Alexandria Symphony Orchestra to Perform Live on YouTube

Virtual concert is a collaboration with the Alexandria Choral Society

The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra led by Maestro James Ross. (Photo by James Cullum/2019 Zebra Press file photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will perform a virtual concert on YouTube later this month. The performance is a collaboration with the Alexandria Choral Society. No date has been announced, but this article will be updated when one is confirmed.

ASO plans to distribute the video of the concert, called “Sure on This Shining Night: A Message of Hope,” through email and social media. It will be available for viewing through December.

“This is another example of how the ASO has forged new paths to expand our audience during the pandemic,” says ASO Board President Melynda Wilcox.

Program highlights include harp melodies near the fireplace, a Swedish holiday song with voice and guitar, Prokokiev’s Troika (Sleigh Ride) with brass quintet, and the “Pastorale” from Handel’s Messiah. Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure on This Shining Night” will serve as a plea for kindness and healing.

Those interested in sponsoring the concert can donate HERE.. There are sponsorships at many different levels, each with various benefits. The following is from the program website.

  • Presenter $5,000: Acknowledgment as event Presenter in press release, in video credits, on ASO website and email blasts; early access (Dec. 1) to video to share with clients, family and friends; personal virtual thank you from Maestro James Ross
  • Conductor $2,500: Acknowledgment at Conductor level in video credits, on ASO website and email blasts; early access (Dec. 1) to video to share with clients, family and friends; personal virtual thank you from Maestro James Ross
  • Composer $1,000: Acknowledgment at Composer level in video credits, on ASO website and email blasts; early access (Dec. 1) to video to share with clients, family and friends; personal virtual thank you from Maestro James Ross
  • Arranger $500: Acknowledgment at Arranger level in video credits, on ASO website and email blasts; early access (Dec. 1) to video to share with clients, family and friends
  • Soloist $250: Acknowledgment at Soloist level on ASO website and email blasts; early access (Dec. 1) to video to share with clients, family and friends.

There is a special deal for sponsorships received by Friday, Nov. 20. People and organizations that contribute by that day will find their names in the video credits.

Since restrictions related to the coronavirus have eased, ASO has continued to bring music to audiences, in ways both safe and enjoyable.

“Music has the power to uplift and inspire both listeners and performers,” said ASO Executive Director George Hanson. “This shared musical experience brings hope and feelings of togetherness during these challenging times in a way only music can.”

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