Saturday, April 28, 7:30 - 9:15pm

Loudoun Symphony presents Something Borrowed and Something Blue

Conducted by Maestro Todd Craven, one of the finalists for the LSO conductor position, the program features Joan Tower’s exciting Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, a take on Aaron Copland’s iconic Fanfare for a Common Man, George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, described by him as a “musical kaleidoscope of America,” and Dvorak’s New World Symphony, which borrows from the language of African-American Spirituals and Native American folk songs to create an incredible symphonic masterpiece. Brian Ganz, who is widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation will be the soloist with the LSO on Rhapsody in Blue. Should Todd Craven become the next conductor of the LSO? Attend the concert and tell us what you think.

  • Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Visit www.loudounsymphony.org or email info@loudounsymphony.org
  • Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors (65+) and FREE for Youths 12 and under. The LSO 4-Pack provides four tickets for $60.

Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm

Loudoun Symphonic Winds performs National Treasures

The Loudoun Symphonic Winds celebrates national pride with great favorites such as Charles Ives’ Variation on America. We'll also perform a musical collage embracing our musical heritage with everything from rock-n-roll to the movie screen!


April 27 & 28 at 8pm and April 29 at 2pm

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

It is a dramatic comedy where a charming rogue schemes to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution to avoid prison work detail. Randle P. McMurphy is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation where he encounters a motley crew of mostly voluntary inmates and clashes with the fierce head nurse. A boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel, McMurphy takes over the yard and rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in liquor and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn. This insolence, which starts as sport, soon develops into a grim battle between the two unyielding opponents.


Saturday, April 28, 7:30 - 9:15pm

Loudoun Symphony presents Something Borrowed, Something Blue

The LSO will be conducted by Todd Craven, a finalist for the LSO conductor position and features the exciting Dvorak Symphony No. 9 “New World Symphony” and Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman. Brian Ganz, who is widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation will be the soloist with the LSO on the iconic Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue. Should Todd Craven be the next conductor? Attend the concert and tell us what you think by completing a short survey after the program.

  • Broad Run High School, 21670 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Visit www.loudounsymphony.org for more information
  • Tickets: $30 Adults, $25 Seniors (65+), and free for youths 12 and under. LSO 4-Pack provides four tickets for $60 or $15 each.

Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm

Loudoun Symphonic Winds — National Treasures

The Loudoun Symphonic Winds celebrates national pride with great favorites such as Charles Ives’ Variation on America. We'll also perform a musical collage embracing our musical heritage with everything from rock-n-roll to the movie screen!


Sunday, April 29, 4 - 6pm

Lawrence Brownlee, Tenor

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee is one of opera’s most sought after singers, with a voice — praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression” — that has captivated audiences and critics alike. Since winning a Grand Prize in the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions, his ascent in the opera world has been breathtaking. A bel canto specialist, he performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala and many other top opera companies and orchestras around the globe, and was recently nominated for “Male Singer of the Year” by the International Opera Awards. Brownlee has produced a critically acclaimed discography including the GRAMMY-nominated Virtuoso Rossini Arias. A 2016 highlight was his recital at the Kennedy Center as part of the inaugural season of Rénee Fleming’s Voices concert series. Waterford opera fans will not want to miss this opera sensation.


April 29, May 4, and May 6, Doors open at 6:30pm, Show starts at 7pm

White People, by J.T. Rogerts

White People is a controversial and darkly funny play about the lives of three ordinary Americans placed under the spot-light: Martin, a Brooklyn-born high powered attorney for a white-shoe law firm in St. Louis, MO; Mara Lynn, a housewife and former home-coming queen in Fayetteville, NC; and Alan, a young professor struggling to find his way in New York City. Through heart-wrenching confessions, they wrestle with guilt, prejudice, and the price they and their children must pay for their actions. White People is a candid, brutally honest meditation on race and language in our culture.

  • StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
  • Contact us on Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram at guysonadime, or visit our website at www.whitepeopleshow.com
  • $15/person

Friday, May 4, 6 - 9pm

Helping the Homeless with Art

Benjamin Wood is an artist who uses vibrantly colored, crudely painted, and occasionally disturbing works to tell a wide range of personal and observational stories. Acrylic paints, oil sticks, chalk pastels, ink, spray paint and crayons are his go to tools. Having next to no formal art education, most of Ben's training comes from time spent helping and watching other artists. He attributes his success to hard work, a lot of luck and a big dose of pure stubbornness. Follow Ben on Instagram @ BenjaminWooooood.

