March 20, 2000
"Fasten your seat belts," said Maryland Symphony Orchestra Music Director Elizabeth Schulze to members of the audience Sunday afternoon at The Maryland Theatre. She thanked them for their loyalty in the "adventure" of her first season and prepared them for the interesting and emotionally challenging program she was about to conduct, the final concert of the MSO's subscription series. The MSO performed Dmitri Shostakovich's Violin Concerto, Op. 99, featuring soloist Livia Sohn.
October 22, 1998
Fourteen-year-old Shunsuke Sato - pronounced SHUN-skay SAH-toe - has been playing the violin for about 12 years. Yes, do the math, the teenager was 2 when he started at Suzuki Talent Institute in Tokyo. His family moved to the United States the following year. Shunsuke will be the soloist on Max Bruch's "Violin Concerto No. 1" with Maryland Symphony Orchestra Saturday, Oct. 24, and Sunday, Oct. 25. He'll join conductor Barry Jekowsky in Prelude, the discussion that will precede the performances.
September 24, 2006
Elizabeth Schulze directed members of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and The Maryland Theatre audience to their feet Saturday night and led them all in a rousing performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner. " She then took everyone on a journey to the Broadway stage. The orchestra performed a medley from "Man of La Mancha" and "Heroes, Monsters and Madmen" during the MSO's pops concert, which kicked off the orchestra's 25th and Schulze's eighth season. Schulze introduced tenor soloist Craig Schulman, who has performed on Broadway, operatic and concert stages.
January 15, 1999
By KATE COLEMAN / Staff Writer Soprano Rochelle Ellis has many roles: wife, mother, faculty member, visiting artist at New Brunswick, N.J., schools, soloist and bad-weather schlepper of her son on his newspaper route. [cont. from lifestyle ] "I always gravitated toward singing, and I love to perform," she says. Ellis sang in high school and credits her church choir with preparing and influencing her. She went to college having done "The Messiah," Beethoven's ninth symphony and other quality pieces.
January 20, 1997
BALTIMORE - Guest Conductor George Cleve leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and internationally acclaimed horn player Barry Tuckwell for his final performances as a soloist Thursday, Jan. 23, and Friday, Jan. 24, at 8 p.m. in Celebrity Series performances, and Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. in a Casual Series concert at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The program on Thursday and Friday consists of Adolphus Hailstork's Symphony...
May 14, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Excitement is building as the Williamsport Community Band prepares for its 10th anniversary concert Sunday at 2 p.m. in the auditorium at Williamsport High School. Part of the fervor stems from the announcement that Harry Kight, former band director at the school, will be returning as guest soloist and conductor. "I'm looking forward to it," Kight said by telephone. "We will have a rehearsal Friday night and then the concert on Sunday. " Kight came to Williamsport in 1951 to start instrumental music classes in Williamsport schools.
November 11, 2011
An House of Prayer for All People , Martinsburg, W.Va., soloist and gospel singer Leonard Cooper will be in concert at 4 p.m. this Sunday. Calvary Temple , Williamsport, Kevin Spencer will present a tribute to Rusty Goodman plus other songs this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. Freewill offering.
December 31, 2012
William Cullen Barr, 93, of Charlotte Hall, Md., died on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. Born April 19, 1919, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late William Cullen Jr. and Maude A. (Munson) Barr. William was a 1937 graduate of Hagerstown High School. He went on to attend Hagerstown Junior College, National Academy of Vocal Arts in New York as well as the University of Baltimore and Loyola as a business major. Mr. Barr was a veteran of the United States Navy.
November 10, 1999
By MEG H. PARTINGTON / Staff Writer Those who fill the theater this weekend for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra concert will have the privilege of hearing a piece not only written for the soloist's instrument, but specifically for the soloist. Carol Wincenc will perform Christopher Rouse's Flute Concerto Saturday, Nov. 13, and Sunday, Nov. 14, at The Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. She and Rouse went to Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, together. She premiered the piece with Detroit Symphony in 1994, and has performed it about a dozen times.