All concerts are held at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (3241 Brush Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042)
Concerts are fully funded by donations. A donation of $20 helps us to defray costs, and will allow us to continue to provide fine concerts.
Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 4 p.m.
Alisha Coleman, clarinet; Rachel Franklin, piano Mariko Hiller, piano
Three jazz loving classical musicians/friends will entertain you with music of Gershwin, Debussy, and tribute to Chick Corea. The program will feature Gershwin’s ”Concerto in F for 2 pianos”.
Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 4 p.m.
Daniel del Pino, pianist
One of Odeon’s favorite pianists, Daniel is back! He will present us with the complete Suite Iberia by Albéniz. The piece is considered the composer’s masterpiece and is one of the most challenging works for the piano. A native of Spain, Daniel’s interpretation of Spanish music is the best! You are in for a treat!
Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 4 p.m.
Lachezar Kostov, cello; Wan-Chi Su, piano
Lachezar, Assistant Principal cellist of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, will collaborate with pianist Wan-Chi, a winner of numerous international prizes. Their program will include works by Schubert, Schumann, Franck, and Martinu. Look forward to gorgeous cello and piano music by these fabulous performers!
Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 4 p.m.
Rachel Naomi Kudo, pianist
Join us for an afternoon of music by Johann Sebastian Bach! Rachel is the 1st prize winner of Leipzig International Bach Competition in 2018, and a prize winner of the Van Cliburn Competition, and the Chopin Competition as well. As the winner of the Bach Competition, Rachel is certain to gift us with one of the best Bach performances available in the world today! We have little doubt this will be a concert to remember; and to talk about for a long time!
All Bach Program:
Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue
French Suite No.2 in C minor
Toccata in D major and C minor
Chorale Prelude “Ich ruf zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ” arr. Busoni
Sheep May Safely Graze / Bach-Petri
Chorale Prelude “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” arr. Busoni
Italian Concerto in F major
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 4 p.m.
Makoto Nakura, marimba
Makoto continues to explore beyond existing music for marimba. His transcriptions of the music of J.S.Bach are marvelous, and his execution is dazzling. Many distinguished composers continue to write music for him. Makoto is an entertainer as well as an artist; and it is guaranteed that you will love his performance!
Solo Suite in E-flat Major for solo marimba / J.S. Bach
Petite Suite for solo marimba “Window” / Tsuneya Tanabe
Partita for marimba and piano / David Conte (Mariko Hiller on piano)
Variations on a Bach Chorale for solo marimba / Benjamin C.S. Boyle
Ever Green for solo marimba / Shin Kawabe
Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 4 p.m.
Carmina & Illuminare
(Early Music Vocal Ensembles)
Early Music Vocal Ensembles, Carmina (mixed choir) and Illuminare (women’s ensemble) return to Odeon! After this concert, the founder and director of the ensemble, Dr.Vera Kochanowsky, is retiring . She has directed uniquely creative concerts of Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music in the Washington area for 25 years. This concert includes guest instrumentalists. They will celebrate Vera’s inspired leadership by revisiting some of their favorite music from the past 25 years, including Monteverdi’s joyous Beatus vir, the cantata Befiehl dem Engel by Buxtehude, Janequin’s avian extravaganza Le chant des oyseaulx, choral Lieder by Brahms, and much more. Thank you, Vera, for your devotion sharing early music with this community.