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MSO season 2006-'07

April 20, 2006|by KATE COLEMAN

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra already is tuning up for "A Season to Celebrate" - its 25th anniversary season.

July 1 - 21st annual free "Salute to Independence" at Antietam National Battlefield.

Sept. 23 - The MSO takes a musical trip to Broadway with Craig Schulman returning to The Maryland Theatre as guide for the MSO Pops! concert, "Heroes, Monsters and Madmen."

Oct. 14 and 15, MasterWorks I - Violinist Nicolas Kendall returns to perform Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto, Op. 47, in D minor. Also on the program are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "Russian Easter" Overture, Op. 36, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, Op. 64, in E minor.

Nov. 11 and 12, MasterWorks II - Pianist Shai Wosner joins the MSO in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271, in E flat; concert includes William Bolcom's "Commedia for Almost 18th Century Orchestra" and Ludwig von Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, Op. 36, in D Major.

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Dec. 16 and 17 - "Silver Bells," the MSO's annual holiday concert, will feature Hagerstown Choral Arts.

Feb. 10 and 11, MasterWorks III - Cellist William DeRosa joins the orchestra in performing Antonin Dvorak's Cello Concerto, Op. 104, in B minor. Also on the program is Aaron Copland's Symphony No. 3, which includes "Fanfare for the Common Man."

March 3, Family Concert - "Just Beyond the Junkyard."

March 24 and 25, MasterWorks IV - Mezzo soprano Susanne Mentzer returns to perform Hector Berlioz's song cycle, "Les Nuits d'Ete," Op. 7; concert includes Berlioz's "Beatrice and Benedict" Overture and Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1, Op. 68, in C Minor.

April 21 and 22, MasterWorks V - The MSO's silver anniversary season will close starring its own string section in Tchaikovsky's Serenade, Op. 48. Baltimore Choral Arts Society will join the orchestra in Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana."

Subscriptions for "A Season to Celebrate" are available at the MSO office, 13 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, or by calling 301-797-4000.

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