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NOVA-Alexandria to host 50th anniversary celebration concert


As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus will host a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. The 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will include performances by the NOVA Chorus, NOVA Band, Jazz Ensemble and the Manassas Symphony and an address by NOVA President Scott Ralls. Many of the performances will include classic musical selections that were composed 50 years ago during NOVA’s inaugural year, including “Chichester Psalms” by Leonard Bernstein, “Trittico” by Vaclav Nelhybel, “Variations on a Korean Folk Song” by John Barnes Chance and “Song for My Father” by Horace Siler. 

During this event, NOVA-Alexandria will also recognize some of its influential faculty and staff members through the years, including Provost Don Bisdorf and former head of the Early Childhood Education Program Eula Miller.

Throughout the day before the event, there will be various opportunities for the community, NOVA faculty, staff and students to volunteer to serve with different NOVA student clubs and organizations. For more information about NOVA volunteer opportunities on May 6, visit NOVA Serves.

No tickets are required for the concert, but monetary donations will be accepted during the event. Free parking will also be available in the parking garage across from the concert hall. For more information about the concert, contact Jonathan Kolm at 703.845.6026 or jkolm@nvcc.edu.


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 NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.