6/16/24 – A Tribute to Dingwall Fleary

Join us as we remember our beloved conductor and music director, Dingwall Fleary, playing his favorite pieces.

Maestro Fleary was the founding music director of The McLean Symphony and long-time music director of the Reston Community Orchestra. He was beloved in the community and we look to honor is over 52 years of service to the community, bringing classical music at affordable prices for all to enjoy.

Sadly, Maestro Fleary passed away suddenly on New Year’s Eve, 2022, mid-way through leading both orchestras’ concert season. He was renowned throughout the DC area for his skills as a conductor, pianist, harpsichordist, organist, teacher, clinician, and adjudicator for musical competitions at all levels.

Help us honor his incredible legacy as we share memories and music.


Star Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key, Lyricist, John Stafford Smith, Composer

Symphony in C (first movement) – Georges Bizet

Now Thank We All Our God – J. S. Bach Transcribed by Dingwall Fleary

Symphony no. 9 in C Major (fourth movement) – Franz Schubert

March of Freedom – Dr. Gilbert Pryor

Orpheus: through the darkness – Paul Li
(premiered March 2013 with The McLean Symphony)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 23 (third movement) – Edward MacDowell; Guest Piano soloist: Carlos Ibay

Mattinata – Ruggero Leoncavallo; Guest Tenor/Piano soloist: Carlos Ibay

Duke Ellington! A Medley for Orchestra – Duke Ellington and Irving Mills Arranged by Calvin Custer
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore ▪ Do Nothin’ ‘Til You Hear From Me ▪ Sophisticated Lady ▪ It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)

Sleigh Ride – Leroy Anderson