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2017-18 Concert Season

We are excited to announce the 2017-18 concert season. Single tickets will go on sale July 1, 2017 and subscription tickets are on sale now! To learn more about becoming a subscriber, visit the subscription web portal:

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RAGTIME, BLUES, & ALL THAT JAZZ

Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 3:30 pm Special Event; 5 pm Concert

Featuring Guest Artists:
Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals

Program Highlights:
In "Ragtime, Blues, and All That Jazz," Byron Stripling showcases ragtime masters Scott Joplin and Jelly Roll Morton plus blues legends B.B. King and Muddy Waters.

We kick off the 2017-2018 MSO season with Classics & Crabs, a celebration of all things Maryland on Saturday, September 16. This special event includes a pre-concert beer festival in The Maryland Theatre courtyard, courtesy of Flying Dog Brewery; a special MSO  concert featuring the eclectic mix of ragtime, blues, and jazz; and a post-concert street festival.

BACH TO BEETHOVEN... & BEYOND!

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 15, 2017 | 3 pm

Program Highlights:
JS Bach, Brandenburg Concerto 2
Foss, Salomon Rossi Suite
H Villa Lobos, Bachianas Brasileiras 9
Beethoven, Symphony No. 1, C Major, Op. 21

MOZART TO MENDELSSOHN... & MORE!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 3 pm

Featuring Guest Artists:
Rob Martin, violin
Magaly Rojas Seay, viola

Program Highlights:
Mozart, Sinfonia concertante, Vln, Vla, K. 364
Haydn, Symphony No. 88, G Major
Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 4, Italian, A Major

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 7 pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 3 pm

Featuring Guest Artists:
Doug LaBrecque, vocals

Join us for a joyful celebration of Christmas featuring popular holiday songs, both sacred and secular, performed in grand style by the MSO and special guests.

PUCCINI'S TOSCA

Saturday, February 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 11, 2018 | 3 pm

Presented as a semi-staged production in Italian with English supertitles

Featuring Guest Artists:
Hub Opera Ensemble, vocals

Step into the web of politics, betrayal, jealousy and murder in Puccini’s riveting and intense Tosca. In Rome, the fiery and celebrated singer Floria Tosca has no idea that her life, and that of the man she loves, will irrevocably change the very next day. In a whirlwind of events, Tosca is forced to save her rebellious lover from the tainted hands of the treacherous chief of police and must take a stand while looking death in the face. Will she murder for the man she loves? Will she save her lover in time? What will become of her?  With passionate arias and soaring, sensuous melodies, Tosca’s power and raw emotion will leave you breathless.

BRAHMS PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 3 pm

Featuring Guest Artists:
Michael Brown, piano

Program Highlights:
R. Schumann, Manfred Overture
Dvorak, Symphonic Variations
Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2, B Flat Major, Op. 83

DISNEY'S TALE AS OLD AS TIME

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 7 pm
Sunday, April 8, 2018 | 3 pm

Join us for a magical journey into storytelling and music as only the timeless tales of Disney can evoke. Brought to life by the talents of four Broadway caliber singers and featuring high resolution Animated Feature Film sequences, Disney In Concert Tale as Old as Time explores iconic moments, plot twists and feats of daring heroics from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King and many more. This musical celebration is certain to remind the young and young at heart that through the magical storytelling of Disney, wishes can be made on stars, hope is eternal and love conquers all.

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SCHEHERAZADE: A FANTASY IN MUSIC

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 13, 2018 | 3 pm

Featuring Guest Artists:
Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Program Highlights:
Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1, B Flat Minor, Op. 23
R-Korsakov, Scheherazade