The Loudoun Symphony Orchestra is rosining up their bows and helping set the mood for the yuletide season with its Holiday Spectacular. The Dec. 10 event features the Washington Soloist Ensemble, vocalist Jason Labrador, Loudoun’s Got Talent Winner Somok Yoo and guest conductor Dr. Yeong Su Kim. Music director and conductor Mark Allen McCoy also will help lead the Holiday Spectacular.
The evening’s program features Hovhaness’ Prayer of St. Gregory, Stephenson’s Holiday Overture, Hayden’s Cello Concerto in C Major, Beck’s Lullaby and Finnegan’s Christmas Sing-along in addition to several other masterpieces.
The Washington Soloist Ensemble was founded in 1993 and is comprised of local professional and amateur musicians. The ensemble is known for its innovative program and repertoire, which ranges from the baroque time period to modern day pieces.
Throughout the year, the Loudoun Symphony presents a full season of orchestral concerts that includes a family concert and several chamber concerts. To assist local musicians and to enrich the lives and culture of the local community, the symphony offers a series of chamber performances in local elementary schools, an annual free instrument petting zoo at local libraries, a talent show for high school musicians, a youth orchestra for students ages 10 to 18 and a free string workshop that is open to all string players.
The Virginia Commission for the Arts, AOL, OMNILERT, Loudoun Arts Council, Robey Foundation, NOVEC, Middleburg Bank and Wegmans all help fund the LSO.
The Holiday Spectacular takes place Dec. 10 at the Virginia Academy, with a string workshop performance at 7 p.m. The main event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at Melodee Music and the Loudoun Visitors Center, or at the door. Tickets purchased in advance cost $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. Children under 12 are free. Tickets at the door cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for students.
Check out other events happening this weekend on the Ashburn Patch events calendar; be sure to click “This Weekend.”