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Marine Chamber Orchestra concert featuring Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, along with works by Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. - Sunday, Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.: Although he left his native Norway to study in the traditions of Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann, Edvard Grieg eventually returned to his homeland to find his own nationalistic voice, becoming the first Norwegian composer to achieve major international recognition. He attained that fame at the young age of 25 with his Piano Concerto in A minor, one of the most prominent in the piano repertoire. The work celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2018, performed on this concert by Staff Sgt. Christopher Schmitt. Bookending the program are works by Mendelssohn and Schumann that markedly influenced Grieg’s compositional style. The concert is free and no tickets are required, and will take place at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall.