Youth Orchestras of Prince William: New Beginnings
2:00 PM14:00

Youth Orchestras of Prince William: New Beginnings

Youth Orchestras of Prince William presents its season opener featuring each of its three ensembles: Repertory Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and Youth Symphony Orchestra.  In addition to returning Music Director, Brian Smith (Repertory), this concert will include the inaugural performances of new Music Directors Alan Buxbaum (Concert), and Juan Gallastegui and JoAnna Cochenet (Youth Symphony). 

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DC Strings Orchestra: 4th Season Opener
2:30 PM14:30

DC Strings Orchestra: 4th Season Opener

Join DC Strings Orchestra as they make their 4th season debut and welcome Molly Carr (viola) and Anna Petrova (piano) as soloists with the orchestra. Works of Saint-Saens, Bruch, Beethoven and others. Veronica Jackson, Music Director & Conductor. Dr. Juan Gallastegui, Guess Conductor.

Reception to follow.

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Memorial Day Concert
9:00 AM09:00

Memorial Day Concert

Memorial Day Concert.

9 a.m. - Rockville Concert Band and Chorus
The City of Rockville-supported, all-volunteer band, directed by John Saint Amour, and the Rockville Community Chorus will perform a musical tribute to America.

9:30 a.m. - Memorial Day Ceremony
The ceremony will take place in Rockville Town Square in the plaza and includes music by the Rockville Concert Band and the Rockville Chorus, a traditional wreath-laying led by American Legion Post 86, a 21-gun salute and presentation of colors by American Legion Post 86 Color Guard and Rockville City Police Department Honor Guard. This year's Grand Marshal is Col. David M. Rhodes, United States Air Force (Retired).

10:30 a.m. - 74th Annual Memorial Day Parade
The parade will top off a weekend-long celebration with more than 60 parade units including marching bands, drill and majorette units, floats and more! More than 20,000 spectators are expected to attend this year's parade.

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10:00 AM10:00

Ph.D Dissertation Lecture

On July 21th, 2017 Mr. Gallastegui will defend his Ph.D. dissertation in Music History at University of La Rioja in Spain.

Thesis: Sergiu Celibidache´s Phenomenology of Music and His Influence on Spanish Orchestral Conducting Teachnique.

University of La Rioja, Spain.

Tutor: Dr. Thomas Schmitt.

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