Unless otherwise noted, these free concerts are held at Hagerstown Community College's Kepler Theatre**. Designed for preschool children, they introduce our littlest listeners to the wonder of orchestral music and the instruments that bring music to life. The 2017-2018 schedule is below:
Times: 9:45am, 11:00am, and 12:15pm
October 19th – Spooky Strings
November 2nd – Smithsburg Orchestra
January 18th – Woodwind Quintet “Musical Building Blocks”
February 22nd- Brass Quintet “Brass Menagerie”
March 22nd – Percussion Trio
– At Williamsport High School*
* There will not be a 12:15pm performance on March 22nd.
**Zone K3 in Parking Lot C is the closest to the Kepler Theater. Please note that accessible parking spots are NOT provided for strollers. For parking information, please call Campus Police at 240-500-2312 or visit: hagerstowncc.edu/about-hcc/parking. For a campus map, please visit: hagerstowncc.edu/about-hcc/our-locations/hcc-main-campus/map.
Let's Talk Music Lecture Series
The"Let's Talk Music" lecture series is a great opportunity to learn more about the music to be performed in our upcoming concert. Held at 5:30PM the Tueday prior to the next upcoming concert, the series is hosted at the Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown.
Introduce your child to the wonderful world of the orchestra and its many different instruments! Symphony Saturdays, presented by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, gives your child the opportunity to hear the sounds of the various symphonic instruments, pick them up and try their hand at playing them, and learn about music alongside our professional musicians. The program will take place during four Saturdays in February 2018.
Ensembles in the Schools
This program offers every first, second and third grade student the opportunity to participate in a series of three interactive assembly presentations about orchestral music. MSO musicians introduce students to instrument families, basic musical concepts, and familiar songs and great classical compositions to improve their musical awareness.
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. This performance often serves as students’ first concert experience and provides them with the opportunity to apply the musical concepts they have studied throughout the year.
Maryland Symphony Orchestra Scholarship Program
Applications will be reviewed five times per year. Each applicant must submit the following forms:
If the student is home-schooled, please have their private teacher fill out the form. The MSO Education committee will review the eligibility of each applicant and determine winners based upon the MSO Education requirements set forth. The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Bennett Rubin Memorial Scholarship Fund is made possible through a grant from the Hagerstown Rotary Club Contributions Committee and contributions invested in Loving Memory of Mr. Bennett S. Rubin, a Past-President of the MSO Board of Directors, by his late wife Mrs. Geraldine Rubin and by The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild.
Scholarship awards are subject to the availability of funds in the MSO Music Scholarship Fund. The MSO Education committee does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin, or physical disability in its awarding of this scholarship.