A Year of The Arts in Vienna

A Year of The Arts in Vienna

The cast of "The Hallelujah Girls," a comedy about a group of women in Eden Falls, Ga., who turn an abandoned church into a spa. The show runs Friday, April 19, through Sunday, May 5, at Vienna Community Center.

The cast of "The Hallelujah Girls," a comedy about a group of women in Eden Falls, Ga., who turn an abandoned church into a spa. The show runs Friday, April 19, through Sunday, May 5, at Vienna Community Center. Photo contributed

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.

Mosaic Harmony

Upcoming rehearsals are at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Choral performances are at various venues all over the metropolitan area; mailing address: 2691 A, Suite 611, Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. 703-437-0808 or www.mosaicharmony.com.

Thursday/Sept. 5

  • Mosaic Harmony Concert for Global Camps Africa. 7:30 p.m., at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston. Meet some of the people of Camp Sizanani, GCA’s residential camp for HIV/AIDS affected children in South Africa before a concert of everything from traditional spirituals to new songs composed by popular and dynamic director David North. After the concert, guests will have a chance to meet and talk with the visiting South African counselors. $25. www.globalcampsafrica.org.

Saturday/Nov. 23

  • Nicki Barnett. Time to be announced, at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairfax. Alto/chanteuse Nikki Barnett performs a solo to benefit Mosaic Harmony.

The Vienna Theatre Company

The Vienna Town Green, 144 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. The Vienna Theatre Company is a community theatre that brings entertainment to local residents. http://www.viennava.gov/.

Fridays-Sundays/Oct. 18-Nov. 3

  • “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” by Steve Martin. Time to be determined. Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile  in Montmartre, Paris on October 8, 1904, and both men are on the verge of an amazing idea; the two geniuses have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent while interacting with a host of other characters. $13 general admission, $11 seniors and students.

Fridays-Sundays/Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 2014

  • “This” by Melissa James Gibson. Time TBD. Receiving its area community theater premiere, “This” is a bright, tart and melancholy comedy that captures the uncertain steps of a circle of friends entering the choppy waters of middle age. At the center of this circle is Jane, a promising poet without a muse, a single mother without lessons to pass along. $13, general admission; $11 for seniors and students.


Historic Vale Schoolhouse, 3124 Fox Mill Road, Oakton. Vale Arts is a nine-member arts organization showcasing traditional and abstract, original art through exhibits. 703-860-1888, info@valearts.com or www.valearts.com.

Friday-Sunday/Oct. 4-6

  • 18th annual Fall Into Color Art Show. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 7-9 p.m. reception Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A show at the Vale Schoolhouse with guest artists Meredith Hannon and Carie Cole’s featured works alongside ValeArts artists’ work. Families are encouraged and a children's table will foster young artists’ talents with acrylic, oil, mixed media and watercolors.

Vienna Choral Society

Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. The Vienna Choral Society is a volunteer vocal choir group presenting varied music for the community. http://viennachoralsociety.org/.

Saturday/Oct. 26

  • Vienna Choral Society Coffeehouse Concert. Time to be determined. The chorus shares their rich melodies and intricate harmonies with the community; stay tuned online for the program. www.viennachoralsociety.org.

Saturday/Dec. 21

  • Concert For A Cause—Light and Dark. Time to be determined. The concert-for-good is slated for the 2013-2014 season, with an as-yet-unannounced beneficiary; stay tuned online.

Saturday/March 15, 2014

  • Family Friendly Concert. Time to be determined. Concert features lullabies and children’s stories.

Saturday/May 24, 2014

  • Parodies and PDQ Bach Concert. Time to be determined.

Fairfax Jubil-Aires Barbershop Chorus

The Fairfax Jubil-Aires Barbershop Chorus is a local chorus that presents barbershop choir style music. www.fairfaxjubilaires.org/.

Saturday/Sept. 28

  • Fairfax Jubil-Aires Franklin Farm Performance. 8 p.m., at Franklin Farm Parks Art Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Barbershop Harmony Society; wine tasting included. $12. 540-338-7973.

Vienna Community Band

The Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. S.E., Vienna. The Vienna Community Band is a band of local residents who provide music for all ages and tastes. 703-255-6360 or www.viennacommunityband.org/.

Sunday/Oct. 20

  • Fall Concert. 7 p.m., Get in the fall spirit with lively, seasonally themed music from the Vienna Community Band.

Monday/Dec. 2

  • Holiday Stroll 2013 along Historic Church Street in Vienna. Stroll along the streets accompanied by festive holiday music from the Vienna Community Band.

Sunday/Dec. 15

  • Holiday Concert 2013. 3 p.m. Enjoy a themed concert featuring holiday songs, with the volume/joy turned up courtesy of the full band.

