"To Be Passionate": Alexandria Symphony Orchestra With Kim Allen Kluge, Piano on February 15 or 16 (Up to 61% Off)

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center

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The Deal

  • One ticket to "To Be Passionate": Alexandria Symphony Orchestra with Kim Allen Kluge, Piano
  • When: Saturday, February 15, at 8 p.m. or Sunday, February 16, at 3 p.m.
  • Where: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.

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The Program

Maestro Kim Allen Kluge sits at the piano to conduct this evening of romantic pieces of late 19th and early 20th century, which also features a world premiere by Kluge himself.

  • Wagner—Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde: From the opening chord—henceforth known as the "Tristan chord"—this piece's melancholic tone speaks of the titular lovers' impossible longing.
  • Debussy—Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun: The piece's delicately layered, woodwind melody evokes a pastoral scene populated by mythical creatures, such as fauns, nymphs, and birds.
  • Kluge—New Work (World Premiere): Having previously composed for names such as Branford Marsalis and Bowen McCauley Dance, the orchestra's musical director now debuts a new piece to suit the lush romanticism of the evening.
  • Gershwin—Rhapsody in Blue: The beloved work's loopy opening clarinet glissando must have shocked audiences in 1924, heralding as it did a never-before-heard hybrid of classical music and jazz.
  • Prokofiev—Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2: Every fight, every insult, and every stolen kiss in Shakespeare's masterpiece comes to life in this work from one of the 20th century's most emotionally grounded composers.

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra

When Kim Allen Kluge took over as music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra in 1987, the outfit was made up of a small but enthusiastic group of community musicians. Sensing the potential of the orchestra, Kluge augmented the ensemble with freelancer virtuosos, quickly establishing the ASO as the premier professional symphony in northern Virginia. Today, the collective performs in the elegant Schlesinger Concert Hall on the Northern Virginia Community College campus, which makes for an acoustically friendly venue and a convenient base of operations for pranks on the Dean.

In a Nutshell

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ASO's musical director leads a concert of lush, Romantic-era pieces, along with his own world-premiere work

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Limit 4/person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation recommended or seats will be assigned for you. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must reserve together to sit together. Discount reflects ASO's current prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.