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Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s After School Music Program, Sympatico to Perform at Old Town Farmers Market

Launched in 2013 Sympatico serves more than 100 students, every school day, Monday through Friday. Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible to participate in any of the five ensembles, free of charge.
(Photo by Dontez Henderson.)

Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s music education program Sympatico will present a free concert in front of City Hall during the Farmers Market on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. The concert is provided in partnership with Coldwell Banker (Alexandria office) to raise awareness about this award-winning before and after school music program at John Adams Elementary School (ACPS). Participating students will attend a special open house after-party at the Coldwell Banker offices across the street, immediately following their performance.

“Performance is a cornerstone of our program, developing confidence, teamwork, musicianship, and life skills,” says Ms. Smith. “The students are excited to share their music with the community at yet another Alexandria venue.” Besides in-school assemblies and concerts, Sympatico ensembles present more than

Sympatico will accept tax-deductible charitable contributions at the event. To learn more about the program, please visit or

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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