  • photoworks, 2A Loudoun Street SW, Leesburg, VA 20175
  • Visit www.photowork.net for details
  • Free

Saturday, May 5, 7 PM

Maharajah Flamenco Trio In Concert

Aguado Guitar Concerts is proud to present the Maharajah Flamenco Trio in the final concert of its 2017/2018 concert series. The unique and exciting Maharajah Flamenco Trio delivers a moving and dynamic expression of Flamenco Nuevo, by blending traditional Spanish rhythms with jazz, classical, and world music. Led by Silviu Ciulei, who is trained in both classical and flamenco guitar styles, the trio includes Tony Hartmann on percussion and David Cobb on bass. www.mftrio.com A light reception will follow the concert and will be offered to the audience by the Aguado Guitar Concerts Board of Directors. CDs by the artists will be available for purchase during the reception and the artists will be available for signing them. Aguado Guitar Concerts is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the greater Loudoun community through classical guitar public performances and educational events.

  • Community Lutheran Church, 21014 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA 20165
  • Visit aguadoguitar.org for more information
  • Free — donations accepted

Saturday, May 5, 7pm

Brahms: A Human Requiem

150 years after its completion, The Loudoun Chorale presents, with chamber orchestra, baritone, and soprano soloists, Brahms' "A German Requiem", written after the death of his beloved mother. This beautiful work marked a turning point in Brahms' career. We are honored to present this to you in conjunction with "Music With a Cause" to benefit the Loudoun Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 711 W Main Street, Purcellville, VA 20132
  • Visit www.loudounchorale.org for details
  • Tickets: $20 at door, $15 online, under 12 free

Sunday, May 6, 4pm

Brahms: A Human Requiem

150 years after it's completion, The Loudoun Chorale presents, with chamber orchestra, baritone and soprano soloists, "A German Requiem", written after the death of his beloved mother. This beautiful work marked a turning point in Brahms' career. We are honored to present it to you. A reception will follow immediately after the concert.

  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 West Market, Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Visit www.loudounchorale.org for details
  • Tickets: $20 at door, $15 online, under 12 free

Sunday, May 6, 11am - 2pm

Paint & Sip — Mother's Day Special

Come paint something fun with your Mum! This event will feature fun giveaways and chance to win a free private party for up to 10 people.


Sunday, May 6, 2 - 4pm

Sunday Sketch

Join us for a free sketching session in the Museum! Artists of all ages are invited to sketch alongside local artist Ruthie Winsor-Mann. Materials are provided.


Wednesday, May 9, 6pm - 9:30pm

Tea and Temari

Beautiful and colorful Temari (手まり) balls, are a stunning example of Japanese surface embroidery, a folk art form and Japanese craft that was introduced to Japan from China around the 7th century A.D. "Temari" means "hand ball" in Japanese. Try this technique yourself in this introductory workshop with instructor Trish Harris, known nationwide as an exciting and excellent teacher of Temari techniques. In this class, you will learn about the history and cultural significance of Temari, how to prepare a ball for stitching, and more. You will go home with a tiny Temari of your own to keep , and most supplies for making a second Temari. What a great idea for a Mother/Daughter outing! All materials are included. No previous experience needed. Some hand dexterity and a willingness to take your time is recommended. Tea and Treats will be served. This class is for adults and inspired teens.


Starving Artist Show Thursday, May 10, 6pm

Starving Artist Show

Join us for our Starving Artist Show, featuring local artists Amy Walton, Randy Krukles, Rachelle Windle, and our own distiller artist, Addie Rodgers. The evening will offer local art for sale, live music, food by the Wine Kitchen, and one cocktail included in your ticket price.


Friday, May 11, 6 - 9pm

Closing Reception — Senior Art & Design Show

George Mason University’s School of Art presents the Spring 2018 Senior Art+Design Show, an exhibition highlighting works produced by the graduating senior class. Included in the exhibition will be a presentation of work encompassing many different artistic disciplines, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, as well as, installation and new media.

  • The Fine Arts Gallery and throughout the Art and Design Building on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • More information at soa.gmu.edu/event/senior-art-design-show-2/
  • Free

Saturday, May 12, 2 - 4:30pm

Tea and Temari

Beautiful and colorful Temari (手まり) balls, are a stunning example of Japanese surface embroidery, a folk art form and Japanese craft that was introduced to Japan from China around the 7th century A.D. "Temari" means "hand ball" in Japanese. Try this technique yourself in this introductory workshop with instructor Trish Harris, known nationwide as an exciting and excellent teacher of Temari techniques. In this class, you will learn about the history and cultural significance of Temari, how to prepare a ball for stitching, and more. You will go home with a tiny Temari of your own to keep , and most supplies for making a second Temari. What a great idea for a Mother/Daughter outing! All materials are included. No previous experience needed. Some hand dexterity and a willingness to take your time is recommended. Tea and Treats will be served. This class is for adults and inspired teens.


