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Gorenman to Perform Beethoven's "Emperor" at the Maryland Theatre

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – April 21, 2017 – The 35th anniversary season of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra comes to a close as internationally acclaimed pianist Yuliya Gorenman will perform Beethoven’s (“Emperor”) Concerto No. 5, with the MSO, Elizabeth Schulze conducting, on Saturday May 13 at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 14 at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Maryland Theatre. Tickets range from $15 - $65 and are available at or by calling 301-797-4000.

In addition to Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, the program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Together, they represent two of the most recognizable pieces of music ever written.

This final weekend is coupled with “A 35th Anniversary Celebration,” a special event to celebrate 35 years of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. On Saturday, concertgoers will be treated to a complimentary wine tasting, featuring Big Cork Vineyards, Knob Hall and Red Heifer wineries, hors d’oeuvres, and birthday cake in the courtyard of the Maryland Theatre and on the adjacent block of South Potomac Street. Full pours of wine will be available for purchase. The pre-concert festivities on Saturday will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will continue after the conclusion of the concert. The event is free for all attendees of the Saturday evening concert. The Sunday, May 14 concert does not include pre or post-concert activities.

Award-winning American pianist Yuliya Gorenman has been rightfully called “a pianist without fear.”  Now firmly established in her performing career, Gorenman first achieved international acclaim in 1995 as a prizewinner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition in Belgium. Since then, she has been continually invited to perform solo, chamber, and orchestral concerts throughout the world, earning consistent praise for her artistic fire, extraordinary virtuosity, and the depth of her interpretations.

Gorenman is hailed as one of the most exciting Beethoven interpreters of her generation. Her sold-out performances of all the Beethoven piano sonatas have garnered critical acclaim. She has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic of Flanders, the Liege Philharmonic, and many other orchestras and chamber music ensembles. She has appeared at the Kennedy Center, the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, and many other venues. Gorenman has recorded all the Beethoven piano concerti and the Triple Concerto live with the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Philip Greenberg in France and Switzerland. Her recent live performances and recordings have been broadcast on NPR and WETA. Gorenman joined the Recording Academy (Grammy) and served as an advisor for the Board of Governors of the Washington, DC, chapter of the Recording Academy.

“A Fifth of Beethoven” is made possible through the generosity of Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Hood, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Henderson, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. The “35th Anniversary Celebration” is underwritten by Mercedes-Benz of Hagerstown, Ewing Oil, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, and Mrs. Theron Rinehart.

Tickets for the concert range from $15 to $65 for adults and children and full-time students (K-12) attend FREE. To purchase tickets, call 301-797-4000 or go online at  Tickets may also be purchased at the MSO Box Office at 30 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown. The Maryland Theatre is located at 21 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown.

As part of its educational outreach initiatives, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Washington County Free Library to offer “Let’s Talk Music,” an in-depth discussion for those who wish to learn more about the music to be performed. The “Let’s Talk Music” program for May will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm in the community room of the Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher branch of the Washington County Free Library in downtown Hagerstown. The discussion will be led by Scott Beard, Associate Provost, Dean of Graduate Studies & Continuing Education, and Concert Pianist at Shepherd University. This educational program is FREE to the public.


Founded in 1982, Maryland Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 35th season as the area’s premier professional orchestra.  Under the musical direction of Maestra Elizabeth Schulze, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to providing musical performances that educate and entertain, while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the surrounding region. Learn more:


A Fifth of Beethoven
Saturday May 13 at 6:00 PM
Sunday May 14 at 3:00 PM
The Maryland Theatre

Elizabeth Schulze, Conductor
Yuliya Gorenman, piano
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


Tickets for events can be purchased online at; in person at the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Administrative Offices located at 30 W Washington St, Hagerstown, MD 21740 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday); or by calling the Box Office at 301-797-4000 during normal business hours. Group Rates are available for groups of ten or more. A discounted “Flex” subscription package (three or more concerts) is also available by calling the Box Office.


Built in 1915, designed by renowned architect Thomas Lamb, the Maryland Theatre is the anchor to the Arts & Entertainment district in downtown Hagerstown. The Theatre provides comfortable seating for 1,300 at performances of country artists, comedians, children's shows, recitals, stage shows, and more. Since 1982, the Theatre has been the official home of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. The Maryland Theatre welcomes approximately 120,000 people through her doors annually. The Maryland Theatre is located at 21 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.



Michael Harp
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
301-797-4000 x.101