The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, based in Hagerstown, is partnering with the Maryland Talent Education Center this fall to provide group violin instruction to students in grades 1 through 3. The Young Strings classes are being offered on Saturdays at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Hagerstown, with parents required to attend classes and participate with their children. The Maryland Talent Education Center is a community music school based in Frederick, Maryland; its director is Phyllis Freeman, who is principal viola of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra as well as a violist in the National Philharmonic, based in North Bethesda, Maryland. The MSO’s other education offerings include Kinder Concerts for preschoolers and MSO Youth Concerts for fourth-graders; it also runs an instrument bank through which donated instruments are given to students who cannot afford them. Music Director Elizabeth Schulze will lead the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 season-opening concert of Sibelius and Tchaikovsky on October 10 at Hagerstown’s Maryland Theatre.
Posted August 21, 2015