January 8, 2014 | by Staff reports
Britten works performed next weekend
Benjamin Britten, music, gay news, Washington Blade

Gay composer Benjamin Britten. (Photo courtesy Fairfax Symphony Orchestra)

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra performs two tribute concerts for English composer Benjamin Britten at George Mason University in the Harris Theatre (4373 Mason Pond Dr., Fairfax, Va.) on Jan. 18-19.

Britten is best known for his works “Peter Grimes,” “War Requiem” and “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” The tribute concert features the work he wrote for his life partner Peter Pears.

The performances begin 8 p.m. on Jan. 18 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 19. Tickets are $60. For more information, visit fairfaxsymphony.org.

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