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Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: Inspiring the Next Generation

Presented ByFairfax Symphony Orchestra
When/WhereSaturday, May 09, 2020 8:00pmCenter for the Arts, Concert Hall, Fairfax Campus

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Featuring the Fairfax Symphony All-Stars
Sharon Bulova Young Artists’ Program

Alexander Kerr, violin
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Leshnoff: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Regional Premiere)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition 

The FSO salutes the next generation of young musicians with a special performance by the Fairfax Symphony All-Stars.  This education initiative brings together the brightest young musicians from across Fairfax County for a rare opportunity to perform side-by-side with the FSO.  These talented musicians, selected through a competitive audition process, receive personalized mentoring and coaching from FSO musicians leading up to the collaborative concert and are Fairfax County's dynamic music ambassadors.

“Tuneful, toe-tapping, vividly rhythmic, the Leshnoff is a most appealing work: neoclassical Stravinsky meets Samuel Barber meets minimalism... it was a showpiece for Dallas Symphony concertmaster Alexander Kerr, who played with the utmost tonal finesse, sweetly singing phrases balancing flawless virtuosity.”  — Dallas Morning News

MORE THAN NOTES:  Hear the stories behind the music with music director Christopher Zimmerman and special guests before the concert at 7pm.

 

$15 Student tickets available

Individual tickets go on sale August 1.