The Arlington Philharmonic will present a free Veterans Day classical music concert of music with military themes at the Washington-Lee Auditorium in Arlington on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.
Under the baton of Music Director A. Scott Wood, this wide-ranging concert looks at war and the military seen in the experiences of composers. Beethoven’s “Coriolan” overture probes the personal costs of war for a legendary Roman general. Ravel’s elegant and dance-like “Le Tombeau de Couperin” suite was dedicated to friends lost in World War I. Copland’s nostalgic “Letter from Home” was written as a tribute near the end of World War II. And Haydn’s “Military” Symphony No. 100 demonstrates the musical influence of military pomp and ceremony.
The Washington-Lee Auditorium is located at 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington. Seating for the concert is general admission, and a $20 donation is suggested for tickets. For more information, visit arlingtonphilharmonic.org.