Jammin’ Java

The Jammin’ Java Cafe, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Jammin’ Java provides a relaxed, coffee house-like atmosphere to listen to local live entertainment. 703-255-1566 or jamminjava.com/.

Sunday/Sept. 1

  • SUPER bob, Wings of Apollo and Shokkher. 7 p.m. SUPER bob performs its acclaimed rock music. Advance tickets: $12 bar or general admission, $15 V.I.P. Day-of tickets: $15.

Thursday/Sept. 5

  • Simon & Garfunkel retrospective performed by A.J. Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. 7:30 p.m. Swearingen’s baritone and Beedle’s tenor combine to recreate the sounds of Simon & Garfunkel. $20.

Friday/Sept. 6

  • Joy Kills Sorrow. 7:30 p.m. The Boston-based string band showcases its new E.P., “Wide Awake,” featuring six new original songs on acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass arrangements. Advance tickets: $12. Day-of tickets: $15.

Sunday/Sept. 8

  • Seth Glier. 7:30 p.m. The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performs. $12, bar or general admission, $15 day-of.

Tuesday/Sept. 10

  • Adam Zwig. 8 p.m. The folk-pop artist showcases his new album “Visions of the Shimmering Night.” Advance tickets: $10, day-of tickets: $13.

Wolf Trap

1551 Trap Road, Vienna; Filene Center, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna; The Barns, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna. Wolf Trap is a nationally acclaimed theatre for the performing arts located in Vienna’s own backyard. 703-255-1900 or http://www.wolftrap.org/.

Sunday/Sept. 1  

  • STS9 & Umphrey's McGee. 7 p.m. The improv-rock instrumentalists cover a broad spectrum of musical styles. $40.  

Friday/Sept. 6

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. 7:30 p.m. Wolftrap offers a unique viewing experience of “The Lord of the RIngs” on huge screens in-house and on the lawn with live orchestra and chorus. $58.

Saturday/Sept. 7

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. 7:30 p.m. Wolftrap offers a unique viewing experience of “The Lord of the Rings” on huge screens in-house and on the lawn with live orchestra and chorus. $58.

Tuesday/Sept. 10

  • Marc Anthony. 8 p.m. Latin superstar Marc Anthony sings at Wolftrap’s Performing Arts Center in Vienna. $95.

Wednesday/Sept. 11

  • ZZ Top. 8 p.m. International performers of rock, blues and boogie come to Vienna’s Wolftrap to perform. $45.

Saturday/Sept. 21

  • 2013 Wolf Trap Ball. 7 p.m. Demonstrate your “joie de vivre” on the Filene Center stage and help continue the enthusiastic support for Wolf Trap Foundation arts and education programs. $500 ($325 tax deductible).

Saturday/Sept. 28

  • Fall Fest: Barn Party. 3:30 p.m. An opportunity to experience a variety of cuisine prepared by local food truck vendors and craft beer, as well as live music, an open bar, and a silent auction. $66.

Wednesday-Thursday/Oct. 2-3

  • Dave Mason. 8 p.m. Former member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-honored band Traffic makes sure fans are “Feelin’ Alright” with his lively performance. Price TBD.

Friday/Nov. 1

  • Van Cliburn Orchestra. 8 p.m. Hear the DC-area debut of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist. $35.

Vienna-Falls Chorus

The Vienna-Falls Chorus is a community women’s performing chorus. http://www.viennafalls.org/.

  • The Vienna-Falls Chorus performs at a variety of venues and puts on performances ranging from caroling in DC to singing in the Fairfax parade. Stay tuned to their website for upcoming performances.

The Vienna Arts Society

Galleries: Vienna Arts Society Gallery, 513 Maple Ave., Vienna, 703-319-3220, and Vienna Art Center, 115 Pleasant St. N.W., Vienna, 703-319-3971. The Vienna Art Center exists to bring artists together to share their interests, enrich one another’s art and to make contributions to the community. Members are encouraged to broaden their interests in all areas of art, through workshops, art excursions and monthly meetings, demonstrations, lectures and critiques. http://www.viennaartssociety.org/.

In September the society has a juried show of art planned, with more details to come online. In November Margaret Johnson will chair a show featuring a 10”x10” canvas with watercolors, acrylic, oil or collage. The November show will also feature a gift shop of handmade gifts made by society artists.  

Cuppett Performing Arts Center

Cuppett Performing Arts Center, 135 Park St. S.E., Vienna. Cuppett Performing Arts Center in Vienna introduces dance to the community through their performances and stages classic plays and musicals. 703-938-9019 or www.cuppettpac.com/.

Cuppett Performing Arts Center offers fall dance classes and has ballet performances throughout the year at local venues.