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Volume 35, Issue 2 | JANUARY - MAY 2017

35 YEARS OF THE MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

JEANS ‘N CLASSICS ROCK OUT WITH A TRIBUTE TO THE EAGLES


letter from the director Greetings and Happy New Year! Our exciting 35th anniversary season continues with truly spectacular programs and outstanding guest artists! In February, we celebrate the Romantic Spirit with a sensual tone poem by American composer, Howard Griffes, a rousing portrayal of the exploits of the world’s greatest lover, in Strauss’ “Don Juan,” and perhaps the most romantic of all piano concertos by Rachmaninoff: his Piano Concerto, No. 2. Andrew Staupe, our guest artist is fast emerging as among the best and brightest pianists of his generation and we are thrilled to have him join us for a red hot performance. In March, we look to the heavens as we combine projected visuals of our solar system with Holst’s masterwork, The Planets. Distinguished astronomer, astro-physicist, and Director of the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, Dr. Jeffrey Hall will join us to introduce his stunning video accompaniment and talk to us about the latest exciting discoveries in space. In April, we welcome back our good friends, Jeans ’n Classics for a exhilarating tribute to Rock’nRoll legends, The Eagles. With classics like “Take it Easy,” “Tequila Sunrise” and “Hotel California,” you’ll experience the 70’s in all its musical glory.

Elizabeth Schulze Music Director Conductor

And in May, we present a “A Fifth of Beethoven.” Our returning guest artist, distinguished pianist Yuliya Gorenman is much beloved by our orchestra and audience alike. Our all Beethoven program features two of his best, the grand Emperor Concerto and the fervent and triumphant Fifth Symphony. I know you’ll want to hear it all again at our Sunday matinee! Along with our public performances, MSO ensembles will visit schools throughout the year and the full orchestra will collaborate with 3rd and 4th graders in our annual LinkUp concerts, made possible by Carnegie Hall and the continued, incredible generosity of Citi here in Hagerstown. Each year our over 60 educational programs reach nearly 12,000 students. The Musicians and I thank you for your continued and enthusiastic support. Your presence at our concerts gives true meaning to what we do and keeps great music alive and thriving in our community. Sincerely,

Elizabeth Schulze

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contents SALUTE TO INDEPENDENCE

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Season at a Glance

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Letter from Board President Brendan Fitzsimmons

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Elizabeth Schulze Biography

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2016/2017 Musician Roster

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Behind the Music with Rob Martin

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A Commitment to Music Education

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Composers of Film Music You Should Recognize

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Support Your Symphony

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Friends of the Symphony: Thanks to Our Supporters

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Acknowledgements

21 CONCERT INFORMATION & PROGRAM NOTES

22 35 YEARS MAKING MUSIC

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The Maryland Symphony Orchestra 2016-2017 Season

P 301.797.4000 | F 301.797.2314 www.marylandsymphony.org 30 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Just For Fun

Elizabeth Schulze Music Director Michael Jonnes Executive Director mjonnes@marylandsymphony.org Emily Socks Director of Advancement esocks@marylandsymphony.org Michael Harp Director of Marketing & Public Relations mharp@marylandsymphony.org Nicole Houghton Operations Manager & Education Coordinator nhoughton@marylandsymphony.org Lacey Nicolosi Patron Services Manager lnicolosi@marylandsymphony.org Judy Ditto Office Manager jditto@marylandsymphony.org

PRODUCTION STAFF Maggie Rojas Seay Personnel Manager D. Marianne Gooding Librarian David Fitzwater Operations Assistant

ADVERTISING SALES Colette Rupert msoadvertising@gmail.com

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The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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board of directors As we open the celebration of our 35th Anniversary season, the orchestra’s horizons are bright and endless. Sixteen months ago we began a strategic planning process to assess where the orchestra was and to develop a pathway for the immediate future. With a culture and society undergoing many changes and doing so with relative rapidity, this orchestra, like so many of its peers in the US, can’t stand still, but must adapt. There are some very specific outcomes of this process: we have unveiled a vibrant new logo and a new website; some of our concerts will feature added experiential features to extend the concert experience; our marketing and pr practices have been changed and redefined; but with these changes we have re-affirmed our core philosophy: that Elizabeth and the MSO will continue to perform the great classical works at a high level of musicianship and we will always be deeply supportive of music education in the community. Our opening weekend, September 17 and 18, is an experiment in change… one of our most popular guest artist ensembles, Time for Three, returns to help us open the season with performances of Chris Brubeck’s Concerto in Time for Three, followed by Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5. Our Saturday concert is wrapped in a ‘festival’ concept as our Classics and Crabs event unfolds both before and after the performance. This is a street fest, with a full all-you-can-eat crab dinner and Flying Dog beers. In October we open our Pops season with a treasury of great country-western songs with a “Country Legends” program, and in November, violinist Rachel Barton Pine returns to perform as soloist in the Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 followed by Bartok’s masterpiece, the Concerto for Orchestra. In December, we welcome in the holiday season with our Home for the Holidays concerts, this year featuring the Hagerstown Choral Arts, the BISFA Chorus and Broadway vocalist Christiane Noll. Some highlights from the second half of the season include that most romantic of all concertos,the 2nd Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff, Holst’s “The Planets,” and a weekend of Beethoven fives, the symphony and the piano concerto. Please join us not just for one concert, but for them all – it is an exciting time for the Maryland Symphony and the arts here in Hagerstown and Washington County.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Brendan D. Fitzsimmons, President Hugh J. Talton, M.D., Vice President Linda Hood, Secretary Bo Oh, Treasurer William L. McGovern, Asst. Treasurer Jane Anderson Pieter Bickford Deborah Bockrath Kim Bowen Jason Call Ryan M. Flurie Nancy Glen Mary Lange Kalin Dave Kline Michelle Leveque Kathleen Lewis Ira S. Lourie, M.D. Brian Lynch The Reverend Kevin S. Munroe Kim Reno Susan Rocco Andrew A. Serafini, Jr. Robert Tudor, D.M.A. Clayton Wilcox, Ed.D.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Elizabeth Schulze, Music Director Michael Jonnes, Executive Director Paul Hopkins, Player Representative

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS Dr. J. Emmet Burke Dr. Anton Dahbura April L. Dowler Frederica Erath John F. Erath Patricia F. Enders Dr. J. Ramsay Farah Donald R. Harsh, Jr. Marjorie M. Hobbs Howard S. Kaylor Dori J. Nipps Alan J. Noia Georgia Pierné James G. Pierné Samuel G. Reel, Jr. William J. Reuter Dr. Joel L. Rosenthal Dr. Hugh J. Talton Marty Talton Cassandra Wantz Richard T. Whisner

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on the orchestra level by anyone who is hearing impaired, receive sound through the loop system transmitted to a set of small headphones.

induction loop systems, but just have not been activated. The t-coil is low cost, low in power consumption, and, best of all, easy to use.

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If you have a hearing aid with a t-coil that is not activated, we encourage you to contact your audiologist or reach out to Dr. Karen Hamilton and the team at Audiology Service here in Hagerstown at (301) 7903300. They can help you determine whether your hearing aid(s) have t-coils and how to optimize them for loop listening.

Patrons who have a telecoil in their hearing aid or cochlear implant may switch to the “T” setting to enjoy the system. Many hearing aids are already equipped with ‘telecoils’ which are compatible with all hearing

HIGH AND LOW TONES FOR MSO LISTENERS Thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Karen Hamilton, and her husband, Dr. Scott Hamilton, a state-of theart induction loop hearing system has been installed in the Maryland Theatre. Audience members with cochlear implants or telecoil-equipped hearing aids are now able to fully enjoy the show without straining to hear, or missing entirely, the whispers, hushed voices, and other soft sounds that bring depth to so many performances. An induction loop system turns every telecoil-equipped hearing aid and cochlear implant into a personalized listening device connected directly to the theatre’s sound system. Best of all, a hearing loop system, unlike other personalized listening devices, takes advantage of the customized settings of the listener’s own hearing aid or cochlear implant. The benefits of an induction loop hearing system are not limited to patrons with hearing aids and cochlear implants. The loop system also works with a handheld receiver and headphone system, which can be worn by anyone attending the theatre. These handheld systems, which can be requested free of charge at the sound board BRAVO! Official Magazine of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra

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in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She appeared in Paris as the assistant guest conductor for the Paris Opera and has also appeared in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Vienna with the National Symphony during its 1997 European tour. Her most recent international work includes conducting in Hong Kong, Jerusalem and Taipei. Schulze’s recent guest conducting in the States includes appearances with the New Jersey, Detroit, San Francisco and Chautauqua Symphonies. Her positions with U.S. orchestras include an appointment as associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, music director and conductor of the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, a seven-year position as music director and conductor of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra, principal guest conductor of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic, cover conductor and conducting assistant for the New York Philharmonic, and assistant conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, an appointment sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Elizabeth Schulze Music Director and Conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra

