Upcoming Events

Sep. 22 2017

Performance Masterclass #1B
7:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: This is the ONLY Group B class on a Friday! The first masterclass of the year will focus on Practice, and what students can do to create the best environment for quality practice. Students will share ideas that help them to stay focused and practice mindfully. Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Senior Regional Orchestra. Click here for performance selections and order.

Sep. 23 2017

Alexandria Symphony Concert
8:00 PM

PROGRAM 1: BEETHOVEN, STRAUSS & WAGNER Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8pm Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center Michael Rossi, conductor BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 STRAUSS: Don Juan WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde Enjoy a program of love and longing featuring Richard Strauss’ signature tone poem Don Juan, Wagner’s epic prelude from Tristan and Isolde and concluding with Beethoven’s classic Symphony No. 5.

Sep. 24 2017

Alexandria Symphony Concert
3:00 PM

PROGRAM 1: BEETHOVEN, STRAUSS & WAGNER Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3pm George Washington Masonic Memorial Michael Rossi, conductor BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 STRAUSS: Don Juan WAGNER: Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde Enjoy a program of love and longing featuring Richard Strauss’ signature tone poem Don Juan, Wagner’s epic prelude from Tristan and Isolde and concluding with Beethoven’s classic Symphony No. 5.

Oct. 21 2017

Alexandria Symphony Concert
8:00 PM

PROGRAM 2: BRAHMS, BRITTEN & BUTTERWORTH Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8pm Schlesinger Concert Hall James E. Ross, guest conductor BUTTERWORTH: The Banks of Green Willow BRITTEN: Four sea interludes from Peter Grimes BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 Images of coastal shores and pastorale greens dominate these October concerts featuring George Butterworth’s folk-themed The Banks of Green Willow and the tragic imagery of the Four Sea Interludes from the Benjamin Britten’s revered opera Peter Grimes. Closing out the program is Brahms’ passionate and lyrical Symphony No. 3, described by many critics as artistically perfect.

Oct. 22 2017

NVMTA General Recitals
2:00 PM

Selected students will perform.

Oct. 22 2017

Performance Masterclass #2A
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Junior & Senior District Orchestra.

Oct. 25 2017

Performance Masterclass #2B
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Junior & Senior District Orchestra.

Nov. 12 2017

Performance Masterclass #3A
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Junior & Senior District Orchestra.

Nov. 15 2017

Performance Masterclass #3B
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Junior & Senior District Orchestra.

Nov. 19 2017

NVMTA Judged Recitals
2:00 PM

Selected students will perform.

Dec. 03 2017

NVMTA Strings-Only Judged Recitals
2:00 PM

Selected students will perform.

Dec. 03 2017

Performance Masterclass #4A
7:00 PM

Winter Recital Dress Rehearsal! Students will perform selections they are preparing for the December 10 Winter Recital, including the Annual Grand Finale! Students will also perform other music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required.

Dec. 06 2017

Performance Masterclass #4B
7:00 PM

Winter Recital Dress Rehearsal! Students will perform selections they are preparing for the December 10 Winter Recital, including the Annual Grand Finale! Students will also perform other music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required.

Dec. 09 2017

Annual Winter Recital
2:00 PM

25th Annual Fall Studio recital at the Leewood Healthcare Center. Students will perform Holiday and Light Classical selections to celebrate the season with the residents. Leewood Healthcare Center 7120 Braddock Rd. Annandale VA 22003

Dec. 16 2017

Fairfax Symphony Concert with The Fairfax Ballet
4:00 PM

Saturday, December 16 | 4pm GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall Christopher Zimmerman, conductor with The Fairfax Ballet Margaret Virkus, Artistic Director PROGRAM Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Experience this timeless holiday classic with the FSO and the Fairfax Ballet – a holiday tradition your family will always cherish. Enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice. It’s the perfect holiday treat for the entire family!

Jan. 13 2018

NVMTA Judged Recitals
2:00 PM

Selected students will perform.

Jan. 14 2018

NVMTA General Recitals
2:00 PM

Selected students will perform.

Jan. 14 2018

Performance Masterclass #5A
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required, including students preparing for the January recitals and NVMTA Concerto Competition. Click here for performance order and selections.

Jan. 17 2018

Performance Masterclass #5B
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required, including students preparing for the January recitals and NVMTA Concerto Competition. Click here for performance order and selections.

Jan. 27 2018

NVMTA Concerto Competition
9:00 AM

Selected students will perform.

Feb. 04 2018

NVMTA General Recitals
2:00 AM

Selected students will perform.

