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March 8, 1999
By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer file photo Elizabeth Schulze, formerly associate conductor of Washington's National Symphony Orchestra, has been chosen the new music director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. Alan J. Noia, president of the MSO board of directors, announced her appointment at a news conference at the Four Points Hotel-Sheraton on Monday. [cont from front page ] Schulze, 41, succeeds Barry Tuckwell, the world-renowned French horn player, who was the founding music director and conductor of the MSO for its first 16 concert seasons.
March 20, 1998
Maryland Symphony Orchestra Where - The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. When - Tonight at 8 and Sunday at 3 p.m. Cost - $10, $18, $25, $30. "A Season of Favorites" concludes with the orchestra and music director Barry Tuckwell. This is Tuckwell's farewell performance. Call 301-797-4000. Miss Western Maryland Where - Hancock Middle-Senior High School, 289 W. Main St., Hancock. When - Tonight at 7. Cost - $7. "Take It Higher" will be the theme of the scholarship pageant.
By KATE COLEMAN | March 24, 2000
Robert Grab, a musician who was second trumpet with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, died Wednesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 43. Grab had been ill since the beginning of February with a rare reaction to the Epstein-Barr virus, according to his brother, Charles Grab, MSO's principal trumpeter. Grab was among the most positive and supportive players in the orchestra, said Maryland Symphony Orchestra Music Director Elizabeth Schulze. He gave of his time above and beyond the concert schedule, both in the schools and the community, Schulze said.
February 13, 1997
By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer The Maryland Symphony Orchestra's financial future is looking more upbeat thanks to belt-tightening, an increase in single ticket sales and rising contributions, officials say. Instead of facing the first deficit in its 15-year history, the MSO will end the year in the black, officials said. "We expect to break even for the year," MSO President J. Emmet Burke said Wednesday. MSO officials had projected a $61,400 deficit in the orchestra's fiscal 1997 budget.
By MARLO BARNHART | July 1, 2007
Editor's note: Each Sunday, The Herald-Mail publishes "A Life Remembered. " This continuing series takes a look back - through the eyes of family, friends, co-workers and others - at a member of the community who died recently. Today's "A Life Remembered" is about Walter A. Lawson, who died June 13 at the age of 84. His obituary appeared in the June 20 editions of The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail. In the revered Prokofiev composition "Peter and the Wolf," the French horn provides the musical theme for the wolf, symbolically mimicking the deep and sinister nature of the beast.
October 1, 1997
Dick and Melodie Tunney, contemporary Christian recording artists Friday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. The Maryland Theatre 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at Cedar Ridge Ministries in Williamsport and at area Christian bookstores. For information, call Cedar Ridge at 301-582-0282 Turtle Island String Quartet Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. Mountain Green Concerts Kepler Theater Hagerstown Junior College Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown Tickets are $15, reserved.
February 17, 1999
By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer Edward Cumming says he's been looking forward to this weekend's Maryland Symphony Orchestra concerts for a long time. The final of the four candidates for the MSO's music director position, Cumming says he was moved by community's affection for the orchestra. [cont. from lifestyle ] He's also looking forward to Prelude, the discussion that begins an hour before the Saturday and Sunday performances. "I love doing that sort of thing," he says.
By KATE COLEMAN | October 16, 2008
If Teresa Gordon had the money for medical school, she probably would have pursued a career as a surgeon. Instead, the 36-year-old Winchester, Va., resident won scholarships and studied violin at Shenandoah Conservatory. She has made a life in music. She began playing in the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's second violin section in 1994, moved away for a while and returned to become a full-time member again seven years ago. "I love music. I love people. It really doesn't matter what I do. I just enjoy whatever I do," Gordon said.
By KATE COLEMAN | | March 14, 2012
“Sacred Structures,” the fourth Masterworks concert of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's 30th anniversary season, explores the connections between early Christian music and the music of the concert hall, Music Director Elizabeth Schulze wrote in an email. Each of the four composers used ancient Christian chant music as a jumping off point in their works on this weekend's program, she wrote. Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov depicts a sacred ceremony in Russian Easter Festival Overture. Michael Daugherty, inspired by the grand architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Empire State Building in New York, wrote “Raise the Roof.” “Prayer of St. Gregory” is Alan Hovhaness' prayer without words, and Ottorino Respighi's “Church Windows” portrays images in stained-glass windows.
March 19, 1999
If the Maryland Symphony Orchestra board was provincial and rawboned in its treatment of founding conductor Barry Tuckwell, it was equally smart and seamless in the selection process that brought us Elizabeth Schulze, who becomes only the second maestro in the symphony's 17-year history. Keep in mind I'm writing from the perspective of a fellow who thinks an impresario is a new line of computers from Compaq, but I believe Schulze to be an excellent choice. Any of the four finalists chosen by the MSO board would have been fine, no question.
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