Offstage On-Air with the Albemarle Symphony Orchestra

Date: 05/21/2023

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Offstage, On-Air is a weekly show highlighting central Virginia’s vibrant classical music community. Each week you’ll hear conversations with local classical musicians, learn about upcoming concerts, and enjoy artist-curated playlists. Tune in Sunday from noon to 1:00pm here on WTJU (91.1 FM and streaming at  This week’s guests are Philip Clark, Music Director of the Albemarle Symphony Orchestra, board president William Mccollough, and board member Jackie McCollough (who also plays viola with the ASO).

Born in Somerset, England, Philip Clark graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He has performed with many distinguished ensembles including the London Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the English Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Opera and the Menuhin Festival Orchestra, and has worked with William Walton, Benjamin Britten, Pablo Casals, Mstislav Rostropovich among many other distinguished artists. As a soloist and string quartet player, he has played in more than thirty countries.

Locally, he has organized orchestras and chamber music workshops in the Charlottesville area, taught at the Village School, St Anne’s Belfield School, Charlottesville High School, performed with the Richmond Symphony, Opera on the James, The Virginia Consort and conducted the Blue Ridge Chamber Orchestra. He continues to maintain a private studio in Ivy where he teaches violin and viola.

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