With passion, verve and illuminating musicianship, Elizabeth Schulze has been conducting orchestras and opera companies, advocating for music education, and electrifying audiences in the States and abroad for more than two and a half decades. Recipient of the 2013 Sorel Medallion in Conducting for her 09

adventurous programming, Schulze is in her 17th season as the Music Director and Conductor of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and her eighth season as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. In 1996 she made her European debut, leading the Mainz Chamber Orchestra in the Atlantisches Festival

Since the beginning of her career, Schulze has been a spirited advocate for music education. Her far-ranging work includes her ongoing association with the National Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Music Institute (SMI). For more than 10 years Schulze has conducted, taught and mentored dozens of young musicians in the SMI at the Kennedy Center. She has also conducted the American Composer’s Orches-tra in LinkUp educational and family concerts in Carnegie Hall and throughout New York City. And for six years, Schulze joined her mentor Leonard Slatkin teaching at the NSO’s National Conducting Institute. Her music education and mentoring work spans from elementary to university students. She was an artist-in-residence at Northwestern University and has

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guest conducted the orchestras of The University of Maryland, the Manhattan School of Music and Catholic University of America and guest lectured at the Juilliard School. Schulze’s own education includes training in Europe and in the States. She graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College and as an honors student from Interlochen Arts Academy. She holds graduate degrees in orchestral and choral conducting from SUNY at Stony Brook. She was the first doctoral fellow in orchestral conducting at Northwestern University and was selected as a conducting fellow at L’École d’Arts Americaines in France. In 1991, she was the recipient of the first Aspen Music School Conducting Award. At Aspen, she has worked with Murry Sidlin, Lawrence Foster and Sergiu Commissiona. As a Tanglewood fellow, she has worked with Seiji Ozawa, Gustav Meier and Leonard Bernstein. Schulze is represented by John Such Artists Management, Ltd.

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[ MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, INC]

2016-2017 SEASON ROSTER, ELIZABETH SCHULZE, CONDUCTOR

First Violins

Cellos

Bass Clarinet

Percussion

Concertmaster, MSO Guild Chair

Acting Bass Clarinet

Principal, Donald R. Harsh, Jr. Chair

Associate Concertmaster

Principal, J. Ramsay Farah Chair Open Associate Principal

Assistant Concertmaster

Assistant Principal

Robert Martin

Joanna Natalia Owen

Heather L. Austin-Stone

Lysiane Gravel-Lacombe

Thomas Marks Chair Catherine Nelson H. Lee Brewster Mauricio D. Couto Yen-Jung Chen Megan Gray Heather Haughn Petr Skopek Madeline Watson

Second Violins Marissa Murphy

Principal, J. Emmet Burke Chair Ariadna Buonviri

Associate Principal

Julianna Chitwood

Assistant Principal

Karin Kelleher Ruth Erbe Teresa L. Gordon Swiatek Kuznik Mary Katherine Whitesides Patricia Wnek

Todd Thiel

Assistant Principal

Sungah Min Rachel Holaday* Stephanie Knutsen Sean Lyons Alice Tung

Scott Cassada Susan Copeland Wilson

Basses

Adriane Benvenuti Irving

Alec Hiller Kimberly Parillo

Flutes

Kimberly Valerio

Principal, Marjorie M. Hobbs Chair Susan Mott Elena Yakovleva

Piccolo

Elena Yakovleva Fatma Daglar

David M. James

English Horn

David M. James

Clarinets

Beverly Butts

Principal John M. Waltersdorf Chair Michael Hoover* Jay Niepoetter

Harp

Marian Rian Hays

Piano/Keyboard

Susan Copeland Wilson

Horns

Personnel Manager Magaly Rojas Seay

Mark L. Hughes

Librarian

Chandra Cervantes James D. Vaughn Paul Hopkins

Recording Engineer

Assistant Principal

Associate Principal

Julie Angelis Boehler* Robert Hayden Jenkins

Open James G. PiernĂŠ Chair

Principal, Libby Powell Chair

Michael Rittling

Donald A. Spinelli

Contra Bassoon

Joseph Lovinsky

Principal, Stuart Knussen Chair

Principal, Joel L. Rosenthal Chair

Daphne Benichou

Principal, Bennett S. Rubin Chair

Open

Principal, Alan J. Noia Chair Associate Principal

Erich Heckscher

Aneta Otreba Mauricio Betanzo Molly Jones Jessica Siegel Weaver*

Oboes

Magaly Rojas Seay

Bassoons

Katlyn DeGraw

Violas

Phyllis Freeman

Edna Huang+

Trumpets

Nathan Clark

Principal, Robert T. Kenney Chair

D. Marianne Gooding Bill Holaday

*on leave + guest musician

Scott A. Nelson

Robert W. Grab Chair Matthew Misener

Trombones Wayne Wells

Principal, Richard T. Whisner Chair Jeffrey Gaylord Kaz Kruszewski

Tuba

Daniel Sherlock

Principal, Claude J. Bryant Chair

Timpani

Meagan Gillis

Principal, William J. Reuter Chair

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CONCERT

EXPERIENCE

PARKING

Street parking is free on weekends. The City of Hagerstown operates two parking decks (The Arts & Entertainment District Parking Deck and The University District Parking Deck) that are located within walking distance of the Maryland Theatre for your convenience.

LATE ARRIVALS

Ushers will gladly seat you during an appropriate break in the program.

DRESS CODE

While audiences for our Saturday evening concerts often dress up, and Sunday matinee patrons tend to be more casual, please dress in a way that is comfortable for you. In consideration of those seated near you, please use fragrances sparingly.

FOOD AND DRINK

All food and drink, with the exception of bottled water, must be consumed in the lobby. Please help us keep the historic Maryland Theatre clean as we look forward to another 100 years of entertainment in our community. Thank you for adhering to our food and drink policy.

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It is appropriate to excuse yourself if you experience a prolonged bout of coughing or sneezing.

SMOKING

Smoking is not permitted in the Theatre.

EMERGENCY EXIT

Please take note of the nearest emergency exit. In the event of an emergency, walk calmly to the exit, do not run.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Photography, videotaping, and sound recording are strictly prohibited in the Theatre. Additionally, texting, tweeting, and the recording and distribution of any performance related content on social media is also prohibited. Any patron who fails to comply with this policy may be asked to leave without refund.

PRELUDE

Arrive early for “Prelude,� an indepth presentation about musical works to help make the most of your concert experience. Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and our guest artists share information on featured composers and works during this half-hour presentation that will enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the concert to follow. Prelude begins one hour prior to each Masterworks performance and is free to ticket holders.

GIFT CARDS

A wonderful gift for any occasion,

gift cards may be purchased at the Box Office or online for any dollar amount. Gift card balances may only be redeemed for tickets to a future MSO concert. In addition to physical gift cards, you also have the option to send e-gift cards or mobile gift cards to the recipient. Contact the Box Office for more information. Gift cards do not expire.

Ticketing Policies, Cancellations, and Refunds TICKETS

Due to fire code regulations, all patrons, including infants, are required to have a valid ticket when entering the Theatre. Tickets obtained from the Box Office are printed on thermal paper and should be kept out of direct sunlight and away from extreme heat to avoid discoloration and the possibility that they may become unreadable. All tickets, including e-tickets will be validated using the barcode appearing on the ticket. To expedite your entrance into the theatre, please be sure that the barcode has not been damaged on your ticket. Contact the Box Office for replacement tickets, if necessary.

STUDENTS AND CHILDREN TICKETS

Free tickets for Masterworks concerts are available for students in grades K-12 and all children who are not yet school aged. Discounted child tickets are available for Special Event concerts and our Home for the Holidays concerts in December.

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Please contact the Box Office for more information.

COLLEGE STUDENT TICKETS

College student tickets are available for $5 to all Masterworks concerts. These tickets may be purchased in advance through the MSO website or at the Box Office. Patrons who purchase a college student rush ticket may be requested to show their unexpired college student ID to validate the ticket at the door. Seat selection for these discounted tickets is at the discretion of the Box Office personnel and service fees apply on the purchase of these discounted tickets.

LOST TICKETS

Please call the MSO office for replacement tickets.

REFUNDS

All MSO subscription and single ticket sales are final and non-refundable, unless a concert is cancelled. In addition, all processing fees are non-refundable; this includes cancelled concerts.

concert and receive verification of a tax-deductible contribution for the face value of the ticket(s).

CANCELLATIONS

Concert cancellation information is available on local TV and radio stations, on our web site at www.marylandsymphony.org or by calling the Box Office. Any cancellations will be announced no later than three hours prior to the scheduled start time of the performance. The refund/exchange policy for a cancelled concert is as follows: • All exchanges, refunds or tax-deductible requests must be made within 30 days of the cancelled concert. • All ticket holders may exchange their tickets for the same performance instance at no cost. Exchanges must be for tickets of equal or lesser value and occur in the same season. There is no refund for difference in value if the exchanged ticket is of lesser value than the original ticket. Same seat availability is not guaranteed for exchanges.

