On January 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., Susan Midkiff (violin) and Joel Ayau (piano) perform the music of Schumann, Beethoven and Bartok on a program called "Violin Artistry." Click the title for more information...
On December 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., Eclipse Chamber Orchestra performs Strauss' Serenade for Winds, Mozart's Symphony No. 29, and Strauss' Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings. Click the title for more information...
On November 6, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., Columbia String Quartet performs the music of Mozart and Mendelssohn on a program called "Prodigies in their Prime." Click the title for more information...
On Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 3:00 p.m., 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. Click the title for more information...
Note: This list of past concerts begins from 2016. If you require information on past concerts prior to 2016, please contact us.
These concerts are made possible through the generous support of:
The Alexandria Commmission for the Arts
The Clark-Winchcole Foundation
The Dimick Foundation
Virginia Commission for the Arts
The Washington Forrest Foundation
Jeffrey and Virginia Gorman
Roger and Vicky Sant
Ed and Mary Skidmore
Alice and Michael Weinreb
An Anonymous Donor
and individual supporters like you. Thank you.
Sylvia Alimena, French horn player, founds the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra to showcase the virtuosity and feature solo opportunities for professional musicians who play for the National Symphony Orchestra and other ensembles.
In the inaugural season, Maestra Alimena commissions composer Mark Adamo to compose a piece for Eclipse.
"Ralph Vaughan Williams's THE LARK ASCENDING received an impressive performance under conductor Sylvia Alimena. This is exquisite, deeply felt music, and the satiny curtain of sound that Alimena coaxed from the Eclipse strings couldn't have served the score better."
Eclipse premieres Adamo's LATE VICTORIANS to "immediate critical and popular acclaim," according to a later reflection by Stephen Brookes, Washington Post (June 3, 2007).
Eclipse premieres Adamo's OVERTURE TO LYSISTRATA.
Maestra Alimena and Eclipse record Mark Adamo's LATE VICTORIANS and other scores on the Naxos label. Adamo calls the Eclipse performance of his scores "beautiful."
Eclipse presents festivals of J.S. Bach's BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
Maestra Alimena and Eclipse release their recording of Florian Gassmann's OPERA OVERTURES on the Naxos label.
Maestro Leonard Slatkin guest conducts Eclipse to celebrate the chamber orchestra's 15th anniversary.
"A fine...account of Schubert's Rondo in A for Violin and Strings, D.438, began the concert with [Joseph] Silverstein as the deft violin soloist."