The Rapidan Orchestra will be performing a spring concert at 7 pm on April 26, 2019 at Orange Baptist Church in Orange, VA and again at 4 pm on April 27, 2019 at Culpeper Baptist Church in Culpeper, VA. Joining the orchestra will be the Madison Choral Society in the performance of the Haydn “Lord Nelson Mass”. Works to be performed are:
Haydn: Symphony No 88
Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
We will be holding a special spring concert at the Music Room, 135 E Main St, Orange VA at 7:30 pm on Saturday April 13, 2019. This concert will feature works by Beethoven including a full performance of the “Emperor” Piano Concerto. Pianist Jun Kanno will be performing with the orchestra.
Our fall concerts will take place on November 30 at 7:30 pm at St Stephen’s Parish Hall, 115 N East Street in Culpeper and on December 1 at 7:30 pm at The Music Room, 135 E Main St in Orange. The concerts will include the following works:
Leonard Bernstein “Selections From West Side Story”
Claude Debussy “Petite Suite”
Beethoven “Symphony No. 7”
Rehearsals for our fall 2018 concert will start on Thursday September 6 from 7-9pm at The Music Room, 135 E. Main St, Orange VA. We are continuing to look for more string players and could also use a second oboe and a bassoon player.
Concerts will be held in Orange, Virginia and Louisa, Virginia. The concert in Orange will be 7:30 pm on Friday, April 13 at “The Music Room”, 135 E Main St, Orange VA. The concert in Louisa will be 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 14 at the Louisa Arts Center, 212 Fredericksburg Avenue, Louisa, Va. The concerts will feature the following works:
Beethovin – “Piano Concerto No 5 ‘Emperor’ “(First Movement Only)
Mendelssohn – “Fingals Cave Overture”
Mussorgsky – “The Night On Bald Mountain”
Respighi – “Ancient Dances and Airs”
Spring Concert Rehearsals will begin with a string sectional on Thursday, January 4 followed by full orchestra rehearsals on Thursday, January 11. We are still looking for new members, especially in the string sections. We also have a need for a bassoon player and trombone player.
Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm at Madison County Fire Dept
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 pm at Orange Presbyterian Church
The concert is currently scheduled to perform works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and Bruch as well as a local composer
Rehearsals for our 2017-18 concert season will begin on Thursday August 31 at Christ Episcopal Church in Gordonsville VA. Works currently being considered are the Mendelssohn’ “Reformation Symphony” and Mozart’s overture to “The Magic Flute”. We are still looking for string players and would welcome anyone interested in playing.
The Rapidan Chamber Players (a small group of musicians from the orchestra) is pleased to announce that they will be working on a chamber music concert for the Culpeper Music Society in September 2017. Rehearsals will be ongoing through the summer of 2017 in order to prepare for this concert.