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NOVA-Alexandria staff to participate in concert and light show for Virginia Bronze

Britt Conley, Stravinsky Firebird Suite, photo courtesy of artist.

Britt Conley, Stravinsky Firebird Suite, photo courtesy of artist.

Britt Conley, administrative assistant with Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus Fine Arts and Music departments, will participate in the Mystical and Majestic: Music and Light concert and art show. The performance is at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 4 at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial Theater, 101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301.

The concert performance by Virginia Bronze will be the concluding season performance for the group with a night of music and art with a collaboration of sight and sound. Virginia Bronze is a community-based auditioned handbell ensemble in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., areas. The group performs a wide range of handbell music including secular, sacred, popular, original and regional pieces.

The performance will be illuminated by visual soundscape artist Conley who has created four large scale stained glass works, representing Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite, Nimrod, Debussy’s Sunken Cathedral and Mussorgky’s Great Gate of Kiev. The art pieces will be backlit with interactive lights to accompany the music. The evening will also feature “Rite and Ritual,” a commission from composer Jason Krug, evoking the splendor of Stonehenge. The audience will also have the opportunity to see a second, free lightshow with the concert at the Workhouse Arts Center at 4 p.m. on June 17.

Tickets are now on sale, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and $20 for families. For additional information about Virginia Bronze and to purchase ticket, visit their website. For more information about Conley, visit her website.

Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@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.

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