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Columbia Orchestra fills stage with Verdi's Requiem

Columbia Orchestra fills stage with Verdi's Requiem

The Columbia Orchestra starts its 36th season in a big way by performing Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. This massive composition entails having the 80-member Columbia Orchestra joined by a 100-voice choir from Northern Virginia known as Choralis.

Big numbers also add up for Columbia Orchestra Music Director Jason Love, who is in his 15th year in that position. His innovative and ambitious programs during that period have not gone unnoticed.

Love recently was named the winner of the 2013 Award in Orchestral Programming for the 2012-2013 season. Also known as the Vytautas Marijosius Memorial...