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Dr. Nancia D’Alimonte



Biography

Dr. Nancia D’Alimonte, who takes the podium of the Loudoun Symphony starting with the 2018-2019 season, is also founder, Music Director and Conductor of NIH Philharmonia, Bethesda, MD, which just completed its thirteenth season. Additionally, she directs The Kennedy Center’s popular annual Messiah Sing-along. For three years, she was the Artistic Director of The Arlington Chorale, transforming the group into a vibrant ensemble. From 2005-2015 she directed The George Washington University Orchestra. Throughout her career D’Alimonte has captivated audiences with her high energy, command and charisma. An internationally recognized orchestral conductor, her guest conducting appearances have taken her from this country (New York, Colorado, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Tennessee) to Russia (Academic State Ballet Theatre in St. Petersburg), and from Romania (Mihail Jora Bacau Philharmonic) to Moldova (National Chamber Orchestra, Chisinau).
 
Gifted in innovative program conception and design and a born educator and communicator, Dr. D’Alimonte enthralls her audiences with lively historical commentary and musical anecdotes. Musicians who play under her baton have been equally enthusiastic, praising her musicality, breadth of knowledge, rhythmic clarity and expressive hands.

Known for the versatility of her talents, Nancia D’Alimonte has been an education programs consultant for the National Philharmonic at The Music Center at Strathmore for 13 years. For this, she crafted multimedia productions performed annually for 10,000 Montgomery County second graders. She is a frequent adjudicator for Festivals of Music and a sought-after guest clinician.

Dr. D’Alimonte holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in orchestral conducting from the prestigious Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY. A former professional horn player, she earned a Master of Music in horn performance from Ithaca College and studied horn at the Royal Flemish Music Conservatory in Brussels, Belgium. Nancia D’Alimonte lives in Falls Church, VA with her husband Giancarlo and their standard poodle Wolfgang.

Upcoming Performances

Video 12/23/2018: Messiah Sing-Along

Be part of Washington’s most popular free holiday event, the Kennedy Center’s Messiah Sing-Along. Back by popular demand, the evening concert features conductor Nancia D’Alimonte as she leads members of the Opera House Orchestra, guest soloists, a chorus of 200, and a very enthusiastic audience in Handel’s masterpiece. A family and community tradition since 1971!

Handel's Messiah - Novello Edition will be available for purchase at the Kennedy Center starting a week before the performance. 

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the Hall of Nations starting at approximately 4:30 p.m., up to two tickets per person.

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