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CES and Allegany Arts Council Present “Maryland Symphony Orchestra”
02/24/2004

Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s MasterWorks Series brings the “Music of the Canvas, Art by Music” to Frostburg State University’s Pealer Recital Hall on Friday, March 19. Presented by the FSU Cultural Events Series and Allegany Arts Council, the show starts at 8 p.m.

Founded in 1982, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is widely recognized as a leading cultural asset to central and western Maryland, south central Pennsylvania, northern Virginia and the panhandle of West Virginia. Since 1999, MSO has thrived under the direction of critically lauded composer Elizabeth Schulze.

“Schulze is an ideal music director whose infectious energy is as contagious as her exuberant and thoroughly committed musicianship,” says The Hagerstown Herald-Mail.

Violinist Nicholas Kendall, winner of the Young Soloist Competition of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Young Artist Competition of the Saint Louis Symphony, will perform. Kendall was a first-prize winner in the 2002 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and also awarded four special prizes at the PCA Competition.

Opening with Respighi’s picturesque “Trittico Botticelliano,” the orchestra then showcases Kendall’s skills in the passionate and fiery Tchaikovsky “Violin Concerto.” Mussorgsky’s rousing classic “Pictures at an Exhibition” concludes the program.

A special “Prelude” event precedes the concert and will be hosted by Kendall and Schulze. “Prelude” offers the audience an opportunity to learn more about the evening’s performance.

This event is presented with special thanks to WFWM, public radio from FSU.

To purchase tickets or to find out more information, call the FSU Cultural Events Box Office at 301-687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at ces.frostburg.edu.

Additional packages include the Arts Getaway Packages, providing accommodations for two (at The Best Western Braddock in LaVale, Cumberland Holiday Inn or Rocky Gap Resort), selected meal options, transportation between the hotel and the FSU campus, a special welcome gift at check-in, and two tickets for preferred seating for the Cultural Events Series performance.

You can also add a Dinner Show Package to your ticket purchase and transform your performance into an enchanting social event. The Dinner Show Package provides you with complimentary transportation to and from the FSU campus to any one of five participating restaurants, including BJ’s at the Gladstone, Gehauf’s, Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant, and Harrigan’s Restaurant.

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

For further information on this release, contact:

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

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589
E-mail: news@frostburg.edu