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Performer: Virginia Symphony Orchestra

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Vivid tone painting from Gavrylyuk and Falletta

Alexander Gavrylyuk and the Virginia Symphony © David Beloff
Pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk delivers a knockout Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody while JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present memorable Tchaikovsky and Ravel scores.
****1
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Shakespeare and Schmitt’s Antony and Cleopatra in Virginia

Bill Mootos © Rachel Greenberg
Coming full circle, Bill Barclay brings his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra featuring Florent Schmitt’s opulent musical score to the Virginia Arts Festival, led by the conductor whose recording started it all.
****1
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Russo-Finnish favorites from JoAnn Falletta leading the VSO

JoAnn Falletta © Brendan Bannon
A fresh take on timeless classics keeps the interest high in this concert featuring cellist Julian Schwarz and conductor JoAnn Falletta leading the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
****1
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A French touch: Falletta, Lefèvre and VSO present Gallic creations.

JoAnn Falletta © Fred Stucker
A rare concerto and a familiar choral work anchor a Virginia Symphony concert that celebrates the French musical spirit.
*****
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Two discoveries at the Virginia Symphony

JoAnn Falletta © Cheryl Gorski
Young countertenor Aryah Nussbaum Cohen steps in at the last minute to premiere Kenneth Fuchs’ fascinating new composition Poems of Life.
*****
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JoAnn Falletta pulls out all the stops in Mahler Five

JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony deliver a poetic and powerful Mahler Fifth Symphony, plus a Glazunov Violin Concerto that positively sparkled.
****1
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