UMW to Host Pianist Michael Feinstein

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Legendary crooner and pianist Michael Feinstein will perform for the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic’s annual Celebrity Concert Series on Saturday, March 14 in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Tickets are now on sale. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Opens 44th Season

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The UMW Philharmonic opens its 44th season on Saturday, Oct. 18, with a tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Launches New Children’s Concert Series

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The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra is launching a new major concert series for children, the “Fiddlestix Summer Concert Series.” The series will bring world-class children’s entertainment to Fredericksburg each summer as a part of Fiddlestix, the Philharmonic’s outreach program dedicated to enriching the musical lives and education of children. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Performs Sold-Out Show with Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman performed with the UMW Philharmonic on Saturday, March 29.

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman performed with the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra at a sold-out concert on Saturday, March 29. Nearly 1,300 people packed Dodd Auditorium for the concert, which was part of the Philharmonic’s annual William M. Anderson Celebrity Series. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Starts Holiday Season with Concerts

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The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra ushered in the holiday season with its annual pops concerts on Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Starts Season with Masterworks Concert, Oct. 19

The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra will kick off its 2013-2014 season on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra will begin its season of orchestral music on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. with a Halloween “Masterworks” concert entitled “Classical Music’s Bad Boys.” … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Performs Eighth Annual Independence Day Spectacular

The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra will perform its eighth annual Independence Day concert on Thursday, July 4.

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra performed its eighth annual Independence Day Spectacular concert on Thursday, July 4. The concert and fireworks show was held in Stafford County’s Pratt Park. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Performs “The Magic of Christmas”

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The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra performed its annual holiday pops concert on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec.7. The family-oriented concert “The Magic of Christmas” was designed for all ages with music, magic and fun. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Opens Season with Masterworks Concert

The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Kevin Bartram, will perform its Masterworks concert on Oct. 20

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off its 42nd season with its Masterworks concert on Saturday, Oct. 20. The concert was centered on the theme "Star Gazing." The concert features Gustav Holst’s masterpiece “The Planets,” as well as “Earthrise and Return” by Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller fame, “A Short Ride in a Fast Machine” by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer John Adams and “Also Sprach Zarathustra” by Richard Strauss, better known as the theme to the Stanley Kubrick film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The program concluded with John Williams’ “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.” Singers from UMW’s choir and the Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg performed during the Adams piece. “We are thrilled to open our 42nd season with this ambitious program,” said Director of the Orchestra Kevin Bartram. “These are all great works, and the Philharmonic has been working hard to deliver an outstanding concert. Given our upcoming PBS show, we wanted to open with a … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Hosts Fifth Annual Independence Day Concert

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The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra performed its fifth annual Independence Day Spectacular concert on Wednesday, July 4 at Stafford County’s Pratt Park. The concert, which was free and open to the public, began at 8 p.m. and continued through the fireworks display. The program featured patriotic favorites and Broadway hits, including a tribute to Henry Mancini and Richard Rodgers, the Battle Hymn of the Republic and a salute to the Armed Forces. Guest artist Sue Henderson sang several patriotic numbers with the orchestra, including “God Bless America” and “America the Beautiful.” Personalities from radio station B101.5 WBQB-FM emceed the show. The UMW Philharmonic, under the direction of Kevin Bartram, has brought orchestral music to the Fredericksburg area for more than 40 years. The award-winning group includes approximately 90 members from UMW and the community and holds several performances throughout the year.   … [Read more...]