October 15 5:00 pm

Our season begins with the powerful and emotional Concert Overture No. 1 in E minor by groundbreaking 19th-century composer, Louise Farrenc, launching our adventures into places known and unknown. Next, CCS teams up with “lyrical soprano of ravishing quality,” Laura Choi Stuart, to carry us into the enchanting world of Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne rich with folk-inspired melodies and lush harmonies that transport us to the idyllic landscapes of rural France. Our journey continues with a musical expedition to Hovhannes’ Mysterious Mountain inspired by the American Southwest. This leg of our travels concludes in Norway, where Grieg’s iconic Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 brings legendary Scandinavian folk hero Peer Gynt to life through a collection of four vibrant movements.


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!