John Adams Elementary Orff Ensemble to Perform at Alexandria Campus of NOVA Tonight (2.18.11)

The acclaimed John Adams Elementary School Orff Ensemble, a group of young musicians playing a full range of unique Orff instruments, will perform at a family concert presented by the Alexandria Campus Band of Northern Virginia Community College at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18, at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria.

More than 50 young instrumentalists from Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax elementary schools will perform side by side with the Alexandria Campus Band. The concert, featuring the music of American composers, also will include two guest soloists, retired Army band trumpeter Dennis Edlebrock, performing a fantasia on an authentic Civil War cornet; and Lucy Holsonbake, Alexandria campus faculty member, performing the historic poem “Casey at the Bat.”

For more information about the John Adams Orff Ensemble, contact Music Teacher Wesley McCune at 703-824-6970.

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