3/31 “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band presents “Song and Dance”

Sunday, March 31, 2019
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Sergei Rachmaninoff began sketches for a ballet based on a Scythian theme while he was in Russia, before moving to the United States during WWI. Though this piece was never completed, his Symphonic Dances repurposed much of that original material and was discussed as a ballet with Michael Fokine before the American choreographer’s untimely death. Rachmaninoff’s use of the saxophone in the orchestra modeled American composer Robert Russell Bennett’s, who was famous for his orchestrations of Broadway musicals of the mid-century and whose Suite of Old American Dances conjures the familiar dance hall tunes of his youth in the Midwest in the early 1900s. Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs recalls a similar era and inspiration. Gazebo Dances was inspired by the many small band stands seen throughout the country, particularly in small towns, where public concerts by town bands can often be heard in the summers. The work was originally performed by the University of Evansville Wind Ensemble in Indiana, of which Capt. Sherlock is an alum. This concert will also feature our annual Concerto Competition winner euphonium player Peyton Sills, a promising high school musician making his debut appearance with the U.S. Marine Band.

3/30 Spring Into NOVAArts Festival

Saturday, March 30, 2019

This festival features student works of fine arts, graphic arts, photography, cinema, interior design, and musical & theatrical performances from our talented students across the college. Come participate in interactive drawing sessions, a portrait station, theatre workshops, and learn about our NOVAarts programs from the NOVAarts faculty.

3/24 Marine Chamber Orchestra: “The Darkness and the Light”

Sunday, March 24, 2019
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Pre-concert ensemble: Saxophone trio

Marine Chamber Orchestra Concert: “The Darkness and the Light”
One of the most striking elements of music is its power to communicate opposites of emotion, and the experience of moving between those emotions. The unique collection of works on this program embodies the visceral journey between these disparate feelings, as well as a virtual journey through the environments of the dark and the light. Michael Gilbertson was a Pulitzer-Prize finalist in music in 2018 and composed his creative concerto for woodwind quintet and chamber orchestra in 2016. Entitled The Cosmos, the work explores the wonders and phenomena of our universe. Paired with this new work is a staple in the solo repertoire, Sergei Prokofiev’s stunning first concerto for piano. The concert concludes with one of the greatest symphonies in the history of classical music, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 4. Composed when Schubert was only nineteen years old and subtitled Tragic by the composer, the Fourth Symphony of the great Austrian prodigy captures the essence of the emotional darkness and light found in music.


3/22 Airmen of Note Jazz Heritage Series Featuring Randy Brecker

Friday, March 22, 2019
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**NOTE: Show is SOLD OUT. Open seating begins at 7:45pm. Doors will open to all non-ticket holders at that time. **

Join the Airmen of Note for the return of the 2019 Jazz Heritage Series featuring jazz trumpeter Randy Brecker. This performance will feature big band classics and original jazz compositions.
This concert it FREE and open to the public, tickets required.

Ticket​s will be available starting February 22, 2019 at 8 a.m.
Get tickets here: https://usafband.eventbrite.com
All unclaimed seats will be released to non-ticket holders 15 minutes prior to the performance. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. FREE parking in the garage across the street from the performance hall.
Jazz trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker has helped shape the sound of jazz, R&B and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament/Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, Jaco Pastorius and Frank Zappa.
Born in 1945 in Philadelphia to a musical family, Randy’s musical talent was nurtured from an early age. He attended Indiana University from 1963-66 studying with Bill Adam, David Baker and Jerry Coker and later moved to New York where he landed gigs with such prominent bands as Clark Terry’s Big Bad Band, the Duke Pearson Big Band and the Thad Jones Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra.

3/10 The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras

Sunday, March 10, 2019
Tickets: $15.00 Adult, $ 10.00 Senior (65+), $5.00 Student
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TCSYO Symphonic Orchestra
TCSYO Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Dr. Cheri Collins

TCSYO Prelude Orchestra
Conductor: Ms. Diana Chou

Prelude Orchestra:
Alan Lee Silva “The Code”
Gustav Holst/Monday “Jupiter from ‘The Planets'”
Elliot Del Borgo “Arlington Sketches”

Chamber Orchestra:
Aaron Copland/Morales “The Red Pony”
William Hofeldt “Lullaby”
Aaron Copland “Rodeo Hoe Down”

Symphonic Orchestra:
George Gershwin “The Cuban Overture”d
Sergey Prokofiev “Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2”
…..The Montagues and the Capulets
Richard Wagner “Ride of the Valkyries”
Ludwig von Beethoven “Symphony No. 5 in c minor”
…..IV. Allegro

3/9 Culture Shock DC East Coast Dance Competition

Saturday, March 9, 2019
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Culture Shock DC presents its Annual East Coast Youth Dance Competition featuring the hottest and most talented youth groups (18 and under) in Hip Hop/Urban dance teams in the DMV and nationally. This is going to be an amazing show and the largest youth competition held in the DMV! Invite your family and friends for an amazing weekend of shows, workshops, and battles!!