Feb. 10 2018

Alexandria Symphony Concert
8:00 PM

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8pm Schlesinger Concert Hall Jose-Luis Novo, conductor VERDI: Overture to Nabucco DEBUSSY/BÜSSER: Petite Suite LUTOSŁAWSKI: Mała Suita SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 Join us as February’s program explores themes of nationalism with Sibelius’ grand Symphony No. 2 and Witold Lutosławski Mala Suite. Rounding out the program is Henri Büsser orchestral transcription of Debussy’s Petite Suite along with the majestic overture to Verdi’s opera Nabucco.

Feb. 11 2018

NVMTA Judged Recitals
2:00 PM

Selected students will perform.

Feb. 11 2018

Alexandria Symphony Concert
3:00 PM

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3pm George Washington Masonic Memorial Jose-Luis Novo, conductor VERDI: Overture to Nabucco DEBUSSY/BÜSSER: Petite Suite LUTOSŁAWSKI: Mała Suita SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2 Join us as February’s program explores themes of nationalism with Sibelius’ grand Symphony No. 2 and Witold Lutosławski Mala Suite. Rounding out the program is Henri Büsser orchestral transcription of Debussy’s Petite Suite along with the majestic overture to Verdi’s opera Nabucco.

Feb. 11 2018

Performance Masterclass #6A
7:00 PM

Dress rehearsal for NFMC/SMC Spring Festival! Former Fall Studio students who are now teachers, will attend, and be your mock judges! Students will also perform music they are currently preparing for the February James Bland Competitions, and the February 24th All-State Audition. So much to perform -- please arrive ON TIME!! 

Feb. 14 2018

Performance Masterclass #6B
7:00 PM

Dress rehearsal for NFMC/SMC Spring Festival! Former Fall Studio students who are now teachers, will attend, and be your mock judges! Students will also perform music they are currently preparing for the February James Bland Competitions, and the February 24th All-State Audition. So much to perform -- please arrive ON TIME!! 

Mar. 18 2018

Performance Masterclass #7A
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. Dress rehearsal for Solo & Ensemble Festivals.

Mar. 21 2018

Performance Masterclass #7B
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. Dress rehearsal for Solo & Ensemble Festivals.

Apr. 07 2018

Alexandria Symphony Concert
8:00 PM

Saturday April 7, 2018 at 8pm Schlesinger Concert Hall Nicholas Hersh, guest conductor C.P.E. BACH: Symphony in E-flat Major PIAZZOLLA: Tangazo: Variations on Buenos Aires BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 Three different centuries collide as ASO presents a baroque symphony from C.P.E Bach, Arthur Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Tangazo: Variations on Buenos Aries and Brahms’ melancholy Symphony No. 2.

Apr. 08 2018

Alexandria Symphony Concert
3:00 PM

Sunday April 8, 2018 at 3pm George Washington Masonic Memorial Nicholas Hersh, guest conductor C.P.E. BACH: Symphony in E-flat Major PIAZZOLLA: Tangazo: Variations on Buenos Aires BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 Three different centuries collide as ASO presents a baroque symphony from C.P.E Bach, Arthur Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Tangazo: Variations on Buenos Aries and Brahms’ melancholy Symphony No. 2.

Apr. 13 2018

District 11 Solo & Ensemble Festival
4:00 PM

Students attending schools in VBODA District 11 perform for judges in the afternoon and evening.

Apr. 13 2018

District 12 Solo & Ensemble Festiva
4:00 PM

Students attending schools in VBODA District 12 perform for judges in the afternoon and evening.

Apr. 15 2018

NVMTA General Recitals
2:00 PM

Selected students will perform.

Apr. 21 2018

Fairfax Symphony Concert
8:00 PM

Connections Through Time Saturday, April 21 | 8pm GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall Christopher Zimmerman, conductor PROGRAM Bach: Keyboard Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058 Glass: Piano Concerto No. 3 (Regional Premiere) Simone Dinnerstein, piano Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Elgar: Introduction and Allegro for Strings Simone Dinnerstein returns to perform the regional premiere of a new concerto written for her by renowned composer Philip Glass. " I have been a fan of Glass since my teens. In fact, his music drama "The Photographer" was the first live event I attended without an adult, and I have always associated his music with coming of age” says Dinnerstein. “There are almost no concertos written for piano and strings since Bach's time. Both Glass and I have a strong interest in Bach and how his music impacts us today. The pairing of the Bach concerto with his own composition will create myriad strands of connectivity enabling the listener to create bridges between the old and new."