• Tickets may be returned to the Box Office for a tax-deductible contribution receipt. The face value of the tickets returned will equal the donation amount. • Ticket holders may request a refund of the ticket value. Processing fees are not refundable. All refunds will be issued by check and will be processed within 30 days of the request for refund.

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BOX OFFICE

The Box Office and administrative offices are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at our West Washington Street location. Box Office personnel are available on concert weekends at the Maryland Theatre Box Office 1 ½ hours prior to concert start time.

EXCHANGES

Please contact the Box Office at 301.797.4000 x101 no later than the Thursday prior to the concert you are no longer able to attend. No exchanges will be honored on the day of a performance. • Subscribers may exchange tickets for the same performance instance at no cost. Exchanges must be for tickets of equal or lesser value. There is no refund for difference in value if the exchanged ticket is of lesser value than the original ticket. • Single Ticket Holders may exchange tickets for the same performance instance at $5 per ticket. Exchanges must be for tickets of equal or lesser value. There is no refund for difference in value if the exchanged ticket is of lesser value than the original ticket.

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behind the curtain with Rob Martin Violin of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. His extensive experience includes performances with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Ballet, Orchestra 2001, and the Baltimore and Richmond Symphony Orchestras, as well as studio recordings for Warner Bros. Pictures, NFL Films, and the Sony, Atlantic, RCA, Island/Def Jam, Motown, Jive, Fo Yo Soul, and Geffen record labels.

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Robert Martin Concertmaster

Concertmaster of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra since 2008, violinist Robert Martin began his studies at age three with Rochelle Walton, a former teaching assistant to famed pedagogue Ivan Galamian. He later studied with Julian Meyer and Sylvia Davis Ahramjian at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians, and at age 13, having won the Albert M. Greenfield Competition, made his solo debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra. He went on to study with Zvi Zeitlin at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music where he served as Concertmaster of the Eastman Philharmonia and performed regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Martin is an active duty non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, and serves as Concertmaster of the U.S. Army Orchestra, performing for high level diplomatic, political, and military events in Washington, D.C. He previously held the post of Principal 2nd

“This season is the most ambitious and exciting yet, and I hope you all enjoy!” “It has been my honor to serve in the MSO Guild Chair for the past 8 years. I can’t believe I’m in my 9th season already! I am so grateful to Elizabeth Schulze, the board, our wonderful staff, and my esteemed musician-colleagues, who all come together in harmony to make the MSO the great organization it is. The opportunities I’ve had with the MSO have allowed me to grow as an artist and a leader more than anything else I’ve done in my career. I would like to thank you, our patrons, who, through your support of the Symphony, have supported me more than you could ever know. This season is the most ambitious and exciting yet, and I hope you all enjoy!”

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a commitment to music ed MUSIC EDUCATION HAS BEEN A CORE MISSION OF THE MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SINCE THE BEGINNING nership with the Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute, the Link Up program provides free classroom materials and resources to teachers that feature lessons on singing, playing the recorder or violin, reading and notating music, and composing. After spending a full academic year learning about the music, composers, orchestra and concert etiquette in the classroom, they arrive at the Maryland Theatre in anticipation of what may be, for some, the experience of a lifetime!

KINDER KONZERTS

The MSO works with a variety of community partners and sponsors to develop programs for area students that complement and enhance the

MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS In partnership with the Washington County Public Schools, the MSO provides brass, woodwind and string ensembles to perform in elementary schools throughout the academic year and master classes to high school students. High school and middle school students attend an annual Masterworks Concert during a special matinee performance at the Maryland Theatre. Additionally, orchestra members and guest artists offer master classes to high school students throughout the region.

MSO YOUTH CONCERTS music curriculum available in their schools. Each year, nearly 10,000 children’s lives are touched by the MSO through our education and community outreach initiatives.

Each spring, the MSO hosts nearly 3,500 regional fourth-graders at a concert designed especially for them. Through the generous financial support of Citi in Hagerstown and a part-

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The very popular Kinder Konzerts are mini-concerts performed by small ensembles of MSO musicians designed to introduce pre-school children to a live concert experience while educating them about the different instruments in a symphony orchestra. These concerts are generally held in Hagerstown Community College’s Kepler Theater.

SYMPHONY SATURDAYS Symphony Saturdays is an award-winning series of educational programs that introduce first, second and third graders to brass, woodwind, string and percussion instruments. Held for four consecutive Saturdays during the month of February, this hands-on musical experience is offered to children throughout the region. For a complete schedule of educational offerings, including dates and locations, please visit www.marylandsymphony.org. 16


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A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Shortly after the sun had risen over the fields at Antietam on the morning of July 2nd, it was evident that something special was about to happen on those hallowed grounds. Park visitors had already begun to scout the best possible viewing areas and secure their space with blankets and canvas chairs in preparation for what can only be described as ‘one of the most patriotic events in the region.’ For 31 years the Maryland Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the National Park Service to celebrate the birth of our nation with a spectacular concert event and fireworks display at Antietam Nation-

al Battlefield. After more than three decades, this concert has attracted visitors from both near and far; it has truly become a family tradition for many and a hallmark event within our community. The 2016 concert also had special meaning for both the park and the symphony. The National Park Service was celebrating its 100th anniversary; a century of serving our nation while protecting and preserving many of the natural and historical resources that are part of our landscape and national heritage. The “Salute to Independence” also kicked off of a yearlong, 35th anniversary celebration for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. In honor of the park’s centennial celebration, this year’s event included a C-17 flyover from the West Virginia National Guard’s 167th Airlift

Wing in Martinsburg, WV. The music included the National Anthem, Maryland My Maryland and traditional favorites like the Armed Forces Salute, Fanfare for the Common Man and the 1812 Overture. As a tribute to the park service, the symphony also performed the Grand Canyon Suite and an original piece, Ghosts of Antietam, written by Joe McIntyre, former principal timpanist of the MSO. This event has grown exponentially in the 31 years since the orchestra began offering this celebratory concert. Standing before an awe-inspiring audience of 32,000 attendees, National Park Service Regional Director, Bob Vogel, spoke about the importance of National Parks and events like this, “the goal of the centennial is to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. As I look out at the crowd and see so many young people, I am inspired that we will reach this goal.”

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book reviews The Story of the Orchestra By Robert Levine

The Really Awful Musicians

Eye-catching illustrations, engaging text and delightful musical selections on the accompanying 70-minute CD lead children ages 8 to 12 (and parents, too!) on an exciting and educational tour through the instruments and music of the orchestra. Illustrated in exquisite and colorful detail with over 100 original drawings and photographs, this package is a fun and exciting musical journey for children.

www.hagerstowncc.edu • 240-500-2000 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, MD

By John Manders The Really Awful Musicians is really awfully fun. Like a classic Disney film, John Manders’s illustrations are so animated they seem to be moving as you turn the pages. Appalled by his royal musician’s horrid playing, the king decrees that music will be banned throughout the kingdom. A merry (and very silly) band of musicians unite and learn to read music together. When the king hears them rehearsing, the ban is lifted and beautiful music is enjoyed once again by all.

Symphony City By Amy Martin In Amy Martin’s bold debut, a little girl becomes lost in the big city and follows street musicians until she finds her way home. Her hypnotic illustrations will pull young readers into the story where “the best songs love you back.” If Martin’s Symphony City is any indication, McMullens, the new children’s imprint from McSweeney’s, promises dazzling hits that just keep on coming. (Ages 3 and up. Publisher: McSweeney’s Publishing.)

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Classical music in strict terms is music that was written and composed during a very specific time period. This time period is 1750 to 1820. What is it that sets this particular period apart from the Baroque period which comes right before or the Romantic which is the period right after? These are not just random dates that some forgotten historian chose, but rather refer to the actual way that the music was composed. In literature, there are a number of recognized styles of writing. A limerick or a Haiku are both poems, and yet each one has a very strict format and layout. This same principle applies to music. Pieces written during the classical period have a very distinct structure and layout as well. A person who has classical music training can recognize the differences between pieces in the same way that a person schooled in literature can tell you the exact difference between an English sonnet 21

and an Italian one. So what happens when you have a piece of music that follows this exact format, but was written during a later period? Do you call it a piece of classical music, or maybe, a modern classical piece? One of the latest trends in the world of video gaming is to have background music that is written in the classical style. These are not simple tunes, these are pieces that are written to be performed and played by an entire orchestra. The people who are composing the music are those that have been educated in the field of music and are following the format of the classic composition. The creators of these pieces are not only wonderful writers, they are often musicians themselves. A spin-off of this trend is a change in the productions being held in theatres and auditoriums all around the globe. People are flocking to

these places to go and see concerts that are played by the orchestras. These productions are much more than a listening experience. Many of the productions involve huge screens with videos and lights. One special tour even permitted audience participation. Select members of the audience were given the chance to show off their gaming skills against others on the big screens while the entire audience watched and cheered. Prizes were awarded to the best gamers at each performance. The modern classical piece may not be exactly what Beethoven had in mind when he was writing his great works, but you can imagine what he would have been able to do with all the new resources and advancements. Who knows, he might have written his twentieth symphony as an elf battle theme.

