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Uncover the Musical Magic of Mendelssohn

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – October 5, 2023 –  Prepare to embark on a captivating journey through the life and music of the musical genius, Felix Mendelssohn, as the Maryland Symphony Orchestra (MSO) presents its highly anticipated lecture, "Exploring Mendelssohn." This event will take place on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at 7:00 pm, at the historic St. John's Episcopal Church, located at 101 South Prospect Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Renowned organist John Sabine will take center stage, inviting attendees to delve deep into the life, works, and rich history of both Mendelssohn and the exquisite St. John's Episcopal Church.

Felix Mendelssohn: This lecture series offers a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating life and creative brilliance of Felix Mendelssohn, a composer whose music has transcended time and touched the hearts of generations. Discover the stories behind his most iconic compositions and gain insights into the man behind the music.

St. John's Episcopal Church: Immerse yourself in the historic charm of St. John's Episcopal Church, a majestic architectural gem that serves as the perfect backdrop for this event. John Sabine will share the unique history and significance of this venerable venue, providing a deeper understanding of its cultural heritage.

The Organ: Experience the grandeur of the church's organ, a musical marvel in its own right. John Sabine will demonstrate the organ's majestic sounds, offering attendees a rare opportunity to witness its power and grace in action.

This captivating lecture is more than just a journey through Mendelssohn's life; it is a multisensory experience that will transport attendees to a different era, immersing them in the very essence of his music.

Whether you are a seasoned classical music enthusiast or simply curious about the life and legacy of Mendelssohn, this event promises to be an enlightening and enriching evening.

Featured Speaker:

John Sabine: An accomplished organist with a deep passion for music history, John Sabine will bring Mendelssohn's world to life through his insightful commentary and masterful organ demonstration.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to unravel the mysteries of Mendelssohn's music, set against the backdrop of a historic masterpiece. Reserve your seat now for an evening of musical enchantment, history, and inspiration.

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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: