2019-2020 Season

The Northern Neck Orchestra welcomes you to an exciting 2019-2020 concert season showcasing the talents of our vibrant community and our guest soloists. Music Director Michael Repper returns to lead the orchestra with the artistry and energy that make every concert a memorable one. He also will host enlightening talks on the program before each performance.

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.


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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