The Presidents Own
United States Marine Band
Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
Photo By: Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust
Alexandria, Va. - Conducted by Assistant Director Maj. Michelle A. Rakers, the Marine Chamber Orchestra will conclude its 2017 Summer Series with Edvard Grieg’s Suite for Strings, Opus 40, From Holberg’s Time. Grieg composed the piece in 1884, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian playwright Ludvig Holberg. The music is written in the style of dances from Holberg’s era (the Baroque period). The concert will also include Niels Gade’s Novellette No. 2, Opus 58 and Johann Baptist Georg Neruda’s Concerto in E-flat for Trumpet and Strings, featuring soloist Master Sgt. Michael Mergen. There will be no pre-concert ensemble performance prior to this concert. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 26 at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. Free, no tickets required.
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