The 2015-16 Season

Lexus Classic Series

 


May 14, 2016     2 & 3:30pm
ASO FAMILY CONCERTS

José-Luis Novo, Conductor
Michael Boudewyns and Sara Valentine,
Really Inventive Stuff-Theatrical Storytellers
Meet the Musicians at 1:15pm or 4:30pm

 

Squeaks, tweets, rattles, and honks!! Really Inventive Stuff brings you The Professor, a whimsical Austrian sound scientist, who travels the world with his amazing acoustical laboratory but needs your help to complete the melody of Mozart's The Toy Symphony. Come prepared to play along as the audience becomes the missing instrument.

Then Britain's own Symphonia Semi d'Quaver, the internationally renowned "Orchestra-ologist," consummate animateur, and devoted fan of Henry Purcell, will host Benjamin Britten's classic introduction to the orchestra with wit and a wink.

Family concerts are recommended for ages 4 and up.


PAST PERFORMANCES OF 2015-2016 SEASON:

 

LEXUS POPS IN THE PARK

José-Luis Novo, Conductor
September 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm
at Quiet Waters Park 
Rain Date: September 7, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.

View the program HERE.

 


October 2 & 3, 2015     8pm
OPENING NIGHT!

José-Luis Novo, Conductor                                   
William Wolfram, piano                  

Wagner               Overture to Tannhäuser
Sibelius Pohjola's Daughter
Falla Interlude & Dance from La Vida Breve
Bernstein Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety                     

November 13 & 14, 2015     8pm
DEBUSSY, DVOŘÁK & BRAHMS

José-Luis Novo, Conductor
Netanel Draiblate, violin

SOLD OUT

CLICK HERE, to view audio-enhanced program notes for this concert.

Debussy/Büsser Petite Suite
Dvořák Concerto for Violin in A Minor
Brahms

Symphony No. 3 in F Major


Holiday Pops    -    December 18, 2015     8pm
SIMPLY SINATRA CHRISTMAS
Presented by

Featuring Steve Lippia
José-Luis Novo, Conductor
In celebration of Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday!

SOLD OUT


March 4 & 5, 2016 8pm at Maryland Hall 

March 6, 2016 3pm at Strathmore Music Center

SYMPHONIC TITANS

José-Luis Novo, Conductor
Lynn Harrell, violoncello

SOLD OUT Friday, March 4
                   Saturday, March 5
Shostakovich                Concerto for Violoncello No. 1 in E-flat Major
Mahler Symphony No. 1 in D Major

April 1 & 2, 2016     8pm
UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

José-Luis Novo, Conductor
Michael Roll, piano

 

Beethoven, Schumann, and Schubert spent the greater part of their musical careers trying to find answers for existential questions and often found inspiration in literary sources. But it was American composer Charles Ives who made the boldest and most successful attempt at putting into musical sounds what Ives calls "The Perennial Question of Existence." The eminent English pianist Michael Roll returns to Annapolis to perform Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto in A Minor.

Beethoven          Coriolan Overture
R. Schumann Concerto for Piano in A Minor
Ives The Unanswered Question
Schubert Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major

May 6 & 7, 2016     8pm
ORCHESTRAL BRILLIANCE

José-Luis Novo, Conductor

 

Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra is a vivid example of virtuosic capabilities of an orchestra, even using a simple theme by a British Baroque composer Henry Purcell. But Smetana, Fung, and Franck are highly original composers in the way they treat the orchestra as an instrument. Smetana accomplishes a vibrant depiction of a major Central European river, Fung presents a most interesting essay in orchestral colors and textures with her "Dust Devils" and Franck was a pioneer developing a concept of cyclic music that is very apparent in his only symphony.

Smetana                   The Moldau
Fung Dust Devils
Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Franck Symphony in D Minor

 

Artists and programs are subject to change without notice.