Monday, April 7, 2008

All good things must come to an end...

...but not for long!

This past weekend (April 5/6), the ASO performed its last concert in the 2007-2008 subscription series. Entitled "Bliss" and presented in partnership with Heritage Signature Chorale and The Metropolitan Chorus, the program featured Smetana's The Bartered Bride Overture, Hailstork's Earthrise, and Dvorak's Cello Concerto. Of course, we were especially excited to have world renowned cellist Lynn Harrell as the soloist for the Dvorak piece. It was an amazing way to end a season of special collaborations and memorable performances. To everyone who came out despite the drizzly weather, thank you!

While our subscription series may be over, you don't have to leave the symphony for next year but just set a different course! We invite you to set sail with us on June 8 at 2pm as we present our annual Children's Festival featuring music from Pirates of the Caribbean, dance and art activities, a costume contest, and even an instrument petting zoo! It's sure to be a swashbuckling adventure and with tickets only $5, you won't have to forfeit any precious gold doubloons to have fun!

As usual, the concert will be held at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center (NOVA campus, Alexandria). Tickets can be purchased online at or via phone at 703-548-0885.

Hope to see you there!