About the Symphony

About the Symphony

The McLean Symphony was established in 1971 as an all-volunteer chamber orchestra and boasts a single conductor these forty odd years, Maestro Dingwall Fleary. During its history it has been dedicated to providing good music at affordable prices to area residents in a handsome venue, the lovely Alden theatre at the McLean Community Center.

Recognizing the importance of fostering a love of music in young people, the Symphony presents music of winners of an annual composition festival sponsored by  the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association.  The students get to hear their works performed by the Symphony in concert after being professionally orchestrated.

The McLean Symphony receives grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the Arts Council of Fairfax County, and is proud to have as a corporate sponsor the Boeing Corporation.

The McLean Symphony is designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization. Gifts to the orchestra are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.