Apr. 22 2018

Performance Masterclass #8A
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. Students participating in the NVMTA Strings Achievement Competition will also run their competition material.

Apr. 25 2018

Performance Masterclass #8B
7:00 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. Students participating in the NVMTA Strings Achievement Competition will also run their competition material.

Apr. 29 2018

NVMTA Strings-Only Judged Recitals
2:00 PM

Selected students will perform.

May. 05 2018

NVMTA Strings Achievement Competition (Caurine Easterling)
9:00 AM

Selected students will perform.

May. 12 2018

Fairfax Symphony Concert
8:00 PM

60th Anniversary Celebration Concert Saturday, May 12 | 8pm GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall Christopher Zimmerman, conductor Danielle Talamantes, soprano Carl Tanner, tenor with the Fairfax Choral Society and Music & Arts Chorus PROGRAM Celebrate the FSO’s 60th Anniversary with beloved arias and duets with soprano Danielle Talamantes and tenor Carl Tanner. From the majesty of Aida to the tenderness of La Boheme and the unabated romance of Turandot’s Nessun Dorma, experience an unforgettable evening filled with soaring melodies and tender duets from Verdi, Puccini, and Bernstein.

May. 13 2018

Performance Masterclass #9A
7:00 PM

Dress rehearsal for the May 18th Spring Recital, and celebration of a year of making Great Music!! :-)

May. 16 2018

Performance Masterclass #9B
7:00 PM

Dress rehearsal for the May 18th Spring Recital, and celebration of a year of making Great Music!! :-)

May. 18 2018

Annual Spring Recital
7:00 PM

25th Annual Fall Studio Spring Recital at the Truro Chapel! Always a favorite because of the intimate space and fabulous acoustics, Fall Studio students always play their best! Students: Please arrive no later than 6:40 to tune, and acclimate your instruments to the space. Location: Truro Church, Historic Chapel 10520 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030

Recent Events

Sep. 17 2017

Performance Masterclass #1A
7:09 PM

The first masterclass of the year will focus on Practice, and what students can do to create the best environment for quality practice. Students will share ideas that help them to stay focused and practice mindfully. Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Senior Regional Orchestra. Click here for performance selections and order.

Sep. 16 2017

Fairfax Symphony Concert
8:09 PM

Fairfax Jubilee Saturday, September 16 | 8pm GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall Christopher Zimmerman, conductor PROGRAM Camphouse: Title to Be Announced (World Premiere) Elgar: Cello Concerto Amit Peled, cello Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 The FSO opens its 60th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of a new work by George Mason University faculty composer Mark Camphouse, honoring the 275th Anniversary of Fairfax County. Voted by Musical America as one of the most influential musicians today, renowned cellist Amit Peled returns to celebrate the FSO’s Anniversary Season. He has been described as having “the flair of a young Rostropovich” (American Record Guide) and “simply a gorgeous sound” (Baltimore Sun).

Sep. 16 2017

VASTA Northern SRO Prep Day
9:09 AM

Students preparing for the Northern SRO Auditions are strongly encouraged to attend this valuable workshop for help with the required scales and excerpts, and sight-reading advice and suggestions. Students break out by instrument with a coach for each instrument.

May. 09 2017

Quodlibet String Quartet Recital
7:05 PM

The Quodlibet Quartet will perform Beethoven's 1st string Quartet, Op. 18, No. 1 at a salon recital at the home of Mrs. Fall. Reception following the performance.

May. 02 2017

Spring Recital
7:05 PM

24th Annual Fall Studio Spring Recital at the Truro Chapel! Always a favorite because of the intimate space and fabulous acoustics, Fall Studio students always play their best! Students: Please arrive no later than 6:40 to tune, and acclimate your instruments to the space. Location: Truro Church, Historic Chapel 10520 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030

Apr. 30 2017

Performance Masterclass #9A and 9B
6:04 PM

Both classes combine for the final masterclass of the season!

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE: 7:30-8:30PM.

This is the dress rehearsal for the May 5th Spring Recital, and celebration of a year of making Great Music!! :-)

Click for performance selections and order.

Apr. 29 2017

Fairfax Symphony
8:04 PM

PROGRAM
Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla
Overture Beethoven: Violin Concerto
      In Mo Yang, violin
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade.

Hailed as “one of the new generation’s most talented young string virtuosi” (The Violin Channel), Korean violinist In Mo Yang is the First Prize Winner of the 2014 Concert Artists Guild Competition. Most recently, he earned First Prize at the 54th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” – the only First Prize awarded by the competition’s jury in nearly a decade.

Student tickets are no longer free.  Student tickets are now $15.

