T minus 7!
We’re a week away from our last concert of the season. “Seikilos to U2” promises to be a great show! We are delighted to tell you that in addition to our ambitions – of covering 2000 years of Western Music History in 90 odd minutes (including intermission, because why do anything by half measure?!) – you can also expect a pre-concert talk by our creative director, Jennifer Rodgers Beach.
In her own words, you can expect much music geekery, including “Gregorian chant as medieval scat.” Really, you gotta be there.
This is also our season’s concert for a cause, to support arts education in Fairfax County and beyond. And to that end, we’re also very proud and delighted to partner with two great organizations, OneVoice and Creative Cauldron, who represent the best of that mission.
OneVoice brings together children from across the globe through the universal language of music – OneVoice helps them sow the seeds of peace, love, and understanding in themselves. Or as they put it, brilliantly, “Power to the (little) people.”
And in fact, money raised at this event will fund art supplies (brushes, paint, paper) and music supplies (recorders) for the children at the Kakenya Center for Excellence (www.kakenyasdream.org), the primary school that OneVoice will be visiting in Kenya in just a few weeks.
Closer to home, Creative Cauldron is a not-for-profit arts organization providing opportunities for learning and participation and enjoyment of the performing and visual arts whether you’re eight or ninety-eight. Each year, Creative Cauldron provides about 7,000 in scholarships, so that children from families with financial need can participate in its after school and summer camp programs.
Please do come! We’ve had one of our most successful seasons and we’d love to finish it on a high note and with a full house. We still have plenty of tickets. And you can now avoid the rush at the door and buy them online!