DC Strings Orchestra Announces Fall Concert at Leonadus K. Plenty Amphitheater in Alexandria, VA

Features Small Ensembles and Soloists from the Orchestra

Washington, DC, (October 19, 2020)— DC Strings Orchestra a program of DC Strings Workshop hosts a concert Saturday, October 24th. The program features both popular and lesser known classical works, including Ravel’s beloved Pavane and Mozart’s Musical Joke featuring. Music Director & Conductor Dr. Juan A. Gallastegui leads an afternoon of light music in the enchanted Lee District Park. 

The program will be 75 minutes in length and will not have an intermission. Total ticket sales will be limited for the performance and audiences will be seated in a socially distanced setup. Households will be allowed to sit together, and must adhere to Amphitheater event attendance guidelines, including the following: 

  • Facial coverings are required to be worn by all patrons in order to enter the venue and are required to be worn while moving throughout the venue in a socially distanced manner.   

  • Physical distancing of at least six feet is required between disassociated groups from the time of arrival until departure. 

  • If you are feeling sick or unwell, do not attend the concert. 

  • Ticket purchase information may be used for contact tracing in the event it is needed for your safety. 

  • Performance details and guidelines may be subject to change.  

  • For guidance on masks and facial coverings per Virginia state guidelines, please click here.

This outdoor performance is the 2nd concert in DC Strings Orchestra 5th Season. The season opened with a September 2020 in Southwest DC. This concert could likely be the final installment of in-person concerts until next year for the full orchestra. 


What: A Charming Afternoon Outdoors – Mozart’s Musical Joke

Where: Leonadus K. Plenty Amphitheater at Lee District Park – 6601 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22310


Doors: 3:00 p.m.

Show: 3:30 p.m.

Tickets: On Sale Now!


DC Strings Workshop (DC Strings) hosts a dynamic and versatile orchestra, “DC Strings” consisting of musicians committed to bringing music to all areas of the DMV, particularly underserved communities. With a mission to celebrate and recognize the contributions of musicians, conductors, composers, women and people of color to the genre of classical music, the orchestra and various ensembles have presented over 50 concerts since the organization’s founding in 2016. Partnerships include collaborations with area music schools and other civic organizations to attract thousands of patrons in every quadrant of the city.

The orchestra made it’s debut at The Kennedy Center as part of the opening of THE REACH in September 2019, under the baton of Maesta Jeri Lynn Johnson. This past year DC Strings celebrated an annual tradition of presenting +7 of Handel’s beloved Messiah program throughout the city. Performances included in Anacostia, Capitol Hill, Tenleytown and numerous other civic venues in the region.

A DC based community non-profit organization, DC Strings takes pride in presenting meaningful and challenging orchestra works that rival the programming of large, fully professional orchestras. DC Strings Workshop offers a number of programs for youth, providing instruments, lessons and masterclasses for young people who want to learn how to master an instrument. 

In 2020, DC Strings Orchestra announced the appointment of its new Music Director & Conductor, Dr. Juan A. Gallastegui. Our members have performed at official National Park Service events, museums, churches, schools and corporate/civic events. Visit www.dcstrings.org for more information or send us an email: info@dcstrings.org 

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