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Maryland Symphony Concert to feature music from the British Isles

Maryland Symphony Concert to feature music from the British Isles

Hagerstown, MD: Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra will perform the works of seven composers from the British Isles during its Masterworks II concerts, "300 Years of British Classics" on Saturday, November 13 at 8pm and Sunday, November 14 at 3pm at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.
Joining the MSO as special guests will be Trumpet Player Scott Sabo, Soprano Emily Ezzie and Bagpiper David Madock.
Sabo currently holds the positions of Principal Trumpet with the Maryland and Annapolis Symphony Orchestras, Second Trumpet with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Washington Symphonic Brass. Ezzie has been steadily distinguishing herself as a young artist to watch and has performed with Opera North, Opera Southwest, Toledo Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Baltimore Opera, Opera Boston, Bel Cantanti Opera, Baltimore Concert Opera, Sarasota Opera and the Washington Vocal Arts Ensemble. Madock has over 40 years experience with solo piping and pipe bands. He is an active piping competitor in the Eastern United States Band Association and competes throughout the United States and in Europe. Complete bios of the guests may be found on the MSO website,
Some of the works being performed are Handel's Let the Bright Seraphim, Britten's Suite on Folk Tunes, Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Davies' Orkney Wedding with Sunrise. A complete listing of selections, along with program notes and audio clips, are available at by clicking on Listen to the Program Notes on the Masterworks 2 Performance Page.
All ticket holders are welcome to attend Prelude which takes place one hour before each concert. Music Director Elizabeth Schulze will share information on featured composers and their works that will enhance concert-goers enjoyment and appreciation of the concert.
Concert tickets, starting at $15, may be purchased online; in person at 30 W. Washington Street, Hagerstown (Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm); or by calling 301-797-4000. Due to a grant from Marlaina Rombach-Miller and the American General Life & Accident Insurance Company, there is no charge for students in grades 1 through 12 (from throughout the quad-state region). Student Rush Tickets are available for college students (no reservations accepted) at the box office 90 minutes before each performance for $5.00. Seat selection will be at the discretion of the box office personnel.
Conductor's Circle Sponsors are Dr. & Mrs. Anton T. Dahbura, Jeanne & Mack Davis and Marshfield Associates. Additional support has been provided by Ruth Anne & Art Callaham.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is also supported by a grant from the Maryland States Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is the area's premier professional orchestra, dedicated to providing musical performances that educate and entertain, while enhancing the cultural environment of Western Maryland and the surrounding region.

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