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NOVA-Alexandria to host joint band concert with GMU


The NOVA Alexandria Band and the George Mason University Wind Ensemble will present a concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center at Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria Campus, 4915 East Campus Dr., Alexandria, VA. The concert is free and open to the public.

In the first half of the program, the NOVA Alexandria Campus Band, under the direction of Lisa Eckstein, will perform Occident and Orient by Camille Saint-Saens, edited by Loras Schissel, Suite of Old American Dances by Robert Russell Bennett, Satiric Dances by Norman Dello Joio, and Nobles of the Mystic Shrine by John Philip Sousa.

In the second half, the GMU Wind Symphony, under the direction of Mark Camphouse, will perform Variations on ‘America’ by Charles Ives, transcribed for band by William E. Rhoads, Two American Canvases by Mark Camphouse, Raise the Roof for Timpani and Symphonic Band by Michael Daugherty, Commando March by Samuel Barber, “Blessed Are They” from A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, scored for band by Barbara Buehlman, Over My Head (African American Spiritual), and Patriot Pride (The George Mason University Alma Mater) by Vincent Oppido.

The second half of the program will feature Mark Camphouse (composer), John Kilkenny (timpani soloist), Crystal Golden (soprano soloist), Linda Gammon (guest conductor) and Captain Daniel Boothe (guest conductor), guest conductor. At the end of the program, the two bands will combine to perform Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa, arranged and adapted for modern bands in the “Sousa style” by Keith Brion & Loras Schissel.

Parking for this event is available in the Beauregard Street parking garage across from the concert hall. For more information about the concert, contact Lisa Eckstein at 703.845.6252 or leckstein@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.