The Arlington Philharmonic Youth Chamber Program
Our 2019-2020 Crescendo Season is now in session. Please come to hear these talented young musicians perform their three recital-style concerts:
Wednesday, December 4 6:30 p.m. at St. George's Episcopal Church
- Wednesday, February 26 6:30 p.m. at Williamsburg Middle School
The Crescendo musicians will also perform on Sunday, November 3 in the lobby of Washington-Liberty High School preceding the season opener of the Arlington Philharmonic.
Please continue to check this page for updates on our 2019-2020 concert dates.
We look forward to seeing you at a Crescendo event!
Crescendo concerts are free and open to the public.
No tickets are required.
Crescendo Program Highlights
Three times a year, Crescendo players present dedicated recital-style concerts featuring the music they have prepared with their coaches. Musicians participating during prior seasons have performed in concert halls and in the community, including at the Roslyn Spectrum, The Jefferson Senior Living Community, and the Lubber Run Amphitheater, the latter on stage with the Arlington Philharmonic.
Crescendo values the interaction and insight that comes from exposing its young musicians to outstanding Guest Artists in the field through master classes and other special events. Guest Artists may include professional string quartets, solo performers, and even non‐classical professional musicians.
Crescendo musicians receive Instruction in chamber music techniques including ensemble leadership, sound development, ensemble identity, style analysis, performance techniques, music selection, and a refined sense of peer collaboration and communication. Rehearsals are held from 7-9 PM, September-May, on Mondays.
The Annual Membership Fee is $750. Membership includes weekly coaching by professional musicians, Guest Artist sessions, and at least three performances per year. There is a $40 Audition fee, payable in advance.
Auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held by appointment. See the Auditions page for more information.