Mozart Concert in October

You are cordially invited to attend the Mozart Concert on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. This concert is free for NOVA students, faculty and staff with a NOVA ID.

Please encourage your students to attend this event. Why should all NOVA students be at this concert?


Mathematicians have long noted that Mozart may have used Fibonacci numbers. He was always playing with numbers and even scribbled mathematical equations for probabilities in the margins of some compositions.


The Mozart effect refers to claims that people perform better on tests of spatial abilities after listening to music composed by Mozart. Studies show that the Mozart effect may be a consequence of between-condition differences in arousal and mood.

Cinema and Theater

How historically accurate was Milos Foreman’s 1984 award-winning movie? The original play by Peter Schaffer was first performed in 1979. The play was inspired by a short 1830 play by Alexander Pushkin called “Mozart and Salieri.”

Science and Medicine

The 2012 Mozart and Science Conference took an in-depth look at the enthralling question of how music affects human health and well-being. Research into music therapy takes place at the intersection of medicine, art and interpersonal relationships.

Literature and History

“The Mozart Question” is by award-winning children’s author Michael Morpurgo. The story takes place in Nazi Germany and explores how something so sublime as Mozart’s music can be used for evil purposes.

Not only could this could be the first time that some NOVA students have been to a concert of classical music, it is likely the first time some have seen their peers perform classical music. Mozart’s music is wonderful.

See the flyer in this Intercom edition for more information. Please support music at NOVA! For questions, contact Dr. Mark Whitmire at 703.855.6097 or

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