The NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra will have its “Let Freedom Ring” fall concert at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 4915 East Campus Lane, Alexandria. The concert will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College and the Reunion Music Society Inc., the concert will be a grand evening featuring performances by the orchestra and three chorales in celebration of Northern Virginia Community College’s 50th Anniversary.
Some of the scheduled highlights of the evening will include “Afro-American” Symphony No. 1” by William Grant Still, “the Testament of Freedom” by Randall Thompson and “An Outdoor Overture” and “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo by Aaron Copland. The Northern Virginia Chorale is also expected to perform during the concert along with the Fairfax High School Select Women’s Ensemble and the NOVA-Annandale Chorale.
During the concert, NOVA-Annandale Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Christopher Johnston will announce the first cohort of about 12 Virginia Bedell Back Music Scholars.
Concert tickets for adults are $20 and $10 for students. The concert is free for children 12 and under and students with NOVA IDs. Tickets are available in advance and can be purchased by contacting the Reunion Music Society at 703.569.0973 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door where only cash or check will be accepted.
Free parking will be available during the event. For directions to the venue, visit the Schlesinger Center website.
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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.