Maryland Symphony marks 35th anniversary

Posted on: May 16, 2017

“About 1,000 people were expected at The Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown Saturday evening as the Maryland Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 35th anniversary with a concert titled ‘A Fifth of Beethoven,’ ” writes Mike Lewisin Saturday’s (5/13) Herald Mail (Hagerstown, MD). “ ‘This is a great concert for us,’ said Michael Harp, director of marketing and public relations for the symphony…. The orchestra … draws audiences from Pennsylvania, West Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the Baltimore-Washington area. Its musicians do more than play classical music concerts. The orchestra also provides educational and cultural programming and offers performances that include its Salute to Independence at the Antietam National Battlefield [and] annual holiday shows. ‘We wear many hats. We play music of all styles, and we reach all styles and all ages of audiences,’ Elizabeth Schulze, the orchestra’s music director and conductor, said.” MSO Executive Director Michael Jonnes said, “A community that has a wide range of arts organizations, of community organizations, of social organizations, of educational organizations, I think is just a better community. We are blessed with a strong and vital arts community, and the Maryland Symphony is part of that world.”

Posted May 16, 2017

Pictured: Music Director Elizabeth Schulze leads the Maryland Symphony Orchestra