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All Seasons

Albemarle Symphony Orchestra Repertoire 2014 to Date


Petite Suite Armenienne

Colonel Bogey March

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra

Nocturne for Violin and Orchestra

Eroica Symphony (Marcia Funebre)

March in C

Symphony No.5, 1st Movt

Suite from Carmen

Suite (includes Menuet Pompeux, Habanera, Danses Villageoise, Joyeuse Marche)

Concertino for Flute and orchestra

Scherzo Symphonique

Mazurka and Waltz from Coppelia

Sinfonie Concertante

Pomp and Circumstance March No.1

Elegie for Cello and Orchestra


Canzonas Nos.194 and 195

Incidental Music from Peer Gynt

Mars, from The Planets

Overture and Knusperwalzer from Hansel and Gretel

Songs of Sanctuary

Adagio from Spartacus

Waltz from Masquerade

Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen

Hebrides Overture

Clarinet Concerto

Rondo in C, K.373 for Violin and Orchestra

Amelia’s Reflection from Symphony No.1

Symphony No.2, 3rd Movt


Tombeau de Couperin

Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No.1

Sinfonia No.2 in F

Overture to Signor Bruschino

Introduction and Rondo Capricioso

Navarra for Two Violins and Orchestra


Karelia Suite

Washington Post March

Liberty Bell March

Gliding Girl Tango

Presidential Polonaise

Roses from the South

Radetsky March

Triptych-Tratsch Polka

Sevilla, Op.2

English Folk Song Suite

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Concerto in e minor (RV 550)

Concerto in C (RV 443) for Flautino and Strings

Concerto in C (RV 400) for Cello and Strings


Diran Alexanian

Kenneth J. Alford

Arno Babajanyan

Edouard Baghdasaryan

Edouard Baghdasaryan

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

Georges Bizet

Emmanuel Chabrier

Cecile Chaminade

Cecile Chaminade

Leo Delibes

Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

Edward Elgar

Gabriel Faure

Gabriel Faure

Giovanni Gabrieli

Edvard Grieg

Gustav Holst

Engelbert Humperdinck

Karl Jenkins

Aram Khachaturian

Aram Khachaturian

Gustav Mahler

Felix Mendelssohn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Heather Pryse

Serge Rachmaninov

Maurice Ravel

Maurice Ravel

Ottorino Respighi

Johan Helmich Roman

Gioachino Rossini

Camille Saint-Saens

Pablo de Sarasate

Jean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius

John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

John Philip Sousa

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Johan Strauss, Snr.

Johan Strauss, Jr.

Joaquin Turina

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Ralph Vaughan Williams

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi

Spring 2022 Concert

Date and Time: Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Conducted by Philip Clark

English Folk Song Suite, by Vaughan Williams Concerto for Viola and Strings, by Telemann – soloist, Philip Clark Hymn at the Rock, by Hallgrimsson – World premiere Concerto for Two Violins and Strings, by Bach – soloists: Hannah Miller and Samuel Miller Va pensiero and Overture from Nabucco, by Verdi

2022 Concert

Past Performances - 2018 Season

Date and Time: Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark

Program: “Music from Vienna”

I. March in C, Op. 45…………Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827), arr. Philip Clark

II. Sinfonie Concertante in D Major, Kr. 127…………Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739 – 1799)

With soloists: Johanna Beaver, viola and Patrick Keady, double bass

  1. Allegro

  2. Andantino

  3. Menuetto and Trio

  4. Allegro ma non troppo

III. An die Musik, D. 547…………Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)

With Soprano Christina Fleming and Philip Clark, piano

IV. Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214…………Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825 – 1899)

V. Roses from the South, Op. 388…………Johann Strauss, Jr. (1825 – 1899)

  1. Songs – with soloist Christina Fleming, soprano

  2. Vilia, from The Merry Widow – Franz Lehár (1870 – 1948)

  3. Mein Herr Marquis (Adele), from Die Fledermaus – Johann Strauss, Jr.

VII. Radetzky March, Op. 228…………Johann Strauss, Sr. (1804 – 1829)

Date and Time: Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark


I. Clarinet Concerto in A, K. 622…………Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

With soloist James Tobin

  1. Allegro

  2. Adagio

  3. Rondo: Allegro

II. Sevilla, Op. 2…………Joaquín Turina (1882-1949), arr. Philip Clark

  1. Sous les Orangers

  2. Le Jeudi Saint A Minuit

III. Adagio … from Spartacus………Aram Khatchaturian (1903-1978), arr. Philip Clark

IV. Waltz … from The Masquerade Suite………Aram Khatchaturian, arr. Philip Clark

V. Amelia’s Reflection (Movement 2 from Symphony No. 1)………Heather Pryse

Conducted by Heather Pryse

Listen here to NPR’s Sandy Hausman’s interview with Heather Pryse and Philip Clark 3/15/18.

