Alexandria, VA— Alexandria Symphony Orchestra announces its first Family Fall Festival, to be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Fort Ward Park from noon to 4:00 PM. The event is geared toward all ages, with activities for kids, performances by local groups and food, beer and wine.
Group performances will occur at the outdoor amphitheater every half hour, featuring both professional and amateur performers as well as children’s groups from the community. Singing Eagles (Chorus) and JABBA Bucket Band will kick off the event, with students from the ASO Sympatico program at John Adams Elementary School. QuinTango, a professional tango quintet, will feature the ASO’s own Joan Singer with Eva Cappelletti Chao, Jon Nazdin, Lukasz Szyrner and Jeffrey Watson. Students from the Tiny Dancers studio and Granfling School of Highland Dance will get the audience on their feet. The Provázek String Quartet, composed of students from T.C. Williams High School and George Washington Middle School with Mia Lunati, Leah Nickelsburg, Eliza Medearis and Kristian Dillon, will present classics and popular favorites. Suburban Rebels, a Garage Band with T.C. Williams students Nathan Huguley, Nick Weizel, Pete Peterson, Will Tober and Will Huguley will round out the afternoon.
Besides enjoying the performances, attendees can participate in a family yoga class (courtesy of River’s Edge Yoga), a workshop with Arts on the Horizon and browse information booths with event partners Usbourne Books and Transurban. Patrons can also enjoy food and drink from partners Safeway, Bittersweet Catering, Dishes of India and Dulci Gelati. Kids (and adults) can try a variety of instruments in the petting zoo, presented by ASO Sympatico, along with live demonstrations from Alexandria Symphony’s own musicians. Stay for the afternoon for periodic giveaways throughout the event.
Event sponsor Transurban is proud to partner with the symphony and engage with the community. “The 395 Express Lanes team is excited to support the Family Fall Festival and encourages Alexandrians to stop by our booth to learn more about the project,” says Transurban spokesman.
“This event will reflect the diversity of talent and interests of our community with a little of something for everyone,” comments ASO Executive Director Jessica Wisser. “Activities and performances will rotate all day with exciting experiences for the whole family.”
Kids ages 13 and under attend for free. Adult admission is $20, which includes 5 festival tickets toward the purchase of food and drink. Additional festival tickets are available for purchase at any of the event entry booths. All proceeds for the Family Fall Festival benefit the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra; the festival will occur rain or shine. The symphony is still accepting community partners, sponsors, vendors and restaurants. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.alexsym.org or call 703-548-0885.
FAMILY FALL FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 24, 2016
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Fort Ward Park
4301 W Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA 22304
Tickets: $20 admission for adults. Children’s admission (13 and under) is free. Purchase online at asofamilyfallfestival.eventbrite.com or call 703-548-0885.
Parking is available along Braddock Road and in the St. Agnes/St. Stephens Parking Lot. To travel by metro, use DASH bus 1, 2, 5 or 6; Metrobuses 7A, 7C, 7F, 7M, 7P, 7W, 7X, 7Y, 8W, 8Z, 16L, 22F, 25B, 28A, 28F, 28G, 28X; DAT bus 9; FX 393.