Maryland Symphony Orchestra Will Present Carl Orff's Epic 'Carmina Burana' at New Maryland Theatre Performing Arts Complex
HAGERSTOWN, Md. – September 26, 2019 – Mounting a massive collaborative event, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the newly renovated Maryland Theatre Performing Arts Complex. This concert opens the orchestra’s 38th concert season and a yearlong celebration of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze’s 20th anniversary with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the nationally acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning Baltimore Choral Arts Society and Frederick Children’s Chorus – nearly 200 performers in all. Baltimore Choral Arts is under the direction of conductor and composer Anthony Blake Clark, one of the freshest young voices in classical music. Soprano Natalie Conte, tenor Christian Fugueroa, and baritone Rob McGinness will lend their voices as featured soloists.
Portions of Carmina Burana have been used in countless movies, video games, and television commercials. Its secular texts, based on medieval poems, illustrate such universal topics as fortune and fate, love and desire, and the anticipation and celebration of the return of springtime.
In addition to Orff’s Carmina Burana, Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 and Beethoven’s Consecration of the House Overture will be performed. As this concert will be the first performance in the historic auditorium of the newly renovated Maryland Theatre Performing Arts Complex, Music Director Elizabeth Schulze has programmed Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 as a tribute to the music and melodies from the year the Maryland Theatre was originally constructed (1915) and, of course, Beethoven’s Consecration of the House Overture is a nod to the newly renovated facility.
This concert and the entire 2019/2020 concert season is presented through the generous support of Antietam Broadband. The MSO is also supported by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
Tickets for the concert range from $19 to $79 for adults and children. To purchase tickets, call 301-797-4000 or go online at www.marylandsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the MSO Box Office at 28 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown. The Maryland Theatre is located at 21 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown.
Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana
The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
$19 - $79. Tickets can be purchased online at www.marylandsymphony.org; in person at the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Administrative Offices located at 28 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.
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.
ABOUT MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1982, Maryland Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 38th 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: www.marylandsymphony.org
ABOUT BALTIMORE CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY
The Baltimore Choral Arts Society, now in its 54th season, is one of Maryland's premier cultural institutions. The Symphonic Chorus, Chorus, and Chamber Singers perform throughout the mid-Atlantic region, as well as in Washington, D.C., New York, and in Europe. Baltimore Choral Arts is under the direction of conductor and composer Anthony Blake Clark, one of the freshest young voices in classical music. Learn more: www.baltimorechoralarts.org
ABOUT FREDERICK CHILDREN’S CHORUS
Founded in 1985, The Frederick Children’s Chorus’s mission is to bring children together for the joyful exploration and celebration of singing. The chorus offers an opportunity to all children in the community to learn to sing well and become confident in their ability to read musical notation, study selections of music from classical, popular, opera, Broadway, and multi-national folk music repertoire. The chorus has traveled to participate in numerous festivals, notably in New Orleans, Denver, and New York, performing at Carnegie Hall. Learn more: www.fredcc.org