A Message from Conductor Kevin Bartram:
Sometimes, best efforts bear repeating. One of our most memorable moments as an orchestra was in 2014, when we performed Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with legendary Itzhak Perlman. This past April we reached another high-water mark with Nadja Salerno- Sonnenberg performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. So why not bring them both back? Mr. Perlman will perform the magnificent Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with us in October, and Ms. Salerno-Sonnenberg will lead our new UMW Chamber Orchestra as artist-in-residence in February! Add to that a beautiful Holiday Pops, and two incredible American-inspired spring programs, and this may be our most outstanding season to date. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 20, 3pm-5pm, Dodd Auditorium
Free and open to the public. Kids are invited to wear costumes!
Celebrity Series featuring Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Saturday, October 26, 7:30 PM, Dodd Auditorium
Church of Ramsau in winter twilight, Bavaria, Germany
Holiday Pops, Winter Wonderland
Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:30 PM, Dodd Auditorium
Nadja from freddotcom
UMW Chamber Orchestra, featuring violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Sunday, February 16, 2020, 1:00 PM, Dodd Auditorium.
March Masterworks, with guest narrator Abigail Rockwell
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7:30 PM, Dodd Auditorium.
Tickets go on sale:
To Friends: Monday, Feb 17, 2020
To the general public: Monday, Feb 24, 2020
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Season Finale: Made in America with guest narrator Denis Quaid
Friday, April 24, 2020, 7:30 PM, Dodd Auditorium.
Tickets go on sale:
To Friends: Monday, March 23, 2020
To the general public: Monday, March 30, 2020

Excerpt from Holiday Pops – We Three Kings – Peformed by Robyn Bauer, conducted by Elana Oleinick
Violin solo of Matt Riley’s arrangement of We Three Kings by Robyn Bauer with the UMW Philharmonic.

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