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Can't wait!  Join us for a great Jazz concert! March 31st, 2022
03/24/2022

Can't wait! Join us for a great Jazz concert! March 31st, 2022

NOVA Band Concert this Thurs. (March 3) combined with the Alexandria City H.S. Wind Ensemble and music faculty from Radf...
03/01/2022

NOVA Band Concert this Thurs. (March 3) combined with the Alexandria City H.S. Wind Ensemble and music faculty from Radford. Dr. Dennis Edelbrock will be joining the NOVA band as trumpet soloist on a performance of the Harry James trumpet concerto. Radford University faculty who will be performing are Matthew Cataldi on piano, Robert Trent on guitar, Wayne Gallops on piano, and Dayl Burnett on trombone. The bands will be playing music by Clifton Williams, Julie Giroux, Brian Balmages, Alex Shapiro, Steven Bryant, Michael Giacchino, E.E. Bagley, and J.P. Sousa.

Audience members will be required to wear masks and encouraged to socially distance as much as possible. The air filtration system in the concert hall is excellent. Hope to see you there! See less

The Annandale NOVA Symphony is now at Alexandria and is the new college-wide NOVA Symphony Orchestra!!!!! Come join us f...
11/08/2021

The Annandale NOVA Symphony is now at Alexandria and is the new college-wide NOVA Symphony Orchestra!!!!! Come join us for our first concert, this Saturday at 4:00PM!!! Hope to see you there!

On Thursday, Oct. 28, the NOVA Alexandria Band will perform in a joint concert with the George Mason University Wind Sym...
10/27/2021

On Thursday, Oct. 28, the NOVA Alexandria Band will perform in a joint concert with the George Mason University Wind Symphony in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the NOVA Alexandria Campus. Come hear staples in the band repertoire, including two pieces by composer and conductor Mark Camphouse. The GMU Wind Symphony will be premiering a new composition by Catherine Fields that will feature flutist soloist, Samantha Clarke. The NOVA band is featuring two new original compositions by community members who play in the band, Matt Bandman and Jack Dusek, and a new arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture by NOVA student, Charles Stolpe. Here are the concert details…

Concert: 8-10pm
Admission and parking: FREE (Donations will be accepted.)
Address: Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311
Audience members will be required to wear masks and socially distance.
The air filtration system in the concert hall is excellent. Please come and join us!

Upcoming Concerts:

November 19th – NOVA Nighthawks

AFA-118 7pm – Family, Friends welcome



Holiday Concert!

Featuring the NOVA Alexandria Band, The NOVA Alexandria Chorus and The NOVA Nighthawks Jazz Ensemble!

December 7th, 8:00 P.M. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall

Please JOIN US!

Another Free concert for this coming Sunday!
05/07/2021

Another Free concert for this coming Sunday!

returns with a NEW concert featuring ’s Essay for Strings, ’s For the Uprooted, and ’s Metamorphosen. Join us Sunday, May 9 at 2pm ET or watch on-demand for FREE thru May 15 → NationalPhilharmonic.org/memoriam

This Sunday! Enjoy a great concert!
05/07/2021

This Sunday! Enjoy a great concert!

Tune in online on Sunday at 4 p.m. for our monthly Music at the Monastery before we take a break for the summer!

For a list of free concerts you can attend online! Summer is almost here!  What a great way to enjoy access to the great...
05/02/2021

For a list of free concerts you can attend online! Summer is almost here! What a great way to enjoy access to the greats! Do you have a favorite free concert site?

With many arts organizations and concert halls closing their doors due to concerns from the coronavirus, there has been a surge in performances offered for free online. Here is our updated list of great performances that you can enjoy from home.

Anyone know of some other good ones?
03/31/2021

Anyone know of some other good ones?

Head to http://bit.ly/2MonthsForFree and use code DAVIDPIANO to start your 2 month free trial of Primephonic 🎵Check out my other two videos on songs based o...

A master class from the world renown Boston Brass )
10/05/2020

A master class from the world renown Boston Brass )

The world renown Boston Brass gives a master class at the 2016 National Trumpet Competition on Saturday, March 12, 2016 in The Studio Theatre at Columbus Sta...

