Reston Orchestra, Chorale To Celebrate Reston Founder Robert E. Simon

Robert E. SimonThe series of events marking Reston founder Robert E. Simon’s 100th birthday kicks off this weekend with a musical tribute by the Reston Community Orchestra.

Simon will turn 100 on April 10, and Reston is marking the occasion — along with Reston’s 50th anniversary with many celebrations. The full list can be found at Reston Celebrates.

RCO’s show, Innovation! A Tribute to Robert E. Simon, is Sunday at 4 p.m. at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods.

The performance is billed as “music as progressive and inventive as the community we share.”

The orchestra will perform works including Paul Creston’s Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra; Albéric Magnard’s Suite in the Ancient Style, Op. 2; and Bela Bartok’s Suite No. 2 for Orchestra Op. 4. 

Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Another musical tribute will be held on Sunday, March 23, when the the Reston Chorale presents Reston’s 50th: Celebrating the Vision and the Visionary.

The performance, 4 p.m. at South Lakes High School, will feature the premiere of The Essential Life by acclaimed composer Donald McCullough.

Simon was a founding member of the chorale in 1967.

For more information, call 703-834-0079, email [email protected] and visit www.RestonChorale.org.

Tickets are now on sale online for $30/adult; $25/Seniors (62+) and Students (13 – 17).

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