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Crozet Community Orchestra Upcoming 2017-2018 Season

Fall 2017 Orchestra Session begins September 6, 2017

The CCO has openings for strings players and other instrumentalists, especially bassoonists, trumpeters and a percussion assistant.

Weekly rehearsals will resume on Wed September 6, 2017, 7-9 pm at Tabor Presbyterian Church located at 5804 Tabor Street, Crozet VA 22932. Please click HERE to register, or for questions or comments. Please also read our GUIDELINES and Info for musicians.

The cost is $65* for an 11 week session which includes your music (no additional charge, but music is returned).

*A limited number of scholarships are available upon request for financial need.

**Please see important info below about the fall concerts.

 

Two Fall Concerts Planned for November 2017:

Concert 1. Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 500 Rio Rd E, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Concert 2. Date: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Crozet Baptist Church, 5804 Saint George Avenue, Crozet VA with a pre-concert lecture by violinist Monika Chamasyan.

Program:

I. From The Planets Op.32 by Gustav Holst – “Mars, Bringer of War”

II. Le Tombeau de Couperin (Orchestra) by Maurice Ravel

III. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Armenian composer Arno Babajanian with Armenian-American solo Violinist Monika Chamasyan.

 

Summer String Workshop – Aug 5, 2017

Orchestra Manners and Technical Spanners: A Workshop for String Players

Led by CCO Director of Music, Philip Clark

*Tips to make your orchestral experience easier and happier.

*Shortcuts to better string playing.

*Open to CCO and non CCO string musicians

Saturday August 5, 2017 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Gillum Hall at Crozet Baptist Church

5804 Saint George Avenue

Crozet, VA 22932

Cost: $20*

*A limited number of scholarships are available for financial need

 

 

 

Crozet Community Orchestra Concert

Music from the Opera

With soloist Heather Hightower, Soprano – Directed by Philip Clark

Crozet Baptist Church, 5804 Saint George Avenue

Sunday June 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

I. Overture to Il signor Bruschino – Gioachino Rossini
(1792-1868)

II. Arias – with Heather Hightower, Soprano

1. L’amero, saro costante….from Il Re Pastore – Wolfgang Amadeus
Mozart (1756 – 1791)
2. Volta la Terrea….from Un ballo in Maschera-Giuseppe Verdi,
(1813 – 1901)
3. Ebben!….from La Wally – Alfredo Catalani, (1854 – 1893)

III. Bacchanale….from Sampson and Delilah Camille Saint-Saëns, 1835-1921

IV.  Incidental Music by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) from the play Peer
Gynt
by Henrik Ibsen

1. Morning Song, Op.46

2. Ases Death,  Op.46

3. Anitra’s Dance,Op.46

4. Ingrid’s Lament, Op.55

5. Solvejg’s Song Op.23 – soloist, Heather Hightower

6. In the Hall of the Mountain King, Op.46  

 

The 2017 -2018 Orchestra Season opens Wednesday September 6, 2017 with the first concert to be performed November 11 and November 12, 2017. Please see the  special note below from CCO Director of Music, Philip Clark.

**SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THE FALL 2017 CONCERT:

November 12, 2017 is an important date for the Crozet Community Orchestra. With Armenian American violinist Monika Chamasyan, we will be presenting the first performance outside of the old Soviet Union of a magnificent violin concerto by Armenian composer Arno Babajanian.  The orchestral parts were lost following the collapse of the Soviet Union and have been transcribed from a photo copy of the original score.  It is a large work, romantic, exciting, with strong flavors of its Armenian heritage.  Don’t miss it!  You’ll be among the first to hear in the it in the USA! Due to the special nature of the program, the CCO will be performing two concerts: one in Charlottesville on Saturday night, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm and one in Crozet on Sunday, November 12 at 4:00 pm. Additional details to follow, when available.

Philip Clark – CCO Director of Music    

Crozet Community Orchestra April/June 2017 Session

The April-June 2017 orchestra session begins April 5, 2017. We have several openings for musicians:  Strings, Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet, and others.

The concert schedule is as follows below. All concerts are performed at Crozet Baptist Church, 5804 Saint George Ave, Crozet VA 22932. Please note that dress rehearsals for musicians and other performers are from 10 am to 12 noon on those Saturdays prior to the 4 pm Sunday concert  The pre-concert warm-ups are held from 2:30-3:30 pm on concert day.

Last concert of the 2016-2017 Orchestra Season:

Sunday, June 4, 2017 4:00 pm

The 2017 – 2018 Orchestra Season opens September 6, 2017 – Please see the special note about the Fall 2017 Concert **

Weekly rehearsals for the April-June 2017 session resume on Wednesdays 7-9 pm, in the Pickford – Chiles Fellowship Hall at Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5804 Tabor Street, Crozet VA 22932.

The orchestra fee is $65* for an 11 week cycle. All music is provided. No auditions required. To register for the Fall 2017 session please click HERE. This will get you on the musicians email list for updates and any music available to be downloaded. Please also read our  GUIDELINES for Musicians. Registration for the current concert cycle will remain open until April 30, 2017.

For general information about the Crozet Community Orchestra (CCO) or playing with us, please visit our about page.

Or, click on info, to ask specific questions.

*A limited number of scholarships are available for financial need for all CCO sponsored events. Inquire here.

**SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT THE FALL 2017 CONCERT:

November 12, 2017 is an important date for the Crozet Community Orchestra. With Armenian American violinist Monika Chamasyan, we will be presenting the first performance outside of the old Soviet Union of a magnificent violin concerto by Armenian composer Arno Babajanian.  The orchestral parts were lost following the collapse of the Soviet Union and have been transcribed from a photo copy of the original score.  It is a large work, romantic, exciting, with strong flavors of its Armenian heritage.  Don’t miss it!  You’ll be among the first to hear in the it in the USA! Due to the special nature of the program, the CCO will be performing two concerts: one in Charlottesville on Saturday night, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm and one in Crozet on Sunday, November 12 at 4:00 pm. Additional details to follow, when available.

Philip Clark – CCO Director of Music