Metropolitan School of the Arts presents “Wonka”, an original musical, June 16th-17th at the Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. The show will feature hundreds of Metropolitan students in dance, music, and theater. Based on the beloved Ronald Dahl tale and the incredible Tim Burton film staring Johnny Depp, this funny and fantastical show follows young Charlie Bucket and his Grandpa Joe as they join a small group of contest winners who get to tour the magical and mysterious factory of eccentric candy maker, Willy Wonka. Join us for a Wonka themed dance extravaganza you won’t want to miss!
June 2nd at 2 PM International Dance, LLC brings their Spring Recital to the Schlesinger Center stage. The Christina Heimlich dancers have performed at the White House, Kennedy Center, German, French, Turkish and Russian embassies, many American and Russian television programs and at the International Children’s Festival at Wolftrap, where Mrs. Heimlich was one of the founders forty years ago.
This year’s recital will be one (single) fantastic, all-inclusive, school-wide performance, full of awe and inspiration.
The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass. The Rachel M. Schlesinger Center and Concert Hall is proud to host Country Current’s 45th Anniversary Concert.
New Dominion Chorale will conclude its 27th season with a program of Sacred Music of W. A. Mozart. The performance will take place on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 4 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 Campus Drive, Alexandria, Virginia, on the campus of Northern Virginia Community College.
Thomas Beveridge, Artistic Director of New Dominion Chorale, will conduct the 175-voice chorus, soloists and orchestra in a selection of Mozart’s works, ranging from the youthful “Veni, Sancte Spiritus,” written at the age of twelve, to his final masterpieces, the “Requiem” and “Ave Verum Corpus,” written just before his untimely death at the age of thirty-five. Other works to be presented are “Regina Coeli” and two works for soprano solo, “Laudate Dominum” and “Alleluia,” featuring Amy Broadbent as soloist.
Ms. Broadbent will be joined by three other soloists: mezzo-soprano Madelyn Wanner, tenor Matthew Hill and bass Karl Hempel.
THE UNITED STATES NAVY BAND is the premier musical organization of the U.S. Navy. Comprised of six primary performing groups including the Concert Band, ‘The World’s Finest’ is capable of playing any style of music in any setting. Since its inception in 1925, the Navy Band has been entertaining audiences and supporting the Navy with some of the best musicians in the country. The 174 enlisted musicians, recruited from the finest music schools and professional musical organizations, perform more than 270 public concerts and 1,300 ceremonies each year. From national concert tours to presidential inaugurals to memorial services at Arlington National Cemetery, the Navy Band proudly represents the men and women of the largest, most versatile, most capable naval force on the planet today: America’s Navy.
The program to be performed by the U.S. Navy Concert Band on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall will include music by John Adams, Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith. The band will be under the baton of its commanding officer Capt. Ken Collins, along with that of guest conductor Mitchell Arnold of West Virginia University. “