Apr. 05 2017

Performance Masterclass #8B
7:04 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. Dress rehearsal for Solo & Ensemble Festivals. Click here for performance selections and order.

Apr. 02 2017

Performance Masterclass #8A
7:04 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. Dress rehearsal for Solo & Ensemble Festivals. Click here for performance selections & order

Apr. 02 2017

Alexandria Symphony
3:04 PM

CONCERT 4 - HAYDN: LORD NELSON MASS Sunday April 2, 2017 at 3pm Scott Tucker, conductor with the Choral Arts Society of Washington BERNSTEIN Chichester psalms BRAHMS Nänie BRAHMS Variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn HAYDN Lord Nelson Mass

Apr. 01 2017

Alexandria Symphony
8:04 PM

CONCERT 4 - HAYDN: LORD NELSON MASS Saturday April 1, 2017 at 8pm Scott Tucker, conductor with the Choral Arts Society of Washington BERNSTEIN Chichester psalms BRAHMS Nänie BRAHMS Variations on a theme by Joseph Haydn HAYDN Lord Nelson Mass

Mar. 10 2017

VFMC Spring Festival
6:03 PM

Annual performances for judges, and ratings leading up to Gold Cup Awards. This year, the Fall Studio moves to the Springfield Club Festival from Falls Church. All Gold Cup points will transfer. Times will be one hour, at 6:30, 7:30, or 8:30pm Click here for student time and room assignments. Location: Columbia Baptist Church 103 W Columbia St. Falls Church, VA 22046 Click here for Festival Instructions, Directions, and Maps

Mar. 08 2017

Performance Masterclass #7B
7:03 PM

Dress rehearsal for NFMC/SMC Spring Festival!Julia Fraser & Stanley Beckwith, former Fall Studio students who are now teachers, will attend and be your mock judges! Click here for performance selections and order. 

Please choose to volunteer as a page for the festival if you have the time!

Mar. 05 2017

Performance Masterclass #7A
7:03 PM

Dress rehearsal for NFMC/SMC Spring Festival!Yessenia Amaya & Stanley Beckwith, former Fall Studio students who are now teachers, will attend and be your mock judges! Click here for performance selections and order.

Please choose to volunteer as a page for the festival if you have the time!

Mar. 04 2017

Fairfax Symphony
8:03 PM

PROGRAM Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21"Elvira Madigan" Piano Concerto No. 23 Simone Dinnerstein, piano Mozart: Symphony No. 40 Acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein returns for her second concert with the FSO this season and for a music residency called “Bach packing to school” with Fairfax County School students. “The intense conviction she communicates is so arresting that, for me, hearing her rendition of a piece makes it impossible to imagine it performed any other way.” (The Paris Review)

Student tickets are no longer free.  Student tickets are now $15.

Feb. 15 2017

Performance Masterclass #6B
7:02 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required, including students preparing for the February James Bland Competitions and February 25th All-State Audition. Click here for performance order and selections.

Feb. 12 2017

Performance Masterclass #6A
7:02 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required, including students preparing for the February James Bland Competitions and February 25th All-State Audition. Click here for performance order and selections.

Feb. 12 2017

Alexandria Symphony
3:02 PM

CONCERT 3 – MOZART: SYMPHONY NO. 41 “JUPITER” Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3pm Michael Rossi, conductor MOZART Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

Feb. 11 2017

Alexandria Symphony
8:02 PM

CONCERT 3 – MOZART: SYMPHONY NO. 41 “JUPITER” Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8pm Michael Rossi, conductor MOZART Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

Jan. 11 2017

Performance Masterclass #5B
7:01 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required, including students preparing for the January recitals and NVMTA Concerto Competition. Click here for performance order and selections.

Jan. 08 2017

Performance Masterclass #5A
7:01 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required, including students preparing for the January  recitals and NVMTA Concerto Competition. Click here for performance order and selections.

Dec. 10 2016

Winter Recital
2:12 PM

24th Annual Fall Studio recital at the Leewood Healthcare Center. Students will perform Holiday and Light Classical selections to celebrate the season with the residents. Leewood Healthcare Center 7120 Braddock Rd. Annandale VA 22003

Dec. 09 2016

Fairfax Symphony
8:12 PM

Christopher Zimmerman, conductor with The Fairfax Ballet Margaret Virkus, Artistic Director PROGRAM Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Experience this timeless holiday classic with the FSO and the Fairfax Ballet – a holiday tradition your family will always cherish. Enjoy a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice. It’s the perfect holiday treat for the entire family!

