Londontowne Symphony Orchestra To Perform “An Armed Forces Salute!”

Parijita Bastola To Open Concert


The Londontowne Symphony Orchestra’s “An Armed Forces Salute!” will honor the contribution active duty and veteran military members make to the U.S. The show is set for January 20 at 7:30pm at Maryland Hall.

The rousing program of patriotic music includes the following: “Armed Forces - The Pride of America!” along with “Variants of the Navy Hymn,” “American Salute,” “America the Beautiful,” “Band of Brothers Suite,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “God Bless America,” “God Bless the USA,” “Rise Up,” “Esprit the Corps” and more.

Severna Park High School graduate Parijita Bastola will open the concert by singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Bastola is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter who was the first Nepali American on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Major General Andrew Davis will set the tone of the concert with a personal reflection on the contributions and sacrifices of military members. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2008 after a 38-year military career including tours in three wars. Margaret Bergen Davis, recently retired from Blue Star Families, will address the vital contributions of service members’ families.

The orchestra is conducted by Dr. Anna Binneweg. As the music director/conductor of the Londontowne Symphony Orchestra, the Anne Arundel Community College Symphony Orchestra and a frequent guest conductor on the national and international scene, Binneweg repeatedly captures audiences with her enthusiasm and passion for music.

This concert will feature two guest conductors, Commander Diane Nichols (U.S. Navy) and Gregory Pascuzzi.

Tickets for the “An Armed Forces Salute!” concert are $25, and they are free for students of all ages. With a military ID, veterans and active-duty service members will be admitted for free.

Tickets are available from the Maryland Hall website ( or at the door.

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