Virginia Beach U.S. Army Music Officer will compete in ‘Quest for the Best’ concert this Sunday

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VIRGINIA BEACH – The third concert in the “Quest for the Best” music director is this Sunday at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Virginia Beach resident Silas Huff will conduct the “Love, Strife and Fate” concert, starting at 3 p.m.

Huff is one of five finalists competing for the Symphonicity music director position. The director will be chosen in June at the end of the concert series, with the help of audience members.

Maestro Huff, who is a U.S. Army Music Officer, has conducted concerts for diplomats, heads of state and royalty at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. He received a Meritorious Service Medal in 2015 for his leadership of the U.S. Army Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

Andrew Janss, a guest cello soloist, will join Huff. Janss’ performances have taken him to Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the Louvre. 

Concert selections will include Richard Wagner’s “Das Lieberverbot (Forbidden Love) Overture,” Edward Elgar’s “Concerto in E minor for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 85” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67.”

Before the concert begins, attendees are invited to attend a 2:20 p.m. pre-concert talk, during which Huff will discuss program selections.

Tickets for the concert are available at the Sandler Center.