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A Weekend of "Romantic Rachmaninoff" at the Maryland Theatre

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – February 3, 2017 – American pianist Andrew Staupe will perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Schulze conducting, on Saturday February 11 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 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 Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18, the program includes Charles Tomlinson Griffes’s Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan, op. 8 and Richard Strauss’s Don Juan, op. 20.

Andrew Staupe is emerging as one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists. In 2012 Andrew made his Carnegie Hall debut to critical acclaim, in which New York Concert Review raved “Staupe gave a brilliant performance, handling the virtuosic demands with apparent ease… I was stunned- this was one of the most incredible performances… A once in a lifetime performance!”

Andrew has earned prizes in a number of competitions including the 2011 Pro Musicis International Award, Gold Medal at the 2010 Young Texas Artists Music Competition, first prize at the 2006 WAMSO (Minnesota Orchestra Volunteer’s Association) Competition, and was also a Laureate of the 2013 American Pianist’s Association competition finals. A native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, he studied at Rice University with Jon Kimura Parker, and at the University of Minnesota with Lydia Artymiw.

Andrew Staupe’s appearance is made possible through the generosity of the medical community of Washington County and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

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 February will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2016 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 title of the discussion is “The Romantics” and will be led by Joseph Marschner, Chair, English & Humanities Division at Hagerstown Community College. Susan Wilson, Contrabassoonist with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will also present. This educational program is FREE to the public and will also be streamed on Facebook live.


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:


Romantic Rachmaninoff
Saturday February 11 at 8:00 PM
Sunday February 12 at 3:00 PM
The Maryland Theatre

Elizabeth Schulze, Conductor
Andrew Staupe, piano
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra

Griffes: Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18
Strauss: Don Juan


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.10

John Gingrich
John Gingrich Management, Inc.
New York, NY
Agent for Andrew Staupe