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2013-2014 Event Schedule
Tickets to the concerts can be purchased online or on the day of the concert at the venue box office. All seating is general admission. Refer to the ticket policy for more information. Admission is $20 adult, $10 senior (65+), $10 student (including college), free for music teachers, free for ages 5 and under, and free for AYPO musicians and their siblings.


Upcoming Events



Music Buddies Showcase Recital
Friday • May 2, 2014 • 6 p.m. [Download Flier]
T.C. Williams High School, Minnie Howard Campus, Alexandria, Virginia

Music Buddies Mentorship Program
Laura Cahn, Director
Various repertoire performed by students and mentors

Free and Open to the Public!


Percussion Ensemble

Groove Ticket Button
Sunday • May 4, 2014 • 3 p.m. [Download Flier]
Langley High School, McLean, Virginia

Percussion Ensemble
Doug Wallace, Director
Glenn Kotche and Steve Reich: Clapping Music Variations
Steve Reich: Mallet Quartet
William Bolcolm: Machine


Violins


Bassists

Western Melodies Ticket Button
Celebrating Mother's Day
Sunday • May 11, 2014 • 3 p.m. [Download Flier]
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

American Youth String Ensemble
Laura Cahn, Conductor
Copland: "Hoe Down" from Rodeo
Ungar arr. Custer: "Ashokian Farewell" from The Civil War
Anderson arr. Bullock: Fiddle-Faddle
Ungar: The Lovers Waltz
Traditional arr. Krogstad: Shenandoah
Bernstein arr. Bulla: "America" from West Side Story

American Youth Concert Orchestra
Kathy Thompson, Conductor
Hérold: Overture to Zampa
Vaughan Williams: Sea Songs
Matesky: Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Saint-Saëns: “Danse Bacchanale” from Samson et Dalila


Orchestra

Grand Finale Ticket Button
Sunday • June 1, 2014 • 3 p.m. [Download Flier]
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

American Youth Symphonic Orchestra
Carl J. Bianchi, Conductor
Prokofiev: "March" from The Love for Three Oranges, op. 33
Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon, op. 24
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite (1919 version)

American Youth Philharmonic
Christopher Zimmerman, Principal Conductor
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Elgar: Enigma Variations



Past Events


Violinists

 

Winds Musicians

Music from Books & The Big Screen Ticket Button
Comps for Kids Concert: Free for Ages 18 & Under
Instrument Petting Zoo Free with Admission
Sunday • November 3, 2013 • 2 p.m. [Download Flier]
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia

American Youth String Ensemble
Laura Cahn, Conductor
Mendelssohn arr. Ryden: "Wedding March" from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bricusse and Newley arr. Longfield: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Burwell arr. Wilson: "Bella's Lullaby" from Twilight
Williams arr. Story: Highlights from Harry Potter
Copland arr. Morales: The Red Pony

Instrument Petting Zoo
Learn about the orchestral instruments that you see played on stage! Fun for audience members of all ages and free with concert admission.

American Youth Philharmonic
Christopher Zimmerman, Principal Conductor
Guest Artist:
Kenneth Woods, Conductor
Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43

Comps for Kids is generously sponsored by Corina Higginson Trust.
No reservations are necessary and free tickets will be available at the door.


Harpist

Suite Serenade Ticket Button
Sunday • December 8, 2013 • 3 p.m. [Download Flier]
Performing Arts Center, Kenmore Middle School, Arlington, Virginia

American Youth Concert Orchestra
Kathy Thompson, Conductor
Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan, op. 62
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Lecuona: Andalucía Suite
Glière arr. Isaac: Russian Sailors’ Dance

American Youth Symphonic Orchestra
Carl J. Bianchi, Conductor
Verdi: Overture to Nabucco
Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95



Chamber Ensembles on Millennium Stage (free performance!)
Sunday • December 15, 2013 • 6 p.m. [Download Flier]
Millennium Stage, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.

Chamber Ensemble Program
The Ensemble da Camera of Washington, In-Residence
Program Includes: Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op.34 (Prokofiev)
and movements from: Serenades for Flute, Violin, and Viola (Reger)
Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Violoncello in A minor Op. 114 (Brahms)
Sonata for Piano and Horn in F, Op.17 (Beethoven)
Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 (Brahms)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano (Khachaturian)

Free and Open to the Public!



