Internationally Renowned Violinist Joins the MSO for its Season Opening Concert

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Provided by Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO)

The MSO, under the baton of Music Director James Villani, kicks off its subscription series of concerts in the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with internationally-acclaimed violinist Emil Chudnovsky for Back to the Classics, a celebration of music and composers from the Classical Period.  Following the Oberon Overture of Carl Maria Von Weber, Chudnovsky performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major.  Although it is the only violin concerto that Beethoven composed, it is considered one of the most beautiful concertos in the whole repertoire, directly inspiring the creation of several others. The program also includes works by Haydn, Weber, and Elgar.

Mr. Chudnovsky is a nine-time international competition winner and laureate. An experienced soloist, he has recorded six CDs, performed recitals and concerts in over 30 countries, and has been frequently invited to give master-classes in the United States, Mexico, South America, New Zealand, China and Japan. Chudnovsky has also been featured on NPR’s “Performance Today”, Boston’s WGBH and the UK’s BBC3. Mr. Chudnovsky will give a master class for area student violinists. We are truly fortunate to have an artist of his stature perform in our community.

Season subscriptions and individual concert tickets are available from the Hylton Center Box Office or by calling 888-945-2468. All children and student tickets (through college) are free. Patrons are encouraged to review the Hylton Center’s vaccination policy for audience members at

Founded in 1992, the Manassas Symphony is the winner of the 2015 American Prize for Orchestral Performance, Community Division and the 2019 Seefeldt Award for Arts Excellence. MSO is an Arts Partner of the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. The all-volunteer orchestra plays five concerts a year and is involved with many educational and civic events throughout the community. For more information on the Manassas Symphony, visit



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