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Free symphony performance September 3 at NOVA-Manassas

Free symphony performance September 3 at NOVA-Manassas

Free symphony performance September 3 at NOVA-Manassas

The Manassas Symphony Orchestra will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 at the Mary Louise Jackson Amphitheater at Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas. The venue will open at 7 p.m. with free parking next to the amphitheater.

Conducted by Michelle Rupert, the orchestra will present “Soundtracks of Summer,” featuring music from popular movie soundtracks such as “Star Wars,” “On Golden Pond,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus.

The performance is part of the Summer Evenings Under the Stars series, made possible with funding from the NVCC Educational Foundation. Series sponsors include Country Chevrolet, NOVEC and David Stinson Sr. of GEICO Insurance.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Opens at Two Smithsonian Imax Theaters

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Smithsonian Theaters presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: The Imax Experience, starting July 15 at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s Airbus Imax Theater in Chantilly, Va., and in 3-D at the National Museum of Natural History’s Johnson Imax Theater, starting July 29.

 

Two Free Concerts This Weekend

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Maestro Lorin Maazel brings Castleton Festival to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas

Maestro Lorin Maazel brings Castleton Festival to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas

 

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Castleton Festival to present three performances in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall on July 7, 14 and 21, in addition to the annual festival at the Castleton Farms estate in Rappahannock County, Va., held June 25 through July 24. These three performances will be exclusive to the Hylton Center, and Maestro Lorin Maazel, founder and artistic director of the Castleton Festival, will conduct each of these Castleton Festival at the Hylton concerts.

“The Hylton Center is honored to partner with the Castleton Festival, bringing the highest level of classical music to one of the finest venues on the East Coast,” said Jean Kellogg, the Hylton Center’s executive director. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present some of today's stars and the stars of tomorrow in our beautiful new performing arts center.”

7th Annual Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival

7th Annual Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival

The 7th Annual Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival will be held, Sat., June 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Old Town Manassas, Va. at the Harris Pavilion. The event will host wine tastings from local vineyards as well as live jazz performances from local musicians, like Marcus Johnson. Admission costs range from $10 to $45 per person. For more information, see www.visitmanassas.org or call 703.361.6599.

Free writing craft talks and readings at NOVA-Woodbridge

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Community Recital on May 20 Features Talented Prince William County Teachers

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Music teachers of Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) will perform in a recital on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Potomac High School, 3401 Panther Pride Drive in Dumfries. The concert is free and open to the public. Performances will feature vocals, violinists, a clarinetist, and pianists. The following PWCS music teachers will perform: Rebecca Anderson, Neabsco Elementary School, Clarinet;Katherine Oros, Springwoods Elementary School, Voice;Ivelina Cheytanova, Mullen Elementary School (with husband Emil Cheytanova below), Piano;Emil Cheytanova, Rippon Middle School, Viola;Jane Cole, Penn Elementary School, Piano; Michael Munayer, Elementary Schools, Violin. Contact Potomac High School at 703.441.4200 for additional information.