Chamber Ensemble Program: Master Class
Sunday • January 19, 2014 • 7 p.m. [Download Flier]
The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, Alexandria, Virginia

Chamber Ensemble Program
The Ensemble da Camera of Washington, In-Residence
Program includes movements from:
Serenades for Flute, Violin, and Viola (Reger)
Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Violoncello in A minor Op. 114 (Brahms)
Sonata for Piano and Horn in F, Op.17 (Beethoven)
Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 (Brahms)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano (Khachaturian)

Free and Open to the Public!


Michael Sheppard, piano
Michael Sheppard, piano

Symphonic Stars Ticket Button
Sunday • January 26, 2014 • 3 p.m. [Download Flier]
Center for the Arts, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia

American Youth Philharmonic
Christopher Zimmerman, Principal Conductor
Guest Artist: Michael Sheppard, Piano

Leshnoff: "Starburst"
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Brahms: Symphony No.1

Michael Sheppard appears through the courtesy of Chesapeake International Artists



Chamber Ensemble Program: Master Class
Sunday • February 16, 2014 • 1 p.m. [Download Flier]
The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, Alexandria, Virginia

Chamber Ensemble Program
The Ensemble da Camera of Washington, In-Residence
Program includes movements from:
Serenades for Flute, Violin, and Viola (Reger)
Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Violoncello in A minor Op. 114 (Brahms)
Sonata for Piano and Horn in F, Op.17 (Beethoven)
Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 (Brahms)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano (Khachaturian)

Free and Open to the Public!


Trombone

Tones of Tchaikovsky Ticket Button
Sunday • February 23, 2014 • 3 p.m. [Download Flier]
Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, Virginia

American Youth Symphonic Orchestra
Carl J. Bianchi, Conductor
Tchaikovsky: "March" from Symphony No. 2 in C minor, op. 17
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36



Chamber Ensemble Program: Master Class
Sunday • March 2, 2014 • 7 p.m. [Download Flier]
The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, Alexandria, Virginia

Chamber Ensemble Program
The Ensemble da Camera of Washington, In-Residence
Program includes movements from:
Serenades for Flute, Violin, and Viola (Reger)
Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Violoncello in A minor Op. 114 (Brahms)
Sonata for Piano and Horn in F, Op.17 (Beethoven)
Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 (Brahms)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano (Khachaturian)

Free and Open to the Public!


Cellists

Adventures in Opera Ticket Button
Sunday • March 9, 2014 • 3 p.m. [Download Flier]
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia

American Youth String Ensemble
Laura Cahn, Conductor
Mozart arr. Hoffman: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Mascagni arr. Simpson: "Intermezzo" from Cavalleria Rusticana
Bizet arr. Phillippe: Selections from Carmen
Saint-Saëns arr. Hoffman: "Danse Bacchanale" from Samson et Dalila

American Youth Concert Orchestra
Kathy Thompson, Conductor
Suppé: Overture to Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485
Del Borgo: Hatikvah



Chamber Ensemble Program: Master Class
Sunday • March 23, 2014 • 3 p.m. [Download Flier]
The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, Alexandria, Virginia

Chamber Ensemble Program
The Ensemble da Camera of Washington, In-Residence
Program includes movements from:
Serenades for Flute, Violin, and Viola (Reger)
Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Violoncello in A minor Op. 114 (Brahms)
Sonata for Piano and Horn in F, Op.17 (Beethoven)
Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 (Brahms)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano (Khachaturian)

Free and Open to the Public!


Sergey Antonov
Sergey Antonov, cello

Virtuosity Ticket Button
Sunday • March 30, 2014 • 3 p.m. [Download Flier]
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

American Youth Philharmonic
Christopher Zimmerman, Principal Conductor
Guest Artist: Sergey Antonov, Cello
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations
Shostakovich: Symphony No.10



Chamber Ensemble Program: Recital
Sunday • April 13, 2014 • 7 p.m. [Download Flier]
The Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum, Alexandria, Virginia

Chamber Ensemble Program
The Ensemble da Camera of Washington, In-Residence
Program:
Serenades for Flute, Violin, and Viola (Reger)
Trio for Piano, Clarinet, and Violoncello in A minor Op. 114 (Brahms)
Sonata for Piano and Horn in F, Op.17 (Beethoven)
Trio in E flat major, Op. 40 (Brahms)
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano (Khachaturian)

Free and Open to the Public!