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Lecture series on great composers continues Thursday

April 03, 2012

Washington County Free Library and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will hold the second lecture in the 2012 Great Composers Lecture Series Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Maryland Symphony office, 30 W. Washington St., Hagerstown.

Erik Reid Jones will discuss Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Jones is the director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va.

He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of Maryland and his Master of Music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Jones conducts three choral ensembles at Shepherd, including the Masterworks Chorale, a large choir made up of students and community residents.

The final lecture in the series is scheduled for Thursday, May 3.

To reserve a seat, call 301-739-3250, ext. 123

For more information, go to www.washcolibrary.org and follow the calendar link.

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