Maestra Miriam Burns discusses our May 4, 2013 concert, “Route 66 to Paris” with Nicole Lacroix of WETA classical radio. LISTEN HERE
|Maestra Miriam Burns sits down with Television Host Rich Massabny on an episode of “Conversations with Rich” for the Arlington Weekly News.
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Monday, April 29, 2013
McLean Connection: McLean Orchestra Hosts ‘Midnight in Paris’
Orchestra offers its final “Season of Imagination” concert on May 4
By Andrea Worker
Trust people who wear formal attire as their uniform, and those who direct and administer their efforts, to know how to put on a gala. Sunday, April 21, was the night of the McLean Orchestra’s annual fundraiser held at the Hilton Tysons Corner. Themed “Midnight in Paris” from reception start through a dinner that included a live auction, acknowledgements and awards, and finally dancing to the tunes of Ed Witles The Elegant DJ, the black-tie evening was as well-arranged, conducted and received as any of the musical performances for which the orchestra is known.
Master of Ceremonies and former Redskins defensive end Charles Mann got the evening started with his opening remarks. “We are so pleased to have him with us this evening,” said McLean Orchestra President Aileen Pisciotta. “Apart from his amazing sports career (three Super Bowl rings), Charles is a businessman, and a philanthropist … personifying the spirit of giving and community that we celebrate.” READ MORE
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
McLean Connection: Magical Musical Memories
McLean Orchestra presents youth-centric concert
By Andrea Worker
For the first time in its more than 40 year history, the McLean Orchestra presented a “side-by-side” free concert on Sunday, Feb. 3, seamlessly pairing the professional musicians of the orchestra with their young counterparts from Principal Conductor Paul Kim’s McLean Youth Orchestra. Under the baton of McLean Orchestra Music Director and Conductor Miriam Burns, the combined musical entities performed a program titled “Musical Fairy Tales,” an abbreviated version of the previous evening’s concert. Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker was the guest soloist, and led the way, playing a series of well-known Disney tunes from Mary Poppins, Pinocchio and The Lion King, to name just a few.
In keeping with the youthful atmosphere the orchestra partnered with Alternative House, a local non-profit organization that provides an array of services to homeless and at-risk youth; it was obvious by the head-bobbing, foot-tapping, and even a bit of singing, that the event’s special guests recognized and appreciated many of the selections. Several dozen children from Alternative House programs arrived at the concert via transportation generously donated by Reston Limousine. READ MORE