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NEWS
November 19, 1998
Every so often I feel compelled to hang out on the fringes of decency, so as not to fall in to a world filled exclusively with sweat pants, onion dip and reruns of the Great Alaskan Shootout at 3 a.m. on ESPN 2. Since Antietam Cable is the enemy of airing good football games, this weekend seemed a good time to hear the symphony - which, unlike the Redskins vs. Eagles, Ravens vs. Chargers, can boast some real action. That's because there are four contestants duking it out for the job of maestro, the position vacated by Barry Tuckwell last year.
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NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
By MARLO BARNHART | March 23, 1998
by Richard T. Meagher / staff photographer see enlargements by clicking on images There was joy, no sadness, when Barry Tuckwell rested his baton at his final performance Sunday evening as conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. And there was humor as the maestro turned to face the packed house at the Maryland Theatre and was besieged by friends and family members wearing T-shirts that said "Go Daddy. " Tuckwell's wife, Sue, said the "Go Daddy" hearkens back to a time when a close friend lived with the Tuckwells and began calling the maestro Daddy as a term of endearment.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By KATE COLEMAN | katec@herald-mail.com | 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.
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