2018 Season

Past Performances - 2017 Season

Concert 1. Date, Time, and Place: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1500 Rio Rd E, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Concert 2. Date, Time, and Place: Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm at Crozet Baptist Church, 5804 Saint George Avenue, Crozet VA with a pre-concert lecture by violinist Monika Chamasyan.

Directed by Philip Clark


I. From The Planets Op.32, “Mars, Bringer of War”…………Gustav Holst

II. Le Tombeau de Couperin (Orchestra)…………Maurice Ravel

III. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra…………by Armenian composer Arno Babajanian with Armenian-American solo Violinist Monika Chamasyan

Link to NPR broadcast on Oct 24, 2017 about Armenian Composer Arno Babjanian
Interview with Music Director Philip Clark and violinist Monika Chamasyan by NPR Charlottesville correspondent, Sandy Hausman.

Date and Time: Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Music from the Opera

With soloist Heather Hightower, Soprano – Directed by Philip Clark


I. Overture to Il signor Bruschino…………Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

II. Arias – with Heather Hightower, Soprano

  1. L’amero, saro costante … from Il Re Pastore…………Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

  2. Volta la Terrea … from Un ballo in Maschera…………Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)

  3. Ebben! … from La Wally …………Alfredo Catalani (1854 – 1893)

III. Bacchanale … from Sampson and Delilah…………Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 – 1921)

IV. Incidental Music by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) from the play Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen

  1. Morning Song, Op.46

  2. Ases Death, Op.46

  3. Anitra’s Dance,Op.46

  4. Ingrid’s Lament, Op.55

  5. Solvejg’s Song, Op.23 – soloist, Heather Hightower

  6. In the Hall of the Mountain King, Op.46



2017 Season

Date and Time: Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church – 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark


I. Hänsel und Gretel…………Engelbert Humperdinck (1854 – 1921)

  • Overture

  • Knusperwalzer, arr. Philip Clark

II. Scherzo Symphonique…………Cecile Chaminade (1857 – 1944), orchestration by Philip Clark

III. Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 107…………Cecile Chaminade

Soloist – Elizabeth Brightbill

IV. Mazurka and Waltz from the ballet Coppelia…………Léo Délibes (1836 – 1891), arr. Philip Clark

Award-winning flutist Elizabeth Brightbill performs in the Crozet-based flute and cello duo Terra Voce with her cellist husband, Andrew Gabbert. She teaches at Longwood University, Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College in addition to her home studio. Prior to her move to Virginia, she held the position of Principal Flute with the Tulsa Philharmonic and Opera Orchestras. She has also performed with a number of other orchestras across the country, including the Alabama Symphony, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and the Britt and OK Mozart Festival orchestras. Performance highlights include appearances as soloist with the Tulsa Philharmonic and at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage with Terra Voce. A recipient of multiple awards, Elizabeth was named a winner of the National Flute Association’s Dissertation Competition, finalist with Terra Voce in the NFA Chamber Music Competition, semi-finalist in the NFA Young Artist’s Competition, and 2nd Runner-up in the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition. Her artistic pursuits with Terra Voce include performance of multi-cultural and traditional musical styles on a copy of the Rudall & Rose 8-key simple system flute. Terra Voce is on the Virginia Commission for the Arts Performing Arts Touring roster and performs educational concerts for the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Young Audiences of Virginia. Elizabeth holds the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.

Past Performances - 2016 Season

Date and Time: Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church - 5804 Saint George Avenue

Dedicated in memory of Eric Betthauser, 1973-2016, Beloved music educator and Choir Director for Henley Middle School and WAHS.


I. Canzona............Giovanni Gabrieli (c 1555-1612), arr. Philip Clark

II. Oratorio de Noel Prelude and Chorus............Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), arr. by Philip Clark

III. Fantasia on 'Greensleeves'............R. Vaughan Williams (1872-1958), arr. by David Stone

IV. Henley Middle School Jazz Choir - Directed by Philip Clark

With piano accompanist - Lisa Reistetter

  • "Say Something" by Great Big World

  • "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

  • "Night of Silence" by Daniel Kantor

V. Pastorale (Largo)............Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

VI. Holiday Suite............arrangements by Philip Clark

  • A Polish Carol - Traditional

  • Fugue sur un theme de Noel Russe - Reinhold Glière

  • Lasst uns Froh und munter sein - Traditional

  • Old Provençal Carol - Franz Liszt

  • Gloucestershire Wassail - Traditional

Date and Time: Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church - 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark


