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Allegany Arts Council to Bring Maryland Symphony Orchestra to FSU
03/02/2001

The Allegany Arts Council will present the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in concert Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Frostburg State University's Performing Arts Center in the Pealer Recital Hall. "Prelude," a pre-concert talk by Music Director, Elizabeth Schulze, will begin at 6:30 p.m. A dessert reception will follow the concert.

The earlier beginning time was chosen as a friendlier hour for parents who may want to bring children to the concert.

This extraordinary program will combine the poetry of "the perfect concerto," Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin in E minor with bold percussion and the majestic finale of Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major, "The Titan."

Grammy-nominated violinist Robert McDuffie will be the featured soloist. A Julliard graduate, McDuffie has soloed with all the major orchestras in the United States as well as numerous orchestras abroad. He was a violinist in the compelling film score for "Schindler's List," and his recording of the William Schuman Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and Leonard Bernstein's Serenade earned him a 1990 Grammy nomination. McDuffie has been profiled on NBC's "Today," "CBS Sunday Morning," PBS's "Charlie Rose," A&E's "Breakfast with the Arts" and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He has performed four private recitals at the request of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the board of directors of the Harlem School of the Arts and resides in New York with his wife and two children.

All seat are reserved. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Allegany Arts Council at 301-777-ARTS. Tickets are $15 for students, $18 for Allegany Arts Council members and $20 for non-members.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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