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Embark on a Whimsical Journey with the MSO's Storytime Program

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – September 28, 2023 –  The Maryland Symphony Orchestra invites you to join us for a captivating journey into the enchanting world of music and storytelling. On Friday, September 29th at 11:30 AM, prepare to be transported to a realm of wonder at the Washington County Free Library in downtown Hagerstown.

This month, we are delighted to present the first Maryland Symphony Orchestra Storytime Program of the 2023-24 concert season. MSO Storytime is a unique event that combines the magic of live music with the timelessness of classic storytelling. Our featured story is none other than Hans Christian Andersen's beloved tale, "The Snail and the Rosebush." However, this event promises more than just words on a page. Be prepared to be dazzled as our very own Principal Clarinet, Beverly Butts, weaves the enchanting score of original melodies into this cherished story, creating an unforgettable sensory experience for your little ones.

This delightful program is a collaborative effort between the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and the Washington County Free Library, made possible through the generous support of the Washington County Arts Council. Geared towards children in Pre-K and Kindergarten, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Storytime Program aims to ignite a lifelong passion for both storytelling and music in your young ones.

Admission is free, but we encourage you to arrive early to secure your spot, as space is limited. We anticipate an event that will fill hearts with joy and leave lasting memories for families to cherish.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, September 29th
  • Time: 11:30 AM
  • Location: Washington County Free Library, Downtown Hagerstown

Don't miss this opportunity to share a magical and musical moment with your children. We look forward to welcoming you to the "Maryland Symphony Orchestra's Storytime Program." See you there!

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About Maryland Symphony Orchestra: Founded in 1982, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 41st 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:

About Washington County Free Library: The Washington County Free Library is a community cornerstone, committed to providing access to a wide range of resources, services, and programs to foster lifelong learning and enrichment. Learn more at

About Washington County Arts Council: The Washington County Arts Council is a champion of the arts in Washington County, supporting a vibrant and diverse cultural scene. To discover more, visit