Fall Concert: East and West of the Rhine
Featuring Virgil Boutellis-Taft on Violin
Poeme by Ernest Chausson
Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saens
Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel
Symphony No. 4 by Johannes Brahms
Purchase your subscription for the 2017-2018 Season and join us in celebrating our 20th anniversary!
Dear Friends of the MSO,
What a joy it is to introduce you to our 20th Anniversary Season, Reaching Ever
Higher! I am so proud of the program we have put together for the coming year.
We are thrilled to be performing such symphonies as Bizet’s energetic Symphony No. 1, Brahms’ moving Symphony No. 4, and our first ever Mahler, the heavenly Symphony No. 4. We are so excited to welcome such tremendous artists as Virgil Boutellis-Taft in Chausson’s Poème and Saint Saëns’ Danse Macabre, the Baltimore Symphony’s Phil Munds in Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3, and Leon Fleisher, one of the world’s greatest musical legends, in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.12.
In November, the MSO will celebrate the Fall season with Autumn Legends, featuring Alwyn, Haydn and the Vivaldi’s famed Four Seasons with our newly appointed Concertmaster Amos Fayette.
For our Holiday Joy Concert, we welcome exceptional Soprano Leah Hawkins and gifted Tenor Chaz’man Williams-Ali, both hailed from the Washington National Opera Young Artist program, as well as famed Canadian Brass trumpeter Joe Burgstaller. In the spirit of the season, we will then celebrate the New Year with MSO favorite Soprano Sharin Apostolou and her husband, the wonderful Tenor Ryan McPherson.
A first this year, the MSO will present a February concert, A Roaring Movies Valentine,
featuring music of the Roaring Twenties and silent pictures; a most entertaining evening!
In March, we will premiere a commission from composer Camila Agosto, a highly inspiring
and creative young artist whose music blends acoustic and multimedia elements.
Finally, I am pleased to announce that we will present two concerts at two new venues, the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College, and the Maison Francaise in Washington, DC. These venues are in addition to the many other venues that we are so fortunate to perform in: the historic Avalon Theater, the richly sounding Community Church in Ocean Pines and Easton’s Church of God, the warm Mariner’s Bethel Church in Ocean View, the delightful Christ Church in Easton and of course the Ocean City Performing Arts Center within the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony is Reaching Ever Higher for you, our MSO family, inspiring our lives through music, together!
Maestro Benichou's Interview with the Talbot Spy
Excited about the upcoming MSO concerts? Watch Maestro Benichou's interview with Dave Wheelan of the Talbot Spy to get insights into the rest of the season. Please click here.
Become a Season Sponsor
Hopefully you have received your 2016-2017 season brochure by now, and at the bottom you might have noticed a new option about becoming a season sponsor. Let me tell you what comes with that option. A season sponsor of the MSO will receive 2 season tickets, valued at $280, 2 premium event tickets with an estimated valued of $120, and a $200 tax deductible donation to the MSO. Your name will also be put in our season program. Please consider sponsoring the MSO this season, your generousity "keeps the music playing!"