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By DAVE McMILLION | March 1, 2009
The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart came to life Sunday at The Maryland Theatre. As part of a family concert, actor Elic Bramlett played the role of Mozart in a program designed to introduce children to classical music. Sunday's family concert included a preconcert event at Washington County Free Library, where children were read a story about Mozart, heard a musical demonstration from a flutist and did an art project in honor of the famous composer. The concert at The Maryland Theatre included 23 excerpts from Mozart's music.
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by ELIZABETH SCHULZE | February 13, 2006
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra has been very busy this week. Not only have we been preparing for this weekend's celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th birthday at The Maryland Theatre, but we also have been adjusting, or tuning, the new acoustic shell that we have installed on the stage. This has been a massive undertaking over the past month as the motorized, wood paneled shell has been engineered to fit the dimensions of the theater exactly in order to insure the best acoustical result for our performances.
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By MARIE GILBERT | January 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- It wasn't your typical birthday party. Sure, there was fun, food and music - but the guest of honor was nowhere to be found. He's been dead for more than 200 years. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , child prodigy and composer of some of the world's most beloved symphonies and choral works, would have been 252 years old this month. To mark the occasion, a large crowd gathered Monday night at Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Grill to salute the music genius and raise money for The Maryland Symphony Orchestra . The event began about 13 years ago when Hagerstown resident Phil Kelly and several of his friends decided to get together to socialize and listen to Mozart's music.
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By DAVE McMILLION | March 1, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Wei-Lin Wang's daughter Elysia is only 3 years old but she already knows classical music when she hears it. Elysia recognizes classical music she has heard in her favorite movies when the tunes appear in different contexts, her mother said. Elysia also has her own little keyboard, and sometimes jumps up to her mother's piano, where she tries to sing and play along with her mother. Wang was hoping to further spark her daughter's interest in classical music with a preconcert event for children at the Washington County Free Library on Sunday.
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by Marie Gilbert/Staff Writer | February 3, 2005
For years, Phil Kelly and his friends would get together in December to observe the anniversary of the death of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Fans of Mozart's music, they would gather at Schmankerl Stube restaurant in downtown Hagerstown and turn the evening into a social event. "This year," said Kelly, "I decided to make a change. Instead of observing his death, I thought it would be more appropriate to celebrate his birthday. " So Monday evening at Schmankerl Stube, about 50 people joined together to mark the Austrian composer's 249th birthday.
NEWS
August 18, 2009
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For more than two centuries, the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has endured -- as has the speculation about what led to his sudden death at age 35 on Dec. 5, 1791. Was the wunderkind composer poisoned by a jealous rival? Did he have an intestinal parasite from an undercooked pork chop? Could he have accidentally poisoned himself with mercury used to treat an alleged bout of syphilis? A report in Tuesday's Annals of Internal Medicine suggests the exalted Austrian composer might have succumbed to something far more commonplace: a streptococcal infection -- possibly strep throat -- that led to kidney failure.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 17, 2013
Russian-born pianist Vassily Primakov said playing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is challenging, especially considering the type of piano the composer used. Primakov said Mozart's piano would have weighed between 100 and 150 pounds when Mozart composed his Concerto for Piano No. 27 in B-flat Major. The Steinway piano Primakov played Sunday afternoon at The Maryland Theatre weighed about 900 pounds. Primakov said the weight difference between the two pianos means Primakov has to impose a lot of control over his instrument to get Mozart's sound.
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By KATE COLEMAN | February 26, 2009
Susannah and Bennett Will have attended the past few Maryland Symphony Orchestra Family Concerts. They liked last season's "Beethoven Lives Upstairs. " "I thought it was a very fun story," said Susannah, 9. Eleven-year-old Bennett explained that the program was about how the composer's downstairs neighbors have to adjust to him. And, they enjoyed the music. "I like Beethoven," Susannah said. Susannah and Bennett will be at The Maryland Theatre on Sunday afternoon when the MSO presents "Mozart's Magnificent Voyage," another of four Classical Kids theatrical symphonic productions that tour the United States and Canada.
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by ALICIA NOTARIANNI | February 1, 2006
alician@herald-mail.com If he was going to have a beer to celebrate Mozart's birthday, Phil Kelly figured he might as well go out and ask some buddies to join him. So eight or nine years ago, Kelly estimates, he spoke with his friend Charles Sekula, proprietor of the downtown Hagerstown restaurant Schmankerl Stube, about having a gathering in honor of the brilliant and purportedly high-spirited composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart....
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by ANDREA ROWLAND | January 22, 2004
andrear@herald-mail.com "Mozart is the greatest composer of all. Beethoven created his music, but the music of Mozart is of such purity and beauty that one feels he merely found it - that it has always existed as part of the inner beauty of the universe waiting to be revealed. " - Albert Einstein The power and beauty of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music has delighted audiences for centuries, and prompted thoughtful responses from some of the world's greatest thinkers. When pianist Noel Lester begins teaching his college course on Mozart, he said, he cites a quote from theologian Karl Barth that addresses the composer's enduring popularity: "What occurs in Mozart is ... a turning in which the light rises and the shadows fall, though without disappearing, in which joy overtakes sorrow without extinguishing it, in which the Yea rings louder than the ever-present Nay. " The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, with guest pianist Lester, will perform works representing three distinct periods in Mozart's life and career during the third of this season's MasterWorks concerts at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.
