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MSO's 15th season finale is this weekend

March 12, 1997

Join music director Barry Tuckwell and Maryland Symphony Orchestra for the grand finale of its 15th anniversary season Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 16, at 3 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

The orchestra will perform Mozart's Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter" and Holst's "The Planets."

Chorus of voices

Fourteen sopranos and altos from Masterworks Chorale will join the orchestra for the chorus of female voices during the "Neptune" portion of "The Planets." Masterworks Chorale, in residence at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, W.Va., since the early 1970s, is a continuing community chorus founded by its director, Professor Jay Stenger.

Getting tickets

Tickets for the Saturday or Sunday performance are available for $10, $18, $25 and $30. Children and full-time student tickets are half price for the Sunday matinee performance. Tickets may be purchased by calling 797-4000 or at the symphony office at 13 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown.

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Lunch with the Maestro

An informal lunchtime discussion "Maestro Tuckwell Presents ... The Zodiac in Music" will be Friday, March 14, at 12:15 p.m. at The Maryland Theatre. The series about music is presented each Friday before Maryland Symphony Orchestra's concert weekends. The program, which is sponsored by Home Federal Savings Bank and the city of Hagerstown, is free and open to the public.

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