February 10, 2018
Tickets: $20-$80 adult, $5 youth, $10 student
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311
The ASO presents Debussy, Verdi, Lutosławski, & Sibelius
Enjoy a world tour exploring themes of nationalism, led by Maestro José-Luis Novo. A delicate collection of French dances originally written for two pianos, the ASO presents Debussy’s Petite Suite. Dropping by Italy for a little opera, Maestro Novo will conduct the Overture to Verdi’s epic Nabucco. Commissioned by Polish radio and complete with a polka movement, the program continues with Lutosławski’s Mała Suita. Admittedly a “confession of the soul” and written on the heels of his acclaimed Finlandia, the concert ends with Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, proclaiming the grandeur of his homeland and the struggle for Finland’s independence.