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Loudoun Symphony Season Begins Saturday

Violinist and violist are special guest soloists for this year’s opening night.

Saturday, the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra kicks off its 22nd season with a “Classical Inspirations” concert featuring internationally recognized violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins and violist Robin Massie.

Tompkins, a member of the New Jersey Symphony, has recently appeared as soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of New York and Philharmonic of Uruguay. Massie has performaned with the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Symphony and the Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra. Maestro Mark Allen McCoy continues to command the podium for the LSO, as well as serving as the music director.

The concert features Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, plus works from Honegger, Sergei Prokofiev and American composer Walter Piston.

“I am delighted to perform with one of the nation’s finest regional orchestras,” Tompkins said in a press release from the orchestra. “This work of Mozart is one of my favorites to perform.”

McCoy said, “There is no better way to open our season than with a program featuring such extraordinary performers as Kelly Hall-Tompkins and Robin Massie. They have dazzled audiences at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and now Northern Virginia can experience their talents right here in Loudoun County.”

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in the concert hall at The Community Church in Ashburn. Purchase tickets online at www.loudounsymphony.org.

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