Student tickets are NOT available for this performance. All tickets are full price.

Dec. 04 2016

Performance Masterclass #4A
7:12 PM

Winter Recital Dress Rehearsal! Students will perform selections they are preparing for the December 10 Winter Recital, including the Annual Grand Finale! Students will also perform other music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. Click here for performance selections and order.

Nov. 30 2016

Performance Masterclass #4B
7:11 PM

Winter Recital Dress Rehearsal! Students will perform selections they are preparing for the December 10 Winter Recital, including the Annual Grand Finale! Students will also perform other music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. Click here for performance selections and order.

Nov. 19 2016

Fairfax Symphony
8:11 PM

PROGRAM Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 Simone Dinnerstein, piano Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Simone Dinnerstein gained an international following with the remarkable success of her recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations that ranked No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Charts. NPR reports, “She compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours . . . She’s actively listening to every note she plays, and the result is a wonderfully expressive interpretation.” Brahms’ epic first symphony shows his struggle to deal with the legacy of Beethoven in what was called Beethoven’s 10th Symphony.

Student tickets are no longer free.  Student tickets are now $15.

Nov. 09 2016

Performance Masterclass #3B
7:11 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Junior & Senior District Orchestra. Click here for performance selections and order.

Nov. 06 2016

Performance Masterclass #3A
7:11 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Junior & Senior District Orchestra. Click here for performance selections and order.

Nov. 06 2016

Alexandria Symphony
3:11 PM

CONCERT 2 – VIVALDI: FOUR SEASONS Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3pm Kathleen Kelly, conductor WAGNER Siegfried idyll VIVALDI The Four Seasons

Nov. 05 2016

Alexandria Symphony
8:11 PM

CONCERT 2 – VIVALDI: FOUR SEASONS Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8pm Kathleen Kelly, conductor WAGNER Siegfried idyll VIVALDI The Four Seasons

Oct. 19 2016

Performance Masterclass #2B
7:10 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Junior & Senior District Orchestra. Click for performance selections and order.

Oct. 16 2016

Performance Masterclass #2A
7:10 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Junior & Senior District Orchestra. Click for performance selections and order.

Oct. 01 2016

Alexandria Symphony
8:10 PM

CONCERT 1 - BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 3 “EROICA” Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8pm James E. Ross, conductor BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3 “Eroica” COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man SIBELIUS Symphony No. 3

Sep. 14 2016

Performance Masterclass #1B
7:09 PM

The first masterclass of the year will focus on Practice, and what students can do to create the best environment for quality practice. Students will share ideas that help them to stay focused and practice mindfully. Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Senior Regional Orchestra. Click here for performance selections and order. 

Sep. 11 2016

Performance Masterclass #1A
7:09 PM

The first masterclass of the year will focus on Practice, and what students can do to create the best environment for quality practice. Students will share ideas that help them to stay focused and practice mindfully. Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. The class will include Mock Auditions for students preparing for Senior Regional Orchestra. Click here for performance selections and order.

May. 21 2016

Fairfax Symphony Masterworks Concert
8:05 PM

Christopher Zimmerman, conductor Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 -Andrew Tyson, piano Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Hailed by BBC Radio as “a real poet of the piano,” Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. An Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient and Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, Tyson’s Beethoven performances have been praised by The New York Times as full of “passion and poetry.”

May. 21 2016

23rd Annual Studio Spring Recital
1:05 PM

Grand Finale Performances of the Year! ALL students perform, sharing their music with invited guests and family. Certificates and Awards for student achievements. Truro Church 10520 Main St. Fairfax VA 22030

*Please note: TIME CHANGE to accomodate David and Philip's AYSO Concert later in the afternoon!*

May. 15 2016

Springfield Music Club Honors Recital
3:05 PM

The Woodlands Retirement Community 4320 Forest Hill Dr, Fairfax, VA 22030 Students who played particularly well in previous SMC recitals are invited to perform again for this special Honors Recital. Clara will perform Le Cygne (The Swan) from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns.

May. 14 2016

Timothy Shiu Violin Master Class
11:05 AM

This masterclass is presented by Main Street Music Studios and will take place at Fairfax Presbyterian Church Choir Room 10723 Main Street, Fairfax 22030 11 AM to 1 PM Brooke will be playing Rachmaninoff Vocalise David will be playing a selection TBD

May. 08 2016

Studio Performance Masterclass 9A and 9B
6:05 PM

GROUP A and GROUP B: Sunday, May 8, 6:30-8:30PM
*Please note this is a combined class for ALL STUDENTS, and a time change from the original schedule*

This combined masterclass will be the Dress Rehearsal for the 23rd Annual Fall Studio Spring Recital on May 21. Click here for performance selections and order.