10/05/2020

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For those who wish to be inspired! A collaborative performance by the Washington Bach Consort. Johann Sebastian Bach
Messe in H-moll, BWV 232
"Gloria in excelsis Deo" and “Et in terra pax”

A collaborative performance by the Washington Bach Consort.

Washington Bach Consort
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Messe in H-moll, BWV 232
"Gloria in excelsis Deo" and “Et in terra pax”

Washington Bach Consort
Artistic Director, Dana Marsh

Produced by Rafael Porto | captuR Media

CHORUS
Soprano I
Katelyn Aungst
Amy Broadbent

Soprano II
Laura Choi Stuart
Crossley Danielle Hawn
Eli McCormack

Alto
Sarah Davis Issaelkhoury
Kristen Dubenion-Smith
P. Lucy McVeigh

Tenor
Matthew Hill
Matthew Loyal Smith
Jacob Perry, Jr.

Bass
Steven Combs
Jason Widney

ORCHESTRA

Flute
Colin St-Martin

Oboe
Geoffrey Burgess
Margaret Owens

Bassoon
Anna Marsh

Trumpet
Josh Cohen
Dennis Anthony Ferry

Timpani
Michelle Humphreys

Harpsichord
Leon Schelhase

Violins
Andrew Fouts
Risa Browder
Tatiana Chulochnikova
Marlisa del Cid Woods
Marika Holmqvist
Caroline Levy
Annie Loud

Viola
Risa Browder
Scott McCormick
Andrew Fouts

Violoncello
John Moran
Rebecca Humphrey

Violone
Jessica Powell-Eig

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I feel so lucky to have heard Seong-Jin Cho perform for the evening at our very own Rachel M. Schlesinger Center for the...
09/29/2020

I feel so lucky to have heard Seong-Jin Cho perform for the evening at our very own Rachel M. Schlesinger Center for the Arts, a few years ago : ) Was fortunate to be able to meet him back stage as well. I hope you all enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjlzni0Dhqc

Discover the Chopin Competition: http://chopin2015.medici.tv/ Subscribe to our channel for more videos http://ow.ly/ugONZ Grande Finale: Seong-Jin Cho plays ...

09/28/2020

https://bachconsort.org/bach-interactions-cantatas/

Check out the Cantatas -
Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. on YouTube
A Voice of Awakening
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140

Check out the new Met Opera, nightly live streams  : )
09/28/2020

Check out the new Met Opera, nightly live streams : )

Immerse yourself in the emotional drama and musical grandeur of Puccini with a lineup dedicated to the great Italian composer’s operas. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the free streams. A full schedule for the week is avail...

Carnegie Hall has a wonderful free live stream for their past season.  Check it out :)
09/28/2020

Carnegie Hall has a wonderful free live stream for their past season. Check it out :)

Renée Fleming is joined by her friend, vocalist-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, for a discussion about the art of song. Live with Carnegie Hall. May 14, 2020.

04/15/2020

Special Shout out to Graeme and Ricky!!! The duet is titled “Columbus Drive” by Greg Fishman. Graeme Evens, a freshman from the Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria Campus and Ricky Parrell (Technical Sergeant) and NOVA adjunct professor, recorded this as part of the USAF Band’s “Duet Initiative” during COVID-19.

In case you missed it...
04/14/2020

In case you missed it...

Andrea Bocelli in Milan's Duomo cathedral. This Easter Sunday, the great Italian tenor streamed a concert from the empty cathedral to a world in lockdown, and in need of music.
You can watch ‘Music for Hope' here 👉https://clssicfm.co/2V1W6dB

Now this is a joy...
04/14/2020

Now this is a joy...

The Stay At Home Choir is an online platform set up by Tori Longdon and Jamie Wright to keep our musical communities connected at a time when choirs and orch...

04/14/2020

Beautiful : )

04/10/2020

Can’t wait to see some of your recent efforts from home 🙂 Post! We’d love to compliment you!

