MSO announces season schedule for 2010-11

August 12, 2010

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra announces its 2010-11 season schedule.

o Saturday, Sept. 25 -- The annual MSO Pops! Concert, "Broadway Rocks." The MSO joins veteran Broadway stars Hugh Panaro, Christiane Noll and Capathia Jenkins and The Shenandoah Chorus from Shenandoah Conservatory for an evening of pop and rock songs from popular Broadway musicals

o Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17 -- The Masterworks Series begins and will feature pianist Angela Cheng performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. Also on the program will be Schubert's Symphony No. 9.

o Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14 -- The MSO's principal trumpet player Scott Sabo will be featured in the second Masterworks concert as soloist for Handel's "Let the Bright Seraphim" and MacDowall's "Seraphim for Trumpet, Strings & Percussion." Soprano Emily Ezzie will also be featured in the Handel piece. Smithsburg bagpiper David Madock will join the MSO in Maxwell Davies' "Orkney Wedding with Sunrise."


o Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19 -- "Home for the Holidays," the MSO's holiday program, will feature Christmas classics. Special guests will include mezzo-soprano and Hagerstown native Tami Dahbura, Hagerstown Choral Arts and the St. Mary Catholic School Chorus.

o Saturday, Feb. 12 and Sunday, Feb. 13 -- The Masterworks Series continues when the MSO principal flutist Kim Valerio will be featured in Ibert's Flute Concerto. The MSO will also perform Offenbach's "Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld," Ravel's "Tombeau de Couperin" and Bizet's Symphony No. 1.

o Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 -- The Orchestra will perform Nielsen's "Maskarade Overture and Hanedans," Dvorak's "The Wood Dove" and Sibelius' Symphony No. 1.

o Saturday, April 16 and Sunday, April 17 -- For the final Masterworks program of the season, area choirs and guest vocalists will join together to present selections from some of the world's most popular operas.

All performances are at the historic Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St. in downtown Hagerstown.

Music Director Elizabeth Schulze will provide insights into each concert during Prelude, a half-hour pre-concert talk held prior to every Masterworks concert. Guest artists also participate. Prelude is free to all ticket holders.

Season subscriptions are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 301-797-4000 or by going to the box office at 30 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Discounts are available for first-time subscribers.

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