Orchestra Names Concertmaster

Violinist Regino Madrid has been selected as the new concertmaster for the McLean Orchestra.

Madrid is a member of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as a soloist and orchestra member throughout the Washington area. He has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony and the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, among others.

According to a news release, the violinist came to the attention of McLean Orchestra music director Sylvia Alimena when she was a guest conductor at the Falls Church Chamber Orchestra. Madrid is described as having performed a difficult Stravinsky violin part "with impeccable intonation and technique. He made it sound easy."

Local Scenes in Oils

Michael A. McGuire, a longtime Reston resident, will present his first local art exhibition Aug. 2-Sept. 4 at the Jo Ann Rose Gallery at the Reston Community Center at Lake Anne.

According to a news release, the exhibition will feature oil paintings inspired by the landscapes of Reston and Northern Virginia. McGuire said his goal is to portray these subjects in a new light.

After graduating from South Lakes High School in Reston, McGuire studied art in Venice and received a fine arts degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

There will be a free opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the gallery, at 1609-A Washington Plaza, near Village Road and North Shore Drive.

For more information, call 703-476-4500 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Students Put On Disney Show

Beginning tonight and ending Sunday, the Westfield Summer Stage will present Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."

Westfield Summer Stage is an annual musical theater workshop for actors in middle and high school and is sponsored by Westfield Theatre Boosters. The program involves a four-week rehearsal period followed by production of a full theatrical musical. Adults and older students lead the workshop.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10. Order tickets online at www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com or purchase them at the box office.

Westfield High School is at 4700 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly. For more information, call 703-488-6439.

Using Art as Therapy

The August exhibition at the Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods is called "Burnversions," which the artist said crosses the line between art and therapy.

The artist, James W. Bailey of Reston, said in a news release that he designed "Burnversions" as a means of enabling people who had been mistreated or "burned" by friends, lovers, family, the political system or by life itself to rid themselves of their emotional pain.

The exhibit will run Aug. 1-31 at 2310 Colts Neck Rd. Bailey has an Internet blog at www.burnversions.blogspot.com.

For more information, call 703-476-4500 or visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

-- Compiled by STEPHEN C. FEHR

The first local exhibition of works by South Lakes High School graduate Michael A. McGuire will feature oil paintings inspired by the landscapes of Reston and Northern Virginia."Burned Love Letter" is part of an exhibit by James W. Bailey opening Monday in Reston.