plot twists as trickery and betrayals are revealed, and the true villain emerges. This production is sung in English with projected English titles. Learn More
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Art works by noted Virginia painter Cherry Baumbusch will be on display in the Art Gallery adjoining the concert hall.
Soft drinks and sweets will be provided at a complimentary reception following the concert.
Music Director Emil de Cou has chosen an All-Mozart program, entitled _B__ravo Mozart_, to open the Virginia Chamber Orchestra’s 41st season. Aaron Goldman and Dotian Levalier will be featured soloists in the Concerto for Flute and Harp.
The venue will be the Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia. The orchestra will also perform the Symphony No. 41 in C Major (Jupiter), and the overture to The Magic Flute.
Aaron Goldman joined the National Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Principal Flutist in September 2006. Prior to the NSO, he was Principal Flutist of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra. Performances with other orchestras include the Baltimore Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, and the Chautauqua Symphony.
As soloist, Mr. Goldman has appeared on numerous occasions with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and has been twice featured with the Chamber Orchestra of Florida. He has also performed with various chamber music ensembles, both classical and jazz, and is a member of the Halil Duo.
Dotian Levalier is principal harpist of the National Symphony Orchestra. Before joining the National Symphony in 1969, she was the principal harpist of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Ballet, the Philadelphia Grand Opera Company, and the Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company. Ms. Levalier has made numerous recital, television, and radio appearances as well as guest artist appearances with other orchestras.
She has been a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Emerson String Quartet, Theater Chamber Players of New York, and with the National Symphony at Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and at Wolf Trap. In June of 2008 Ms. Levalier premiered Four Angels by Mark Adamo. She has performed concertos with conductors Andre Kostelanetz, Antal Dorati, Mstislav Rostropovich, Andrew Litton, Leonard Slatkin, and others. She records on the Erato, Sony, MSR, and Pro-Arte Labels.