Archive: February, 2019

Marine Band Concert: Signs and Symbols - Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. - This program takes its inspiration from the deeper meaning expressed in certain fascinating symbols and signs found in the everyday world. From the American patriotism embodied by the form of the eagle and the ancient religious meaning imbued in other animals, to the symbolism found in poetry and song, the collection of new and classic works on this concert explore the way in which music brings these signs and symbols to life. The second half of the program is dedicated to the colorful music of Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and his beautifully crafted ballet The Three-Cornered Hat, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place at Northern Virginia Community College's Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria. Cover images credit: Pablo Picasso / Original Set and Costume Designs for the Ballet The Three-Cornered Hat