May 19 at 7:30pm and May 20 at 2:30pm

Loudoun Ballet Company present Colors to Coppelia

The Loudoun Ballet Company presents the premiere of "Colors to Coppelia" — a performance that will include 5 contemporary pieces choreographed by LBC's artistic staff and Coppelia. Guest performance by Loudoun Youth Guitars.

  • Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls, VA 20165
  • Contact mnachajski@loudounballet.org for more information
  • Online tickets are $12 for child/senior; $17 for adult; $22 for premium. All seats at the door are $25.

Saturday, May 19, 9 - 5pm

Art in the Burg

The Middleburg Arts Council (MAC) is sponsoring the fifth annual town-wide arts celebration, "Art in the Burg" in historic Middleburg, Virginia. Artists from all over the area will have beautiful handmade items, fine art, and more on display and for sale. Enjoy the beauty of the season and celebrate The Arts!

  • Madison Street, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email dlcadenas@aol.com for more information
  • Free and open to the public

Saturday, May 19, 10am - 7pm

Purcellville Music & Arts Festival

The Purcellville Music & Arts Festival is an annual event celebrating Purcellville's community, history, and diverse culture. The festival will be held at the beautiful Fireman’s Field located behind the Historic Bush Tabernacle, 250 South Nursery Avenue. This free, family friendly festival appeals to all ages; featuring three outdoor stages and one indoor stage, hosting a wide range of entertainment, art exhibits and competitions, workshops, crafts and games, and a variety of local foods and beverages. Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Purcellville is great for this all day, outdoor festival that is sure to provide fun entertainment for the entire family! The festival is hosted by the Purcellville Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. For more information please follow us on Facebook PurcellvilleParksandRecreation or visit www.purcellvillemusicandartsfestival.com.


Saturday, May 19, 7 - 8:30pm

Master Singers of Virginia presents To Infinity and Beyond

Northern Virginia’s premier a cappella ensemble presents its final concert of the season — a program that frees our imagination to explore what lies beyond. The concert features Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, a masterpiece of searing beauty and mesmerizing pieces by Ēriks Ešenvalds including Stars, which will be accompanied by water glasses!

  • St. James' Episcopal Church, 14 Cornwall Street NW, Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Visit www.msva.org for details
  • Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors (65+), $15 Students (6-17). Take 4 Package provides 4 tickets for $50.

Sunday, May 20, 4 - 6pm

In Concert: The Best of Levine School of Music

Virtuoso pianist Carlos César Rodríguez, Levine faculty member and coach for the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, and tenor Peter Joshua Burroughs, a regular performer with the Washington National Opera, headline a program of outstanding Levine faculty and students. Founded in 1976 in memory of Selma M. Levine, an amateur pianist who delighted in encouraging young musicians, Levine Music has become the Washington DC region’s preeminent center for musical education. This is a Waterford family favorite, and an opportunity to hear the stars of tomorrow!

  • Waterfrod Old School, 40222 Fairfax Street, Waterford, VA 20197
  • Learn more on our website: www.waterfordconcertseries.org
  • Tickets: $20 Adults; Free for Students and Children

Sunday, May 20, 7 - 8:30pm

Master Singers of Virginia presents To Infinity and Beyond

Northern Virginia’s premier a cappella ensemble presents its final concert of the season — a program that frees our imagination to explore what lies beyond. The concert features Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choir, a masterpiece of searing beauty and mesmerizing pieces by Ēriks Ešenvalds including Stars, which will be accompanied by water glasses!

  • Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn, VA 20148
  • Visit www.msva.org for all the details
  • Tickets: $25 Adults, $20 Seniors (65+), $15 Students (6-17). Take 4 Package provides 4 tickets for $50.

Friday, May 25, 6 - 8 pm

Open Late Concert Series

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May - August, 6 - 8pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The May 25 concert will feature The Butchers Family Band, playing traditional country and bluegrass, and is in partnership with the Highland School and the Middleburg Human Foundation. No rain date. No outside alcohol.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email roconnor@nationalsporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 35 for more details
  • Free

June 2 & 3, 10am - 5pm

Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour

The Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour offers a weekend of art, shopping, and relaxation. Meet more than 60 talented artists as you wind through the scenic countryside and historic villages of western Loudoun County. Enjoy paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber, sculpture, and more! Take this unique opportunity to talk personally with the artists, purchase artwork, view demonstrations and exhibits, or win a door prize! And the best part: it’s all FREE!

