2022-2023 Season Announced!

We are excited to announce our fall and spring concerts for the 2022-2023 season! We have a lot to be excited about:

Our Fall concert will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30pm in the Music Room. At both concerts, we will perform Sibelius’ evocative tone poem “Finlandia” with a full brass section. After that will be Dvorak’s famous 9th symphony, known by its title “New World Symphony.” This is surely a concert you will not want to miss!

Our Spring concert will take place on Friday, April 14 and Sunday, April 16, at 7:30pm in the Music Room. We are thrilled to welcome Jun Kanno back to our stage. Jun is an internationally-renowned pianist who will perform Robert Schumann’s gorgeous Piano Concerto in A minor. We are also joining forces with the BRAVO orchestra for an arrangement of Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture. The BRAVO orchestra includes the string classes the take place in the Music Room under the tutelage of Darlene Dawson.

April Concerts Cancelled

Due to the restrictions placed by the Governor of Virginia and the threat of the spread of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, the board of directors of the Rapidan Orchestra has made the decision to cancel the April 2020 concerts in both Culpeper and Orange.  The current plan is to reschedule these concerts for sometime later this fall.

We want to thank our supporters for their wonderful support of our music programs.  We could not program these concerts without your support.

Our thoughts are prayers are for all who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we recommend that everyone strictly follow the direction of our local, state and federal governments during this time of crisis.

The Rapidan Orchestra Board of Directors

Rapidan Orchestra Spring 2020 Concerts

Concerts will be held Friday April 24 at 7:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Culpeper, Virginia and Saturday April 25 at 7:30 pm at the Music Room in Orange Virginia.  The program is as follows:

Borodin  “In The Steppes of Central Asia”

Tchaikovsky  “Romeo and Juliet”

Tchaikovsky “Symphony No. 2 ‘Little Russian’ ”

>>>>>>As always, admission is free.

Rapidan Orchestra Spring Concerts

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



Special April 2019 Concert

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.

Announcing Our Fall 2018 Concert

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”