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A Year of The Arts in McLean

A selection of upcoming theatre, music and art shows in the area.

The Dead Cat Bounce Band performs at the McLean Project for the Arts "pop-up" party Friday, Feb. 24.

The Dead Cat Bounce Band performs at the McLean Project for the Arts "pop-up" party Friday, Feb. 24. Photo by Alex McVeigh.

AMADEUS CONCERTS

Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Amadeus Concerts features performances by professional musicians, educational outreach and provides mentoring for young musicians. 703-759-5334, http://amadeusconcerts.com/ or administrator@amadeusconcerts.com.

Sunday/Sept. 29

  • Amadeus Orchestra & Celloist Steven Honigberg. 4-6 p.m. The night features “Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “variations on a Rococo Theme,” “Symphony No. 2” and A. Scott Wood as conductor. $30; under 17 free.

Sunday/Oct. 27

  • Amadeus Orchestra & Combined Choruses. 4-6 p.m. The night features concerto for two trumpets, Lord Nelson Mass and A. Scott Wood as conductor. $30; under 17 free.

Sunday/Feb. 23, 2014

  • Amadeus Winds. 4 p.m., Saint Francis Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The performance features “Serenade in C Minor,” “Serenade in E flat major,” and “Octet.” Scott Wood conducts. $30; under 17 free.

Sunday/March 23, 2014

  • Amadeus with the Reston Chorale. 4 p.m., South Lakes Auditorium, 11400 S. Lakes Drive, Reston. Orchestral and choral music commemorates the 50th anniversary of Reston and the 100th birthday of Reston founder, Robert E. Simon, Jr.; the concert features the world premiere of Donald McCullough.

Sunday/May 4, 2014

  • Amadeus With Aaron Goldman. 4 p.m., at Saint Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The concert features orchestral and flute performances “Soirees Musicales,” “Concierto Pastorale” and “Appalachian Spring: Suite.” Scott Wood conducts.

Sunday/June 1, 2014

  • Amadeus with Rachel Franklin. 4 p.m., Saint Luke Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The concert features orchestral and piano music “Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla,” “Concerto No. 5” and “Symphony No. 5.” Scott Wood conducts.

FAIRFAX SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, 3905 Railroad Ave., Fairfax. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra aims to present orchestral music to the audiences of Northern Virginia. 703-563-1990 or www.fairfaxsymphony.org/.

Saturday/Sept. 21

  • Ricardo Morales, Clarinet. 8 p.m. The principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia orchestra performs Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7” and Copland’s “Music for the Theatre” and “Clarinet Concerto.” Price to be determined.

Saturday/Oct. 26

  • Tony Arnold, Soprano. 8 p.m. The award-winning soprano presents Haydn’s “Symphony No. 60, ‘Il Distratto,’” Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite,” and the world premiere of Theofanidis’s “Ordo Virtutem.” Price to be determined.

Saturday/Nov. 16

  • Carrie Koffman, Saxophone. 8 p.m. The internationally renowned saxophonist performs Grieg’s “Peer Gynt: Suite No. 1,” Larry Alan Smith’s “Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Strings,” and Rachmaninov’s “Symphonic Dances.” Price to be determined.

Saturday-Sunday/Jan. 18-19, 2014

  • William Hite, Tenor. 8 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2 p.m. on Jan. 19. The nationally recognized performer presents Elgar’s “Serenade for Strings,” Britten’s “Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings,” Shostakovich’s “Chamber Symphony in C Minor,” and Britten’s “Simple Symphony.” Price to be determined.

MCLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS

McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. As a partner with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Fairfax County Public Schools, McLean Project for the Arts is a non-profit promoter of art education and regional artists, both emerging and established. 703-790 1953 or www.mpaart.org.

Thursday/Sept. 12

  • Opening Reception: Three Art Exhibitions. 7-9 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. The McLean Project for the Arts presents an opening reception for Susanne K. Arnold’s “Buried Voices,” Alex Tolstoy’s “Mostly Landscapes,” and Carol Lukitsch’s “Connecting the Parts: Paintings.”

