Virginia Symphony Announces 2006-07 Season

Classic Arts News   Virginia Symphony Announces 2006-07 Season
 
The Virginia Symphony Orchestra's 2006-07 season will honor Jamestown's 400th birthday with music by composers who lived and performed in the United States, the ensemble announced.

"Coming to America, 400 Years" features music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Gershwin, and Bernstein, among others.

The season opens on September 9 with violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg performing Tchaikovsky's Concerto in D major; the program also includes Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Other highlights include violinist Leila Josefowicz playing Beethoven's Concerto in D major on October 27 and 28; and "The British are Coming" on January 27, featuring music by Handel, Vaughan Williams, Bruch, and Elgar.

The season concludes on April 22 with Orff's Carmina Burana.


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