The Piedmont Symphony Orchestra performs Sunday, June 12th


Rachel Franklin will perform with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra on June 12.

The Piedmont Symphony Orchestra will perform “Romancing the Romantics”  Sunday June 12th, 3:00PM at the Rice Theatre at Highland School, 597 Broadview Aveune, Warrenton Virginia. The program will include

Rimsky-Korsakov-Procession of the Nobles from Mlada

Paul Kim-PSO Assistant Conductor

Rahmaninoff-Piano Concerto No. 2 in C-minor

Rachel Franklin-soloist

Shostakovich-Symphony No. 5

Tickets available at the door and online at The Piedmont Symphony Orchestra website.

Matt Wolfe Jazz Duo at the Delaplane Cellars, June 11

Matt Wolfe will perform at Delaplane Cellars from 4:30-8:30PM on Saturday, June 11.

Matt Wolfe

Matt Wolfe is a jazz guitarist who performs frequently in northern Virginia, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania. Although young, Matt has had the good fortune to share the stage with such jazz luminaries as pianist Dave Kikoski, trumpeters Alex Sipiagin and Randy Brecker, and saxophonist Abraham Burton, among many others. Local artists with whom Matt performs include the A.T.M. trio, lead by vocalist Ariel Wickham, pianist/composer Jason T. Newman, pianist Seth Fromal, and bassist Tim Wolfe, Jr., Matt’s older brother. Matt is also the grandson of woodwind player, Jack Wolfe, a highly regarded Washington, D.C. musician.

Matt began playing the guitar at the age of thirteen, after three years of study on the violin. In high school, he also played the electric bass and was the bassist for the Lowriders, a well-respected local blues band. Matt began gigging at the age of fifteen and by his junior year in high school, was playing professionally on a weekly basis. In 2008, after leaving high school, Matt traveled to Siberia to perform in the Novosibirsk Jazz Festival, opening for jazz guitarist Dave Gilmore, among others.

Currently, Matt studies at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA where he takes lessons from and attends rehearsals with guitarist Rick Whitehead, trumpeter Craig Fraederich, pianist Robert Larson, and trombonist Matt Niess, as well as many other great musicians from the D.C. area. Matt is a member of the Shenandoah Conservatory Jazz Ensemble, with whom he performed at the Kennedy Center in the spring and fall of 2010. Matt currently resides in Winchester, VA.

NVTA One Act Festival at Fauquier Community Theatre

Friday, June 10 -Fauquier Community Theatre. 8pm, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton, VA 20187. FCT is sponsoring 2 one acts that will be traveling to the annual NVTA One-Act-Festival in late June. FCT is offering the opportunity to see these two one-acts at NO COST before they go into competition!
Man on stage

In Kissing Scene, an hour before acting class, Ashley and Richard meet to rehearse their scene. The scene calls for them to kiss five times, but whenever they get to the first kiss they break character to argue — about Richard’s lateness, about Ashley’s attitude, about who chose this scene and why. Does one of them have a secret crush on the other?
They’ll have to rehearse the entire scene to find out — if they can make it that far. (mature language)
The other one act for the evening is called Clean and is an original work written by Audrey Cefaly. Marisol and Roberto, coworkers at a diner, have a chance conversation late one night after closing. Both are looking for something they don’t know how to ask for. For more information call (540) 349-8760 and leave a message, or visit

Gary Smallwood To Perform At Delaplane Cellars June 5

Gary Smallwood

Gary Smallwood-Photo by Sesha Evans

Gary Smallwood started performing professionally when he was 16 years old. A popular local band asked him to fill the guitar vacancy left by a leaving member. The other band members were older and did a bit of touring to nearby cities, sometimes rushing him home after a gig just in time to be dropped off at his school bus stop!

Gary started his love of music by signing up for drums & percussion classes in the 5th grade and continued to play them through high school. By the time he reached 7th grade, he became interested in the bass guitar. His parents bought him a Fender bass & amp that Christmas and he taught himself to play using his favorite records such as The Beatles, Black Sabbath & Sly & the Family Stone as influences, to name a few. At age 15 he saw a late night film entitled “A Film About Jimi Hendrix”…from then on it was all about guitar! He is also self-taught on guitar using Hendrix, Clapton, Trower, Marino & Van Halen as influences, to name a few.

Gary has shared the stage with or supported such great acts as Robin Trower, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, the late great Jeff Healey, Elliott Easton(the Cars), Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet, Bret Michaels, Guster, Catfish Hodge, Michael Fath and many more. His guitar playing, both electric and acoustic has been highly sought after by musicians as well as the public. He has loaned his talents to many bands as a ‘sideman’ and in the studio on numerous recording projects, including Genghis Angus’ “Twelve Days”, Bryan Fox’s “Unfoxable”, Josh Burgess Band’s “Living & Dying Under Orion” , Jim Asbell’s “Man Overbored”, Leesburg Community Church’s “Give Me Jesus”, Bret Michaels’ “Rock My World” and countless other demo recordings.

Gary’s style of music consists of classic rock, soulful blues rock or just “flat out guitar rock”…he has a great appreciation for all types of music and sometimes will incorporate soul, R&B, funk, country and ‘show tunes’ into his playing. Gary also gives back to the community by playing shows for numerous benefits and charities throughout the region. He is a well respected and hard working musician, playing 300+ shows a year.

You can see Gary Smallwood at Delaplane Cellars 1pm – 4pm, 2187 Winchester Road (Route 17), Delaplane, VA 20144.

The tasting room is open from 11am-5pm and in addition to tasting you can enjoy a selection of local cheeses, sausages, and bread. For more information call (540) 592-7210, e-mail:, or visit

8122 Old Dumfries Road-The Home You’ve Been Waiting For

8122 Old Dumfries Rd

This incredible custom home sits quietly on 7.8 acres of peaceful possibilities. Located next to a 150 acre farm, this property can be enjoyed by all. Horse enthusiast, 3 stall shed can be easily reclaimed to a 3 stall horse paddock which sits right near the pond. If relaxing is your preference, sit and enjoy the quiet country that is only minutes from Warrenton and the commuter parking lot. Entertaining is easy inside and out. The deck can be accessed by several entry points including the breakfast room, family room and first floor master suite. This home greets you with a spacious front porch. Come inside and you will immediately know that this home has meticulous owners. Hardwood floors spread thru the entry hall, dining room, office and 1st floor master bedroom. The family room is full of light with a vaulted ceiling and warmed by the 2 sided propane fire place that is shared by the ceramic tiled breakfast room. The kitchen is nicely equipped with all electric appliances and a center island. The butler pantry has an instant hot to make getting your morning started with a hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. First floor laundry/mudroom has a toilet closet right as you enter from the garage. Upstairs you will find three bedrooms, one with a private bath and a buddy bath connecting the other two. Bathrooms have beautiful cherry cabinets and tile floors. With 1800 sq ft of finished basement this house offers plenty of space to play! Double French door rear exit. Large 18 by 46 foot deck is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the once a year fox hunt that runs along the adjoining property. Peaceful and private this property sits on 7.8 acres with pond. This home has electric heat pump with propane back up, two hot water heaters, oversized three car garage, alarm system, and 4 full and 1 half baths plus extra toilet closet.

Dawn Arruda

 For More Information contact Dawn Arruda at RE/MAX Regency – 540-341-1000 or 703-656-4650 403 Holiday Court, Warrenton, VA 20186