I. Concerto in C for Solo Violoncello, Strings and Harpsichord

RV 400............Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Cello soloist - Andrew Gabbert

II. Symphony No. 2 Op 27, Movement III............Serge Rachmaninov (1845-1924)

III. Élégie Op. 24............Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Cello soloist - Andrew Gabbert

IV. Chabrier Suite............Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)

  • Menuet Pompeux (orchestration by M Ravel)

  • Habanera

  • Danse Villageoise

  • Joyeuse Marche

Crozet resident Andrew Gabbert is the cellist of the pioneering flute/cello duo, Terra Voce. Prior to the creation of Terra Voce, he held titled positions with the Tulsa Philharmonic and Opera orchestras for eleven years. He has also performed as soloist with the Tulsa Philharmonic and the National Repertory Orchestra, and has recorded on Centaur Records as the Principal Cellist of the Chorus Civitas Orchestra. He has previously been a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra and Terre Haute Symphony. Summer festival appearances have included the Wintergreen (VA), Britt (OR) and Sunriver (OR) Festivals, the Texas Festival-Institute at Round Top (TX), and OK Mozart (OK) with the Solisti New York Orchestra. As a chamber musician, he regularly presented educational concerts as a member of the Tulsa Philharmonic String Quartet/Quintet. He has taught as a Visiting Instructor at the University of Oklahoma, and as a graduate assistant at Louisiana State University. He currently teaches at Randolph College, Lynchburg College, Mary Baldwin College, and maintains a private studio in Crozet, VA.

Date and Time: Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church - 5804 Saint George Avenue


I. Sinfonia No. 2 in F major............Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758)

  1. Con spirito

  2. Allegretto

  3. Presto

II. Canzona C. 195............Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1616)

III. Concerto for Sopranino Recorder, Strings and Continuo in C major

RV 443............Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Soloist – Nancy Buckingham Garlick

  1. Allegro

  2. Largo

  3. Allegro molto

IV. Canzona C. 194............Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1616)

V. Suite............John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)

  1. The Washington Post March

  2. The Gliding Girl Tango

  3. The Liberty Bell March

  4. Presidential Polonaise

VI. Colonel Bogey March............Kenneth J. Alford (1881-1945)

Nancy Buckingham Garlick


2016 Season

Date and Time: Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church - 5804 Saint George Avenue

Clarinetist: Julia Klein

Violinist: Bethany Reitsma


For clarinet and piano:

  • Solo Brillante by Antonio Romero y Andia

  • Brahms Sonata in F minor, first and fourth movements

  • Piano accompanist - Linda Blondel

For violin and piano:

  • Baghdasaryan Rhapsody

  • Heire Kati by Jeno Hubay

  • Piano accompanist - Margaret Belanus (Bethany's grandmother)

For clarinet, violin and piano:

  • Mozart Kegelstatt Trio

  • Pianist - Linda Blondel

Julia Klein

Julia Klein is a junior at Western Albemarle High School. She studies clarinet with James Tobin and plays in the Albemarle Symphony Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia.


Date and Time: Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church - 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark

The ASO is a participant partner in the Jefferson Madison Regional Library March 2016 BIG READ, performing movements from Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer and Beethoven’s Symphony No 3, Eroica that were described in “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” by Carson McCullers.


I. Concerto in e minor, RV 550............Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

  • Andante

  • Allegro assai

  • Adagio-Allegro

II. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)............Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Soloist - Pamela Beasley, soprano

  • No. 1 Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht

  • No. 2 Ging heut' morgen ubers Feld

III. Symphony No 3, Eroica............Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  • Marcia Funebre (Adagio assai)

IV. Findlandia, Op. 26............Jean Sibelius (1865-1057)

Pamela Blevins Beasley



Past Performances - 2015 Season

Date and Time: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church - 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark


A variety of Holiday and traditional repertoire will be presented with works by Handel, Corelli and more.

Also appearing – The Field School Boys Choir – Conducted by Heather Hightower and

The Crozet Community Handbell Choir – Conducted by Chris Celella

including a special, unique selection written for Handbells and Orchestra.

Date and Time: Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Venue: Crozet Baptist Church - 5804 Saint George Avenue

Directed by Philip Clark


I. The Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave), Op.26 (1830)............Felix Mendelssohn

II. Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra (1957)............Edouard Baghdasarian

Violin soloist Monika Chamasyan

III. Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for Violin & Orchestra, Op.28 (1863)............Camille Saint-Saens

Violin soloist Mark Dorosheff, USAF String

Petite Suite Armenienne (1919)............Diran Alexanian

2015 Season
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