The Reston Community Orchestra is putting on a family-friendly holiday sing-along this Saturday (Dec. 14).
“Nuttin’ Like A Nutcracker” will take place at 4 p.m. in Aldrin Elementary School (11375 Center Harbor Road) and feature the elementary school’s ukelele ensemble. Everyone is welcome, regardless of vocal ability.
Attendees are invited to bring kazoos and other musical instruments. While the event is free, people are asked to donate $20 for adults or $10 per child or senior citizen.
This event is part of the orchestra’s 2019 Holiday Concert series.
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The ensemble, which is composed of volunteers, aims to enhance the culture of the community by presenting diverse symphonic music.
Maestro Dingwall Fleary has served as the music director and conductor of the ensemble since 1995.
The orchestra offers free concerts in an effort to fulfill its pledge, “Great music for a great community.”
The show, which is free and open for all, kicks off at 4 p.m. Donations are appreciated.
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Reston Community Orchestra is closing out its 2018-2019 season with a Boston Pops-style concert.
The finale, titled “Delicious & Delectable,” is set for Sunday (May 19) at 4 p.m. at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods.
The highlight of the show is the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Thomas Pandolfi. Light snacks and beverages will be offered during the show.
The first 36 patrons to make an advance donation of $15 to the RCO can reserve a table with refreshments close to the orchestra. A $90 donation holds a table for six.
Reservations are due by May 13 and can be submitted online.
RCO is funded in part by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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