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ASO Announces Performance Schedule for Upcoming Season

Beethoven's 9th will be played on Opening Night, October 3, 2020

The ASO’s 2020-21 Season begins October 3. (File photo)

Alexandria, VA – The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO) today released its schedule of performances for the 2020-2021 Season. Legendary masterworks will be heard, along with exciting collaborations.

Maestro James Ross returns to lead the ASO as the group delights audiences. Opening Night is scheduled for October 3, 2020 and will feature Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in its entirety. A second performance will take place the next night. Members of the Alexandria Choral Society will take part as well.

In partnership with the Alexandria Film Festival, the ASO presents “Homegrown: Stories in Music and Film” on November 7 and 8, 2020. Original film works submitted by local artists will accompany music from the Americana tradition including Aaron Copland’s “Our Town.”

More highlights include performances of Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet “The Nutcracker” and Handel’s “Messiah” on December 18 and 20. Renowned D.C-based pianist Sara Daneshpour serves as headliner on February 20 and 21, 2021, as the ASO accompanies her through Rachmaninov’s moving “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.” The season closes on April 17 and 18 as award-winning violinist Dylana Jansen plays her rendition of Barber’s Violin Concerto.

ASO’s 2020-2021 is made possible with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts.

Subscription packages start at $90. Single-ticket prices range from $20 to $85 for adults, $5 for youth and $10 for students. Military, senior and group discounts are also available. To order tickets and for more information – including all dates and venues – click HERE or call (703) 548-0885.

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Kevin Dauray

Kevin is Publisher's Assistant with The Zebra Press. He has been working for Alexandria's "Good News" newspaper since 2019. A graduate of George Mason University, he earned a bachelor's in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. He also studied at the Columbia School of Broadcasting and holds a master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. He is an alumnus of T.C. Williams High School. Go Titans!

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