Northern Neck Orchestra 2023-2024 Concert Season

Michael Repper, Music Director

Tickets are now on sale for the Northern Neck Orchestra’s 2023-2024 concert season that features an expanded program of four exciting concerts conducted by Music Director Michael Repper, including a new festive holiday concert.

The performances showcase music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Benjamin Britten, Antonin Dvorak, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and highlight exceptional composers in their first performances by the Northern Neck Orchestra: Elfrida Andrée, Jessie Montgomery and Andrew Synnott.


The Northern Neck Orchestra brings the joys of
classical music to our community with the
highest level of artistry and skill;
Please make sure you have a place in our
growing audience for
another memorable season performed
by this unique cultural gem.

Michelle Lybarger, president of the Northern Neck Orchestra


Concert Season

The concert season will open on October 15, 2023 at the Northumberland High School Theater in Heathsville with a matinee performance beginning at 3 p.m. The concerts on December 16, 2023, March 2, 2024 and May 11, 2024 will be at the Lancaster Middle School Theater in Kilmarnock and begin at 7:30 p.m. Michael Repper will host talks on the program before every performance.

The fall concert on October 15, 2023 at the Northumberland High School Theater in Heathsville features Benjamin Britten’s Simple Symphony, the Virginia premiere of Jessie Montgomery’s Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra, with Michael Repper at the piano, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

The orchestra next will perform a holiday concert on December 16, 2023 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater in Kilmarnock. The delightful evening will showcase music of the season, including Christmas carols, popular tunes and classical favorites from Leroy Anderson, Irving Berlin, Ralph Vaughn Williams, John Williams and more.

The winter concert on March 2, 2024 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater includes Elfrida Andree’s Concert Overture in D, Antonin Dvorak’s American Suite in AMajor, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol.

The spring concert on May 11, 2024 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater features the Virginia premiere of Andrew Synnott’s Waiting for Elvira and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, both performed by renowned Irish pianist Michael McHale. A part of the concerto appeared in the 1967 film “Elvira Madigan.” The performance concludes with Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, “Prague.”

Season tickets for the four concerts are $128.00.
Tickets for individual performances are $40.00.
Students are admitted free.

Tickets may be purchased online
or at the check-in desk.

Patrons of the orchestra will be receiving
a season brochure shortly.

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