Student Work Premiering With NVCC Orchestra

The Northern Virginia Community College Symphony Orchestra will perform a fall concert at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center in Annandale featuring the premiere of Alex Hemlock's "Vivid Dreams."

Hemlock, 19, graduated from Langley High School in June and is a student at Boston's Berklee College of Music and intends to major in film scoring.

"Vivid Dreams" is a four-part composition consisting of "Falling Asleep," "Welcome to the Mind's Eye," the "Nightmare" and "Lucidity -- Night's End."

The evening's program will include Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, the overture to Jacques Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld" and the waltz from Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty."

Admission is $15; seniors and teens $10; 12 and younger free. Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus is at 8333 Little River Tpk. For more information, call 703-323-3114. For tickets, call 703-569-6580 or visit

Classical Guitar at George Mason University

The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra will present the D.C.-area premiere of a new concerto at 8 p.m. Saturday at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

The performance will feature classical guitarist Christopher Parkening with music director William Hudson conducting. The concerto was written for Parkening by film composer Elmer Bernstein.

Parkening will also perform the second and third movements from Antonio Vivaldi's Guitar Concerto in D Major.

Other selections included in the performance will be Michael Torke's "Javelin" and George Gershwin's "Lullaby" for strings and "An American in Paris."

Tickets are $35-$60; student tickets are $15. Tickets can be bought through or at 888-945-2468. The center is at Route 123 and Braddock Road. For more information, visit

Springfield Graduate's Film Coming to D.C.

A film about Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that was co-produced by a West Springfield High School graduate will be shown Tuesday in Northwest D.C.

The Campaign for America's Future, an interest group that promotes what it calls a progressive economic agenda, will host the premiere of "WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price."

The film, produced and directed by Robert Greenwald, looks at "the everyday lives of families struggling to fight against a goliath," according to a news release.

Caty Borum, a 1992 graduate of West Springfield High School and a Virginia Tech alumna, was co-producer.

The movie will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14, 701 Seventh St. NW.

Works by Anne Leonard at Vienna Arts Society

The Vienna Arts Society will host an exhibition of artwork by Anne Leonard through Dec. 17 at its gallery.

Leonard, who studied art at the University of Texas, said in a news release that she enjoys working in watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Recently she has taken an interest in print-making, including intaglio, monoprints and lithography.

The gallery is in the Village Green Shopping Center, 513 West Maple Ave., Vienna. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 703-319-3220 or visit


"Remains of Summer" by Anne Leonard. Leonard will present works through Dec. 17 at the Vienna Arts Society's gallery.