High School Senior Featured in Manassas Symphony Orchestra Annual Family Concert

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Provided by Manassas Symphony Orchestra

The American Prize-winning Manassas Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Music Director James Villani, welcomes the holiday season with music from around the world at its annual family concert, Silver Passport on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 4:30 p. m. The concert features high school senior Connor Anderson, who will perform Oskar Boehme’s Russian Dance for Trumpet and Orchestra, Op. 32 and Herbert Clark’s virtuosic Carnival of Venice Variations. Connor attends The Heights School in Potomac, Maryland. He began playing classical guitar when he was eight and added the trumpet in seventh grade. In addition to school bands, Connor has been the principal trumpet, under the direction of Dr. Cheri Collins, for the Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestra since 2015. He has also played for the Herndon Regional Wind Ensemble, the George Mason University High School Honors Band, and the North-South Skirmish Association.

For a special treat, Hylton Performing Arts Center executive director and Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Rick Davis, joins the MSO for the premier of a new work by local composer Ben Bernstein based on author Bob Staake’s brand new children’s book, The Book of Gold. Concert-goers will be treated to a spectacular indoor light show finale.

This concert takes place right after the Manassas Christmas Parade, and is a great way to introduce children to orchestral music in a fun and family friendly environment. All children and students can attend the concert free of charge.    This afternoon of family fun and entertainment is a great way to start the holiday season.

All seats for the Manassas Symphony Orchestra concerts in Merchant Hall of the Hylton Performing Arts Center are reserved and everyone needs a ticket.  Individual concert tickets are available at the Hylton Center Ticket Office open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a. m. to 6:00 p. m. and two hours before the performance begins.   Tickets may also be purchased through Tickets.com by calling 888-945-2468, or by visiting the HyltonCenter.org. Tickets are also available for sale at the Center for the Arts Box Office on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus.  Individual concert tickets are priced as follows:

  • Adults $20
  • Senior Citizens 62+ and Military $16
  • Educators w/ID only at Ticket Office $16
  • Children/Students, Free – must obtain ticket at the Ticket Office

College Students must show ID to obtain free concert ticket.

If you have questions, please e-mail tickets@manassassymphony.org.

The Manassas Symphony is the winner of the 2015 American Prize for Orchestral Performance, Community Division and is a Resident Arts Partner of the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. The all-volunteer orchestra plays five concerts a year and is involved with many educational and civic events throughout the community. For more information on the Manassas Symphony, visit its website at ManassasSymphony.org.


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