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The Avanti Orchestra


The Avanti Orchestra is the orchestra of the Friday Morning Music Club, “a community of music lovers and musicians,” which “has promoted classical music in the Washington area for over 125 years.” It’s a volunteer group of experienced classical musicians who gather, play music, and perform for the greater Washington audience. The orchestra is led by Pablo Saelzer, a conductor who hails from Chile and teaches at Montgomery College. I was recently invited to photograph the orchestra as they performed at the Kennedy Center, featuring Washington International Competition winner, violist Deng Yifei of China. As a classically trained pianist and flutist, I was excited to be back on stage with other musicians, even though this time I was playing the part of the principal photographer.


Conductor Pablo Saelzer with Washington International Competition winner and violist Deng Yifei of China.











2 thoughts on “The Avanti Orchestra

  1. Barbara (Bobbie) Gholz says:

    Your Avanti photos are magnificent! The only one I am in is the one of the entire orchestra that is at the top of this site. May I download it to use in my own holiday card?

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