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By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | February 17, 2013
Russian-born pianist Vassily Primakov said playing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is challenging, especially considering the type of piano the composer used. Primakov said Mozart's piano would have weighed between 100 and 150 pounds when Mozart composed his Concerto for Piano No. 27 in B-flat Major. The Steinway piano Primakov played Sunday afternoon at The Maryland Theatre weighed about 900 pounds. Primakov said the weight difference between the two pianos means Primakov has to impose a lot of control over his instrument to get Mozart's sound.
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August 18, 2009
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For more than two centuries, the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has endured -- as has the speculation about what led to his sudden death at age 35 on Dec. 5, 1791. Was the wunderkind composer poisoned by a jealous rival? Did he have an intestinal parasite from an undercooked pork chop? Could he have accidentally poisoned himself with mercury used to treat an alleged bout of syphilis? A report in Tuesday's Annals of Internal Medicine suggests the exalted Austrian composer might have succumbed to something far more commonplace: a streptococcal infection -- possibly strep throat -- that led to kidney failure.
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By DAVE McMILLION | March 1, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Wei-Lin Wang's daughter Elysia is only 3 years old but she already knows classical music when she hears it. Elysia recognizes classical music she has heard in her favorite movies when the tunes appear in different contexts, her mother said. Elysia also has her own little keyboard, and sometimes jumps up to her mother's piano, where she tries to sing and play along with her mother. Wang was hoping to further spark her daughter's interest in classical music with a preconcert event for children at the Washington County Free Library on Sunday.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | March 1, 2009
The story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart came to life Sunday at The Maryland Theatre. As part of a family concert, actor Elic Bramlett played the role of Mozart in a program designed to introduce children to classical music. Sunday's family concert included a preconcert event at Washington County Free Library, where children were read a story about Mozart, heard a musical demonstration from a flutist and did an art project in honor of the famous composer. The concert at The Maryland Theatre included 23 excerpts from Mozart's music.
NEWS
By KATE COLEMAN | February 26, 2009
Susannah and Bennett Will have attended the past few Maryland Symphony Orchestra Family Concerts. They liked last season's "Beethoven Lives Upstairs. " "I thought it was a very fun story," said Susannah, 9. Eleven-year-old Bennett explained that the program was about how the composer's downstairs neighbors have to adjust to him. And, they enjoyed the music. "I like Beethoven," Susannah said. Susannah and Bennett will be at The Maryland Theatre on Sunday afternoon when the MSO presents "Mozart's Magnificent Voyage," another of four Classical Kids theatrical symphonic productions that tour the United States and Canada.
NEWS
By MARIE GILBERT | January 29, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- It wasn't your typical birthday party. Sure, there was fun, food and music - but the guest of honor was nowhere to be found. He's been dead for more than 200 years. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , child prodigy and composer of some of the world's most beloved symphonies and choral works, would have been 252 years old this month. To mark the occasion, a large crowd gathered Monday night at Hempen Hill BBQ Bar & Grill to salute the music genius and raise money for The Maryland Symphony Orchestra . The event began about 13 years ago when Hagerstown resident Phil Kelly and several of his friends decided to get together to socialize and listen to Mozart's music.
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by PEPPER BALLARD | May 25, 2006
HAGERSTOWN Some fourth-graders filling the rows of The Maryland Theatre jerked their arms Wednesday to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as Maryland Symphony Orchestra conductor Elizabeth Schulze did the same. About 1,350 fourth-graders from across the Tri-State area learned from Schulze about Mozart, whose 250th birthday was celebrated this year, during an "Amazing Mozart" performance sponsored by Citicorp. A handful of student musicians also performed, including an 11-year-old girl from Virginia.
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by ELIZABETH SCHULZE | February 13, 2006
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra has been very busy this week. Not only have we been preparing for this weekend's celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th birthday at The Maryland Theatre, but we also have been adjusting, or tuning, the new acoustic shell that we have installed on the stage. This has been a massive undertaking over the past month as the motorized, wood paneled shell has been engineered to fit the dimensions of the theater exactly in order to insure the best acoustical result for our performances.
NEWS
by ALICIA NOTARIANNI | February 1, 2006
alician@herald-mail.com If he was going to have a beer to celebrate Mozart's birthday, Phil Kelly figured he might as well go out and ask some buddies to join him. So eight or nine years ago, Kelly estimates, he spoke with his friend Charles Sekula, proprietor of the downtown Hagerstown restaurant Schmankerl Stube, about having a gathering in honor of the brilliant and purportedly high-spirited composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart....
NEWS
by Marie Gilbert/Staff Writer | February 3, 2005
For years, Phil Kelly and his friends would get together in December to observe the anniversary of the death of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Fans of Mozart's music, they would gather at Schmankerl Stube restaurant in downtown Hagerstown and turn the evening into a social event. "This year," said Kelly, "I decided to make a change. Instead of observing his death, I thought it would be more appropriate to celebrate his birthday. " So Monday evening at Schmankerl Stube, about 50 people joined together to mark the Austrian composer's 249th birthday.
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