Season Finale: ODE TO HUMANKIND, TO COUNTRY AND TO JOY!
The rising star Irish pianist Michael McHale will join the MSO in Ravel’s
most jazzy and fun Piano Concerto in G Major, followed by the most epic of
all, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with one of the best lineups of vocalists ever,
including the captivating Kevin Short singing the baritone part, joined by the
wonderful Southern Delaware Chorale Society and the amazing Carter Legacy
2019 Spring Gala Dinner
We are saluting 21 years of great symphonic music on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Delmarva Peninsula. We want you to be a part of the celebration!
On Friday evening, April 26, 2019, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Julien Benichou, will conclude its 2018-19 season with a Grand Finale concert at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College. A stellar program of works by Jean Sibelius, Maurice Ravel, and Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 have been selected. Guest soloists for this special event will be Irish pianist Michael McHale, Allysa Packard, soprano, Jordan Swett, alto, Israel Lozano, Tenor, Kevin Short, bass, as well as both the Carter Legacy Singers, a choir comprised of all Morgan State University alumni, and the Southern Delaware Chorale.
The 900 seat TPAC theatre provides a beautiful and comfortable setting, with excellent acoustics, for this important event. It will highlight the MSO’s continued success in providing high caliber symphonic music to our patrons in the urban to rural Delmarva Peninsula.
For those who wish to continue the celebration, we invite you to join Maestro Benichou and the guest soloists, post-performance, for a gala black-tie dinner. Featuring four gourmet courses catered by Mason’ Redux Restaurant of Easton, the seated dinner will be served in the center’s towering glass atrium. Tickets for the dinner are available through the MSO website or by mailing a check to the MSO with the printable order form located here. Individual tickets are available at $175 per person.
The MSO is a precious asset of our multi-county community that we need to nurture by our support. For we who have chosen the special lifestyle which these diverse counties offer, the MSO enriches our spirits with the glory of symphonic sound, educates our youth in the splendor of classical music through a variety of programs, and expands our knowledge of global contributions to music. It is a treasure that we must continue to nurture so that it remains a vibrant part of our lives, keeping pertinent the wealth of symphonic music and the genius of the many composers who create it.
Announcing the MSO's Holiday Joy Gala following the concert on December 9th
This is your MSO and we would love for you to join us for dinner after our Holiday
Joy Concert as we celebrate. The gala will follow the concert on Sunday, December
9th at Ocean City's Performing Arts Center located within the Roland E. Powell
Convention Center. There will be a delicious Hors-d'oeuvres, cash bar, live chamber
music, a silent auction, gift baskets, and holiday décor items, all to benefit
your Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Be sure to RSVP by November 29th, 2018, as this
is something you won't want to miss. We hope to see you there!
Announcing the 2018-2019 Season!
DEAR LOVERS OF SYMPHONIC MUSIC, DEAR FRIENDS OF THE MSO,
Our 20th season was such a blast for all of us, and we are so excited to share and grow with you as we enter our 21st! Beginning and ending with Beethoven, this is a season for lovers of great masterworks, that will also feature star performers.
With Stefan Jackiw in the fall playing for us the timeless Beethoven Violin Concerto followed by Dvorak’s lush Symphony No. 7 and complemented along with a piece by one of France’s foremost living composers Regis Campo, who will come especially to present his masterwork!
In November we will play Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the best duo
can dream of Kurt Nikkanen, Concertmaster of New York City Ballet on violin and Jonathan Carney, Concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony on viola! The concert will also feature one of Haydn’s London Symphonies, an absolute symphonic masterpiece, his Symphony No. 102!
For our Holiday concert, the very special Karpov sisters will join us, one sings Opera and the other Jazz and Pop. Both are highly talented and should give us a memorable performance like no other!
New Year’s Eve in Easton will be so inspiring with Mezzo-Soprano Jessica
Renfro and a few other vocalists, for an energetic ring into the new year!
In March we will welcome guest conductor Andrews Sill, in Schubert’s moving
Symphony No. 4, and the first performance by our brand new Young Artist
Finally, in April, the rising star Irish pianist Michael McHale will join us in
Ravel’s most jazzy and fun Piano Concerto in G Major, followed by the most epic
all, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, with one of the best lineups of vocalists ever, including the captivating Kevin Short singing the baritone part, joined by the wonderful Southern Delaware Chorale Society and the amazing Carter Legacy Singers.
We can’t wait for you to join us as we transcend into musical bliss with these masterworks!
Julien Benichou, Music Director