03/27/2020

Hey EVERYONE! Let's hear some music! Show us what you've got and what working on : ) Post some videos of your practicing and your thoughts :) We are all in this together : )

03/18/2020

Our very own Ricky Parrell has a wonderful video series called 60seconds2sax. Check it out! I'll be posting them over the coming weeks! Do you have a favorite music video artist you want to let students know about?

Music will continue to bring us together, express who we are and fill the hearts of everyone : )
03/18/2020

Music will continue to bring us together, express who we are and fill the hearts of everyone : )

A musical thank-you to some of the people working hardest in the world’s time of need.

Harry Watters says, "Help us spread the word to our students that beginning Monday, March 16th at 11:00 AM EDT, I will b...
03/15/2020

Harry Watters says, "Help us spread the word to our students that beginning Monday, March 16th at 11:00 AM EDT, I will be hosting a daily warm-up livestream, focusing on the fundamentals for brass musicians of all levels. Hope to see you via “social distancing,” here on my page, or through my YouTube channel.😎
"

(starting March 16 at 11:00 Eastern)

Congrats to Nathan Pereda, Lisa C Eckstein, and the NOVA Alexandria Band for this excellent article in the Alexandria Ti...
03/02/2020

Congrats to Nathan Pereda, Lisa C Eckstein, and the NOVA Alexandria Band for this excellent article in the Alexandria Times.

By Missy Schrott | [email protected] Composing music isn't an easy way to make a living, but Northern Virginia Community College student Nathan Pereda might just have what it takes. Pereda, 26, is beginning his third year at NOVA. During his time at the college, he's written about 15 compositio...

Jeff Coffin, saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, shares his practice habits from w...
03/02/2020

Jeff Coffin, saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, shares his practice habits from when he was in college. Deep wisdom distilled into two minutes.

While in college, Jeff Coffin practiced eight to twelve hours a day for the first three years. After that, he scaled back to “only” six to eight hours a day....

Thinking about a career in music or just curious about the music industry? Read these tips from an industry insider.
02/26/2020

Thinking about a career in music or just curious about the music industry? Read these tips from an industry insider.

Wendy Day breaks down 11 things artists need to know to get started in the music business.

Countdown to Wednesday : )))))). This Thurs., Feb. 27, the NOVA Alexandria Band will present our annual Children’s Conce...
02/25/2020

Countdown to Wednesday : )))))). This Thurs., Feb. 27, the NOVA Alexandria Band will present our annual Children’s Concert, featuring the amazing guest soloists Denny Edelbrock on trumpet and Brian Jones on clarinet, the George Mason Elem. School Jazz Band, the Amati Orchestra (6th grade) from Hammond Middle School, the NOVA Alexandria Band, and more than 100 elementary and middle school band and orchestra students from the area for a Grand Finale.
FREE admission and parking. What’s not to love? Hope to see you there! :)
7:30-9pm. The Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall, 4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria, VA 22311.

Mark you calendars!!!! It's the Annual Children's Concert!!!!!  Hope to see you there!  Lets support the band!!!
02/14/2020

Mark you calendars!!!! It's the Annual Children's Concert!!!!! Hope to see you there! Lets support the band!!!

Mark your calendars!!! The NOVA Community Chorus, directed by Thomas Colohan and a NOVA ensemble will be performing with...
02/12/2020

Mark your calendars!!! The NOVA Community Chorus, directed by Thomas Colohan and a NOVA ensemble will be performing with The College of Wooster's Scot Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr Joel Graham, at The Schlesinger Concert hall on March 11th! Soloists... Kim Walker on Bassoon and Dr. Mario Marini on Perccusion! Not only that there will be a World Premier by our very own Nathan Pereda!!! (Student, composer extraordinair). Please join us all that night and a special shout out to Jennamare Warfield, Jennifer Kellett, Margaret Owens, Bess Sussman, Aleeyah Frye, Peter Mattson, Kim Walker, Chris Akins, Aaron Hahn, Greata Richard, Kate Fitzpatrick, Wendy Chinn and Robert Espostio who will be performing the Strauss Serenade for 13 wind instruments under the direction of Lisa Eckstein! See you there!!!!