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PLANETS MARCH 18-19, 2017

Romantic RACHMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2


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GIVING ADDENDUM We would like to acknowledge the following individuals who have made gifts to the orchestra. We extend our sincerest thanks for their generosity. Corporate Patrons ($500 to $1,249) Amica Companies Foundation Individual Conductors Circle ($1,250 to $2,999) H. Gerald & Jane Guyton

Dr. Jeffrey Hall

Director, Lowell Observatory Flagstaff, Arizona Dr. Jeffrey Hall has served as Lowell’s Director since June 2010. He joined the staff at Lowell in 1992 as a postdoctoral research fellow. He works with Dr. Wes Lockwood, Brian Skiff, and Len Bright on Lowell’s Solar-Stellar Spectrograph (SSS) project , a long-term program involving monitoring of solar and stellar activity cycles, with the goal of lending an astronomical perspective to solar influences on terrestrial climate. Dr. Hall is presently a member of the American Astronomical Society’s standing committee on light pollution, space debris, and radio interference, and has played an active role in dark-sky preservation efforts around Arizona. In the community, he serves as a member of Flagstaff’s leadership group, the Flagstaff Forty, and is former President of the Governing Board of Northland Preparatory Academy, a college-prep charter school, as well as of the Board of Directors of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. His principal avocation is music and he 23

has been the substitute organist at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany as long as he has lived in Flagstaff.

Individual Benefactors ($250 to $499) Mary Kay Chaudrue & Charles Charpiat Jason M. Nicholson Individual Associates ($100 to $249) Terry & Mary Hershey Jack & Phyllis Leach Thank you to the following members of the Medical Community of Washington County for your support in underwriting our Masterworks 3 concert: Dr. Hugh & Marty Talton Dr. Howard N. Weeks Dr. Robert & Janice Cirincione Dr. & Mrs. George E. Manger Dr. & Mrs. Gary W. Smith Dr. David & Suzanne Solberg Drs. James A. Schiro and Tara A. Rumbarger Drs. Mary E. Money and Paul C. Waldman Dr.& Mrs. E.L Hawbaker Dr.& Mrs. Jay B. Greenberg Dr. Ruth & John Dwyer Dr.& Mrs. Samuel Chan Dr. & Mrs. William Su Dr. Andrew & Mrs. Bo Oh

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Undiscovered Italy A MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TRAVEL ADVENTURE

Travel with Maryland Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Elizabeth Schulze, in June, 2018 to an Italy rarely seen. The small, 50 passenger Artemis can navigate ports that are rarely accessible to larger cruise ships. This 17 day trip down the eastern coast of Italy to Malta is the adventure of a lifetime! For more information, please contact Judy Ditto at 301-797-4000 or jditto@marylandsymphony.org

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The Maryland Theatre Saturday, March 18, 2017 – 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017 – 3 p.m.

Elizabeth Schulze, Conductor Dr. Jeffrey Hall, Narrator Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Choir, Women’s Chorus Stars Mary Howe (1882-1964) Approximate Running Time: 4 minutes Pluto, a Sequel Approximate Running Time: 13 minutes

Margaret Brouwer (b. 1940)

INTERMISSION The Planets Gustav Holst (1874 – 1934) Approximate Running Time: 51 minutes I. II. III. IV. V. VI. VII.

Mars, the Bringer of War Venus, the Bringer of Peace Mercury, the Winged Messenger Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age Uranus, the Magician Neptune, the Mystic Approximate running time for this concert is 1 hour and 40 minutes

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Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone Accompanied by his band, Herman’s Hermits, Peter Noone currently performs over 200 concerts a year. He consistently plays to sold-out venues and his admirers span the generations. At the age of fifteen, Peter achieved international fame as “Herman”, lead singer of the legendary pop band Herman’s Hermits. His classic hits include: “I’m Into Something Good”, “Mrs. Brown, you’ve Got A Lovely Daughter”, “I’m Henry VIII, I Am”, “Silhouettes”, “Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat”, “Wonderful World”, “Just A Little Bit Better”, “There’s A Kind of Hush”, “A Must To Avoid”, “Listen People”, “No Milk Today”, “The End of the World”, “Leaning On A Lamp Post”, and “Dandy”. Ultimately, Herman’s Hermits sold over fifty-two million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold. Today’s teen girls scream just as passionately as their mothers did back in 1965, prompting VH1 to select Noone as their viewer’s choice for the “Sexiest Artist of the Year”. There is no doubt that Peter Noone’s extraordinary talent, disarming wit, handsome features and compelling stage presence will continue to delight fans of all ages, for a long, long time to come.

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program notes The Planets, Op. 32 Gustav Holst

1874-1934

Composer, educator and conductor Gustav Holst is known outside his native England essentially as a one-work composer. The Planets, composed between 1914 and 1916, gained him international fame, but he detested its popularity. As if to validate the composer’s feelings, snippets of its opulent music with its broad orchestral palette have also been favorite fodder for television commercials. Holst came from a musical family and was taught the piano by his father. He was a precocious, but not a particularly healthy, child who started composing while in grammar school. As a teenager he developed neuritis in his right arm, forcing him to give up the piano, but he picked up the trombone as a cure for his asthma. At the Royal College of Music, which he entered in 1893, he continued with the trombone in addition to composition, and from 1897 to 1903 performed as a freelance trombonist, mostly with opera companies. The experience inspired him to write numerous works for brass band, including two Suites for Military Band and Hammersmith, the latter written for the BBC Military Band. Holst was influenced by mysticism and developed his own individual blend of Indian music and English folksong. His early works were inspired by the Vedas, Sanskrit holy verses that he modified and adapted for his own compositions. In 1908 he wrote a chamber opera, Savitri, based on a story from the great Sanskrit epic Mahabharata. A quiet, introverted person, for most of his life Holst devoted his musical efforts to teaching. From 27

1905 until his death he taught music at St. Paul’s Girls’ School in Hammersmith, where many of his compositions were written for the school’s orchestra and chorus. In 1906, on his doctor’s advice, he went on vacation to Algeria and bicycled in the desert. The experience was the inspiration for the orchestral work Beni Mora. When it was first performed in England, one critic complained, “We do not ask for Biskra dancing girls in Langham Place.” Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams once noted that had the piece been premiered in Paris instead of England, it would have made Holst a household name some ten years earlier than his success with The Planets. In 1932 Holst was visiting lecturer in composition at Harvard; among his students was composer Elliott Carter. The inspiration for The Planets was not astronomy, but astrology and alchemy, to which Holst was introduced in 1913, when he began studying the writing of the aptly named astrologer, Alan Leo. He attempted to depict in music the traditional astrological “personalities” and influences on the human body of the seven planets (Pluto was not discovered until 1930 and has now been demoted anyway.) His musical language was strongly influenced by the new developments in music at the time, especially by Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky and Edward Elgar. Holst arranged the seven movements according to musical, not astronomical, criteria. Thus their arrangement does not correspond to their orbital distance from the sun: 1. “Mars, The Bringer of War:” This martial movement with its brutally percussive ostinato rhythm was indeed prescient, written a few months before

the outbreak of World War I. According to Holst’s directions, it is to be played slightly faster than a regular march, to give it a mechanized and inhuman character. 2. “Venus, The Bringer of Peace.” This astrological portrait is typical of the andante movement in a four-movement symphony. 3. “Mercury, The Winged Messenger.” A scherzo with a perpetual motion rhythm and sparkling orchestration conforms to the popular image of Mercury in the F.T.D. Florist logo. 4. “Jupiter, The Bringer of Jollity.” With its broad British folk-like melodies, this movement is strongly influenced by the music of Elgar. It bears, however, little relationship to the Greco-Roman king of the gods. 5. “Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age:” Holst considered the serene and subtle orchestration as the best of the movements. 6. “Uranus, The Magician.” This movement appears to owe its ostinato rhythm the march of the brooms in Paul Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, but there is a question whether Holst was familiar with Dukas’ tone poem. 7. “Neptune, The Mystic:” In this movement, Holst added wordless female voices, recalling Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloe and Debussy’s “Sirènes” from Nocturnes.

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Mary Howe

1882-1964

American composer and pianist Mary Howe studied at the Peabody School of Music in Baltimore and later with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. She spent most of her adult life in Washington DC, composing prodigiously, including numerous patriotic works during World War II. Howe composed Stars in 1927, describing it as “...a miniature tone poem inspired by the gradually overwhelming effect of the dome of a starry night – its peace, beauty, and space. The sonorous ensemble of the strings opens the work with the suggestion of the spreading immensity of the starry vault. As the music progresses, one’s imagination is carried into the contemplation of the awesome depths of space and the sense of mystery to which man compares his insignificance with infinity.” Howe’a musical vocabulary is decidedly neo-romantic – both melodically and harmonically, as well as in her treatment of the orchestra. There can be no heaven without harps.

