Season Finale: A French Celebration

Debussy: Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun
Canteloube: Chants d’Auvergne
      Janice Chandler-Eteme, soprano
Franck: Symphony in D Minor

Concert Information

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Season Finale: A French Celebration

7:30pm
Easton Church of God

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MAY

Season Finale: A French Celebration

7:30pm
Mariner's Bethel Church

3
MAY

Season Finale: A French Celebration

3:00pm
Community Church, Ocean Pines

A message from the Maestro

Dear Friends of the MSO,

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be embarking upon our 2014-15 season.  From Vienna to London to Leipzig and Paris, this Glorious Journey promises to be a most memorable one. With our epic “Viennese Heroes,” we welcome the return of celebrated BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney in the MSO premiere performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto followed by the groundbreaking Eroica Symphony by Beethoven.  Revisiting this monument of our symphonic tradition is certainly something the musicians and myself have been looking forward to. For the Holidays, we welcome back University of Miami’s amazing vocalists, in a program blending seasonal favorites and deeply stirring holiday melodies.

London is the final destination of our March concert with Haydn’s final masterpiece, a piece in which the father of the symphony wholeheartedly displays his humor. But before heading to London, our concert will start with Mendelssohn’s rendition of the Scottish Island of Staffa and Schumann’s Cello Concerto, the ultimate expression of melancholy ending in a rousing victory, performed by our very own principal cellist, Lukasz Szyrner.

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony will be at its apogee when it is joined by world-renowned soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme for our finale concert, in a contrasted and powerful celebration of French music.  First, the lush Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy is followed by the Songs of the Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube, a collection of masterfully arranged pastoral songs. The program culminates with the incredibly electrifying Symphony in D Minor by Cesar Franck, maybe the single most energetic piece in the history of western music. The musicians and I look forward to sharing this Glorious Journey with you, to experience together the unique beauty and power that music gives us all.

Enjoy the performances!

Julien Benichouhe MSO,

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be embarking upon our 2014-15 season.  From Vienna to London to Leipzig and Paris, this Glorious Journey promises to be a most memorable one. With our epic “Viennese Heroes,” we welcome the return of celebrated BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney in the MSO premiere performance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto followed by the groundbreaking Eroica Symphony by Beethoven.  Revisiting this monument of our symphonic tradition is certainly something the musicians and myself have been looking forward to. For the Holidays, we welcome back University of Miami’s amazing vocalists, in a program blending seasonal favorites and deeply stirring holiday melodies.

London is the final destination of our March concert with Haydn’s final masterpiece, a piece in which the father of the symphony wholeheartedly displays his humor. But before heading to London, our concert will start with Mendelssohn’s rendition of the Scottish Island of Staffa and Schumann’s Cello Concerto, the ultimate expression of melancholy ending in a rousing victory, performed by our very own principal cellist, Lukasz Szyrner.

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony will be at its apogee when it is joined by world-renowned soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme for our finale concert, in a contrasted and powerful celebration of French music.  First, the lush Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy is followed by the Songs of the Auvergne by Joseph Canteloube, a collection of masterfully arranged pastoral songs. The program culminates with the incredibly electrifying Symphony in D Minor by Cesar Franck, maybe the single most energetic piece in the history of western music. The musicians and I look forward to sharing this Glorious Journey with you, to experience together the unique beauty and power that music gives us all.

Enjoy the performances!

Julien Benichou

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Upcoming MSO Spring Fundraisers

In addition to the upcoming annual Bravo, Maestro! fundraiser, we have two special events coming up in Ocean Pines and Ocean View. Click here to get info out the Ocean Pines dinner event, and stay tuned for more info on the Ocean View Cripple Creek event, as well as Bravo, Maestro! Reserve your tickets for these now and help support MSO.

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French Celebration Concert Poster Available

Please click on this link to view our April/May concert poster for our Season Finale concert, "French Celebration." The concert features soprano Janice Chandler-Eteme performing Canteloube's Chants d’Auvergne, along with Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun and Franck's monumental Symphony in D Minor.

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