Sunday/Oct. 6

  • Sixth annual MPAartfest. 10 a.m-5 p.m. McLean Central Park. Created for the community by McLean Project for the Arts, MPAartfest draws thousands of art-lovers of all ages to enjoy (and purchase) original art, listen to live music, create their own masterpiece at MPA’s Innovation Station and picnic on delicious selections from local restaurants.

Saturday/Oct. 19

  • Family Art Workshop. 10-11:30 a.m. McLean Community Center. Families are invited to learn about art during a day filled with a large variety of activities. $10 per family. Register at www.mcleancenter.org.

Thursday/Dec. 5

  • Opening Reception. 7-9 p.m. From Dec. 5 through Saturday Jan. 4, exhibits featuring the works of Allan Rosenbaum and the McLean Art Society will be open to the public.

Saturday/Dec. 14

  • Clay Creature Creations Family Art Workshop. Sharon Fishel’s work is up; create your own in the B DuVal studio. $10. TBD.

Saturday/Feb. 8, 2014

  • Multi-Media Mobiles Family Art Workshop. Instructor Sharon Fishel gives ideas; work in the B DuVal studio. $10. TBD.

Saturday/March 15, 2014

  • Printmaking Workshop: Self Portraits Family Art Workshop. Sharon Fishel gives guidelines on printmaking; try it yourself in the studio. $10. TBD.

Saturday/May 3, 2014

  • Painting & Drawing Under the Trees Family Art Workshop. Sharon Fishel leads a workshop. $10. TBD.

Saturday/June 14, 2014

  • Inside/Outside: Architectural Constructions Family Art Workshop. Visit the gallery with instructor Sharon Fishel and make art after receiving instructions. $10. TBD.

THE MCLEAN ART SOCIETY

The Springhill Center, 1239 Spring Hill Road, McLean; McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The McLean Art Society shares the work of artists in various media. http://www.mcleanartsociety.org/.

Thursday/Dec. 5

MCLEAN COMMUNITY CENTER

McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. MCC connects the community through events for the whole family. http://www.mcleancenter.org/ or 703-790-0123.

Saturday/Sept. 7

  • McLean Fall Community Flea Market. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 1420 Beverly Road. Free admission.

Wednesday/Sept. 11

  • Jammin’ Juniors. 12:30 p.m., McLean Central Park Gazebo, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean. Lunchtime concerts for ages 2-5. Free admission.

Saturday/Sept. 28

  • The Little Engine That Could Earn Her Whistle.” Artspower presents a musical adaptation of the book “The Little Engine that Could” by Watty Piper. Recommended for ages 4 and older. $15 general admission, $10 McLean Community Center district residents.

Saturday/Oct. 19

  • McLean Pet Fest 2013. Noon-3 p.m., McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd. Take part in a petting zoo and enjoy music and a performance by the Amazing Leroy; refreshments available for purchase.

Sunday/Oct. 27

  • Sunday Soiree Series Dances. 3-5 p.m. Come hear the Ghosts and Ghouls-themed music of The Wayne Tympanick Trio as you try out your favorite dance moves; refreshments included. $5.

Saturday/Nov. 9       

  • 37th Annual McLean Antiques Show and Sale. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. An exceptional group of dealers representing antiques, decorative accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelains, silver and much more. $7.

Sunday/Nov. 10

  • 37th Annual McLean Antiques Show and Sale. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. An exceptional group of dealers representing antiques, decorative accessories, furniture, folk art, porcelains, silver and much more. $7.

Sunday/Nov. 17

  • Sunday Soiree Series Dances. 3-5 p.m. Come hear the music of The Wayne Tympanick Trio, to the theme Autumn Splendor, as you try out your favorite dance moves; refreshments included. $5.

