McLean Connection: McLean Orchestra Hosts Midnight in Paris

Orchestra offers its final Season of Imagination concert on May 4


By Andrea Worker

Trust people who wear formal attire as their uniform, and those who direct and administer their efforts, to know how to put on a gala. Sunday, April 21, was the night of the McLean Orchestras annual fundraiser held at the Hilton Tysons Corner. Themed Midnight in Paris from reception start through a dinner that included a live auction, acknowledgements and awards, and finally dancing to the tunes of Ed Witles The Elegant DJ, the black-tie evening was as well-arranged, conducted and received as any of the musical performances for which the orchestra is known.

Master of Ceremonies and former Redskins defensive end Charles Mann got the evening started with his opening remarks. We are so pleased to have him with us this evening, said McLean Orchestra President Aileen Pisciotta. Apart from his amazing sports career (three Super Bowl rings), Charles is a businessman, and a philanthropist personifying the spirit of giving and community that we celebrate. READ MORE