May District Arts Update
Welcome to the May 2019 District Arts Update. The District Arts Update provides a snapshot of opportunities for your constituents to engage in and enjoy the arts throughout Fairfax County. Please note, all of these events cross boundary lines and are for the enjoyment of all Fairfax County citizens and our visitors.   
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Braddock District
American Vistas
The City of Fairfax Band’s concert features Young Artist Competition winner, Christian Aliferis, who will play “Tableaux de Provence” by Paule Maurice, on his alto saxophone. In the program, “American Vistas,” the band presents an aural feast of music that conjures up visions of America from the Shenandoah River of Virginia to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and of both ends of the Mississippi River from the glacial lakes of Minnesota to the Cajun culture of southern Louisiana.
Tickets required and available at door.
Ernst Cultural Center
Northern Virginia Community College
8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale
May 4, 7:30pm

AYPO/Chamber Ensemble Recital
The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras presents students from the Chamber Ensemble program who will perform work by Mozart, Saint-Saens, and Nielsen.
Providence Presbyterian Church
9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
May 4, 3pm

There is Always Plan B
The Vienna Choral Society presents a fun concert that tells the story of music from Bach to the Beatles. All of whom were once newcomers, rabble rousers, and in Beethoven’s case, never stopped being an enfant terrible. True story.
Tickets required.
Providence Presbyterian Church
9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax
May 18, 7:30pm
Dranesville District
Amadeus Orchestra with the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Prizewinners
Amadeus Concert s’ Emerging Artist Program features young musicians just being discovered. For the first time, NVMTA's 2019 competition prizewinners will accompany Amadeus' professional orchestra. A pre-concert lecture by Music Director A. Scott Wood will begin at 3:15 pm, 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert. A reception will follow the concert, at which attendees may meet and chat with the performers and fellow music lovers.
Tickets required.
Saint Luke Catholic Church
7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean
May 19, 4pm
Hunter Mill District
Reston Community Players presents Annie. Follow Annie as she charms everyone she encounters as she sets out to find her parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of Miss Hannigan’s New York City orphanage.
Tickets required.
Reston Community Center’s CenterStage
Colts Neck Road, Reston
May 11 and 18, 2pm and 8pm
Lee District
Dessert Concert with Reception
The Northern Virginia Chorale presents an afternoon of music featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim.
Tickets required.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
5800 Backlick Road, Springfield
May 18, 4pm
Mt. Vernon District
Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden
Workhouse Arts Center presents Toronto based artist Amanda McCavour as she creates her experiential, immersive environments that represent places in her memory. Her three dimensional, embroidered art installations are made up of delicate fabric designs that float within the space. Motifs included in her works are flowers, birds, plants and replications of living room furniture.
Workhouse Arts Center
Building W-16
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton
Through May 26, dates and times vary
Providence District
The Member of the Wedding
1st Stage presents The Member of the Wedding set in 1946 rural Georgia, the long, hot days of summer bring struggle, longing, and opportunity for 12-year-old Frankie Addams and her family’s housekeeper Bernice Sadie Brown. Frankie longs to escape with her newlywed brother on adventures in the Alaskan wilderness. Bernice struggles to balance enduring the deeply entrenched racism of the rural South with her role as surrogate mother to Frankie and her 6-year-old cousin. 
Tickets required.
1 st Stage
1524 Spring Hill Road, Tysons
May 5 – June 2, dates and times vary
Springfield District
Encore Creativity for Older Adults Spring 2019 Fairfax Concert
The Encore Chorales of Fairfax and Reston perform a free concert singing a variety of pieces, including Swingin’ with the Gershwins, The Music Man, You Make Me Feel So Young, Take Me to the Water, and more.
St. George’s United Methodist Church
4910 Ox Road, Fairfax
May 14, 7:30pm

Art Guild of Clifton Plein Air 2019
The Art Guild of Clifton is holding our 6th annual Plein Air painting event in historic and bucolic Clifton, VA. Judging will take place May 19th at 3:30 pm. Cash awards are offered and a reception with “wet paint” sale is open to the public. All proceeds benefit the Art Guild of Clifton Arts Scholarship Program where we awarded $3000 in 2018 to four Fairfax County high school seniors in Fine Arts, Music Composition, and Dance.
7200 Main Street, Clifton
May 16 through 19, times vary
City of Falls Church
On Air
Creative Cauldron presents On Air which explores the radio as constant companion, messenger, and soundtrack of our lives for the past century of American life and pop culture. We will see how much and how little has changed as we turn the dial and tune in…. the tragedies, the triumphs, the telling tales of transitory truths are all on display in this next “Bold New Work” musical premiere.
Tickets required.
Creative Cauldron
410 S Maple Ave, Falls Church
May 2 through May 5, dates and times vary
Fairfax County Represented
in Northern VA
La Fill Mal Gardee with Martha Graham’s “Steps In the Street”
BalletNOVA presents its annual spring repertory performance. It is a performance that must not be missed.
Tickets required.
Kenmore Middle School
202 S Carlin Spring Road, Arlington
May 3 through May 5, dates and times vary

AYPO/AYCO and AYSO in Concert
The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras presents highlights including Bernstein’s Overture to Candide and Weber’s Euryanthe Overture.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
Northern Virginia Community College
4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria
May 5, 3pm

Jungle Book
The Northern Virginia Players presents a jungle jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, Disney’s The Jungle Book features a host of colorful characters and your favorite songs from the movie.
Tickets required.
Northern Virginia Community College Lakeside Theater
2645 College Drive, Woodbridge
May 10 – 19, dates and times vary

AYPO/AYDO, AYSE & AYP in Concert
The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras presents Circus Spectacular! Selections celebrating all aspects of the circus. AYP concludes the 54th season with the works of Higdon, Barber, and Elgar.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center
Northern Virginia Community College
4915 East Campus Drive, Alexandria
May 19, 3pm
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