2019-2020 Season

The Northern Neck Orchestra 2019-2020 Concert Season to Feature All-Beethoven Program and Gospel Version of Handel’s Messiah

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019-2020 season of the Northern Neck Orchestra featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven and Mussorgsky, pioneering African-American composer Florence Price and two compositions by Handel, Royal Fireworks Music and a gospel-inspired rendition of the Messiah.

“Music Director Michael Repper returns for his fourth season conducting the talented musicians of the orchestra with the energy and enthusiasm that make each performance inspiring and entertaining,” said NNO president Michelle Lybarger. “The season program highlights the rich variety of  talent of our community as well as gifted guest soloists.”

Lybarger also noted that Repper will host talks on the concert program before each performance.

Season tickets for three concerts are $90.00. Tickets for individual performances are $36.00. Tickets can be purchased at www.northernneckorchestra.org or at the door. Students are admitted free with an online reservation.

NNO’s President Michelle Lybarger and Music Director Michael Repper

The orchestra’s 29th season begins on November 15 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater in Kilmarnock with Handel’s classic Royal Fireworks Music, Price’s graceful Suite of Dances and Mussorgsky’s vivid Pictures at an Exhibition.

The orchestra will commemorate the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth with performances on March 27 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater and on March 28 at the Northumberland High School Theater in Heathsville.

The all-Beethoven program includes the composer’s grand Symphony No. 1 and the virtuoso Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano with soloists Northern Neck Orchestra Concertmaster and principal violinist Moises Cunha, Music Director and pianist Michael Repper, and award-winning cellist 18-year-old Camden Archambeau.

The final concert of the season on May 30 in Kilmarnock features a youthful Mozart’s miniature Symphony No. 5, Saint-Saens delightful Carnival of the Animals featuring members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, and Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah, a unique fusion of Handel’s masterpiece with gospel harmony, jazz improvisation, and Latin rhythms.

The orchestra will perform this reinvention of Handel’s oratorio with a chorus from our diverse community and acclaimed guest soloist mezzo-soprano Taylor Boykins, said Lybarger. The program will be performed on May 30 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater.

“The NNO is our community’s cultural gem,” said Lybarger. “Please make sure you have a place in our growing audience for a great season ahead.”


 

Handel and Mussorgsky

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 8:00 p.m.
Pre-Concert talk | 7:15 p.m.
Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock

The opening concert of the season on November 15, 2019 features colorful classics by Handel and Mussorgsky and a spirited work by a pioneering African-American woman composer whose exceptional compositions have been recently rediscovered after years of neglect. The program includes George Frideric Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music, Florence Price’s Suite of Dances and Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

Beethoven

Two Performances:

Friday, March 27, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Concert talk | 6:45 p.m.
Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock

Saturday, March 28, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Concert talk | 6:45 p.m.
Northumberland High School Theater, Heathsville

Commemorating the 250th anniversary year of Beethoven’s birth. The concert includes Beethoven’s grand
Symphony No. 1, followed by a performance of his virtuoso Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano with soloists Northern Neck Orchestra Concertmaster and principal violinist Moises Cunha, Music Director and pianist Michael Repper and award-winning guest cellist 18-year-old Camden Archambeau.

Mozart and Handel

Saturday, May 30, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Concert talk | 6:45 p.m.
Lancaster Middle School Theater, Kilmarnock

The final concert of the season features a youthful Mozart’s miniature Symphony No. 5, Camille Saint-Saens’ delightful The Carnival of the Animals, featuring members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck, and Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah, an exhilarating fusion of Handel’s masterpiece with gospel harmony, jazz improvisation, and Latin rhythms. The reinvention of the classic oratorio will be performed with a chorus from our diverse community and acclaimed guest soloist mezzosoprano Taylor Boykins.

Note: In the event of changes in dates, times, locations, programs, or artists, announcements will appear in local media and on this website.

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