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Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA 22003
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Virginia Chamber Orchestra: "Grand Finale"
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Elisabeth Adkins’ richly varied musical life makes her equally at home in solo, orchestral and chamber music repertoire. As a concerto soloist, she has performed many times with the National Symphony. She was featured with the Orchestra at the special request of Iona Brown, whom she joined in Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins. She has appeared as soloist with the Dallas Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony. Other engagements include performances of concertos by Beethoven, Bruch, Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi and Prokofiev. In 2006, she premiered a new concerto by Tom Myron with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra.

Internationally renowned conductor Emil de Cou joined the Virginia Chamber Orchestra as music director in 2009. Well known to Washington audiences, he served as Associate Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra (September 2003 to 2010) and as NSO @ Wolf Trap Festival conductor beginning in 2005. De Cou was recently named music director of the Pacific Northwest Ballet through 2012. His stellar career includes a long association with ballet companies and a wide range of national and international guest conducting performances with major symphony orchestras.

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Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A

Beethoven: Concerto for Violin in D

Conducted by Emil de Cou, music director

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.