May. 07 2016

Alexandria Symphony
8:05 PM

CONCERT 5 - THE TRANSFORMATIVE Kim Allen Kluge, conductor Thomas Pandolfi, piano COPLAND Rodeo GERSHWIN An American in Paris KLUGE & KLUGE The American Concerto for Piano and Orchestra ZIMMER Concert Suite from The Dark Knight

May. 07 2016

NVMTA Strings Achievement Awards Competition (Caurine Easterling)
9:05 AM

Performance times TBD Selected students will be invited to compete Students must prepare 2 selections to perform from memory.

Apr. 30 2016

Fairfax Symphony Masterworks Concert
8:04 PM

Christopher Zimmerman, conductor Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 -Awadagin Pratt, piano Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” Peabody Conservatory graduate and winner of the Naumburg International Piano Competition, Awadagin Pratt was named one of the 50 Leaders of Tomorrow in Ebony Magazine’s 50th anniversary issue. He is frequently featured on NPR, the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Sesame Street. He was a featured soloist on PBS’s Live from the Kennedy Center and has performed several times at the White House.

Apr. 22 2016

District 12 Solo & Ensemble Festival
3:04 PM

Performance times TBD Students in VBODA District 12 schools will perform for a judge, receiving a score and helpful comments. Students scheduled to perform: Brooke (violin) Lia, John (viola)

Apr. 17 2016

VASTA Recital
2:04 PM

Students scheduled to perform:

Apr. 15 2016

District 11 Solo & Ensemble Festival
3:04 PM

Performance times TBD Students in VBODA District 11 schools will perform for a judge, receiving a score and helpful comments. Students scheduled to perform: Clara, Isabella (violin) Crystal, Audrey (viola)

Apr. 13 2016

Studio Performance Masterclass 8B
7:04 PM

Students will perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, including music for upcoming festivals and competitions. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Apr. 13 2016

District 9 Solo & Ensemble Festival
9:04 AM

Performance times TBD Students in VBODA District 9 schools will perform for a judge, receiving a score and helpful comments. Students scheduled to perform: Philip & David (violin)

Apr. 10 2016

Studio Performance Masterclass 8A
7:04 PM

Students will perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, including music for upcoming festivals and competitions. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Apr. 10 2016

NVMTA Judged String Recital
3:04 PM

Time TBD The only NVMTA Judged Recital for String Players only!! Students scheduled to perform: David & Brooke (violin)

Apr. 05 2016

Performance Masterclass #8B
7:04 PM

Students will perform music they are currently studying, in all stages of performance readiness, with piano accompaniment, when required. Dress rehearsal for Solo & Ensemble Festivals.

Apr. 03 2016

Alexandria Symphony
3:04 PM

CONCERT 4 – LUSHNESS & LYRICAL Kim Allen Kluge, conductor Jenny Oaks Baker, violin* TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Swan Lake BRUCH Scottish Fantasy* HOWARD Peter Pan Suite

Apr. 03 2016

NVMTA General Recital
2:04 PM

Time TBD. 2:30 or 3:45PM Students scheduled to perform:

Apr. 02 2016

Alexandria Symphony
8:04 PM

CONCERT 4 – LUSHNESS & LYRICAL Kim Allen Kluge, conductor Jenny Oaks Baker, violin* TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Swan Lake BRUCH Scottish Fantasy* HOWARD Peter Pan Suite

Mar. 15 2016

Studio Performance Masterclass 7B
7:03 PM

At this RESCHEDULED masterclass, students will perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, including music for upcoming festivals and competitions. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Mar. 13 2016

Studio Performance Masterclass 7A
7:03 PM

Students will perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, including music for upcoming festivals and competitions. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Mar. 12 2016

Fairfax Symphony Pops - An Enchanted Evening: Music of Rogers & Hammerstein
8:03 PM

Created and Conducted by Luke Frazier Celebrate the music from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s best loved musicals including The Sound of Music, The King and I, South Pacific, Carousel, and much more.

Mar. 06 2016

VFMC Spring Festival
2:03 PM

ALL students participate in one or more event: Violin Solo (2 selections) Violin Concerto (1 movement) Viola Solo (2 selections) Viola Concerto (1 movement) Memory is required. Time will be 2:00, 3:00 or 4:00pm. Students will be notified of their assigned times one or two weeks before the event.