Pluto

Margaret Brouwer

b.1940

Pluto has had a hard time gaining respect. Discovered and declared our ninth planet in 1930, it was demoted in 2005 to the dwarf planet category. Poor Pluto also missed the boat musically, discovered a mere 16 years after Gustav Holst had composed The Planets. In attempting to fill out the solar system, Margaret Brouwer struck out as well, composing Pluto in 1997 for a commission by the Roanoke Symphony as an added movement to The Planets – before Pluto’s demotion. That being said, Brower’s addition should make conductors feel better about having to hire a women’s chorus only for the final few bars of Holst’s “Neptune.” In her program notes for the work,

Brouwer maintains Holst’s astrological, as well as its astronomical associations, unintentionally letting us in on how star readers can adjust their predictions to account for an expanded – or contracted(?) – solar system: “The astrological Pluto is about power, intense needs, destruction – re-creation by violent means if necessary. Like the astrological sign, Pluto, Roman god of the underworld, was aggressive, passionate, violent, intense, favoring war and extremes, inexorable but just. When I was composing Pluto, images filled my mind of an intense being, inexorable, violent, intense, powerful and destructive, but anguished. Sometimes Pluto’s orbit around the sun causes it to come closer to the sun than Neptune. A middle section in the music changes mood completely suggesting the time in Pluto’s orbit when it comes close to the restoring warmth of the sun, to the song of the sun spirit, to the astrological Pluto’s need for re-creation. Then as the orbit continues, the darkness and despair gradually close in again and the earlier music returns.” Composers of Margaret Brouwer’s generation have experienced a sea change in contemporary music. During the mid twentieth century, the academic establishment shunned any composer who strayed beyond the strictures of serialism, but audiences voted with their feet and pocketbooks and stayed away in droves. Brouwer, it seems, bucked the system fairly early and develop her own more lyrical voice. After finishing Oberlin College, she began her musical career as a violinist with the Dallas Symphony and Fort Worth Symphony. She later returned to school at Indiana University for her doctorate in composition. She was professor of composition and head of the Composition Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music from 1996 to 2008. Program notes by: Joseph & Elizabeth Kahn Wordpros@mindspring.com www.wordprosmusic.com

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composers of film music you should recognize Contributed by Wendy Pan When an audience watches a movie at the theater much of the attention is on the characters playing the parts, on the story line, and on the movie setting. Many times the music that accompanies the actions on the screen is heard but does not command the attention as the movie’s visual elements do. Yet cinematic music composers make valuable contributions to the overall cathartic feeling movies generate. A movie’s music is one of the things a viewer will remember long after the movie is over. If you do not believe that, try humming the theme to “The Pink Panther” or “Star Wars”.

An early film music composer from the Golden Age of Hollywood was Victor Young. The great movie director Cecil B. DeMille utilized Young’s scores in many of his movies including “The Greatest Show on Earth”. It was Young’s score for the 1956 movie “Around the World in Eighty Days” that won a posthumous Oscar for him. In the late 50’s and early 60’s, movie theme music gained popularity and the names of cinematic music composers became widely known. Ernest Gold wrote the music for the 1961 movie “Exodus”, and the theme ascended the music charts that year. Henry Mancini wrote the theme for “The Pink Panther”, a score nominated for an Academy Award in 1964. He

also wrote the Academy awardwinning score for 1961’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” from which the song “Moon River” came.

Other notable composers of movie music from that time include Maurice Jarre, Elmer Bernstein, Miklos Rozsa, Ennio Morricone, and Dimitri Tiomkin. The movies to which they contributed, were nominated, and won awards for are impressive. Titles like “Doctor Zhivago”, “Lawrence of Arabia” (Jarre), “The Man With the Golden Arm”, “The Magnificent Seven” (Bernstein), “Ben Hur”, “El Cid” (Rozsa), “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “The Untouchables” (Marricone), “High Noon”, and “The Guns of Navarone” (Tiomkin). If the names of modern cinematic music composers are fairly well known, their music is even more so. One of the best known of these

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composers is John Williams. His amazing career in music includes five Oscars, twenty Grammys, and four Golden Globes among other awards. You may have heard some of his music. His film scores include “Fiddler on the Roof”, “Jaws”, the “Star Wars” movies, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, the “Indiana Jones” series, “Jurassic Park”, “Superman”, “Home Alone”, “Schindler’s List”, “Saving Private Ryan”, the “Harry Potter” series, “Memoirs of a Geisha”, and “Munich”, among many others.

James Newton Howard may not be a household name like John Williams but his film music credits are notable. He penned the scores for “The Prince of Tides”, “The Fugitive”, “King Kong”, “The Village”, “Batman Begins”, and “The Dark Knight”. The two Batman scores were co-written with Hans Zimmer, another cinematic music composer with many credits including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” scores, “The Prince of Egypt”, and “The Lion King”. The next time you watch a movie and find yourself remembering the music long afterward, take note of the composer. Wendy Pan is an accomplished niche website developer and author. To learn more about cinematic music composers, please visit The Best Classical Music [http:// thebestclassicalmusic.info] for current articles and discussions. 30


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The Making of the MSO

succeed it did.

If ever there was a miracle, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is it. This upstart arts organization was fighting against all odds. Inaugurated during an economic recession in 1982 and established outside of a metropolitan area, the MSO was not given much of a chance to succeed -- but

In the summer of 1982 a group of dedicated, civic-minded individuals came together with a dream of creating a professional symphony orchestra based in Hagerstown that would serve residents of the four-state area. They were determined to sell season tickets, hire a world renowned

horn player as the music director and raise funds to support a full-size, fully professional symphony orchestra. Despite the odds, this was accomplished in eight short months. At 8 o’clock on Saturday, November 13, 1982, Maestro Barry Tuckwell raised his baton and 55 musicians began to play Berlioz’ Carnaval Romaine (Roman Carnival) to a packed house of 1,400

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subscribers at the newly renovated Maryland Theatre. From its beginnings through the conclusion of its sixteenth season in 1997-1998, artistic leadership was provided by Barry Tuckwell who was an internationally acclaimed horn virtuoso. Elizabeth Schulze, formerly associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, became music director of the MSO in the 1999-2000 season. Just four classical concerts were performed in its inaugural season. Today, programming has grown to include ten classical concerts, two Popular Works Concerts, two Holiday Concerts, a free “Salute to Independence” Concert at Antietam National Battlefield, and regional concerts at Frostburg State University and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival. Members of the MSO have also presented ensemble performances at numerous regional events and for residents of area retirement centers. The mission of the Symphony is to “provide musical performances and programs that educate and entertain while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the

surrounding region.” It should be noted that the word educate intentionally appears first in the mission statement. Indeed, the MSO is a performing arts organization that brings the incredible joy of music and classical masterpieces to the region; however, since the beginning there has been an ongoing commitment to music education programs and outreach initiatives. Approximately 10,000 children are served annually through these music education programs. Through a partnership with Citibank and Carnegie Hall, nearly 4,000 elementary school students are able to travel to the Maryland Theatre to experience the Citi Youth Concerts every spring at no charge. Additionally, the “Ensembles in the Schools” program brings some of the small ensembles (brass, strings, woodwinds) into the schools within the region to inspire young people and expose them to classical music. Other programs for youth include Master Classes, Symphony Saturdays and Kinder Konzerts. Educational programs are made available to the general public through the “Let’s Talk Music” lecture series and “Prelude,” a 30-minute educational discussion with Maestra Elizabeth Schulze and guests artists before every Masterworks concert.

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It’s hard to believe that in its inaugural season the orchestra performed just four concerts, served 5,600 patrons, and operated on an unfathomable $100,000 budget. 35 years later, the MSO now offers dozens of performances to an audience of more than 60,000 patrons with an operating budget that has grown to approximately $1.5 million annually. Today, as the orchestra presents its 35 anniversary season, a new logo and branding has been paired with exciting special events and concert experiences to attract the next generation of concertgoer. Change is inevitable in the lifecycle of any organization. The orchestra, however, is committed to its core values and remains determined to provide a level of quality that continually exceeds concertgoer’s expectations. Entertaining. Engaging. Exciting. Extraordinary. These words appropriately define the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and offer insight as to why it is widely recognized as one of Washington County’s most valuable assets – a jewel that continues to shine brightly for music lovers everywhere.

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POSSIBLE The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s artistic growth for more than three decades proves that the greatest music ever written, combined with a commitment to musical excellence, has the power to inspire and excite audiences in Hagerstown and in the many communities that we serve. FOR 35 YEARS THE ORCHESTRA HAS BENEFITTED from a family of supporters who are moved to generosity by the joy of great performances and the acclaim the MSO brings to our region. Others contribute because of the legacy of our Orchestra and to honor all those who have helped to make it the musical cornerstone of the community. Still others choose to donate to support the far-reaching music education and community engagement activities that Orchestra members are deeply dedicated to providing. Whatever the reason, we humbly ask for your support by joining those who understand that ticket sales and concert sponsorships alone cannot support the great orchestra we have today. You can help by visiting us online and contributing at DONATE.MARYLANDSYMPHONY.ORG, by calling our Advancement ofďŹ ce at 301-797-4000, or simply texting the word BRAVO to (240) 329-9700.

