On Sunday, February 10 at 4 p.m., the Arlington Philharmonic, under the direction of Maestro A. Scott Wood, will present its second concert of the season, Sophisticated Rarities, a concert of music with French themes. This is a free concert at the Wakefield High School auditorium, 1325 S Dinwiddie St. Open seating; no tickets necessary. Donations are appreciated.
The concert program will open with the lively Overture to La Belle Hélène by Jacques Offenbach, followed by the Symphony No. 1 in D Major by Charles Gounod. Next, the Philharmonic will perform Le Camp du Drap d’Or (The Field of the Cloth of Gold), a work by DC area composer Joseph Santo. To close the concert, featured soloist Ava Oaxaca will perform Paule Maurice’s colorful Tableaux de Provence for saxophone and orchestra.
Crescendo, the Arlington Philharmonic’s youth chamber music program, will present the music of Schubert, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Dvorak their second concert of the season on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School, 202 S Carlin Springs Rd.
The Arlington Philharmonic’s mission as a non-profit symphony orchestra is to make classical music accessible to every Arlington resident, to promote the value of classical music in our civic life, and to build strong, creative partnerships with schools, local government, businesses, and other organizations.
For more information about the Arlington Philharmonic and upcoming events, visit arlingtonphilharmonic.org or call 703-910-5161.