The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 season will open on September 17 with a “Classics and Crabs” event in Hagerstown that includes a concert, pre-concert microbrew beer festival, and post-concert street festival featuring Maryland crabs. Music Director Elizabeth Schulze will lead the orchestra at Hagerstown’s Maryland Theatre in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and the string bluegrass trio Time for Three will perform Chris Brubeck’s Travels in Time for Three. The season will conclude on the weekend of May 13-14, 2017 with “Prelude to Preakness,” two concerts featuring Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Piano Concerto No. 5, with piano soloist Yulia Gorenman. The May 13 event takes place the weekend before the Preakness Stakes race at the Pimlico Race Course in Maryland; it will also include a wine-and-cheese tasting featuring Antietam Highlands and samples from other local wineries, and a post-concert event with food and beverages on South Potomac Street. The orchestra will perform pops concerts in October, December, and April, with three additional masterworks programs planned in November, February, and March. 2016-17 marks the Maryland Symphony’s 35th season.
Posted August 5, 2016