This season, the American Classical Orchestra is launching an innovative Concert Preview program that will bring listeners closer to the music. Thirty minutes before each concert, Conductor Thomas Crawford and the full orchestra will take the stage, with Crawford talking about the works on the program and the musicians performing excerpts. Crawford’s engaging narratives, along with the live music, will give the audience greater insights into what they’re about to hear, resulting in a more enriched musical experience.
The Concert Preview starts promptly at 7:30pm. No late seating will be permitted. At 7:50pm, audience members wishing to attend only the concert may be seated for the traditional 8:00pm start time.
Our holiday program features the acclaimed ACO Chorus and soloists in the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, performed in the perfect acoustic setting of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. For the first time ever, we will perform Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach’s Magnificat. While CPE Bach, like all of JS Bach’s sons, lives in the shadow of his father, Magnificat is recognized as a masterpiece in its own right.