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Marine Band

Sunday, Feb. 6 | 2 PM

Col. Jason K. Fettig and 1st Lt. (select) Darren Lin, conducting

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA

“The President’s Own” begins its season of band concerts at Northern Virginia Community College's Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center with a spectrum of music stretching back the length of the organization's 223 year history. This eclectic program of old favorites and brand new additions to the band repertoire celebrates the ensemble's unique artistic legacy. The program shifts between a 19th century showcase of one of our most cherished patriotic tunes and the inimitable music of “The March King,” new music from the current composer-in-residence of the Kennedy Center, Carlos Simon, and the world première of a piece written especially for the Marine Band by David Froom. The conclusion of this celebratory concert will be the Marine Band’s own classic transcription of Igor Stravinsky’s immortal music to his ballet, The Firebird.

In keeping with the theme, direction of this special performance will be shared between current Director of the Marine Band, Col. Jason K. Fettig, and the brand new Assistant Director, 1st Lt. (select) Darren Lin, who is making his concert debut on the podium of “The President’s Own.”

  • REEVES / ed. Brion | Fantasie Humoresque on "Yankee Doodle"
  • FROOM | Three Fantasy Dances: Concerto for Wind Ensemble - world première
  • MACKEY | Antique Violences - Master Gunnery Sgt. Matthew Harding, trumpet soloist
  • SOUSA* | March, "The Pride of the Wolverines"
  • SIMON | Amen!
  • STRAVINSKY / trans. Knox* | Suite from The Firebird

*Member, U.S. Marine Band

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