Welcome to the 20th Anniversary Season of The Trinity Chamber Orchestra! How blessed we are to share this splendid milestone anniversary with you. We have selected stunning pieces to celebrate this glorious anniversary bringing you magnificent music at our fine Bethesda location, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with its gradually raked seating, acoustically rich setting, and free parking, two blocks from the Bethesda Metro station on Metro’s Red Line at the corner of East-West Highway at 7500 Pearl Street, Bethesda MD. 20814.
The mission of the Trinity Chamber Orchestra is to perform outstanding sacred and secular music from the Baroque period through the 21st century, all for the Honor and Glory of God, under the patronage of the most Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
This 20th Anniversary Season, the TCO celebrates “Top Twenties in Music.” In a creative whirl, the TCO wraps its baton around the number 20, featuring “Top 20” favorites from many genres. To mark our 20th season, we are also featuring instrumental soloists who have been playing with the TCO for a combined total of over 57 years!
Our first concert in September is “Turning 20 – Music from the 20th Century,” featuring works by great composers from around the world: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Jacques Ibert, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy and Sergei Prokofiev. Enjoy a dazzling overture, spirited folk dances, a lyrical suite, and a bravura performance of Ibert’s Flute Concerto, with soloist Tim Friedlander, our outstanding 20-year principal flute and founding member of the TCO, to round out a thrilling international program.
The next spin in our “Top 20” in November includes works from “The Classical Top 20!” You will recognize these three well-loved pieces as mainstays of classical radio station programming. Handel’s “Entrance of the Queen of Sheba” is everyone’s favorite signature theme; Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony is one of the world’s most popular symphonies (it even went to the moon with Apollo 11!); and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, featuring the velvet tones of Angela Murakami, the TCO’s long-time principal clarinet, was once voted “Britain’s most popular classical work.”
In April we “Spring” into a vocalise on our 20’s theme with “Opera Top 20,” featuring exhilarating vocal and orchestral moments from the musical stage. You will be swept away by Lehar’s Waltz from the Merry Widow and Strauss’s Overture to Die Fledermaus. Relish scenes and selections from Opera and Broadway featuring works by Strauss, Rossini, Mozart, Arlen, Webber and more. Mary McClain, the TCO’s long-time principal oboe, is featured on English horn as the famous “Swan of Tuonela” from Sibelius’s ‘mythological opera’ Lemminkäinen.
Our June Gala 20th Birthday Celebration is the final spin in our Top 20 countdown, with a stunning, stellar finale featuring “Russian Top 20” – the musical genius of Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, and selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, finally closing with the musical fireworks of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 featuring an electrifying performance by Natasha Dukan.
We are so proud to present this superb 20th Anniversary Concert Season of great music under the expert direction of Maestro Richard Fazio and Assistant Conductor Jeffry Newberger along with the outstanding musicians of the TCO and the exceptional soloists from the metropolitan area who will perform with us throughout this season. We invite you to support the TCO by filling out the enclosed order form to order your tickets in advance with a ticket donation of only $20.00 per ticket or $25.00 at the door. You won’t want to miss this dazzling 20th Anniversary Concert Season, so invite your friends to be a part of this year’s “Top Twenties in Music” celebration!
We invite you to make a generous donation to this fine orchestra to ensure its bright future and continued growth. All donations are fully tax-deductible. If you or your organization would like to sponsor a Trinity Chamber Orchestra Concert, please call us at 301-926-0936 to underwrite any one of our Twentieth Season performances. May God bless all our supporters over these blessed 20 years. The TCO looks forward to providing you and our community with great music during our Twentieth Anniversary!