Monday, December 21, 2009

Reston Community Orchestra Performs 'A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.' Jan. 16
“Performing Art
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010 At 06:00 PM
Duration: 1 Hour
The Reston Community Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Dingwall Fleary, will present 'A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.' This special concert is the lead off event for Reston’s annual celebration and features Jasmine Muhammad – soprano, Beverly Cosham - song stylist, and MetroSingers, an outstanding choral ensemble based in suburban Maryland. The program includes Symphony No. 1 by Adolphus Hailstork, and The Bamboula (Rhapsodic Dance) by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, along with a medley of Duke Ellington tunes.

“The program will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods Village Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, Virginia. Admission to the concert is complimentary. Your generous free-will donations in support of the orchestra are greatly appreciated. For more information, visit or call (703) 860-0108.”

“In addition to the Reston Community Orchestra, Fleary is music director and conductor of the McLean Symphony.
He is currently Director of Music and Organist at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Bethesda, Maryland. For five years, Mr. Fleary was a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts and served as Vice Chairman during his last year. He is a member of the Friday Morning Music Club of Greater Washington and served for three seasons as music director of Wolf Trap's International Children's Festival. As a pianist, organist and harpsichordist, he enjoys a reputation as an excellent chamber musician, accompanist and coach.” [Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Duke Ellington and Adolphus C. Hailstork are profiled at]

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