AMERICAN FESTIVAL POPS ORCHESTRA PRESENTS "POP, ROCK, COUNTRY, JAZZ!" ON OCT. 13 AT 8PM
Released Aug. 28, 2012
HYLTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS AMERICAN FESTIVAL POPS ORCHESTRA “POP, ROCK, COUNTRY, JAZZ!”
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 8 p.m.
MANASSAS, Va., Aug. 28, 2012 – “Classic, upbeat, popular Americana performed with professionalism, affection and more than a bit of pizzazz,” raves the Washington Times about this ensemble featuring 60 of the finest musicians from the greater Washington, D.C. area. Under the baton of its founder and artistic director, Anthony Maiello, the American Festival Pops Orchestra (AFPO) appears at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. This performance is Family Friendly: youth through grade 12 are half price when accompanied by an adult. A pre-performance discussion will be held 45 minutes prior to the performance in the Buchanan Partners Art Gallery. Prince William Hospital is the 2012-2013 Season Sponsor of the Hylton Presents season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
Titled “Pop, Rock, Country, Jazz!” this delightful evening of music will feature a diverse program of favorites from the Beatles, Charlie Daniels, Duke Ellington, Elvis Presley and more, with hits including “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” “Yankee Doodle,” “Take the A Train” and “In a Sentimental Mood.” The AFPO will be joined by saxophonist Chris Vadala, jazz vocalist Darden Purcell and AFPO’s own concertmaster, Peter Wilson, on violin.
Presently the associate director of development and recruitment in George Mason University’s School of Music, Anthony Maiello makes professional appearances both nationally and abroad conducting music festivals; adjudicating ensembles; and presenting clinics, lectures and workshops. He conducted musical activities for the Gold Medal Ceremonies at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y.; served as musical director for Music Festivals International; was selected as president of the International Association of Jazz Educators – N.Y. State Chapter; and is a guest clinician for Yamaha Corporation and Warner Bros. Publications. Maiello has served as the associate conductor of the McLean Orchestra in McLean, Va., and was appointed an honorary conductor of the United States Navy Band. He was also a participant in the National Conducting Institute with Leonard Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra, to which he has lent his services as a cover conductor.