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SEASON OPENER: VISIONS OF AMERICA

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A visual concert experience

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 7:30 pm*
Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 3:00 pm

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Title Sponsor:
Jim and Georgia Pierné

Featuring Guest Artists:
Dr. Ira Lourie, photographer
Student Photographers from Various Schools

Experience the sights and sounds of real Americana in this immersive concert experience, blending gorgeous music and stunning visual projections. From selections that'll evoke the western frontier and the rumble and power of steam locomotives to melodies reminiscent of a small-town band playing in the park and a tribute to the country'smajestic natural landscapes, the MSO will lead you on a true journey across America. You'll revel in contemporary American music by Aaron Copland, William Grant Still, OSCAR-winning composer John Corigliano, and the premiere of Night Owl by GRAMMY-winning composer Michael Daugherty.

For those attending on Saturday evening, your concert ticket includes SAVOR HAGERSTOWN, an in-theatre pre-and-post-concert food and drink experience highlighting the diverse foods, tastes, and culture of our community. Light bites and sips from some of the best restaurants and winemakers in the region will be sampled before and after the concert. "Sips" will be served from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm and over 3,000 bites will be available immediately following the concert at approximately 9:00 pm. "Savor Hagerstown" is proudly presented by RBC Wealth Management.

Program Highlights:

JOHN CORIGLIANO, Gazebo Dances

MICHAEL DAUGHERTY, Night Owl + MID-ATLANTIC PREMIERE featuring photographs by O. Winston Link

WILLIAM GRANT STILL, Festive Overture

AARON COPLAND, Appalachian Spring featuring photographs by Dr. Ira Lourie and student photographers from across the region as part of a collaboration with Washington County Public Schools.

*Saturday, October 13th opening night ticket includes access to new Savor Hagerstown food and drink opening night party experience, featuring light bites, appetizers, drinks, sips, and snacks from over a dozen local restaurants, wineries, and breweries.

+ Night Owl (2018) for orchestra was co-commissioned by Susan and David Goode for the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, Music Director  and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Schulze, Music Director.  Special thanks to the O. Winston Link Museum in Roanoke, Virginia and Winston Conway Link for their assistance in this project. 

Savor Hagerstown is Presented by RBC Wealth Management

Additional Savor Hagerstown Sponsors:

Philip & Renata Beaudoin


IMMORTAL MOZART + SCHUBERT'S FIFTH SYMPHONY

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Luminous concerto, choral, and orchestral works

Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 pm

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Featuring Guest Artists:
Erich Heckscher, bassoon
Francesca Molinaro, soprano
Francesca Aguado, mezzo soprano
David Cook, tenor
Rob McGinness, baritone
Frostburg State University Chamber Singers & University Chorale: Scott Rieker, conductor

Program Highlights:

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, Coronation Mass featuring the Frostburg State University Chamber Singers and University Chorale, Scott Rieker – conductor

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K. 191 featuring MSO principal bassoon Erich Heckscher

FRANZ SCHUBERT, Symphony no. 5


HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS '18

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Festive holiday fun for families and friends

Saturday, December 15, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 3:00 pm

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Presented by:
Middletown Valley Bank

Featuring Guest Artists:
Alonzo Chadwick, gospel singer
Greater Works Gospel Choir

You’ve never experienced a holiday concert quite like this!

This year’s MSO Home for the Holidays is an inspired, fresh take on a family classic, featuring acclaimed gospel vocalist Alonzo Chadwick, "America's Got Talent" semifinalists Greater Works Gospel Choir, and much more.


LOVE NOTES

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Songs, scenes, and dances for those who love love

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 3:00 pm

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Presented by:
Antietam Broadband

Featuring Guest Artists:
Kerensa Gray, jazz vocalist
City Ballet School of Hagerstown

Program Highlights:

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture

PIETRO MASCAGNI, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, featuring a new pas de deux from City Ballet of Hagerstown created by Danielle Horochowski

GABRIEL FAURE, Pelleas et Melisande

Jazz and American songbook tunes featuring vocalist Kerensa Gray

 


STORM LARGE: LOVE, LUST, and ROCK 'N ROLL

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Saturday, March 2, 2019 | 7:30 pm

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Presented by:
Antietam Broadband

Featuring Guest Artists:
Storm Large, vocalist

From the CBS show “Rock Star: Supernova” to fronting the globe-trotting world pop band Pink Martini, Storm Large is truly a force of nature. Storm spent the 90s singing in clubs throughout San Francisco. Tired of the club scene, she moved to Portland to pursue a new career as a chef, but a last-minute cancellation in 2002 at the Portland club "Dante's" turned into a standing Wednesday night engagement for Storm and her new band. It wasn't long before Storm had a cult-like following in Portland, and a renewed singing career that was soon to be launched onto the international stage. This show features rock, pop, jazz, standards, and light classical songs by Prince, Elton John, Queen, Cole Porter, Jacques Brel, and more.

General admission. All tickets are $30 (including fees). 

ADULT CONTENT WARNING
Please be advised that this performance may contain adult content and explicit language (with humor). Not recommended for children under the age of 12.


SYMPHONY + RHAPSODY + VARIATIONS

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Beauty and thunder collide in stunning masterworks by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and Prokofiev

Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 3:00 pm

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Featuring Guest Artists:
Vanessa Perez, pianist

Program Highlights:

SERGEI RACHMANINOFF, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini featuring piano soloist Vanessa Perez

JOHANNES BRAHMS, Variations on a Theme of Josef Haydn

SERGEI PROKOFIEV, Symphony no. 5


BEETHOVEN: HEROINES AND HEROES

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Soaring works from Beethoven celebrating heroes and heroines.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2019 | 3:00 pm

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Featuring Guest Artists:
Elena Urioste, violinist

Program Highlights:

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Leonore 3, Overture

Violin Concerto

Symphony No. 3,  Eroica


ELLA & LOUIS

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A celebration of the extraordinary music, life, and legacies of inimitable performers and songwriters Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 7:30 pm

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Presented by:
Antietam Broadband

Featuring Byron Stripling and Carmen Bradford, vocalists, in a program of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong standards