Feb. 28 2016

VASTA Recital
2:02 PM

Students scheduled to perform: Crystal, Clara, Lia, Audrey and Isabella

Feb. 17 2016

Studio Performance Masterclass 6B
7:02 PM

Students will perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, including music for upcoming competitions. Mock auditions for Virginia All-State Orchestra. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Feb. 14 2016

Studio Performance Masterclass 6A
7:02 PM

Students will perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, including music for upcoming competitions. Mock auditions for Virginia All-State Orchestra. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Feb. 14 2016

Alexandria Symphony
3:02 PM

CONCERT 3 – THE DRAMATIC Kim Allen Kluge, conductor PUCCINI Love Duets from La Boheme & Madama Butterfly RESPIGHI Pines of Rome ROTA Music from The Godfather

Feb. 14 2016

NVMTA Judged Recital
2:02 PM

Time TBD. 2:00, 3:15, or 4:30PM Students scheduled to perform: Brooke

Feb. 13 2016

Alexandria Symphony
8:02 PM

CONCERT 3 – THE DRAMATIC Kim Allen Kluge, conductor PUCCINI Love Duets from La Boheme & Madama Butterfly RESPIGHI Pines of Rome ROTA Music from The Godfather

Feb. 13 2016

Springfield Music Club Recital
10:02 AM

Students scheduled to perform: Clara and Lia

Feb. 07 2016

NVMTA General Recital
2:02 PM

Time TBD. 2:30 or 3:45PM Students scheduled to perform: David & John

Feb. 06 2016

Fairfax Symphony Masterworks Concert
8:02 PM

Christopher Zimmerman, conductor Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 George Li, piano Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” Praised by the the Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” piano prodigy George Li possesses brilliant virtuosity and effortless grace far beyond his years.

Jan. 24 2016

VASTA Recital
2:01 PM

Students scheduled to perform: Clara & Isabella (violin) Lia, Audrey & John (viola)

Jan. 23 2016

NVMTA Concerto Competition
9:01 PM

Performance times TBD. Event is scheduled 8am-6pm Selected students will be invited to compete. For information, click here.

Jan. 17 2016

NVMTA General Recital
2:01 PM

Time TBD. 2:30 or 3:45PM Students scheduled to perform: Philip (violin) Maddy (viola)

Jan. 16 2016

NVMTA Judged Recital
3:01 PM

Time TBD. 3:15 or 4:30PM Students scheduled to perform: David & Brooke (violin)

Jan. 13 2016

Studio Performance Masterclass 5B
7:01 PM

Students will perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, including music for college auditions and upcoming competitions. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for masterclass schedule.

Jan. 10 2016

Studio Performance Masterclass 5A
7:01 PM

Students will perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, including music for college auditions and upcoming competitions. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for masterclass schedule.

Jan. 08 2016

Friday Morning Music Club Recital
12:01 PM

On the program: A reprise of the December 15 performance. BEETHOVEN: Duo for Viola and Cello in Eb Major “mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern” (“with two eyeglasses obligato” ) woo 32 Why the name “with two eyeglasses”? No one really knows, but there is much speculation! Read here for more information about the duet. At Calvary Baptist Church. 755 Eighth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 For complete recital information, click here.

Dec. 15 2015

Friday Morning Music Club Recital
12:12 PM

On the program:

BEETHOVEN: Duo for Viola and Cello in Eb Major “mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern” (“with two eyeglasses obligato” ) woo 32 Why the name “with two eyeglasses”? No one really knows, but there is much speculation! Read here for more information about the duet.

At Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street, NW Washington, DC 20007 For complete recital information, click here.

Dec. 12 2015

23rd Annual Winter Recital
2:12 PM

Annual Recital celebrating the Holiday Season with residents. A mix of Christmas and Light Classical selections, ending with the Grand Finale, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas!" ALL students perform. Holiday attire encouraged! Parents and siblings invited to attend. Leewood Healthcare Center 7120 Braddock Rd. Annandale VA 22003

Dec. 09 2015

Studio Performance Masterclass 4B
7:12 PM

Dress Rehearsal for the Annual Winter Recital! Students will perform selections they are preparing for the recital with piano accompaniment, in addition to music for college auditions and upcoming competitions. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Dec. 06 2015

Studio Performance Masterclass 4A
7:12 PM

Dress Rehearsal for the Annual Winter Recital! Students will perform selections they are preparing for the recital with piano accompaniment, in addition to music for college auditions and upcoming competitions. Students practice good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Dec. 05 2015

Fairfax Symphony Pops - A Fairfax Nutcracker
8:12 PM

Luke Frazier, conductor Experience the warmth of the season with this timeless holiday classic. The FSO and regional dance companies present selections from Tchaikovsky’s masterpieceand bring you on a magical storybook journey through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies, and an epic battle between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice. It’s the perfect holiday treat for the entire family! A rapidly rising star in the Pops world, Luke Frazier is “so talented and sensitive to every nuance.” - Marvin Hamlisch

Nov. 22 2015

VASTA Recital
2:11 PM

Students scheduled to perform: David, Brooke (violin) Crystal, John (viola) Go to the Parent Resources Page for information and directions.

