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Arlington Philharmonic and Rachel Franklin Play Concert

Internationally acclaimed Rachel Franklin and the Arlington Philharmonic played for an audience of over 300 during a Mother’s Day concert on Sunday, May 8 at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington. Celebrating the orchestra’s 10th Anniversary season, Maestro A. Scott Wood led the musicians in a concert themed “Inspired by…,” an ambitious program of music by Jaques Ibert, Maurice Ravel and Paul Hindemith.

In each of the works, the composers drew on musical elements from other genres, the Ibert titled Hommage a Mozart, and the Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. Former 49th District Delegate and Arlington community leader Karen Darner attended the concert and gave opening remarks.

The Arlington Philharmonic will present two more concerts this season. On Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m. Crescendo, the Arlington Philharmonic’s youth chamber ensemble, will present its final concert, Russian Romance, at Barcroft Community House, located at 800 S. Buchanan St., Arlington.

Then, on Sunday, June 26, the Arlington Philharmonic, in collaboration with the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, will present the third annual Pops for Pets at Lubber Run Amphitheater, located at 200 N. Columbus St., Arlington. For more information, visit