Music of the Americas! Wash.Metro.Philharmonic will captivate you in its Season Finale!

Music of the Americas! Wash.Metro.Philharmonic will captivate you in its Season Finale! in Alexandria on Friday, May 10, 2024
Music of the Americas! Wash.Metro.Philharmonic will captivate you in its Season Finale! in Alexandria on Friday, May 10, 2024
Friday, May 10, 2024, 1930 - 2130
"Music of the Americas," takes place on Friday, May 10 at 7:30 pm at GW Masonic National Memorial. This electrifying concert will showcase a splendid array of music from North, Central, and South America, promising an unforgettable evening of cultural exploration and musical excellence. This concert will be a lively completion of the 2023-24 season for the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic.

Highlighting the program is the captivating work of Puerto Rican composer Angelica Negron, currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Negron's composition, "Tornasol" (Spanish for sunflower), has been hailed for its wistfully idiosyncratic and contemplative nature. The piece delves into the vibrancy of color and its transformative qualities through scientific experimentation, portrayed vividly through various sections of the orchestra.

Joining the WMP is esteemed guest artist guitarist COLIN DAVIN, who will mesmerize the audience with his rendition of "Concierto del Sur," a masterpiece for guitar and orchestra composed by Mexican luminary Manuel PONCE. Davin's virtuosity and emotive interpretation promise to breathe life into Ponce's richly evocative composition.

If you enjoy "classical" music, this concert will enliven and broaden your interest!

The second half of the program promises to enthrall audiences with its energetic, rhythmic, and exhilarating repertoire. Aaron COPELAND's "El Salon Mexico" transports listeners to the vibrant atmosphere of a bustling dance hall in Mexico City, while Alberto GINASTERA's "Four Dance Episodes" from the ballet "La Estancia" immerses them in the rhythmic pulse of Argentinian folk music, depicting scenes of dance, character, and life on the ranch!

Closing the evening is Arturo MARQUEZ's "Danzon No. 2," a seductive and irresistible ballroom dance inspired by the Cuban Habanera. This enchanting piece, performed by the full orchestra, promises to leave audiences captivated and eager for next season!

Free parking. Free After Chat with Anna. Open Seating.

For tickets and more information go to:

More about WMPA. The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association (WMPA) has had loyal fans for more than 50 years. It is the umbrella organization for the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, which is a modern, symphonic orchestra of approximately 65 professional and semi-professional musicians dedicated to creating innovative and exhilarating live music experiences through memorable performances for the community and adventurous programming of both well-known and rarely played classical repertoire.

In addition, WMPA also supports two youth orchestras.
The Washington Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (WMYO) for 9th-12th graders and, and the Washington Metropolitan Concert Orchestra (WMCO) for 6th-9th graders, are pleased to present their combined FREE Spring concert on May 5, 2024, at 3:30 PM at the Edison High School, 5801 Franconia Road, Alexandria/Franconia VA 22310. The students will be performing Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture, and Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto. WMYO Music Director Alberto Rodriguez conducts the middle and high schoolers, and WMCO is led by Martin Garfield-Levine, Music Director. Please show your support for these young musicians and plan to attend!

WMPA has sponsored a LYCEUM SUMMER SUNDAY chamber music series for almost 35 years. Please "stay tuned" for this summer's listing. Additionally, WMPA has offered bilingual children's music programs in the West End of Alexandria and supports the "Tuba Christmas" held near Alexandria's City Hall.


Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Music

General Admission: USD 35.00,
Seniors: USD 30.00,
18 and Under: USD 5.00

Artists: Colin Davin, guitar, Anna Binneweg, conductor, Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Orchestra
Starting Price Per Person
$ 5.00 USD
Other Information
The George Washington Masonic National Memorial
101 Callahan Drive
Alexandria Virginia 22301
United States
( Museum - Historical )

Event Organizer Contact
Caroline Mousset
More Events
Event ID: 232395

Get Events in Your Inbox

We have over 100,000 Events in 80+ Categories. Tell us what type of events you like, and we will send them to your inbox