Wednesday!!! This is going to be a phenomenal master class and concert!!!  Come on down for a great evening!  Contact Jo...
02/11/2020

Wednesday!!! This is going to be a phenomenal master class and concert!!! Come on down for a great evening! Contact Jonathan for master class start time... [email protected]. The concert begins at 7:30pm in AFA-118! Really looking forward to this!!

01/21/2020

MAY 23, 2020 - Get your tickets EARLY!
For one concert only, the National Symphony Orchestra presents “the hottest artist on the classical music planet” (The New York Times), Lang Lang. Experience his dazzling piano talents to a solo program of J.S. Bach’s iconic Goldberg Variations.

Admission: $29.00 - $119.00
Event Location

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F St. NW,
Washington, DC 20566

A great way to spend your FRIDAYS!Join us on Tuesdays for FREE CHAMBER MUSIC concerts presented by the Friday Morning Mu...
01/21/2020

A great way to spend your FRIDAYS!

Join us on Tuesdays for FREE CHAMBER MUSIC concerts presented by the Friday Morning Music Club. For over 130 years, Friday Morning Music Club has been dedicate to free access to classical music and Dumbarton House is proud to host their concerts throughout the year.

Concerts are held in the museum’s Belle Vue Room, which can be accessed through the lower terrace off the parking lot. For location and directions visit dumbartonhouse.org/hours-directions. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert and the performance begins promptly at 12:00pm.

RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Groups are welcome, contact [email protected] in advance if you are bringing 10+ people.

Tonight's the NIGHT!!!  Invite your family!  Carols with The Northern Virginia Sax Quartet begins at 7:15 in the Foyer o...
12/10/2019

Tonight's the NIGHT!!! Invite your family! Carols with The Northern Virginia Sax Quartet begins at 7:15 in the Foyer of the Rachel M. Schlesinger concert hall! Concert begins at 8:00! If you are a NOVA student, BRING YOUR NOVA STUDENT ID to get your free raffle ticket for our prize drawings, later during the concert! See you this evening!!!

10/22/2019

TONIGHT!!! Date/Time: Tuesday, October 22nd, 7:30 PM
Title: "Sing a Mighty Song: A Side-By-Side Concert" The Rachel M Schlesinger Concert Hall.

The NOVA Community Chorus welcomes choirs from Annandale, South County, and Woodson High Schools in a Side-By-Side concert. Join us as over 200 singers combine to present a variety of works from ancient to modern on our Fall Concert, "Sing a Mighty Song." Conducted by Jessica Irish, and featuring Guest Artists Susan Lewis Kavinski, soprano, and Rachel Sexton, cellist, this concert will inspire and uplift.

FREE CONCERT!  Invite your friends and family : ) It's time to celebrate the environment : ) In AFA-118
04/22/2019

FREE CONCERT! Invite your friends and family : ) It's time to celebrate the environment : ) In AFA-118

What an amazing concert! Thanks to everyone who came to hear Caroline perform a lovely list of works from her world tour...
04/02/2019

What an amazing concert! Thanks to everyone who came to hear Caroline perform a lovely list of works from her world tour! I am inspired!

This Saturday!!!!!! Our very own, Jonathan Kolm has been commissioned for a piece for the US Air Force Band Woodwind Qui...
03/27/2019

This Saturday!!!!!! Our very own, Jonathan Kolm has been commissioned for a piece for the US Air Force Band Woodwind Quintet! The World Premier is THIS SATURDAY!!!!! Please come to NOVA Alexandria - parking will be free and go the AFA (Fine Arts Building) Room 118 (recital hall) and show support for his composition journey. 7pm!!!!

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03/18/2019

LOL!

A musical smile for Sunday.....

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This weeks we welcome back our old friends Falling Home.
Glen Schulenberg and Norman Morin share a passion for guitar playing and rock music. After enjoying an evening with neighbors and subsequently falling home they came up with the idea of joining their talents and performing in the Northern VA area.

They have been Falling Home since 2013 and have been steadily gaining in popularity. They were a finalist in Vienna Idol, 2014 and love to play in small intimate venues.
Drawing from artists as diverse as The Beetles, Lady Gaga, The Counting Crows and Bruce Springsteen, Falling Home have a repertoire that can entertain crowds young and old.