2017 Season

Concert 1. Date, Time, and Place: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1500 Rio Rd E, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Concert 2. Date, Time, and Place: 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.

Directed by Philip Clark

Program:

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

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

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

Link to NPR broadcast on Oct 24, 2017 about Armenian Composer Arno Babjanian
Interview with Music Director Philip Clark and violinist Monika Chamasyan by NPR Charlottesville correspondent, Sandy Hausman.



Date and Time: Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Music from the Opera

With soloist Heather Hightower, Soprano – Directed by Philip Clark

Program:

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

Heather Hightower
Heather Hightower, Soprano



Date and Time: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark

Program:

I. Hänsel und Gretel…………Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 – 1921)

  • Overture
  • Knusperwalzer, arr. Philip Clark

II. Scherzo Symphonique…………Cecile Chaminade (1857 – 1944), orchestration by Philip Clark

III. Concertino for Flute and Ochestra, Op. 107…………Cecile Chaminade

Soloist – Elizabeth Brightbill

IV. Mazurka and Waltz from the ballet Coppelia…………Léo Délibes (1836 – 1891), arr. Philip Clark

Elizabeth Brightbill

Award-winning flutist Elizabeth Brightbill performs in the Crozet-based
flute and cello duo Terra Voce with her cellist husband, Andrew Gabbert. She teaches at Longwood University, Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College in addition to her home studio. Prior to her move to Virginia, she held the position of Principal Flute with the Tulsa Philharmonic and Opera Orchestras. She has also performed with a number of other orchestras across the country, including the Alabama Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Britt and OK Mozart Festival orchestras. Performance highlights include appearances as soloist with the Tulsa Philharmonic and at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage with Terra Voce. A recipient of multiple awards, Elizabeth was named a winner of the National Flute Association’s Dissertation Competition, finalist with Terra Voce in the NFA Chamber Music Competition, semi-finalist in the NFA Young Artist’s Competition, and 2nd Runner-up in the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition. Her artistic pursuits with Terra Voce include performance of multi-cultural and traditional musical styles on a copy of the Rudall & Rose 8-key simple system flute. Terra Voce is on the Virginia Commission for the Arts Performing Arts Touring roster and performs educational concerts for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Young Audiences of Virginia. Elizabeth holds the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

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