The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra announces its Chamber Music Series, presented by Stephen Holt of the Premier Planning Group. The series will take place from October, 2018 through June, 2019. Four intimate performances will highlight the various components of the orchestra: woodwinds, brass, strings, and a small chamber orchestra. The concerts will take place at a variety of local venues in an effort to bring this much-loved orchestra out into the community.
The first performance will take place on Sunday, October 21 at 3PM at Temple Beth Shalom in Arnold and will feature the Annapolis Symphony Baroque Ensemble with Antonio Vivaldi’s ever-popular “The Four Seasons,” featuring Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate as a soloist. As one of Vivaldi’s most familiar compositions, first published in 1725, “The Four Seasons” features four violin concertos. Guests will have a rare opportunity to experience this wonderful chamber music mainstay in an intimate setting limited to only 200 guests.
“Winter Winds,” featuring the Annapolis Symphony’s Wind Quartet, will be held on Sunday, February 24 at 3PM amidst the art exhibits of The Mitchell Gallery on the campus of St. John’s College. A special selection of music featuring flute, oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, will be performed including compositions from French composers Jacques Ibert and Jean Françaix, and German composer Karl Goepfart.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Eastport plays host to “Spring Strings” on Sunday, April 7 at 3PM. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra String Quartet, with two violins, viola, and cello, will perform a unique collection of compositions including Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 18 No.6, Gershwin’s Lullaby, and Turina’s La Oracion del Torero among other selections.