Symphony Orchestra


Jan Wagner, Artistic Director and Conductor

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Vanessa Perez

Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich

Featuring renowned pianist Vanessa Perez

Saturday, September 27 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

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Photo by Michele Laurita

Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, op. 47


S.O.S. Venezuela Concerts

Free performance!

S.O.S. Venezuela Concerts

Saturday, October 25 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

S.O.S. Venezuela Concerts unite musicians from around the world sharing their talents in a unique musical event to help raise awareness of human rights violations currently taking place in Venezuela. Shenandoah Conservatory hosts the next S.O.S. Venezuela Concerts event following two recent and successful concerts in Philadelphia and New York. To learn more about the cause and the event, go to

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Jennifer Higdon

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Jennifer Higdon

Featuring the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Chamber Singers

Saturday, November 15 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

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Photo by J. Henry Fair

Program includes Jennifer Higdon’s Blue Cathedral, Loco, and Oboe Concerto featuring Shenandoah Conservatory’s Stephen Key.


Wynton Marsalis

World Premiere - Revised Complete Version

Wynton Marsalis' Blues Symphony

Wynton Marsalis Quintet and Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Jan Wagner, conductor

Wednesday, February 4 at 8 p.m.
The Music Center at Strathmore | North Bethesda, MD


A semester-long residency of rehearsals and study with Wynton Marsalis culminates in the world premiere of Blues Symphony by Wynton Marsalis. Composed in seven movements, Blues Symphony features a compendium of Marsalis’ encyclopedic knowledge of blues, jazz, and other traditional American music. The program will also include the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, underscoring the Pulitzer Prize-winner’s versatility as a jazz composer, performer, symphonic composer, and educator.

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This performance is presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

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Earl Yowell and Mark Yancich

Oliverio and Schumann

Saturday, February 28 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

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James Oliverio Dynasty Double Timpani Concerto
Schumann Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61

Carmina Burana Spring 2014

Te Deum

Featuring Shenandoah Conservatory Choirs
Robert Shafer, conductor

Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m.
Armstrong Concert Hall

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Hector Berlioz Te Deum

This concert will also feature the winners of the 2015 Student Soloist Competition.


Die Fledermaus

Main Stage Opera

Strauss' Die Fledermaus (The Bat)

Directed by Nic Muni

Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Ohsrtrom-Bryant Theatre

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