1/19 Brian Dailey “America in Color” and “WORDS” Gallery Opening

Words by Brian Dailey

The Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery presents Brian Dailey’s “America in Color” and “WORDS”.

January 12-March 3, 2019
Gallery Hours: 10am-4pm Monday-Friday

America in Color

Over the course of a two-year period, Brian Dailey travelled across the country with the objective of capturing individual portraits of the uncelebrated American electorate. From Jackson Square in downtown New Orleans to the open rancg in Texas he organized impromptu photo shoots with more than 1200 citizens, including those with no interest in politics or voting. In the portraits each individual expresses their personal identity casually in dress and pose, while their political identity is expressed more formally through the selection of a colored backdrop: blue for Democrat, red for Republican, grey for Independent, Green for the Green Party, and yellow for those who don’t vote. The resulting monograph, Brian Dailey: America in Color, challenges our perceptions of the component and individual characters that shape the American political process. 


Brian Dailey’s towering, multi­ screen video installation WORDS­ the creative summation of an odyssey that took him to nearly ninety countries over the course of six years-is the artist’s investigation into the impact of globalization on the interrelation between language, culture, and environment. Each of the thirteen screens display a video composite of selected single-word responses in participants’ native languages to one of the thirteen words around which this project evolves: peace, war, love, environment, freedom, religion, democracy, government, happiness, socialism, capitalism, future, and United States.

About the Artist

Brian Dailey (MFA, Otis Art Institute, 1975: PhD, International Relations, University of Southern California, 1987) is an American artist noted for his careers in both art and international relations. His work in a variety of mediums-including photography, film, installations, and painting-engages with the social, political, and cultural issues of our times and is not easily categorized. Dailey’s art reflects his unconventional evolution as an artist and multifaceted life experiences, which include national level involvement in arms control, space policy, intelligence systems, and international security.

Dailey has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Bulgaria, and has participated in a number of group shows in the United States, Europe, and Russia. His mid-career retrospective Declassified: Unraveling a Paradox took place at Bulgaria’s National Art Gallery in Sophia in 2014. An Odyssey, a solo exhibition in 2017-18 at the Washington D.C. alternative art space, Dupont Underground, featured his digital work.

1/20 American Youth Philharmonic in Concert

Sunday, January 20, 2019
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American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras presents AYP in Concert.

Timothy Dixon, conductor
Oleg Rylatko, violin
Peter Sirotin, violin

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36
J.S. BACH: Concerto for Two Violins in D major, BWV 1043
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10

1/13 CANCELED Marine Band Concert: “My Hands are a City”


Saturday, January 13, 2019
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Our modern urban environments have served as inspiration for all kinds of musicians. Jonathan Newman’s Symphony No. 1, My Hands Are a City is a musical depiction of the nation, specifically New York, through the lens of mid-twentieth century “beat” artists like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsburg, Charlie Parker, and Robert Frank. Newman’s music takes us “On the Road” and introduces us to “The Americans” before returning to the “Rivers of the Bowery.” The historic city of Vienna inspired Franz von Suppe’s Overture, depictings scenes throughout the day in this musical gem. British composer Adam Gorb’s Adrenaline City Overture is inspired by twenty-first century life in London, both stressful and vibrant, while Aaron Copland’s Quiet City displays the moments of solitude and quiet that inhabitants are capable of stealing away during a late night in the city.

Pre-concert ensemble: String quartet

12/22 The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents “A Family Christmas”

Saturday, December 22, 2018
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Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them! We’ll take you on a merry tour of holiday sing-alongs and Christmas favorites that will have your family singing all the way home. Expect a visit from Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph! This one-hour concert is perfect for children ages 5 and up.

Featured Artists:
Scott Tucker, conductor
Choral Arts Chorus

With special guests Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph!

Concert Timing:
60 minutes, no intermission

12/11 The NOVA Alexandria Music Department Presents: A Holiday Concert

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Come and celebrate the holiday season with the NOVA Alexandria Campus Music Dept. at our annual Holiday Concert. The Northern Virginia Sax Quartet will play carols fireside in the lobby starting at 7:15pm. The concert will begin at 8pm and end at about 9:45pm. We will perform many of your holiday favorites and there will be a singalong at the end. Admission and parking are FREE!

12/8-12/9 The Nutcracker by Metropolitan School of the Arts

Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
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Revel in the wonder of Metropolitan School of the Arts unique rendition of this classical holiday favorite. Clara’s honest loves breaks a spellbinding curse, the Nutcracker doll comes to life and a love story unfolds! Join Clara and the Nutcracker on a riveting journey through perilous battle grounds, a breathtaking winter wonderland and a magical visit to the palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Join us for this festive ballet; a perfect holiday treat for the entire family!!!!

12/2 New Dominion Chorale: Gloria In Excelsis

Issachah Savage

Gloria in Excelsis
Sunday, December 2, 2018

The concert, conducted by Artistic Director Thomas Beveridge, will feature Puccini’s “Messa di Gloria,” Bach’s “The Childhood of Jesus,” and Beveridge’s “Carols for Singers and Orchestra.” Vocal soloists will be the internationally-acclaimed tenor Issachah Savage; soprano Annie Schwartz; mezzo-soprano Julia Farbstein; tenor Aaron Tucker; baritone Andre Darvasan-Stancui ; and bass-baritone Bob McDonald.

Dramatic tenor Issachah Savage has garnered international acclaim as a “heldentenor par excellence” with “trumpet-like, clear, open-throated, powerful” singing (San Francisco Examiner). Praised for his “impressive natural instrument” (Opera News), Mr. Savage is the winner of the Seattle International Wagner Competition earning the main prize, audience favorite prize, orchestra favorite prize, and a special honor by Speight Jenkins.

$35 for adults, $30 for seniors (62+), and $15 for students up to age 22. Group tickets are available for groups of 10 or more at $25 per ticket. All tickets are for general admission .

11/18 The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras “Autumn Awareness”

Sunday, November 18, 2018
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TCSYO Symphonic Orchestra
TCSYO Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Dr. Cheri Collins

TCSYO Prelude Orchestra
Conductor: Ms. Diana Chou

TCSYO Percussion Ensemble
Conductor: Dr. David Wolf

Prelude Orchestra
Doug Spata……….Iroquois Journey
Brian Balmages……….Beethoven Lullaby
Richard Meyer……….Viola Country
Bob Cerulli ……….Syncopated Clock

Chamber Orchestra
William Hofeldt……….The Speckled Hen Overture
Antonin Dvorak/McCashin……….Largo
Bob Phillips……….Impact

Symphonic Orchestra
Hector Berlioz……….The Damnation of Faust – Hungarian March
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ……….Symphony 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”
1. Allegro con spirito
2. Andante
3. Menuetto
4. Presto
Richard Wagner……….Lohengrin – Introduction to Act III