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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’ Song for Orchestra, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2.

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. The 2019/2020 concert season is presented through the generous support of Antietam Broadband.

Tickets for the concert range from $19 to $79 for adults and children. To purchase tickets, call 301-797-4000 or go online at  Tickets may also be purchased at the MSO Box Office at 28 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown. The Maryland Theatre is located at 21 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown.

The Romantics

The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

$19 - $79. Tickets can be purchased online at; in person at the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Administrative Offices located at 28 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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.


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.


Founded in 1982, Maryland Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 38th 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: