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Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. (EST), UMD, College Park, Md. This special joint concert marks the centennial of the first world war and will examine major concert works from the period, including selections from Maurice Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, Gustav Holst’s The Planets, and Charles Ives’ “From Hanover Square North,” as well as rarely performed works by Edward Elgar and Frank Bridge. The two ensembles will be joined by solo vocalists from both “The President’s Own” and the University of Maryland to explore the conflict through music, poetry, and imagery. Guest curated by University of Maryland musicologist Dr. Patrick Warfield, this program is an artistic and intellectual collaboration between two of the finest professional and academic musical forces. The concert is free and no tickets are required. Free parking is available. - Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. (EST), UMD, College Park, Md. This special joint concert marks the centennial of the first world war and will examine major concert works from the period, including selections from Maurice Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, Gustav Holst’s The Planets, and Charles Ives’ “From Hanover Square North,” as well as rarely performed works by Edward Elgar and Frank Bridge. The two ensembles will be joined by solo vocalists from both “The President’s Own” and the University of Maryland to explore the conflict through music, poetry, and imagery. Guest curated by University of Maryland musicologist Dr. Patrick Warfield, this program is an artistic and intellectual collaboration between two of the finest professional and academic musical forces. The concert is free and no tickets are required. Free parking is available.

YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT: MEET THE BAND: Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. (EDT), NOVA, Alexandria, Va. This year’s Young People’s Concert will lead the audience on an exploratory journey to discover all the incredible musical colors made by the concert band by introducing the instruments, their families, and all the silly, fun, and beautiful sounds they make. From woodwinds to brass to percussion, the band will demonstrate the differences in the instrumental families through such examples as Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, John Williams’ music from Star Wars, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee,” and John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” The colorful concert is catered to children and families but open and entertaining for all! The concert is free, no tickets are required. Free parking is available. - YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONCERT: MEET THE BAND: Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. (EDT), NOVA, Alexandria, Va. This year’s Young People’s Concert will lead the audience on an exploratory journey to discover all the incredible musical colors made by the concert band by introducing the instruments, their families, and all the silly, fun, and beautiful sounds they make. From woodwinds to brass to percussion, the band will demonstrate the differences in the instrumental families through such examples as Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, John Williams’ music from Star Wars, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee,” and John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” The colorful concert is catered to children and families but open and entertaining for all! The concert is free, no tickets are required. Free parking is available.