Nov. 11 2015

Studio Performance Masterclass 3B
7:11 PM

Mock auditions for Virginia Junior and Senior District Orchestras. Students will also perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, practicing good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Nov. 08 2015

Studio Performance Masterclass 3A
7:11 PM

Mock auditions for Virginia Junior and Senior District Orchestras. Students will also perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, practicing good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections & order.

Nov. 08 2015

Alexandria Symphony
3:11 PM

CONCERT 2 – WHIMSY & WONDERMENT Kim Allen Kluge, conductor PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kije Suite, Wedding & Troika STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale ELFMAN Music from Spiderman & Edward Scissorhands

Nov. 07 2015

Alexandria Symphony
8:11 PM

CONCERT 2 – WHIMSY & WONDERMENT Kim Allen Kluge, conductor PROKOFIEV Lieutenant Kije Suite, Wedding & Troika STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale ELFMAN Music from Spiderman & Edward Scissorhands

Oct. 25 2015

VASTA Recital
2:10 PM

First VASTA Recital of the school year. Students scheduled to perform: Philip & David (violin) Lia & John (viola) Go to the Parent Resources Page for information and directions.

Oct. 07 2015

Studio Performance Masterclass 2B
7:10 PM

Students will perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, practicing good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performence selections and order.

Oct. 04 2015

Studio Performance Masterclass 2A
7:10 PM

Students perform selections they are preparing with piano accompaniment, practicing good stage presence, and performance and audience etiquette. Click here for performance selections and order.

Oct. 03 2015

Alexandria Symphony
8:10 PM

Concert 1 - The Fantastic Kim Allen Kluge, conductor HOLST The Planets WAGNER Ride of the Valkyrie WILLIAMS Music from E.T & Star Wars

Sep. 23 2015

Studio Performance Masterclass 1B
7:09 PM

First masterclass of the school year for Group B with the theme: PRACTICE! All students must come to class with ONE GOOD IDEA to share with their cohorts. Mr. Thompson will join us at the end to accompany students who are prepared to perform selections studied over the summer. We welcome new violin student, Isabella, and celebrate the new year with snacks and drinks at the end.

Sep. 20 2015

Studio Performance Masterclass 1A
7:09 PM

First masterclass of the school year with the theme: PRACTICE! All students must come to class with ONE GOOD IDEA to share with their cohorts. Mr. Thompson will join us at the end to accompany students who are prepared to perform selections studied over the summer. We celebrate the new year with snacks and drinks at the end.

Sep. 19 2015

Fairfax Symphony
8:09 PM

Christopher Zimmerman, conductor Alon Goldstein, piano Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 Considered one of the most original artists of his generation, Alon Goldstein returns to the FSO after his recent performance with the Baltimore Symphony. “Such performances take a kind of courage seldom heard that you want to hear him at every possible opportunity.” -The Philadelphia Inquirer

Jun. 21 2015

Argonne String Quartet +1
3:06 PM

Argonne String Quartet +1 Repeat performance of ASQ Quartet Party 3.4 Former ASQ 2nd violinist, Jennifer Wade, returns to play 2nd VIOLA on this 2 viola quintet program. PROGRAM: Mozart: String Quintet No. 1 in Bb Major, K. 174 Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88 Church of the Advent 1301 S Charles St Baltimore 21230

Jun. 14 2015

Quartet Party! 3.4
3:06 PM

Quartet Party! 3.4 Make that Quintet Party! Former ASQ 2nd violinist, Jennifer Wade, returns to play 2nd VIOLA on this 2 viola quintet program. Argonne String Quartet +1 PROGRAM: Mozart: String Quintet No. 1 in Bb Major, K. 174 Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 88 Invitation Only. Contact Helen Fall if you are interested in attending.

Apr. 03 2015

Alexandria Symphony
3:04 PM

CONCERT 4 – LUSHNESS & LYRICAL Kim Allen Kluge, conductor Jenny Oaks Baker, violin* TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Swan Lake BRUCH Scottish Fantasy* HOWARD Peter Pan Suite