  • Various artist studios and other locations in Western Loudoun
  • Visit www.wlast.org for complete details

Friday, June 29, 6 - 8 pm

Open Late Concert Series

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May - August, 6 - 8pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The June 29 concert will feature the Silver Tones Swing Band, playing classic Big Band tunes, and is in partnership with The Hill School and Blue Ridge Wildlife Center. No rain date. No outside alcohol.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email roconnor@nationalsporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 35 for more details
  • Free

Saturday, July 21, 2 - 8pm

Purcellville Wine & Food Festival

An annual, award-winning festival in the heart of DC’s wine country. Enjoy a showcase of amazing wineries, breweries, ciders, food purveyors, live music and artisans. A family-friendly event.

  • Fireman's Field, 250 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, VA 20132
  • Visit our website at www.purcellvillewineandfood.com for more details
  • Tickets: Early Bird $20, General Admission $30, VIP $275

Saturday, July 21, 7 - 10pm

Game of Thrones Night

Come drink and know things, as Loudoun County Public Library celebrates the works of George R.R. Martin and all things Game of Thrones. Grab your dragons and your direwolves and hoof it on down to Rust Library for a special adults-only after-hours event featuring beer and wine tastings, artist galleries, games, and a few magical surprises as we #InvadeLeesburg.


Saturday, July 21, 6 - 8 pm

MiniCon: Crafts, Costumes & Comics

Put on your best cosplay outfits and join us for an afternoon of comic books, games, crafts, art displays, trivia, and super-heroics.


Friday, July 27, 6 - 8 pm

Open Late Concert Series

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May - August, 6 - 8pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The July 27 concert will feature the Bryan Shepherd Band, playing original material and classic country hits, and is in partnership with the Mosby Heritage Area Association, Loudoun County Equine Alliance, and Virginia Tech Alumni Association. No rain date. No outside alcohol.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email roconnor@nationalsporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 35 for more details
  • Free

Monday, July 30, through Friday, August 3, 9 - 5 pm

Root to Rise Leadership Week for Young Women

Potomac Vegetable farms is offering a uniques experience for young women ages 14 to 18 who are passionate about the earth, the arts , and justice. Participants will learn from leading women farmers, collaboratively design and tend a permaculture garden, cook farm to table meals, and unpack the human and ecological layers of the food system and production chain, from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, through history, economics, ecology and politics. Farm-fresh lunches included! Get your hands dirty. Root to rise!

 


Friday, August 31, 6 - 8 pm

Open Late Concert Series

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and join us the last Friday of the month, May - August, 6 - 8pm on the NSLM lawn for live music. Concessions and cash bar available. Also enjoy free admission to our museum! The August 31 concert will feature the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, playing classical and show tunes favorites, and is in partnership with Middelburg Community Charter School, Sky Meadows State Park, George Mason Alumni Association, and the Foxcroft School. No rain date. No outside alcohol.

  • National Sporting Library & Museum, 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Email roconnor@nationalsporting.org or phone 540-687-6542 ext. 35 for more details
  • Free

Sunday, September 23, 4 - 6pm

The Calidore Quartet in Concert

The Calidore quartet — violinists Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violist Jeremy Berry, and cellist Estelle Choi — is among the finest chamber ensembles performing today, and is described by the New York Timesas having “deep reserves of virtuosity and irrepressible dramatic instinct.” Formed in 2010, it has won numerous international prizes, including the 2016 M-Prize International Chamber Music Competition, and performed in the most prestigious venues in North America, Europe and Asia. An amalgamation of “California” and “doré” (French for “golden”), the quartet’s name represents the diversity of the culture and the strong support it received from its home of origin, California, the “golden state.” The passion and joy of string quartet chamber music shine through in all its performances.


October 5 - 7, 10am - 5pm

Play, Shop, Tour — The 74th Waterford Fair

Come spend a day or three with us! Shop five consignment venues and over 120 juried artisans, and tour historic homes in our quaint Quaker village. Old time entertainment abounds, as do children's activities, civil war re-enactments, and great local food and libations.

  • National Historic Landmark of Waterford, Virginia
  • Visit www.waterfordfairva.org for more information and tickets
  • Adults: $16 advance or $20 at the gate. Children, group & 3-day tickets available. Single day tickets good any of the three days. Tickets on sale starting in August. Parking is free.

Sunday, November 11, 4 - 6pm

Pianist Inon Barnatan at the Waterford Old School

Pianist Inon Barnatan, “one of the most admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times) is known for his poetic sensibility, musical intelligence, and consummate artistry. In 2015 he received Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award for young artists of exceptional accomplishment, and recently completed his third season as the Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic. A regular performer with the world’s most celebrated orchestras, he recently debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony orchestras, and the BBC Proms. His acclaimed discography ranges from Schubert to Messiaen, and he is recording a complete cycle of Beethoven piano concertos with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. This “poet of the keyboard” (London’s Evening Standard) culminates one of our most exciting seasons.