Past Performances

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


The United Church--Die Vereinigte Kirche, Washington DC

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30pm

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PROGRAM                                                                             

MOZART: Symphony no. 38, “Prague”

MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

Mezzo-Soprano, Elizabeth Bishop and Tenor, Clay Hilley

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

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

Friday, June 9, 2017 7:30pm


Church of The Little Flower, Bethesda MD

Kent Tritle-Organist, New York Philharmonic

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PROGRAM

Rouse – Rapture
Debussy – Premiere Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra  (Shawn Buck, Clarinet)
Respighi – Pines of Rome
Saint-Saens – Symphony #3 in C minor, Op. 78 “Organ Symphony” (Mr. Kent Tritle, Organ soloist)

Shawn Buck-Principal Clarinet, The Apollo Orchestra

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Friday, June 9, 2017 7:30pm

Friday, April 21, 2017 7:30pm


Church of The Little Flower, Bethesda MD

Elizabeth Bishop-Mezzo Soprano

Canteloube – Chants d’Auvergne, Series 2 (complete)
Janacek – Jenufa: Co chvila
Janacek – Zarlivost (Jealousy)
Gershwin – American in Paris
Dvorak – Symphony #9, “From the New World”

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Friday, April 21, 2017 7:30pm

Sunday, March 5, 2017 3:00pm


Sidwell Friends Upper School, Washington DC

The Apollo Orchestra with Alison Buchanan-Soprano; Amanda Fink-Mezzo Soprano; Rolando Sanz-Tenor; Kenneth Kellogg-Baritone/Bass and The Sidwell Friends Upper School Chorus, John Touchton-Director

PROGRAM

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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Sunday, March 5, 2017 3:00pm

The Apollo Orchestra


Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Washington DC

Join the Apollo Orchestra in an exciting performance featuring  Julie Vidrick Evans, organist, and Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists: Ariana Wehr-Soprano, Rexford Tester-Tenor, and Timothy J. Bruno-Bass.

Program:

Rheinberger: Concerto #2 for Organ and Orchestra, mvt 3

Stravinsky: Scenes from The Rake’s Progress

Stravinsky: Pulcinella (Original Version with Singers)

Mendelssohn: Symphony #5, “Reformation”

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The Apollo Orchestra

Sunday, October 30, 2016 3:00pm


Sidwell Friends Upper School, Washington DC

The Apollo Orchestra is joined by Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

Program:
Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61
Serge Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, op. 25 (Symphony no. 1)
W.A. Mozart: Excerpts from Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
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Sunday, October 30, 2016 3:00pm

Friday, September 30, 2016 7:30pm


Church of The Little Flower, Bethesda MD

Enjoy an incredible evening of music with the Apollo Orchestra featuring world-renowned violinist Cho Liang Lin.

“dazzling” – NY TIMES
“a superb player” – GRAMOPHONE
“a rare combination of virtuosity and humanity” – LOS ANGELES TIMES

Program:
The Apollo Orchestra, Stephen Czarkowski, Music Director
Cho Liang Lin, Violinist
Lalo Schifrin: Tangos Concertante
Claude Debussy: La Mer
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite

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Friday, September 30, 2016 7:30pm

Sunday, April 10, 2016 3:00pm


Sidwell Friends Upper School, Washington DC

Apollo Orchestra Concert, featuring the works of Mozart

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 3 p.m.

The All Mozart program will feature duo pianists John Touchton and Virginia Lum, and soloists from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program: soprano Ariana Wehr, mezzo-soprano Aleksandra Romano, tenor Rexford Tester, and bass Timothy Bruno, and the Sidwell Friends Upper School Chorus directed by John Touchton.

Program:
Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 {“Haffner”)
Piano Concerto for Two Pianos in E Flat Major, K. 365
Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543
Mass No. 15 in C major, K. 317 (“Coronation Mass”) (“Krönungsmesse”)

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Sunday, April 10, 2016 3:00pm