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NOVA-Alexandria to host Children's Concert

Students to take center stage during performance

The NOVA Alexandria Band and the John Adams Elementary Orff Ensemble will perform a variety of musical selections as part of the Children’s Concert. The concert reflects the Alexandria Campus’s commitment to its community and is also a celebration of music education in the city’s local schools.

Among the selections include “The Elephant and the Flea,” “Saxophobia,” “The Whistler and his Dog,” and “Largo al Factotum,” from the opera “The Barber of Seville.” The evening will include a recognition ceremony for student finalists from the Alexandria City Public Schools in the visual and performing arts categories of the National PTA Reflections Programs.

The Grand Finale will include a combined performance by the NOVA Alexandria Band, the John Adams Elementary Orff Ensemble and area elementary and middle school students. The concert is free and open to the public. Parking is free in the Beauregard Street Garage.

7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 6

Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus, Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311

Concert contact: Lisa C. Eckstein, music instructor and band director at NOVA-Alexandria, 703.845.6252 or leckstein@nvcc.edu

Media Contact: Jennifer Gonzalez | 703.425.5839 | jgonzalez@nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.