Sons of Mystro Perform at McLean Central Park on September 17

McLean Community Center Art & Culture

Sons of Mystro, a duo that plays 10 different genres of popular music on violin, performs a free concert at McLean Central Park on September 17

The Alden at the McLean Community Center presents a free concert by the music duo Sons of Mystro. These two brothers use their violins to interpret 10 different genres of popular music, including reggae classics and American pop songs by such artists as Al Green, LMFAO, Bob Marley and Dua Lipa. The concert will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, at McLean Central Park, 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Va. 22101.

The Alden’s Director of Youth Theatre Programs, Danielle Van Hook, said, “The Alden is ecstatic to kick off its 2022-2023 performing arts season with a free, outdoor concert for all ages with Sons of Mystro! This award-winning duo plays hits by a range of artists, from Earth, Wind and Fire to Pharrell Williams, all on the electric violin with backing from a DJ and drummer. Because the event is on a Saturday evening, patrons are encouraged to bring their friends and families for a picnic at the park while they listen to the music!”

Born in South Florida to a Jamaican father and Barbadian mother, Malcolm, 23, and his 20-year- old brother, Umoja, learned to play violin through South Florida’s public school system, and attended Dillard High School for the Performing Arts. Mentored by Black Violin, this musical duo uses violins to interpret popular songs and their own original creations accompanied by a DJ and a drummer. Winners of the Emerging Artist (under 21yrs old) Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), the duo’s debut recording, “Reggae Strings,” is available wherever music is streamed or sold.

“The band dazzled alongside each other, their chemistry drawing the crowd out of the shade and into the open lawn, dancing their way to the stage.”—TropiCult (covering SunFest)

For more information visit: or call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711. For ADA accommodations, contact Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill at or call 571-296-8385.

About The Alden

Built in 1975, the 383-seat Robert Ames Alden Theatre, “The Alden,” is a cultural resource for the citizens of McLean and the Washington Metropolitan area that presents a full professional season of interdisciplinary and high-quality performances, lectures and educational programs for audiences of all ages.

Financial Assistance Available. The Alden firmly believes that the arts are for everyone. If you’re a resident of the MCC tax district (Dranesville Small District 1A) and would benefit from financial assistance in purchasing tickets, please email Patron Services Manager Evelyn Hill  at to learn how to access free and reduced-price tickets to Alden-presented events.

ADA Accommodations. The Alden is ADA-compliant and will make arrangements for accommodations. To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-790-0123, TTY: 711, or visit:

About McLean Community Center

McLean Community Center offers a continuing program of activities for adults and children, including a wide range of classes, lectures, study tours, camps, art exhibits, theatre performances, and specialty shows. The Center also sponsors major community activities such as McLean Day at Lewinsville Park in May and the 4th of July Fireworks at Langley High School.

The McLean Community Center, an agency of Fairfax County Government, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all programs, services and activities. We will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations, call the Center 14 working days in advance of the event.

To request this information in an alternate format, call 711.