March 23, 2024 5:00 pm

Journey from sorrow to triumph in mere moments with Brahms’ vivid Tragic Overture as CCS opens its penultimate concert of the season. The concert’s emotional adventure continues as Coleridge-Taylor’s Ballade sweeps us away with drama and lush romance, showcasing the influences of 19th-century composers whose work he’d studied.
And finally, we join Mendelssohn on his journey to the breathtaking landscapes of Scotland where his experiences in Edinburgh and encounters with the sounds of Scottish folk dance inspired his Symphony No. 3 “Scottish.”


Based at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in the H Street Corridor, Capital City Symphony (CCS) serves both audience members and orchestra members. By engaging with CCS, our audience members support our musicians, hear high-quality live music at a reasonable price, and enjoy our concerts in a fun, intimate environment. Our orchestra members volunteer with our orchestra in order to have the opportunity to engage with the joy of symphonic music-making. CCS draws over 80 orchestra members annually from Washington, D.C.’s unique pool of talented amateur musicians – many of whom have extensive training through the college or conservatory level – providing them with an opportunity to reconnect with their passion for music-making. Under the leadership of Artistic Director and Conductor Victoria Gau, the orchestra performs fun, challenging, and exciting repertoire from the 18th century to today!