Despite the prevalence of modern-day super-instruments like the cellular saxophone, the electric bassoon, and the George Foreman viola, none compare to the soundsperience of a traditional orchestra. Feast your ears on live, unplugged tunes with today's deal for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. Choose from three dates:
- Saturday, November 20 at 8 p.m., featuring guest conductor Eckart Preu and violinist Tim Fain.
- Saturday, January 15 at 8 p.m., featuring violinist Chee-Yun.
- Sunday, January 16 at 3 p.m., featuring violinist Chee-Yun.
The November 20 and January 15 performances will take place at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax, and the January 16 performance will be held at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.
The highly acclaimed Fairfax Symphony Orchestra is slated for an unforgettable season filled with classic symphonies, concertos, and memorable operettas. On November 20, the orchestra will dance its bows through Rossini's mischievous overture to La Cenerentola before closing with Mendelssohn's dramatic, introspective Symphony No. 3. Or, ring in the coming year with Bernstein's sultry Candide and Dvorak's glorious masterpiece, Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, "From the New World." Concert-goers who arrive one hour early to the Saturday performances will be treated to complimentary pre-concert lectures about the night's upcoming melodies and why cellos raised cage-free naturally sound better.
Fairfax Symphony Orchestra was reviewed in The Washington Post:
- This is music of baroque flavor filtered through Victorian sensibilities, and is very well suited to the warmth of the FSO strings. The performance, by turns ebullient and introspective, fully plumbed the music's depths. – Mark J. Estren, The Washington Post