Unbridled Passion

The Reston Community Orchestra opens the 2021-2022 season on Saturday, October 16 at 4:00pm at the Reston Community Center. The inaugural program, “Unbridled Passion”, features three works: Carl Maria von Weber’s Jubilee Overture, Frederic Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 1. Each composer demonstrates intense feelings about their respective life experiences. Unlike Weber’s other overtures, Jubilee is not tied to an opera and was written out of the composer’s own sense of an inner joie de vivre, and to honor a milestone in the life of a monarch he passionately admired. Mendelssohn’s first symphony illustrates the vigor, passion and teenager’s “devil-may-care” personality (he wrote the piece at age 15), while Chopin’s piano concerto demonstrates the full range of human emotions, drawn from Chopin’s rather sad and introverted life.

Tickets are available through the Reston Community Center box office (tel: 703-476-4500). Tickets are $25 for adults (age 18-59), $18 for seniors (age 60+) and free for students and children (age 17 and under), active military, and first responders.   The October 16th concert will be at the Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, 2310 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA.

Make plans to join us for the start of an exciting season together – we look forward to seeing you at this concert and throughout the season. Visit https://restoncommunityorchestra.org/ to learn more about the orchestra and to make a tax-deductible contribution to support the orchestra today!