Under the exuberant baton of music director and conductor Elizabeth Schulze, the critically acclaimed Maryland Symphony Orchestra, with special guest pianist Angela Cheng, will return to Frostburg State University on Friday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. The highly acclaimed MSO, now in its 29th season, will perform works from Beethoven and Schubert in the Pealer Recital Hall in FSU’s Performing Arts Center as part of the University’s Cultural Events Series and its partner, the Allegany Arts Council.
The orchestra will present Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major” and Schubert’s “Symphony No. 9,” featuring Cheng. A resident of Canada, Cheng has been heralded for her “brilliant technique.” She has performed with countless symphonies across North America and has released several classical CDs to glowing reviews. Cheng was a Gold Medal winner at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Masters Competition, as well as the first Canadian to win the prestigious Montreal International Piano Competition. For her outstanding interpretations of Mozart, Cheng was honored with the Medal of Excellence at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra attracts the finest musical talents from the Baltimore and Washington metro area. Under Schulze – 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 Cheng 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. Corporate and group discount ticket rates are also available. Tickets may be ordered by calling 301-687-3137 or online at http://ces.frostburg.edu.
The Cultural Events Series is supported by grants 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, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to nonprofit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for MSAC is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions and two regional higher education centers within 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 or facebook.com/frostburgstateuniversity.
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.