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Welcome to the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2013-14 concert season, our 43rd year of providing outstanding orchestral music to Central and Northern Virginia! The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra became nationally recognized in 2012 with the airing of their PBS Christmas show – “A Fiddler’s Holiday” with the Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Family Band. The UMW Philharmonic’s Celebrity Series, now in its 11th year, brings world-class musicians to Fredericksburg each year, including Marvin Hamlisch, Keith Lockhart, Judy Collins, Sir James Galway, and this season, Itzhak Perlman. The UMW Philharmonic concerts are held in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall on the campus.

UMW Philharmonic Orchestra 2013-14 Season

The Philharmonic’s 2013-14 season will be truly special, beginning with October Masterworks “Classical Music’s Bad Boys” featuring some of the greatest music from history’s most notorious composers. How can we top the wonderful Holiday Pops concerts from past years? Try Beethoven’s Ninth! The UMW massed choirs and vocal faculty will join the Philharmonic for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of the holiday season. We are thrilled to announce that our March Celebrity Series concert will feature violinist Itzhak Perlman, one of the greatest artists of our time. Mr. Perlman will perform the stunning Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Philharmonic in one of his few appearances in this part of the country. As a new feature, we are offering our Friends donors advance ticket sales to this special event. We close our regular season in April with an exciting program entitled “Happy Endings – Finales with a Bang!”
Saturday, October 19 – Fiddlestix Instrument Petting Zoo (5:30 – 6:15 p.m.)
Saturday, October 19 – October Masterworks “Classical Music’s Bad Boys” (7:30 p.m.)
Thursday, December 5 – Holiday Pops “Ode to Joy” (7:30 p.m.)
Friday, December 6 – Holiday Pops “Ode to Joy” (7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, March 29 – Celebrity Series with Itzhak Perlman (7:00 p.m. – please note time change)
Friday, April 25 – Spring Concert “Happy Endings – Finales with a Bang” (7:30 p.m.)
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March 29, 2014 concert with Itzhak Perlman is sold out.


Join us for our last concert of the season

“Finales with a Bang” on April 25, 2014


To Order Tickets On-line:

By Phone:
Philharmonic Operations Office

To Become a Friend and Donate On-line:

Select “Friends of the Philharmonic” from the drop-down menu after entering your gift amount.




The Philharmonic PBS Special

A Fiddler’s Holiday

DVD’s and CD’s are now available for sale

at the UMW Bookstore: 540-654-1017

DVDs are $20 and CDs are $12


For more information please contact:

The Philharmonic Operations Office 540-654-1324
or email

For information about all UMW Music department concerts and recitals please visit: .