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National Concert Party: Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic
Outside Presenter
Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Music Center at Strathmore

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The National Concert Party Presents
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic – U.S. Premiere of Beethoven’s Oboe Concerto in F (missing for over 200 years)


The National Concert Party Presents
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic – U.S. Premiere of Beethoven’s Oboe Concerto in F (missing for over 200 years)

Ulysses S. James, Conductor
H. David Meyers, host and oboe
Prince Edward Havely, tenor
John Gottdiener, co-host and clarinet
Linda Boyd, flute
Jenny Oaks Baker, violin

Don’t miss the U.S. Premiere of the adagio movement of Beethoven’s lost Oboe Concerto in F with oboist and host H. David Meyers in a multi-faceted concert featuring The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic under the direction of by Ulysses S. James.

The concert will also feature Donizetti’s “Quanto e bella” from L’Eliser d’amore and “Speak Softly, Love” from the movie Godfather sung by tenor Prince Edward Havely; the world premiere of a new work by Philip Momchilovich entitled Mary Ann in Rome; and Henry Mancini’s Cameo for Flute with flutist Linda Boyd. After intermission, violinist Jenny Oaks Baker will perform the first movement of Vivaldi’s Winter from the his Four Seasons as well as beautiful arrangements of Gabrielle’s Oboe from the movie The Mission, and a Suite of music from the movie Far and Away. Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic will perform two movements of American composer George Whitfield Chadwick’s wonderful Symphonic Sketches.

Dress: Black Tie optional

7:00–8:00PM: Doors Open
8:00PM: Concert
Post-Concert: Complimentary beverage and dancing to the Big Band Era sounds of the 21-person Olney Big Band, directed by Rip Rice and featuring Nancy Rondeau and Brad Bawek (vocalists), John Gottdiener (clarinet and tenor saxophone) and many others. This recently formed dance and concert band (2002) already has performed in Blues Alley and at the 2008 Montreux Jazz Festival.

Tickets:
$75/person
$45/person (upper tier seating)
Tickets include complimentary beer and wine at the after party.
Purchase tickets below.

Patron level tickets are also available:
To become a patron, purchase 4 or more tickets by calling (240) 383-0445. Patrons will receive a first international collector’s edition of the “Beethoven Lost and Rediscovered” CD performed by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic and autographed by the conductor, Yuval Waldman, and solo oboist, H. David Meyers.

All profits from this concert will benefit Children’s Hospital of Washington, DC.

This event will also include an exhibit by internationally renowned artist, Alison Atkins. Her paintings faithfully depict her moods and emotions, and are widely collected in Europe and the United States. The collection to be shown was created in celebration of the recording of Beethoven's lost music and the lost oboe concerto recording featuring H. David Meyers with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.


Audio File: Special Preview of an Unreleased Recording! H. David Meyers performing the Oboe Concerto with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic- Listen Now!

Program Notes

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