MSO Youth Concerts
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Youth Concerts are held each May at the Maryland Theatre. Public, private and home-schooled fourth graders from across the quad-state region are treated to a free performance designed especially for them, highlighted by remarks from Elizabeth Schulze, MSO Music Director.
In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI), the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is participating in WMI’s Link Up program during the 2012–2013 season. Link Up pairs orchestras across the country with schools in their local communities, inviting students to learn about orchestral repertoire through a year-long hands-on music curriculum. Utilizing curriculum materials provided free-of-charge , teachers guide students in exploring music through a composer’s lens. Students participate in active music making in the classroom, perform repertoire on recorder, violin, voice, or body percussion and take part in creative work such as composing their own pieces inspired by the orchestral music they have studied.
The culmination of the year-long program is a live performance in which students have the opportunity to sing and play the recorder or violin along with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. This performance often serves as students’ first concert experience and provides them with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied.
This season Youth Concerts titled “Link Up: The Orchestra Sings” will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 (11:00am) and Thursday, May 9, 2013 (9:30am & 12noon) at the Maryland Theatre.
To reserve seats for your fourth grade class, download the Registration Form and return it to the MSO via email or mail (30 W Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740). If you have any questions, contact Megan Dubois. For more information check out the brochure.