Maryland Symphony commissions music-inspired mural, invites community to participate

Posted on: March 8, 2018

“The Maryland Symphony Orchestra commissioned a new mural intended to bring the Hagerstown and Washington County communities together,” writes Sherry Greenfield in Sunday’s (3/4) Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, MD). The mural, by Hagerstown artist Judah Claxton, was unveiled on March 5. “Executive Director Stephen Beaudoin said the musical-themed mural, titled ‘One Sound’ and located along a wall at the orchestra’s office … invites people to come and share a favorite memory or milestone of Washington County. Visitors can see the mural Monday through March 30…. Beaudoin said, ‘Each road on the mural represents a decade, and people will be given a piece of paper to write down their memories and milestones.’ Each piece of paper with a memory or milestone from a specific decade will be attached to the corresponding road on the mural. ‘We want to be this open platform,’ Beaudoin said…. Claxton said, ‘It’s a treat to be doing this. It’s about the milestones and the history of music and how it affects Hagerstown. Each road represents a timeline or decade that (leads) toward a musical city.’ Beaudoin said when he met Claxton, he immediately knew he was the right person to create his vision…. ‘Our visions were definitely aligned,’ said Beaudoin.”

Posted March 8, 2018