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friends of the symphony The following includes individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations that contributed to the Annual Fund Campaign or made other contributions during the MSO’s 34th Annual Season (July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2016). INDIVIDUAL PLATINUM BATON ($7,500 & ABOVE) Dr. & Mrs. Robert K. Hobbs Jim & Georgia Pierné William G. Pitzer Mrs. Theron Rinehart, In memory of Theron Rinehart Dr. & Mrs. Hugh J. Talton

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Dr. & Mrs. A.F. Abdullah Jo Ann Bousum, In loving memory of Derwood B. Bousum William B. & Sylvia A. Hunsberger Brendan & Katie Fitzsimmons Dr. & Mrs. George Manger Florence Murdock Samuel G. Reel, Jr. Jim & Darlene Stojak

INDIVIDUAL SILVER BATON ($3,000 TO $4,999) The Howard Garret Endowment Fund, for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Jim & Mindy Marsden Drs. Tara A. Rumbarger & James A. Schiro The Mike & Marlene Young Family

INDIVIDUAL CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($1,250 TO $2,999) Dr. & Mrs. Michael Anderson Deborah & Gary Bockrath The Honorable & Mrs. W. Kennedy Boone, III Kim & Scott Bowen Dr. & Mrs. J. Emmet Burke Janice & Robert Cirincione

Dr. & Mrs. Allen Ditto James Ivan Dwyer Patricia F. Enders Mr. & Mrs. John F. Erath The Anne E. Garrett Endowment Fund, for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Nancy & George Glen Jay & Roberta Greenberg Dr. Karen & Dr. Scott Hamilton Barbara & Thomas Henderson Steve & Linda Hood Dr. & Mrs. John H. Hornbaker Anne & Howard Kaylor Mr. & Mrs. Robert M. Kerstein Drs. Nicholas & Jody Long Dr. & Mrs. Ira S. Lourie Brian A. Lynch William & Gaye McGovern Paul & Harriet Muldowney George & Nancy Mulholland Drs. Mary E. Money & Paul C. Waldman Dr. & Mrs. Andrew J. Oh H. Edward & Barbara Peters R. Kathleen Perini Kim Reno Dr. & Mrs. Gary W. Smith David & Suzanne Solberg Dr. & Mrs. William Su John & Margaret Waltersdorf Family Endowment, for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra Howard N. Weeks, M.D. Julie & Clayton Wilcox, Ed. D., Washington County Public Schools Mr. & Mrs. William P. Young

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Stephen W. Becker Mr. Howard Bowen Ron Bowers Mr. Anthony W. Buechner Jason & Dadra Call Col. & Kathleen Carr Mr. & Mrs. Wayne L Dennis Andrew C. Durham John & Lois Easton John & Carol Ford Francis Gift Dr. Catherine Gira Jim & Denise Houghton Jean Inaba Susan Anne Ingerman & Arlene Siegelman Willa Weller Kaal Mr. & Mrs. George Kalin Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Kipe Doris E. Lehman Judith Kline Henry & Mary McKinney Leslie Mills Ella C. Mose Rev. Kevin & Dr. Margaret Munroe Varner “Pat” Paddack Edward & Barbara Peters Richard & Marifran Bustion Sellers, In honor of Ruth Erbe Bob & Millie Steinke Dr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Tarpley Donald & Paula Trumble John & Lois Unger Waltersdorf Family Donor Advised Fund, by John G. Waltersdorf, Roberta Waltersdorf, and Margaret Waltersdorf Sandy & Bob Wantz, In memory of Gary Wantz Tinker & Pat Williamson

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friends of the symphony Helen R. Beair Mr. & Mrs. Lester L. Burger, Jr. Frederic & Anne D’Alauro Dr. & Mrs. Breese Dickinson The Rev. Dr. D. Stuart Dunnan Tom & Gwen Hard Gary & Iris Heichel Mr. & Mrs. James N. Holzapfel Ed & Kathy Hose Judith & Stan Jones Judith & John Lilga Peter Michael Michael & Rochelle Morrell Virginia Parsons Harry & Patricia Reynolds John & Bobbi Schnebly Ada Elizabeth Schwartz Penelope & George Smith Wilbur Soulis Darlene & Jim Stojak, In honor of Joe Tischer’s 80th Birthday! Mrs. Phyllis Thompson John & Yvonne Thomson

INDIVIDUAL ASSOCIATES ($100 TO $249) Violet Carlson Bob & Deb DeGraw Hein, Klaus & Becky Hein Lyles Farms Beverly Schaff Aileen Schulze Stanley & Freda Thawley Pieter & Stephanie Bickford Mary L. Wetzel David C. & Barbara L. Miller Joan S. Applegate Barbara Burkhardt Nancy L. Dunn Sheila Edwards Ryan M. Flurie Terry Hershey Sara Hoyle Elizabeth Johns Barbara K. Lawver Jason Nicholson Ingjerd O. Omdahl William & Catherine O’Toole Bill & Gay Ludington Seabrook Charlotte Seibert David Wallace Ronald & Sue Kershner 41

James C. Failor Anna & Douglas Hutzell Richard & Kandyce Douglas Dr. & Mrs. Ali El-Mohandes James C. Failor Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Garlitz Mary Chaudrue Janet Bartels Jeanne & Michael Stoner George Angeldis Dr. Bibhas Bandy William K. Beard Jr. Robert and Kathy Bell Todd & Judith Bolton Aileen Boyd Catherine & William Brockway Keith D. Byers Violet M. Carlson Mr. & Mrs. Arthur R. Crumbacker Robert & Karla Davis M. Edgerton Deuel Sheila and Richter, Donald R. Edwards William Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Franklin P. Erck III Robert & Elizabeth George Mr. Melvin Greenwald Wanna Lee & Jim Haught Hobbs, Ronald & Leslie Hobbs Ski and Sheila Holm H. David House Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stanley D. Johnson Jane Keller John Klein Susan & Robert Larivee Richard & Eizabeth Lillard Virginia & Vincent Lindsay Regis & Rita Mahoney Al & Claudia Martin Nancy Martin Thomas & Carol Maschal Sarah McCollester Raymond Moreland Marie Nowakowski Tony & Jamie Paci Cherie Perderson Dr. & Mrs. W.G. Plavcan Gary & Cheryl Pryor Rick Robinson Marilyn A. Ross Susan Roza Drs. Charles & Karen Sanicola Dale & Carolyn Seburn Wayne Skinner

Robert & Sara Sweeney Christine Tischer George A. Tompkins Jr. James D. Vaughn Carl & Monika Wertman Terry & Christine Parfitt Wills

INDIVIDUAL FRIENDS ($50 TO $99) Jan & Mary Kochansky Jeannine & Emile Charest Ruth Ann Evans Shirley L. Rotz Mr. & Mrs. James R. King Sue Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Ronald A. Cline Eward R. Plews Andrea Ernest Betty H. Roney Frank & Annette Van Hilst Robert Abdinoor Sr. Virginia Altman Jane Amero Kelley & Richard Anthony Marian Auer Richard & Susan Bell Robert W. Bloyer Mr. & Mrs. Roy F. Bomar Louise Bucco Steve & Kitty Chamos Jose & Martha Cordova Abigail Cox Ruth Ann & Myron Derr Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Flurie Thomas Gast Jean Hamilton Donald & Kathryn R. Henry Dr. & Mrs. Richard G. Holz Ronald & Ben Cross Hughes Nancie Irvin Larry Klotz Donald Leslie Estelle Martin Lidia Messmer Vivian S. Michael Don and Margaret Munson Douglas & Nancy Parker Donna Parks Win & Pam Sherman Norma L. Shrader Ida Smith Joseph & Elizabeth Sokal Frank & Cheryl Stearn

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friends of the symphony Robert Steinke Mr. & Mrs. David & Henrietta Tyson Donna & John Weimer Nancy Weller Monika Wertman John and Michael Wiseman Mary Wiseman Phyllis Wisherd David & Shannon Wolf

CORPORATE PLATINUM BATON ($7,500 & ABOVE) Antietam Cable Television Antietam National Battlefield The Mary K. Bowman Historical & Fine Arts Fund, A fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County, MD Citi City of Hagerstown FirstEnergy Foundation on behalf of Potomac Edison The Alice Virginia and David W. Fletcher Foundation, Inc. Google Hagerstown Community College The Herald-Mail Company / Herald-Mail Media Jericho Productions, Inc. MHA Audio, Inc. Martin Storage Co., Inc. / Allied Van Lines Maryland State Arts Council Maryland State Highway Administration Meritus Health The PNC Foundation Potomac Edison SpringHill Suites by Marriott Hagerstown Youngblood Studios The Maryland Symphony Orchestra Waltersdorf Henson Endowment Fund Washington County Board of County Commissioners

