Sidwell Friends Upper School Chorus

Next Concert
The Apollo Orchestra performs Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with world-renowned soprano, Alison Buchanan

Alison Buchanan

Sunday, March 5, 2017, at 3pm
Sidwell Friends School, Robert Smith Meeting House
3825 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC  20015
JENKINS: The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace (Excerpts)
VERDI: Selection from La Forza del Destino
An American Spiritual
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 (Choral)
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The Apollo Orchestra proudly presents a concert of peace and hope, featuring Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, and ending with the awe-inspiring Symphony #9 of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Joining the Orchestra in her third appearance is internationally acclaimed soprano, Alison Buchanan, along with Amanda Fink-Mezzo Soprano, Rolando Sanz-Tenor, Kenneth Kellogg-Baritone/Bass, and the Sidwell Friends Upper School Chorus, John Touchton-Director.



All Apollo concerts are made possible by the vision and generosity of the Downing Family Foundation.






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Welcome to Apollo

The Apollo Orchestra provides a platform for the Washington D.C. area’s finest young professional musicians. Many recently graduated from major music schools and conservatories from the metropolitan area, the nation, and from around the world. They join forces with exciting accomplished opera singers and vibrant instrumental soloists, many in the early stages of their international professional careers. The Apollo Orchestra offers dynamic interpretations of the major orchestral, opera, and concerto repertoire, as well as underperformed gems of all eras.
The Apollo Orchestra’s vision to bring a unique, educational, up-close live musical experience for our audiences and communities, through the magic of our symphony orchestra, at easy to access, informal venues is realized through our concerts and meet- the-artists receptions, which are FREE, and open to the public. The Apollo Orchestra is generously funded entirely by The Downing Family Foundation, which allows us to maintain our free admission policy in hopes of drawing the widest possible audience.

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