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Maryland Symphony Orchestra Finds Perfect Pitch at Frostburg State University’s Performing Arts Center
09/25/2007

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Finds Perfect Pitch at Frostburg State University’s Performing Arts Center
Residents of Allegany County have much to look forward to during the fall: the spectacular showcase of trees changing color, cool, sunny days in the mountains— and the annual performance of Hagerstown’s acclaimed Maryland Symphony Orchestra, a concert that draws classical music enthusiasts from throughout the region.

Under the exuberant baton of music director and conductor Elizabeth Schulze, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform its much-anticipated annual fall concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Frostburg State University’s Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall. The performance features guest artist and virtuoso pianist Yuja Wang and includes major works in the true romantic style: Smetana’s “Bartered Bride Overture” and the deeply emotional “Symphony No. 7” by Dvorák.

Twenty-year-old pianist Yuja Wang, a recipient of the prestigious 2006 Gilmore Young Artist Award, provides the centerpiece of this program, performing the “Piano Concerto: No. 1” by Tchaikovsky. Wang’s virtuosity and poise have critics raving—her January 2008 Kennedy Center appearance has already sold out.

To learn more about the musical selections, consider arriving early for a prelude concert discussion with Schulze beginning at 7 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall.

Co-presented with the Allegany Arts Council, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra concert is a fall tradition that is not to be missed! To purchase tickets or for 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.

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.

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 about FSU, contact the Office of Admissions at (301) 687-4201 or visit the University’s Web site at www.frostburg.edu.

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