Center Stage with the VSO

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a full-time professional orchestra musician? Join the Grammy Award-winning Music Director of the renowned Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, as well as selected VSO musicians for ten engaging musical conversations. Hear music in an entirely new way, learn about the background and preparation of each musician, and discuss the various styles and eras as both the music and instruments evolved. Gain a deeper understanding of how each instrument makes its unique contribution and how the ensemble works together under the conductor’s leadership to interpret and convey the composer’s meaning.

Center Stage at CNU

CNU LifeLong Learning Society Class Series

Open to members of the LifeLong Learning Society. Click here for more information on joining the society through CNU

All classes take place on Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM and are held at the Peebles Theatre at the Ferguson Center or the Yoder Barn Theatre in Newport News.

  • September 23, 2019: Simon Lapointe, Principal Second Violin
  • September 30, 2019: John Shawger, Horn
  • October 21, 2019: Will McPeters, Bass
  • November 4, 2019: Sherie Lake Aguirre, Principal Oboe
  • November 18, 2019: Rebecca Gilmore Phillips, Assistant Principal Cello
  • January 27, 2020: Debra Wendells Cross, Principal Flute and Barbara Chapman, Principal Harp
  • February 3, 2020: Jocelyn Smith, Viola
  • February 24, 2020: Tanner Antonetti, Trombone
  • March 9, 2020: William McVay, Percussion
  • March 23, 2020: Rachel Ordaz, Flute and Piccolo

 

 

 

Upcoming Classes:

Simon Lapointe, Principal Second Violin

September 23, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 PM

 

John Shawger, Horn

September 30, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 PM

 

Will McPeters, Bass

October 21, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 PM

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