2017 – 2018 Season

The Apollo Orchestra in Concert with Guest Artist Cho-Liang Lin, Violinist


Church of The Little Flower, Bethesda MD

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2pm

The Apollo Orchestra, Stephen Czarkowski Music Director, is pleased to announce the opening concert of its 8th season with a Celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990). Bernstein’s contributions to the music of Stage, Screen, and Concert Hall have earned him a well-deserved place among the greatest musical geniuses of the 20th century. The Apollo Orchestra begins this concert with Bernstein’s ever-popular, raucously ribald Overture to Candide. Next we present the darkly gritty musical suite from the 1954 film score to On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, and Rod Steiger. From the crime and corruption of the New Jersey docks, we travel across the Hudson River to the tumultuous streets of NYC, where love and tenderness still triumph over all. The Symphonic Dance Music from West Side Story reveals some of the greatest and most enduring music Bernstein ever wrote. Finally, joining the orchestra for his third appearance is the extraordinary violin virtuoso, Cho-Liang Lin. Mr. Lin will close the concert with the Serenade, after Plato’s Symposium, a five movement concerto praising different aspects of love.

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PROGRAM

BERNSTEIN: Overture to Candide

BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront

BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

BERNSTEIN: Serenade, after Plato’s Symposium, with Cho-Liang Lin

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The Apollo Orchestra in Concert with Guest Artist Cho-Liang Lin, Violinist

The Apollo Orchestra presents Gustave Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde


Die Vereinigte Kirche, Washington DC

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30pm

Elizabeth Bishop 2                                                    Barry Banks 2

PROGRAM                                                                             

MOZART: Symphony no. 38, “Prague”

GUSTAVE MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

Mezzo-Soprano, Elizabeth Bishop and Tenor, Barry Banks

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The Apollo Orchestra presents Gustave Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde

The Apollo Orchestra in concert with WNO/Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists


Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Washington DC

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4pm

PROGRAM

Selections and scenes from various operas, featuring young artists from the WNO’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

HINDEMITH: Kammermusic No. 7, with Julie Vidrick-Evans, solo organ

BEETHOVEN: Symphony no. 3, “Eroica”

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The Apollo Orchestra in concert with WNO/Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

The Apollo Orchestra presents The Faure Requiem


Church of The Little Flower, Bethesda MD

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 4pm

PROGRAM

WAGNER: Prelude to Act I, and Good Friday Music from Parsifal

STRAUSS: Four Last Songs

FAURE: Requiem, Op. 48

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The Apollo Orchestra presents The Faure Requiem

The Apollo Orchestra in concert with NSO cellist, Steven Honigberg


Church of The Little Flower, Bethesda MD

Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:30pm

PROGRAM

DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun (Ardyth Scott, flute soloist)

ELGAR: Cello Concerto, featuring NSO cellist Steven Honigberg

SIBELIUS: Symphony no. 5

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The Apollo Orchestra in concert with NSO cellist, Steven Honigberg