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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 to be returned after the concerts).

*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.


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.

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

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
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.


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 Concert

 Date:      Sunday June 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue:  Crozet Baptist Church –  5804 Saint George Avenue


I. Sinfonia No. 2 in F major………………..Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

  1. Con spirito
  2. Allegretto
  3. Presto


II. Canzona C. 195………………….Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1616)


III. Concerto for Sopranino Recorder, Strings and Continuo in C major

RV 443…………..Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

  1. Allegro
  2. Largo
  3. Allegro molto

Soloist – Nancy Buckingham Garlick


IV. Canzona C. 194…………………..Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1616)


V. Suite………………….John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

              1. The Washington Post March

              2. The Gliding Girl Tango

              3. The Liberty Bell March

              4. Presidential Polonaise


VI. Colonel Bogey March………………….Kenneth J. Alford (1881-1945)



Junk Orchestra Update

Registration is now open. The first meeting, which was postponed to July 2, 2015, will meet as scheduled at Tabor Presbyterian Church in Crozet.  Thanks for checking back and for registering.