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FSU’s Cultural Events Series and Allegany Arts Council Present Maryland Symphony Orchestra
09/26/2008

FSU’s Cultural Events Series and Allegany Arts Council Present Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Frostburg State University’s Cultural Events Series and the Allegany Arts Council are once again presenting the much-anticipated annual fall concert featuring the Maryland Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17, in the FSU Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall.

The MSO attracts the finest musical talents from the Baltimore and Washington metro area and has become a first-class orchestra of exceptional artistic quality. Under the direction of music director and conductor Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra will perform three great melodic masterworks. Wagner’s stirring “Prelude to Die Meistersinger” opens the program, followed by Brahms’ formidable “Violin Concerto,” featuring the return of guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine, who awed MSO audiences in 2005. Pine has been called “the most charismatic, the most virtuosic and the most compelling American violinist of her generation by “All Music Guide.” The MSO will close its performance with Dvorak’s richly lyrical “Symphony No. 8.”

As part of the Cultural Events Series’ Art Outreach program, Schulze will host an interactive discussion on the evening’s musical selections at 7 p.m., before the orchestra presents its concert. While there is a ticket charge for the performance, the discussion is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Performing Arts Center as well.

Tickets for the MSO performance are $30 per person. A group discount ticket rate is also available. Tickets may be ordered by calling 301-687-3137 or online at http://ces.frostburg.edu.

This performance of MSO is made possible through a partnership with Allegany Arts Council and community support.

The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. MSAC funding is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu.

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 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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