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Music in Your Community

(ITALIC)The importance of music is its power to transcend time, emotion, culture, and language as we connect with others. Music's power connects us across the barriers of time, culture, and language.(END)
Here's a list of "Music in Your Community" for this month...

October 5, 7:30pm
Karkowska Sisters Duo, Community Concert
The Karkowska Sisters Duo, a nationally and internationally acclaimed ensemble, has been praised by the press for performing "Virtuoso pieces with virtuoso accompaniment" (Union Journal, Chicago) and "telling fantastic stories with music that literally takes ones breath away" (Fairmont Chamber Music Society). The sisters have performed both in North America and Europe, always meeting with rave reviews and standing ovations. Their debut at Carnegie Hall, a tribute to benefit victims of the national tragedy at the World Trade Center on September 11, was an unmitigated success, crowned with standing ovations and encores. Call 301-790-3500 or 301-790-2000
October 7, 2:30pm
Museum Consort. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. City Park. Hagerstown. Call 3001-739-5727 or visit for more information.
October 9, 7:30pm
Showcase of Bands at South Hagerstown High School, 1101 South Potomac Street. Come support your local schools and community by attending this year's Showcase of Bands. The showcase was started in 1977 to showcase the area's high school marching bands on the field in a non-competitive environment. The showcase is hosted by a different high school band each year. Each band performs their half time show and all of the bands combine on the field at the end for a mass band experience. Contact South Hagerstown High School at 301-766-8369 for your tickets!
October 13 & 14, 3pm & 8pm
MSO Concert. The Maryland Theatre. Masterworks I. Yujah Wang, piano. SMETANA Overture to The Bartered Bride; TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1; DVORAK Symphony No. 7. 301-797-4000.
October 17, 7:30pm
All County Chorus Concert takes place this year at North Hagerstown High School.
October 20, 10am-3pm
Downtown Live! Artists' Fair. Hagerstown, Maryland. Held on conjunction with the Downtown Live! music festival. 301-791-3132.
October 27, 7pm
84th Alsatia Mummers' Parade. Downtown Hagerstown. Local floats, bands, and individual costumed mummers. 301-739-2044.
October 28, 2:30pm
Poetry/Jazz Session. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Hagerstown City Park. Call 301-739-5727 or visit for more information.

Be sure to check out area elementary, middle, and high schools for great family music programs including high school competitions and performances.

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