Music recitals, Theater performances and Art show, OH MY! Potomac’s Spring 2016 Recital & Showcase Weekend arrives May 21st & 22nd. Throughout Saturday and Sunday, students will “take the stage” in the Performing Arts Building on the Mason Fairfax campus to display their talent and share their art with family, friends and guests.
“Spring Recital & Showcase Weekend is the ultimate way for students (and instructors!) to show off all of their hard work,” explained Potomac Private Lesson Coordinator Alaina Talley. “Being able to perform alongside a professional accompanist on a Steinway baby grand piano in a university performance hall is really exciting! The experience can be nerve-wracking for students of any age, but performing is the best way to continue your growth as an artist and as a student.”
Students and families also enjoy a fun Photo Station complete with a red carpet, which makes for a great photo-opp! Creating an atmosphere of support and encouragement is very important to the Academy, and it gives performers a chance to relax before and after the performance. Social media buffs can also use the Twitter hashtag #PAARecitals to share the event.
“It’s one of only a couple times of the year that everyone has a chance to see everyone else,” said Matt Geske, Assistant Director at the Academy. “It’s really a special time for staff, instructors, students and families to connect with our whole Potomac community and enjoy the fruits of everyone’s labor.”
As a community arts school, the Academy provides enriching arts education experiences to young children, teens and adults. In one music rectial, you might hear a 7 year old pianist, a teenage violinist and an adult vocalist! There will be several hour(ish)-long music recitals each day (with a light reception after each), plus the art show will be on display both days (with a reception on Sunday). Both of these are free and open to the public. The theater showcases will also run several times during the weekend. There is a nominal ticket price for these, and shows are usually standing room only!
How To Get There
The deLaski Performing Arts Building is situated in the middle of the Mason Fairfax campus, located at the intersection of Braddock Road (Rts 620) and Chain Bridge Road (Rte 123). On the weekend only, you may park in Parking Lot K for free. From there, it is a 5 to 10 minute walk by the Pond, past the Center for the Arts, to the Performing Arts Building. You may also park in the adjacent Mason Pond Parking Deck for $8. Potomac staff will be in the lobby to assist you.