Friday-Sunday/Dec. 6-8  

  • 31st Annual Mclean Holiday Crafts Show. Friday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This show features fiber arts, wood, ceramics and pottery, jewelry, glass, holiday decor and more. $3; 13 and under $1.

Saturday/Feb. 1, 2014

  • 7th Annual McLean Jewelry Showcase. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This showcase will feature a variety of quality, handmade jewelry collections and designs by exhibitors from around the region. $3.

MCLEAN COMMUNITY PLAYERS

The Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The McLean Community Players provide local entertainment through their exciting productions. www.mcleanplayers.org/ or 703-790-0123.

Fridays-Saturdays/Sept. 20-Oct. 5

  • “Time Stands Still.” Directed by Jessie Roberts, produced by Patti Green-Roth and Denise Perrino. $16 adults, $14 seniors or students, $12 groups of 10 or more.

1ST STAGE THEATRE

1st Stage Theatre, 1524 Spring Hill Road, McLean. 1st Stage Theatre in McLean brings professional theatre to the Northern Virginia area. www.1ststagespringhill.org or 703-854-1856.

Friday-Sunday/Sept. 13-Oct. 13

  • The Pitmen Painters. Friday: 8 p.m.; Saturday: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Enjoy this stage production about the real-life story of a close-knit group of northern English miners who discover their artistic potential by Lee Hall directed by Stevie Zimmerman. $27.

Saturday-Sunday/ Nov. 23-Dec. 29

  • Noises Off. Times TBD. In this production a troupe of manic misfits prepare for their opening performance of “Nothing On” as they flub their lines, forget their props and miss their cues.

Friday-Sunday/Feb. 7-March 2, 2014

  • Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins. Times TBD. This production tells the story of the diva and real-life eccentric heiress, Florence Foster Jenkins, who fancied herself a coloratura soprano but was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune.

Friday-Sunday/March 28-April 20, 2014

  • The Cripple of Inishman. In this production excitement ripples through the sleepy Irish community of Inishmaan that is abuzz with the news that a Hollywood filmmaker plans to shoot a movie on a neighboring island.

Sunday/March 23-June 22, 2014

  • Bat Boy: The Musical. When a half-boy/half bat creature is discovered in a cave near fictional Hope Falls, West Virginia, the local vet’s wife sets out to teach him the ways of civilization.

JAMES LEE COMMUNITY CENTER THEATER

Providence Players, 855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. Providence Players brings fun, affordable theatre to everyone in the McLean community. 703-425-6782 or http://www.providenceplayers.org/.

Thursday-Saturday/Oct. 4-19

  • Little Shop of Horrors. 7:30 p.m. A musical spoof of 1950s horror films, “Little Shop of Horrors” follows the misadventures of Seymour, a down-and-out floral assistant who longs to get the girl of his dreams and escape life on skid row.

Friday-Saturday/Nov. 1-3

  • “You Can’t Take it With You.” 7:30 p.m. The Providence Players present their adaptation of the 1936 comedy written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. $18 for adults, $15 for students and seniors.

Thursday-Saturday/Dec. 6-14

  • “A Christmas Carol.” 7:30 p.m. This holiday favorite with the Cratchits, the Fezziwigs and Tiny Tim offers a message of hope and charity and one more way to celebrate the holiday season.

Thursday-Saturday/March 14-29, 2014

  • The House of Blue Leaves. 7:30 p.m. In this production Artie Shaughnessy is a failed songwriter with visions of fame and glory.  

Friday and Saturday/March 30-June 14, 2014

  • Rumors. 7:30 p.m. In humorous production four couples arrive at a dinner party and things take a turn for the worse.

THE ALDEN THEATRE

The Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The Alden Theatre in McLean is a cozy venue showing events in dance, film and comedy. http://www.aldentheatre.org/.

Stay tuned online for upcoming performances.

MCLEAN ORCHESTRA

The McLean Orchestra is a critically acclaimed local institution that has provided live, professional-level orchestra concerts for 40 years. 703-893-8646 or mclean-orchestra.org/.

Stay tuned online for upcoming performances.