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.
The Chamber Music Series finale, “Brilliant Brass,” will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Annapolis on Sunday, June 2 at 3PM. The Annapolis Symphony’s Brass Quintet is preparing a carefully crafted repertoire of selections featuring the trumpet, French horn and trombone.
“We are delighted to provide this opportunity for the public to experience the mastery of our orchestra by featuring these small chamber groups,” said Maestro José-Luis Novo, Music Director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. He added, “We carefully selected the music to feature our wind, brass, and stringed instruments in addition to our Baroque Ensemble.
Dr. Patrick Nugent, Executive Director of The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, said, “We are excited to take our talented musicians on the road and provide an opportunity for fans and new friends alike to experience these smaller-scale performances in intimate settings.”