Maryland Symphony to move offices to Maryland Theatre as part of broader strategy

Posted on: February 13, 2018

“Downtown revitalization efforts took a new twist over the weekend when the Maryland Symphony Orchestra announced plans to move its headquarters into the Maryland Theatre, which MSO Executive Director Stephen Marc Beaudoin said is a ‘game changer’ for the community,” writes Dave McMillion in Sunday’s (2/11) Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, MD). The orchestra currently performs at the Maryland Theatre, but its offices are elsewhere. “Moving the orchestra office into the theater will give the group more space for events intended to reach younger audiences and for fundraisers. It also allows the MSO and the theater to look at ways of streamlining their operations…. The orchestra headquarters … will move into the theater once the theater receives a certificate of occupancy for new space as a result of the planned expansion of the historic landmark … late next year or in early 2020…. The announcement comes as the MSO aims to attract younger fans…. On Saturday night, the MSO hosted its first Club MSO, a pop-up dance party in the lobby and bar area that attracted about 130 people, Beaudoin said. About double that amount will be able to attend the event in the new space at the theater.”

Posted February 13, 2018