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Ernst Cultural Center Auditorium
Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA 22003
703-323-3000
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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.

Description

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.

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.