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”

 

Spring 2018 Concert Announcement

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

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.