Welcome to the 21st Season of The Trinity Chamber Orchestra! Having completed two decades of outstanding sacred and secular music, we continue to move vigorously forward in presenting great and inspired music. 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.


We are very excited to share a special collaboration in this, our 21st season, with Partners for the Arts: we will give their operatic competition winners a chance to sing with our outstanding orchestra this spring.  We also look forward to inviting instrumental competition winners from our area to join the orchestra, as part of our goal to inspire and encourage new talent. We have such an exciting season to present to you at our wonderful location, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with its gradually raked seating, acoustically rich setting, and free parking, only two blocks from the Bethesda Metro station (Red Line), on the corner of East-West Highway at 7500 Pearl Street, Bethesda MD. 20814.


The theme of our 21st Season is Influences and Inspirations:  Who and what were the inspirations for the great composers, and what common themes influenced their great masterworks?


Our first concert on October 6th features music inspired by the past: Baroque works by Bach and his admirer Handel, a farcical Haydn symphony based on 17th-century Italian commedia dell’arte, and a neoclassical suite by Respighi based on 16th and 17th-century Italian lute music.


On November 24th the TCO highlights the passion and emotion of “The Hungarian Connection:” three works by Brahms: his Tragic Overture, vivacious and energetic Hungarian Dances, and his moving and melodic Symphony No.1, plus the delight of the Andante and Rondo for Two Flutes by Doppler, and Berlioz’s version of the Rákóczy March.


The very special spring March 29th concert celebrates the influence of “Vienna, the City of Music” from Mozart to Strauss – an exciting collaboration with Partners for the Arts. The TCO will present glorious Viennese Classics, both instrumental and vocal, featuring outstanding operatic competition winners from Partners for the Arts, in memorable operetta music from the sparkling Viennese period of the early 20th century. This great music performed by these talented young singers will be a performance you won’t want to miss.


In our final concert on June 7th, we present the influence and inspiration of the “Inner Voices” of the orchestra – works that feature instruments that usually take the inner alto line, such as the clarinet and viola. Here, these voices are elevated to prominence in the brilliance of Beethoven’s Symphony #8, Bruch’s enchanting Concerto for Violin and Clarinet and the effervescent Polovtsian Dances by Borodin. We also invite all our audience members to meet and greet our orchestra members at our 21st Season reception after this concert.


We are so proud to present this inspired 21st 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 competition-winning instrumental and vocal musicians 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 amazing 21st Anniversary Concert Season, so invite your friends to be a part of this year’s “Inspired” celebration!