At Maryland Symphony’s July 7 concert at Antietam National Battlefield, governor to recognize orchestra’s contributions to the community

Posted on: July 6, 2018

“Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will be at the 33rd annual Salute to Independence concert on Saturday,” reads an unsigned Wednesday (7/4) article in the Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, MD). “The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, which hosts the event at Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, announced Hogan’s intentions to attend in a news release Wednesday. Hogan will make a presentation to recognize the 33rd anniversary of the event and acknowledge the MSO’s ongoing contributions to the local community and the state. He is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. The Salute is Washington County’s largest one-day tourism event, typically attracting nearly 30,000 each year, according to the release. Through musical selections chosen by MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, the concert honors the nation’s men and women of the armed forces. The MSO will be performing crowd favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s ‘1812 Overture,’ Copland’s ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’ and ‘The Armed Forces Salute.’ At the opening of the concert, a C-17 Globemaster aircraft from the 167th Airlift Wing in Martinsburg, W.Va., will fly over the stage at the conclusion of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner.’ The evening ends with a fireworks display.”

Posted July 6, 2018