Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 PM
Pealer Recital Hall | Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center

Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Maryland Symphony Orchestra    Photo credit/Courtesy of the Artist


Music Director Elizabeth Schulze conducts the artists of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in a rousing concert of masterworks featuring Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s spirited Symphony No. 29 in A Major, Igor Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet in E-flat Major, Op. 26, featuring accomplished solo clarinetist, Beverly Butts.

Since its founding in 1982, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s influence and reputation have reached far beyond Western Maryland. Under the baton of Schulze, declared by The Washington Post as “a superb conductor,” MSO has become a first-class orchestra of exceptional artistic quality.

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Workshop: Preparing for a Music Audition with Jonathan Parrish and Liam Glendening

Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 3 PM
Pealer Recital Hall | Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center

MSO Executive Director Jonathan Parrish and principal trombonist Liam Glendening lead high school and college music students in an audition workshop, giving them valuable insight into the life of a professional musician. Participation is limited; reserve space online, at 301-687-3137 or Non-workshop participants are invited to observe either virtually or in-person.



Jonathan Parrish
MSO Executive Director Jonathan Parrish is the former Hawaii Symphony Orchestra executive director and Chamber Music Hawaii general manager. He is a former member of the Washington National Opera and Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, former principal horn in the Maryland, Harrisburg and National Chamber orchestras and a founding member of Washington Symphonic Brass. He has performed with Baltimore, National, New Haven, Roanoke, Fairfax and Richmond symphonies, with Chamber Music Hawaii’s Spring Wind Quintet and with the Orquesta Filarmonica de la UNAM in Mexico City. Parrish has also played for Broadway shows, including Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll and Hyde and Beauty and the Beast, as well as The King and I at the Kennedy Center, Man of La Mancha in Baltimore, Into the Woods in Washington and Wicked in Honolulu. Other New York activities have included the Music Festival of the Hamptons, Washington Square Summer Music Festival and Rutgers’ Summerfest. Parrish is a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and James Madison University.

Liam Glendenning
Hailing from Redlands California, trombonist Liam Glendening joined the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in April 2022. He received his master’s at Northwestern University following undergraduate studies at Vanderbilt University. Glendenning has held fellowships with the Spoleto Festival USA and the Aspen Music Festival. He is a passionate chamber musician and a founding member of the award-winning Kresge Trombone Quartet and has studied and worked as a freelance musician in Chicago. He also performs as a bass guitarist and thereminist and works as a recording engineer.


Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Prélude with Elizabeth Schulze

YouTube Virtual Presentation

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Musical Director Elizabeth Schulze discusses the works to be performed.






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Community Trust Foundation

FSU Foundatiojn

The presentation of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is supported by the Community Trust Foundation’s Iris and Peter Halmos Community Fund and by the FSU Foundation.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of donors who help bring the Maryland Symphony Orchestra to our stage.

~ July 1, 2019 - October 31, 2022 ~

Ms. JoAnn Condry M'99   
Corbin Clinical Resources, LLC
Matthew J. Allaway, D.O. & Ms. Kelli L. Allaway
First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union
Mrs. Bernice A. Friedland M’97
Iris* and Peter Halmos
Ms. Janice S. Keene
The Honorable Mary Beth Pirolozzi '90/M'95
Ms. MaryJo A. Price M'01
Mr. Victor S. Rezendes & Mr. John E. Minnich
Ms. Sandra K. Saville
Mr. Nicholas Scarpelli, II M'84 & Ms. Tama S. Scarpelli
The Doug and Betsey Schwab and Family Foundation, Inc.
Mr. Douglas S. Schwab & Mrs. Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab


Maryland State Arts Council

Allegany Arts Council

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CES is supported in part by grants from the  Maryland State Arts Council, the Allegany Arts Council, and the City of Frostburg.

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