Skip to main content

You are here

Recent News

Maryland Symphony Orchestra to Present Annual Salute to Independence Concert at Hagerstown Community College on July 2nd

The Annual “Salute to Independence” concert, presented by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, will be held on Friday, July 2 at the Hagerstown Community College (HCC) Amphitheatre.

Read More

GRAMMY Award Winner Sharon Isbin to Perform with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra for Virtual Concert at the Maryland Theatre

GRAMMY Award Winner Sharon Isbin will perform with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Schulze conducting, on Sunday April 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Maryland Theatre Performing Arts Center.

Read More

Maryland Symphony Orchestra to Present Virtual “Home for the Holidays” Concert Free for the Community

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – November 23, 2020  –The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will present a virtual “Home for the Holidays” concert on Sunday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will be offered free of charge on the symphony’s new “MSO Live! Virtual Concert Hall” streaming platform at

Read More

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Emily Socks as Director of Development

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra has announced that Emily C. Socks has rejoined its administrative staff as Director of Development. Since 2018, Socks served as a Major Gift Officer for Adventist HealthCare in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She previously served as Director of Advancement for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra from 2016 to 2018.

Read More

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Announces Contract Extension of Elizabeth Schulze

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Board President Melinda Marsden has announced that Music Director Elizabeth Schulze has agreed to renew her contract through 2024.

Read More

Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield Cancelled

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – May 12, 2020 – The Maryland Symphony Orchestra, after reviewing the recently released Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery and consulting with the National Park Service and local government and health officials, has determined that the 35th annual Salute to Independence scheduled for this July 4th at Antietam Battlefield cannot be held.

Read More

All Maryland Symphony Orchestra Concerts at The Maryland Theatre Through June 30 are Cancelled

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – April 3, 2020 – Due to an extension of the Public Health Order in the State of Maryland prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more persons to slow the spread of COVID-19, there will be no additional Maryland Symphony Orchestra concerts at The Maryland Theatre through June 30.

Read More

MSO “Mozart + Mahler” Concerts Postponed Due to Coronavirus

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – March 13, 2020 – The Maryland Symphony Orchestra will postpone the “Mozart + Mahler” concerts originally scheduled for March 14 and 15 at the Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown. This is due to the announcement yesterday by Governor Larry Hogan that Maryland is under an elevated state of emergency. As such, he has ordered that all gatherings of more than 250 people must be canceled or postponed until such time as the state of emergency is lifted.

Read More

A Weekend of “The Romantics” at Maryland Theatre Performing Arts Center

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – January 29, 2020 – American pianist Andrew Staupe will perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Schulze conducting, on Saturday February 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m. at the historic Maryland Theatre. Tickets range from $19 - $79 and are available at or by calling 301-797-4000. In addition to Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor, the program includes Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Gipps...

Read More

Horn Virtuoso and Former MSO Music Director Barry Tuckwell Has Died Aged 88

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – January 17, 2020 – Barry Tuckwell, the founding Music Director and Conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and one of the most admired and successful of 20th-century horn players, has died, aged 88. Tuckwell was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1931 and during his illustrious career, became an internationally recognized soloist and recording artist. In 1982 Tuckwell helped found the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, serving as its music director into 1998. He retired from...

Read More