Welcome to the 18th Season of TheTrinity Chamber Orchestra! Once again we are proud to present an exciting season of magnificent music at our beautiful Bethesda location, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with its gradually raked seating, acoustically rich setting, and free parking. (7500 Pearl Street, Bethesda MD. 20814, two blocks from the Bethesda Metro station on Metro’s Red Line at the corner of East-West Highway and Pearl Street.)
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 mostHoly Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
This season the TCO will take you on a worldwide tour to experience Great Musical Cities in different eras. What if you could go back in time and visit one of these cities – what music would be playing? In September, travel with us to Leipzig, the birthplace of classical German harmonies, as well as the home of Bach and Mendelssohn. TCO’s own Tim Friedlander will play the dazzling Flute Concerto of Carl Reinecke, who directed the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra for many years. Reinecke often invited his friend Brahms to visit Leipzig, so sit back and imagine that you are attending the concert at which Brahms introduced the Tragic Overture. You will also hear Mozart’s famous Symphony No. 40, which was premiered in Leipzig.
Our November concert takes us to Paris in the midst of its 19th-century craze for all things Spanish. Parisian audiences thrilled to the exotic sounds of castanets, flamenco dancers’ heels, and the gypsy violin of Pablo de Sarasate. Lalo’s brilliant Symphonie Espagnole was composed for Sarasate, and will be performed by TCO’s concertmistress Jennifer Houck. You will also hear ever-popular selections from Carmen (Bizet’s alluring gypsy enchantress), Chabrier’s lively España, and Ravel’s lovely Pavane.
In April, come with us to a Royal Command Performance in the great city of London. Imagine yourself exactly 300 years ago (1717), on a barge in the Thames with King George I, listening to dozens of oboes, bassoons, and horns playing Handel’s Water Music. Next imagine yourself startled and surprised along with the courtly audiences at the premiere of Haydn’s second London Symphony “The Surprise.” As a special treat, this jubilee concert features the combined choirs of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Stephen Martyr churches in Vaughan-Williams’s exquisitely moving Serenade to Music, and also our annual visit from the Stone Ridge Junior Chorus.
Finally, in June, we return to our home shores, to New York City, America’s “melting pot,” to hear music from all over the world. We invite you to relive the exiting concert hall experience when famous European composers such as Dvořák, Tchaikovsky, and Khachaturian came to America and introduced their works to new audiences, and when our home-grown composers Gershwin and Copland first fused American jazz and folk idioms with the classical style. Be enraptured by the romance of Khachaturian’s Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia; reminisce as TCO’s Semyon Ziskind plays Tchaikovsky’s nostalgic Meditation; and then swing to the beat of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Copland’s Dance Episodes from Rodeo.
Once again we are so blessed to celebrate this, our 18th Concert Season, with the fine artistic direction of Maestro Richard A. Fazio, Founder and Director of the TCO 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 lively, inspired and breath-taking 18th Concert Season, so invite your friends and be a part of this year’s exceptional tour of Great Musical Cities.
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 Eighteenth Season performances. May God bless all who have supported us over these eighteen glorious years. The TCO looks forward to providing you and our community with great music during our Eighteenth Season!