Under the vibrant baton of music director and conductor Elizabeth Schulze, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra returns to Frostburg State University on Friday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. The highly acclaimed MSO, now in its 28th season, revisits Frostburg to perform a trio of captivating classical works in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall as part of the University’s Cultural Events Series.
The orchestra will present Tomas Svoboda’s “Overture of the Season,” Antonin Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 6 in D” and Samuel Barber’s “Violin Concerto” with special guest violinist Elena Urioste. Recently named by Symphony magazine as an emerging artist to watch, Urioste made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the age of 13. She is now bringing her expertise to the MSO for what will be another memorable event at Frostburg.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra attracts the finest musical talents from the Baltimore and Washington metro area. Under Schulze’s direction – whom the Washington Post called “a superb conductor” – the MSO has become a first-class orchestra of exceptional artistic quality.
As part of the Cultural Events Series’ Art Outreach program, Schulze and Urioste 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 concert, the discussion is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Performing Arts Center as well.
Tickets for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra performance are $30 per person. A group discount ticket rate is also available. Tickets may be ordered by calling 301-687-3137 or by visiting http://ces.frostburg.edu.
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. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
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.
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.