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Countless painters, authors, and composers have shared their most deeply felt impressions of nature’s inspiration through their craft, from the iconic ballet suite Appalachian Spring that is essentially Aaron Copland’s portrait of the American countryside, to Jean Sibelius’ legendary Fifth Symphony. With string tremolos and the great “swan theme,” one can easily imagine swans preparing to take flight. The concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. Admission and parking are free. A harp and flute duo will perform pre-concert music in the lobby beginning at 1:15 p.m. - Countless painters, authors, and composers have shared their most deeply felt impressions of nature’s inspiration through their craft, from the iconic ballet suite Appalachian Spring that is essentially Aaron Copland’s portrait of the American countryside, to Jean Sibelius’ legendary Fifth Symphony. With string tremolos and the great “swan theme,” one can easily imagine swans preparing to take flight. The concert will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 26, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va. Admission and parking are free. A harp and flute duo will perform pre-concert music in the lobby beginning at 1:15 p.m.

The music on this program explores such themes as politics, patriotism, religion, and art from a uniquely American perspective and includes the world première of a major new symphony for band by Jacob Bancks, written specifically for “The President’s Own.” Also, Philadelphia Orchestra principal clarinet Ricardo Morales will perform Jonathan Leshnoff’s stunning new Clarinet Concerto, originally written for Morales. Rounding out the program are works by John Philip Sousa and Samuel Barber that give a nod to our nation’s original capital city. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Center in Alexandria, Va. Admission and parking are free. A string quartet will perform pre-concert music in the lobby at 1:15 p.m. - The music on this program explores such themes as politics, patriotism, religion, and art from a uniquely American perspective and includes the world première of a major new symphony for band by Jacob Bancks, written specifically for “The President’s Own.” Also, Philadelphia Orchestra principal clarinet Ricardo Morales will perform Jonathan Leshnoff’s stunning new Clarinet Concerto, originally written for Morales. Rounding out the program are works by John Philip Sousa and Samuel Barber that give a nod to our nation’s original capital city. The concert will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Center in Alexandria, Va. Admission and parking are free. A string quartet will perform pre-concert music in the lobby at 1:15 p.m.