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Eclipse Chamber Orchestra: An Orchestra of Soloists, in their 25th Anniversary Season of presenting classical music to diverse audiences in Washington, D.C.
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Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
The Lyceum, Alexandria, Virginia

William Wielgus, oboe

Featuring music for oboe and strings, including works by Salieri, Mozart, and Peruvian composers

All concerts are “admittance without charge – pay what you can,” with donations always gratefully accepted either in advance, or at the door. We offer the suggestion of $25 per ticket – and by making your reservation in advance, your admission to the concert is guaranteed.

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FourSeasonsSunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
National Gallery of Art, East Building Auditorium

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra will be coming to DC to perform Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons, followed by Vivaldi’s classic archetype. The violin soloists, in order of appearance, are: Malorie Blake Shin, Alexandra Osborne, Joel Fuller, Jane Bowyer Stewart, Glenn Donnellan, Jennifer Kim, Wanzhen Li and Regino Madrid.

The free performance will be in the East Building Auditorium (closer to the Capitol building, not the West Garden Court).  Please note, this is not a ticketed event; please arrive early for general seating in the large auditorium.

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Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
The Lyceum, Alexandria, Virginia

Theresa Wells Cigan, clarinet
Christopher Schmitt, piano
Benjamin Wensel, cello

Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino for Clarinet and Piano, opus 26
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Sharp Major, from the Well Tempered Clavier book 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Etude, opus 39 No. 8
Franz Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 10
Enrique Granados: Los Requiebros (The Compliments) from the Goyescas Piano Suite
Johannes Brahms: Trio in A minor, Op, 114 for Clarinet, Cello and Piano

All concerts are “admittance without charge – pay what you can,” with donations always gratefully accepted either in advance, or at the door. We offer the suggestion of $25 per ticket – and by making your reservation in advance, your admission to the concert is guaranteed.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
The Lyceum, Alexandria, Virginia

Eclipse Woodwind Quintet
Alice Kogan Weinreb, flute | Nicholas Stovall, oboe
Paul Cigan, clarinet | Laurel Ohlson, horn
Truman Harris, bassoon

Barber:  Summer Music
Reicha: Adagio “pour le Cor Anglais”
Harris:  Character Sketches
Chopin: Les Sylphides
Kilar: Quintet for Wind Instruments

All concerts are “admittance without charge – pay what you can,” with donations always gratefully accepted either in advance, or at the door. We offer the suggestion of $25 per ticket – and by making your reservation in advance, your admission to the concert is guaranteed.

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Summer Music (excerpt from the new documentary film “Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty“)

Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.
The Lyceum, Alexandria, Virginia

Susan Midkiff, violin
Joel Ayau, piano

Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor
Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7
Bartok: Romanian Dances

All concerts are “admittance without charge – pay what you can,” with donations always gratefully accepted either in advance, or at the door. We offer the suggestion of $25 per ticket – and by making your reservation in advance, your admission to the concert is guaranteed.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Saint Luke Catholic Church, McLean, Virginia

Eclipse Chamber Orchestra performs Strauss’ Serenade for Winds, Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, and Strauss’ Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings.  Abel Pereira conducts in his inaugural season as music director.  We hope to see you there!

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Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
The Lyceum, Alexandria, Virginia

Columbia String Quartet
Jane Bowyer Stewart and Susan Midkiff, violins
Denise Wilkinson, viola
Kerry van Laanen, cello

Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K. 499
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, op. 13

All concerts are “admittance without charge – pay what you can,” with donations always gratefully accepted in advance, or at the door. We offer the suggestion of $25 per ticket – and by making your reservation in advance, your admission to the concert is guaranteed.

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Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
George Washington Memorial Auditorium

Opening the 25th anniversary season, soloist Joel Fuller performs with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra in Ludwig van Beethoven’s virtuosic Violin Concerto. Also on the program is Felix Mendelssohn’s masterful Symphony No. 4. In his inaugural season as music director, Abel Pereira conducts. We hope to see you there!

All concerts are “admittance without charge – pay what you can,” with donations always gratefully accepted either in advance, or at the door. We offer the suggestion of $30 per ticket – and by making your reservation below, your admission to the concert is guaranteed. Please also visit the Facebook Event for more information on this concert.

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