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National Youth Orchestra Includes Vienna Talent

Percussionist from Vienna receives chance to perform under conductor Charles Dutoit and with pianist Yundi Li.

Tyler Cunningham, 18-year-old senior and percussionist at Langley High School, will join 113 other young musicians from around the country selected to form the 2015 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA).

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Dance Company Pilobolus Performs in McLean April 17

Award-winning, internationally recognized Pilobolus Dance Company will perform innovative, energetic and gravity-defying works at The Alden in McLean in April.

The Reston Chorale to Present ‘Choral Splendor: Music of France’

On Sunday, March 22, The Reston Chorale will present Choral Splendor: Music of France, featuring Louis Vierne’s Messe Solennelle in its rarely heard original form: With mixed chorus and two organs.

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Potomac: Performing Musical Numbers in ‘Opposition’

Winston Churchill hosts annual Blast from the Past.

“Opposition” — this year’s thematic thread that weaves through the 26th Annual Blast from the Past song and dance production — brings to light the concept of opposition within musical numbers.

“Flourishing After 55” in Arlington

“Flourishing After 55” from Arlington Office of Senior Adult Programs for March 30 - April 3.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

PIctures from the 2015 Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Alexandria.

‘Bye Bye Birdie’ Opens Friday

The curtain rises Friday evening for the first performance of Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s “Bye Bye Birdie."

New York Bound

Negro Ensemble Company selects local playwright.

Alexandria resident and playwright McKenya Dilworth will be one step closer to realizing some of her biggest dreams on Sunday, March 29.

Tiny Dancers Summer Camp

There’s something afoot at Tiny Dancers in Fairfax City this summer, as they offer their award-winning program of themed, week-long camps.

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Celebrating the Persian New Year

The Nowruz Festival will be held March 15 at John Carlyle Square Park in Alexandria.

Following 3,000 years of customs and traditions, the colorful Nowruz Festival — the Persian New Year celebration — will be held Sunday, March 15 at the John Carlyle Square Park near the King Street Metro in Alexandria.

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The New School of Northern Virginia Presents ‘The Laramie Project’

Students at The New School of Northern Virginia (NSNVA) are presenting a challenging, and controversial play this March:​ “The Laramie Project.” In 1998, a young college student named Matthew Shepard was beaten and left to die in a brutal act of anti​­gay violence. ​

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A Heartbeat Through the Universe

Virginia Opera presents “La Traviata.”

Be smitten with Violetta, the brave woman who learns that “love can be inspired by a passing glance,” but happiness is not such an easy journey. This is the grand sweep of Verdi’s “La Traviata,” the world’s most performed opera, coming to the Center for the Arts, courtesy of Virginia Opera with music by the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

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My Pit’s The Pit

Freshman’s funny film about McLean High School Band featured in Bethesda Film Fest.

About 100 people submitted films, and Josh Leong, 14, of McLean, is $500 richer for earning one of five spots in an upcoming Film Festival for a comedy film sketch about his high school marching band.

Peter Mayer Enthralls at St. Aidan’s

Also at Focus concert, Lea warms up the night.

The snow was still thick on the ground Saturday night, March 7, and temperatures were finally just beginning to warm, when the two folksingers Peter Mayer and Lea, like thawing springtime breezes, took their turns regaling the audience in the sanctuary at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church.

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‘Mary Poppins’ at Burke Presbyterian

More than 50 junior and senior high school youth from Burke Presbyterian Church (BPC) presented the musical “Mary Poppins” on March 6-8. The church, transformed by more than 26 hand-painted panels into early 20th century London, was packed for each of the four performances.