Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 PM
Pealer Recital Hall | Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center

Beethoven Symphony No 7

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Romantic Masterworks of Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Farrenc

The beloved Maryland Symphony Orchestra returns for a stirring concert of three Romantic-era masterworks. Felix Mendelssohn’s hauntingly beautiful Melusine Overture conveys the folkloric tale of a mythical being, Louise Farrenc’s captivating Symphony No. 3 showcases the composer’s skillful use of counterpoint and chromatic harmonies and Ludwig van Beethoven’s dramatic and passionate Symphony No. 7 provides a triumphant finale to a magical symphonic performance. 

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

Classical concerts are not recommended for children under the age of 5. As a courtesy to audience members and performers, please use discretion regarding a young child’s ability to sit quietly and enjoy a performance. Audience members with restless children will be asked to take them to the lobby as a courtesy to other patrons.

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Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Workshop: Trends in the Music World

Pealer Recital Hall | Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 3 PM

Join Jean Hamilton, Maryland Symphony Orchestra board member, to learn about trends and issues in today’s professional music landscape. The workshop will be presented virtually for those who are unable to attend.

Jean Hamilton retired from the position of Director of the Arts Administration MA/MBA Program of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music as Associate Professor Emerita in 2021. She previously served on the faculty of the Shenandoah University Conservatory in Virginia. Her professional credentials include Executive Director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, General Manager of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, General Manager of the Milwaukee Symphony, Orchestra Manager of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Manager and Artistic Administrator of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. A former Orchestra Management Fellow with the American Symphony Orchestra League, Hamilton also performed as hornist with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. She has degrees in Horn Performance from both CCM and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Diploma from the National Centre for Orchestral Studies, University of London.

Registration is requested.


Prélude with Elizabeth Schulze

Pealer Recital Hall | Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center

Friday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 PM

MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze discusses the works that will be performed during the evening concert.



Theatre-Style Seating

Recommended Age: 5+




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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.
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CES is supported in part by a grant from the  Maryland State Arts Council, and receives financial support from the Allegany Arts Council, and the City of Frostburg.

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