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Arlington Philharmonic Presents ‘Inspired By…’ Concert

The Arlington Philharmonic, Arlington’s professional symphony orchestra, is presenting its “Inspired By…” concert on Sunday, May 8 at 3 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, located at 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington.

Scott Wood, maestro of the Arlington Philharmonic, said that the repertoire for the May concert takes it cue from the way composers learn and grow by absorbing ideas from their predecessors. 

“Ibert’s “Hommage à Mozart puts a modern French spin on music’s revered wunderkind. Ibert’s compatriot Ravel loved jazz, and it’s easy to hear that in his piano concerto, which reflects Gershwin’s genius for blues-inflected melody,” Wood said. “Rachel Franklin’s piano solo will thrill our audience. Hindemith, in his “Symphonic Metamorphosis,” sets fragments of von Weber in a kaleidoscopic modern setting with a rousing finale.”

Admission to the concert is free, but a $20 donation is suggested. For more information, visit