CORPORATE GOLD BATON ($5,000 TO $7,499) Electromet Corporation, David McCain

Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. The Hamilton Family Foundation, Inc. The M&T Charitable Foundation, Inc. Premier Catering by Bagel-Lisious Charles Schwab, T. J. Roccograndi Independent Branch Susquehanna Bank Volvo

rant Sharrett Auto Stores Susquehanna Bank Target Tiger’s Eye Benefits Consulting, Ted & Sandy Reeder Younger Motorcars Washington County Arts Council Washington County Gaming Commission

CORPORATE SILVER BATON ($3,000 TO $4,999)

CORPORATE PATRONS ($500 TO $1,249)

Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. The Hershey-Fitzsimmons Group, RBC Wealth Management Mercedes-Benz of Hagerstown Parkway Neuroscience & Spine Institute Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Foundation, Inc. Washington County Gives Matching Grant Washington County Sheriff’s Department What’s NXT, LLC

American Legion Clopper-Michael Post No. 10 American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 10 Sons of the American Legion Squadron #10 The Beachley Foundation, Inc. The Blue Goose Fresh Market & Bakery Bulls & Bears, Bowman Hospitality Jone L. Bowman Foundation, Inc. Michael G. Callas Charitable Trust DSL Sound, Inc. Dick’s Sporting Goods Ewing Oil Co., Inc. Exchange Club of Antietam Fountain Head Country Club Holzapfel Group Wells Fargo Advisors Innovative Incorporated The Jewelry Shop Leitersburg Cinemas David Lyles Developers, Ltd. Plamondon Hospitality Partner Road Runner Services, LLC The Rotary Club of Hagerstown Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Rotary Club of Hagerstown Contributions Committee The Rotary Club of Long Meadows Foundation, Inc. Saul Ewing LLP Sheetz, Inc. Albert E. & Naomi B. Sinnisen Foundation Tri-State Tennis Association, Inc. Wantz Distributors, Inc. Washington County Free Library Wolf Furniture

CORPORATE CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE ($1,250 TO $2,999) AC&T Co., Inc. Associated Radiologists, P.A. and Diagnostic Imaging Services, LLC Paul Crampton Contractors, Inc. Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. Ellsworth Electric, Inc. Garland E. Groh Foundation, Inc. Hill Country Kershner Sisters Foundation Leiters’ Fine Catering, Inc. Manitowoc Crane Marshfield Associates Mercersburg Printing Middletown Valley Bank Northwestern Mutual, Edward H. Lough Outdoor Express RV Rider Jet Center The Rotary Club of Hagerstown Charitable Foundation, Inc. Schmankerl Stube Bavarian Restau-

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friends of the symphony CORPORATE BENEFACTORS ($250 TO $499) 28 South The John Allison Public House by Flannery’s Amica Companies Foundation Antietam Tree & Turf Bank of Charles Town R. Bruce Carson Jewelers Center for Joint Surgery & Sports Medicine Charity Grow Colonial Jewelers Eastcoast Hardwood Veneers, Inc. Hagerstown Publishing, LLC Hagerstown REACT C-22 Hub City Inflatables Huckleberry Fine Arts Lyles Farms MSB Architects Connie Manger, Realtor, Berkshire Hathaway Home Service Bowen PNC Bank Phoenix Color Corporation Podiatry Associates of Hagerstown, PA Railey Mountain Lake Vacations The Rhubarb House Simplicity Salon & Spa Wish Kitchens and Baths

CORPORATE ASSOCIATES ($100 TO $249) Aqua 103 B.P. Lesky Distributing, Inc. Bikle’s Snow, Skate, Surf Shop County Commuter Craig, Friedly, Potter & Moore Insurance Agency Howard’s Art Supplies & Frames of Hagerstown The Inn at Antietam Maidstone Interior Design Services The Maryland Theatre Ridgerunner Publishing Roostervane Gardens Sagittarious Salon & Spa The Savage River Lodge, Mike & Jan Russell-Dreisbach Smith Elliott Kearns & Co. Snavely’s Garden Corner, Inc. The Maryland Theatre 43

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CORPORATE FRIENDS ($50 TO $99) Baltimore Orioles Basket Full of Gifts Bee’s Creations The Boutique, LLC Crystal Grottoes Caverns Dan’s Restaurant & Tap House Hearty Pet Inner Beauty Krumpe’s Do-Nut Shop LJ’s & The Kat Lounge Lovell’s Nursery, Inc. MailChimp Music & Arts RoosterMoon Coffeehouse Schula’s Grill & Crab House Sushi Palax Japanese & Chinese Cuisine Note: While we make every effort to be accurate and thorough, it is possible that we may have accidentally omitted or misspelled a name. Please contact us at 301.797.4000 #106 with any additions or corrections. Only contributions of $50 or more are recognized.

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Contributed by Duane Shinn For anyone studying popular classical music, it can be a daunting task to know where to begin. There are so many great pieces that a beginner can get overwhelmed. Here are 10 of the most popular classical pieces with a brief background of each. There are many others, of course, but these 10 are certainly among the most popular classical pieces of all time. Clair de Lune is a piece by Claude Debussy, a French composer. It is the third and most popular movement of the larger Suite bergamasque. It is played pianissimo and is largely in D-flat major, with a shift to E major toward the end. Clair de Lune has been taught to students of popular classical piano for years and is prominently featured in movies and television shows. Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 14, popularly called the Moonlight Sonata, was completed in 1801. Beethoven had begun to suffer from hearing loss prior to this and used a special rod attached to the piano’s soundboard in order to feel the vibrations and enhance his sense of the music. It was given the name Moonlight Sonata by a music critic who compared it to the moonlight shining on a lake. Canon in D is the most wellknown piece by Johann Pachelbel. Originally written for three violins and basso continuo, it has since been given many different arrangements. Basso continuo refers to a group of instruments, one of which

must be able to play chords. Other instruments must be able to play in the bass register, such as a cello. Canon in D is often played at weddings. The Hallelujah Chorus is part of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. The text is from a libretto by Charles Jennens, who adapted parts of the Old and New Testaments for his composition. The Hallelujah Chorus is taken from the book of Revelation, and it is customary for audiences to

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stand during this movement of the Messiah. George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is a piece that combines the elements of popular classical music with the popular jazz music of the era. It was commissioned as a classical element in an all-jazz concert to be presented by band leader Paul Whiteman. Known as Al Capone’s favorite song, Rhapsody in Blue has been featured in numerous films and advertisements. 44


The Piano Sonata in B minor is one of Franz Listz’s most popular classical solo piano works. It is a piece in the Romantic style and consists of small movements woven into a larger whole. Thematic elements are presented in each movement, although the different setting of the movements makes the elements sound differently each time. In one section the melody may seem violent, yet later in the piece it becomes something beautiful in a different context. Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler contains many of the common elements of Mahler’s work, such as the funeral march. Commentators have noted that when hearing Mahler’s Fifth “you forget that time has passed.” Scored for a large orchestra, the Fifth is considered to be Mahler’s most conventional symphony up to that point in his career. He was regarded as a highly unconventional composer until the Fifth was published. Johann Sebastian Bach composed The Well-Tempered Clavier to instruct students in solo piano playing. He collected 24 pieces and published them in 1722 as The Well-Tempered Clavier. In 1744 he published a similar collection with the title Twenty-Four Preludes and Fugues. Combined, these two books comprise The Well-Tempered Clavier. The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi consists of four violin concertos. A Baroque piece from 1723, The Four Seasons is also considered a series of tone poems, as Vivaldi provided instructions with each movement. Phrases such as “the drunkards have fallen asleep” and “the barking dog” give conductors instructions about the feel of each concerto in this popular classical piece. Duane Shinn is the author of the popular online newsletter on piano chords, available at www.playpiano. com.

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endowment fund THE MARYLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ENDOWMENT FUND & HERITAGE ENDOWERS’ SOCIETY

The MSO’s commitment to artistic excellence is well-known, but such a commitment depends on the generosity of community-minded individuals and organizations who gladly shoulder the responsibility of promoting, preserving and supporting the Symphony’s mission. Many MSO patrons have demonstrated this kind of strong personal commitment to our artistic, educational and community-based initiatives through contributions to the MSO Endowment Fund. However, the need for additional endowment support remains. Continuing to build the MSO’s endowment ensures the Symphony’s persisting quality and stability. To recognize contributors of estate planning gifts such as bequests, trusts, charitable gift annuities or insurance policies, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra provides membership in the Heritage Endowers’ Society. Members of the Society are extraordinary contributors, demonstrating their devotion to symphonic music and the MSO thereby guaranteeing the future of both. Estate planning is often put off until sometime “in the future.” Through careful planning today members of the Heritage Endowers’ Society have the satisfaction of knowing that their own interests and wishes have helped to shape the MSO’s future, and that tomorrow’s audiences will benefit from today’s generosity. Contributions to the MSO Endowment Fund, as are all gifts to the MSO, are tax-deductible as allowed by federal law. We invite you to make a contribution to the MSO Endowment Fund or become a member of the Heritage Endowers’ Society by including a provision for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in your estate plan. Please visit with your financial or legal advisors or call the MSO’s Director of Advancement, Emily Socks, at 301-797-4000 for more information.

