McLean Community Center 7:30 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op.68 (“Pastoral”)
Fritz Velke – Suite for String Orchestra
Brian Scarbrough – Symphony No. 1 in E minor
Programs and artists subject to change.
For more information on Mr. Velke, please see this article from The Washington Post
Born and raised in Reston, Virginia, BRIAN SCARBROUGH has always expressed musical ability. At the age of 8, he began to play the violin and shortly after discovered his interest in music composition. Continuing to develop his composition skills in his musical endeavors, Scarbrough graduated from Herndon High School with an advanced diploma and further pursued the path of a composer by attending the Boston Conservatory. Studying under numerous teachers and learning the history of music, the Conservatory provided many opportunities for performances and master classes through the composition department. Prior to his graduation, Scarbrough reconnected with a former acquaintance, our very own Maestro Dingwall Fleary, and established a professional relationship. This has led him to use his musical abilities for arranging, composing, and premiering many different types of works since 2010. Recently, Scarbrough worked with Storycatcher Productions and, under the direction of film director Rebekah Wingert-Jabi, composed his first original score. Mrs. Wingert-Jabi produced a documentary based on the founder of Reston, Robert E. Simon, and the story of Reston’s development. He has had a number of composition opportunities and now has a keen interest entering the world of media music through television, films, and video games. Scarbrough was recently featured on the Florida classical music radio station WFSU and was interviewed by Daniel McDonald, who also played his music on the air.