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Lecture: Silver Celebration: Your Community Orchestra Celebrates 25 Years of Award-Winning Classical Music   

Lifelong Learning Institute Lecture

  • October 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Gregory Family Theater

Speaker: James Villani

Presented by the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas

James Villani, conductor and artistic director for the Manassas Symphony Orchestra (MSO), will talk about the history of the orchestra and the program for the MSO’s opening concert, “Silver Celebration.” He will challenge us to consider the value of an all- volunteer community symphonic orchestra and the optimum distribution of county resources. Maestro Villani hopes to have the guest piano soloist, Anthony Michael Cornet, join him in discussing the concert program for October 28th.

James Villani has been the Manassas Symphony Orchestra’s music director and conductor since 2004. Mr. Villani received bachelor’s degrees in clarinet performance and music education from Penn State University and a master of music degree in conducting from Northwestern University.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

Affiliated Performance:  Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Silver Celebration
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28 Hylton Performing Arts Center
Tickets: Adult $20; Senior Citizen (62+), Educator, Active & Retired Military $16; Children & Students Free