Invest in the future of your orchestra. The returns are immeasurable! Maryland Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund For contributions through June 30, 2016.

DISTINGUISHED ENDOWERS ($100,000 and over)

PRIME ENDOWERS ($25,000 to $49,999)

The Estate of Alberta G. Alcorn Mr. & Mrs. Bennett Rubin Doris H. Thompson The Estate of Jay L. Troxell The John M. Waltersdorf Family Washington County Board of County Commissioners

First National Bank of Maryland The Estate of Florence Hill Graff Mr. & Mrs. Jerry E. Massey Mr. & Mrs. Dominick J. Perini Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Pitzer Mrs. Agnita M. Schreiber Susquehanna Bank (formerly Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust)

PRINCIPAL ENDOWERS ($50,000 to $99,999) The State of Maryland USF & G Foundation, Inc.

MAJOR ENDOWERS ($10,000 TO $24,999) The Honorable & Mrs. W. Kennedy

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Boone, III C&P Telephone Company of Maryland Ewing Oil Company Hagerstown Trust Company C. William Hetzer, Inc. Harvey H. Heyser, Jr. The Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation John H. Hornbaker, Jr., M.D. The Estate of Mr. & Mrs. John V. Jamison, III Maryland Metals, Inc. Maryland National Foundation, Inc. Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild Mr. & Mrs. Spence W. Perry Jim & Georgia Pierné 46


endowment fund SPECIAL ENDOWERS ($5,000 TO $9,999) Dr. and Mrs. A. F. Abdullah Mr. & Mrs. John M. Baer Mr. & Mrs. Allen J. Clopper Conservit, Inc. Coopers & Lybrand The Samuel Freeman Charitable Trust Grove Worldwide Dr. & Mrs. Robert K. Hobbs Mr. & Mrs. Robert T. Kenney Mr. & Mrs. James E. Marsden Leslie W. Mills Dr. & Mrs. Robert Nitzell Samuel G. Reel, Jr. William J. & Selina A. Reuter Dr. & Mrs. Joel L. Rosenthal Sovran Bank / Nations Bank Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Tischer Mrs. Mary B. Welty

PATRON ENDOWERS ($1,000 TO $4,999) Dr. & Mrs. A.F. Abdullah Mr. & Mrs. Jack B. Byers Hermione H. Brewer Michael G. Callas Dr. & Mrs. Jack Carey Mrs. David Cushwa, III Mary & Bud Dahbura Deloitte & Touche Dr. & Mrs. Breese Dickinson Mr. & Mrs. Merle Elliott Mrs. Patricia Enders Mr. & Mrs. Franklin P. Erck, III G.A. Stewart Enterprises, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. Carl J. Galligan Mr. & Mrs. William H. Gelbach, Jr. Mrs. Lucinda S. Grunberg Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Harsh, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Hershey, Jr. IBM Corporation Mr. & Mrs. Howard S. Kaylor Renee & Fred Kramer 47

Dr. & Mrs. Edward M. Macon Mr. & Mrs. J. Alvin Massey Mrs. Victor D. Miller The Noxell Foundation, Inc. Packaging Services of Maryland, Inc. Mrs. Theron Rinehart In memory of Theron Rinehart Pearl & Odell H. Rosen Mr. & Mrs. Ralph L. Sharrett Statton Furniture Manufacturing Co. Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Z. Sulchek Mrs. Agnes Supernavage Mr. & Mrs. Barry Tuckwell Bruce Van Wyk Venice Inn Mr & Mrs. Robert A. Wantz Weinberg & Green Dr. & Mrs. Howard N. Weeks Captain J. Maury Werth Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Whisner

Mr. & Mrs. James E. Marsden Mr. & Mrs. Alan J. Noia Dr. & Mrs. Carl D. Pedersen Mr. & Mrs. Spence W. Perry Mr. & Mrs. James G. Pierné Mrs. Theron Rinehart Dr. & Mrs. Hugh J. Talton Doris H. Thompson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Tischer Photo: Youngblood Stuidios

Rust-Oleum Corporation James Schurz Mrs. Dorothy Slocum Webster Mr. & Mrs. William P. Young, Jr.

ASSOCIATE ENDOWERS (under $1,000) Mrs. Jack Beachley Mrs. Sara Bock Dr. Edward W. Ditto, III Mr. & Mrs. Frank D. Carden, Jr. Toni & Lee Crawford Dr. Robert L. Josephs Morton & Sophia Macht Foundation, Inc. Maryland Symphony Orchestra Guild In memory of Rosemary G. Vocke by Peter & Kathleen Clouthier Volvo (formerly Mack Trucks, Inc.) Paul C. & Margaret K. Massey Children (Curt, Jerry, Judy and Alvin) In memory of Ralph Sharrett Mr. & Mrs. Richard Meyer

HERITAGE ENDOWERS’ SOCIETY (For Donors who wish to make gifts or pledges through estate planning; such as insurance policies, wills or trusts) Mr. & Mrs. Edward L. Hose Mr. & Mrs. John V. Jamison, III

thank you. We extend our sincerest thanks to all of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers. YOU help to make the music possible year after year.

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acknowlegements The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors, Staff and Musicians gratefully acknowledge the donation of services and assistance from the following individuals and organizations.

SALUTE TO INDEPENDENCE AC&T Co., Inc. Atlantic Coast Charters Antietam Cable Television, Inc. Antietam National Battlefield (ANB) Antietam National Battlefield Volunteers Bay Fireworks Pieter Bickford Board of County Commissioners Washington County, MD Ellsworth Electric, Inc. Exchange Club of Antietam Brendan D. Fitzsimmons Friends of the MSO Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. Herald-Mail Media Jericho Productions, Inc. Thomas Jones, Incident Commander/Acting Chief Ranger, ANB James Kessler Leiters’ Fine Catering, Inc. Lost Creek Motorsports MHA Audio, Inc. Manitowoc Cranes Martin Storage Co. Maryland Correctional Training Center Maryland National Guard Salute Battery Maryland State Highway Administration MSO Stage Crew Stephen Miles National Park Service Rangers, Staff & Volunteers Outdoor Express RV Plamondon Enterprises, Inc. T/A Roy Rogers Restaurant PNC Potomac Edison Sharpsburg Area Emergency Medical Services (CO-19)

Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Company (CO-1) SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Hagerstown South Hagerstown High School Ted’s Rent It Center Susan Trail, Superintendent, ANB Rob Tudor United Rentals, Frederick Wantz Distributors, Inc. Washington County Board of Education Washington County Commuter Washington County Sheriff’s Office WHAG-TV Dr. Clayton Wilcox, Superintendent WCPS Youngblood Studios

MASTERWORKS & SPECIAL CONCERTS Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Citi Eastcoast Hardwood Veneers, Inc. Patricia F. Enders Frederick Community College Friends of the MSO Ingram’s Mens Shop MHA Audio, Inc. Maryland Theatre Maryland Theatre Ushers Omega Media Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Weill Music Institute, Carnegie Hall

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS Allegany Arts Council Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Board of Education of Washington County Friends of the MSO Hagerstown Community College

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Stephen Miles Smithsburg High School Smithsburg High School Orchestra Trinity Lutheran Church Washington County Free Library Williamsport High School Williamsport High School Choir Patricia Wishard

OFFICE SUPPORT Friends of the MSO Impact Innovative Incorporated Spichers Electronics, Appliances, and Security

MEDIA SPONSORS Antietam Cable Television The Herald-Mail Company / Herald-Mail Media Main Line Broadcasting

MSO EVENTS Antietam National Battlefield Blue Goose Fruit Market & Bakery City of Hagerstown- Mayor Gysberts Bulls & Bears DSL Sound, Inc. Elmwood Farm Bed & Breakfast Ellsworth Electric, Inc. Flying Dog Friends of the MSO Fountain Head Country Club The Gourmet Goat Jagger James Salon Marvin Hill, USTA Official Leiters’ Fine Catering, Inc. Maryland Theatre Mercedes-Benz of Hagerstown Mercersburg Printing 48


acknowlegements Potomac Edison Potomac Grill & Pub PNC Premier Catering by Bagel-Lisious The Rhubarb House Sage Dining Services at St. James School Matt Taylor, Tennis Director, FHCC 28 South Restaurant Wantz Distributors, Inc. Washington County Free Library

SEASON TICKETS SPONSORED BY Associated Radiologist, P.A.

FREE STUDENT TICKETS SPONSORED BY Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, Susquehanna Bank and The Rotary Club of Hagerstown, and The Rotary Club of Long Meadows Foundation

PATRON TRANSPORTATION SPONSORED BY Northwestern Mutual, Edward H. Lough

OPERATIONAL SUPPORT Anderson Photographs Courtyard by Marriott of Hagerstown Graphics Universal One Room Media-Jamie Lawrence Martin Storage Co., Inc. / Allied Van Lines Road Runner Services, LLC SpringHill Suites by Marriott of Hagerstown Valpak

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Financial Consultants: William Abeles, Sr. William Abeles, Jr. David Abeles Jimmy Sutch

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