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 watch.marylandsymphony.org.
For nearly two decades, the MSO’s “Home for the Holidays” concerts have become the area’s favorite holiday tradition with families and friends gathering to listen to the magical sounds of Christmas that are sure to fill hearts and souls with goodwill throughout the rest of the season. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the concert will be live streamed from the Maryland Theatre Performing Arts Center exclusively on the new virtual concert platform that has been developed by the orchestra. There will be no live audience for the concert.
The “Home for the Holidays” program will feature the Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s brass musicians in a delightful performance of familiar tunes and grand classics that blend beautifully into the atmosphere of the season.
The 2020 “Home for Holidays” concert is sponsored by Middletown Valley Bank and Mercedes-Benz of Hagerstown. The 2020-2021 concert season is sponsored by 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.
To access the concert live stream, patrons will need to create an account on the new “MSO Live! Virtual Concert Hall” streaming platform at watch.marylandsymphony.org. There is no charge to create an account.
Through this newly developed platform, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's upcoming live performances will be accessible on over 1,000 devices including iOS devices, Android devices, MACs, PCs, streaming media boxes such as Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Additionally, native apps can now be downloaded on Roku and Fire TV for easier viewing at home.
What: Home for the Holidays: Brass Edition
Where: “MSO Live! Virtual Concert Hall” at watch.marylandsymphony.org
When: Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
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, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 39th 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
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