Maryland Symphony Orchestra

17nov3:00 pm- 4:30 pmMaryland Symphony Orchestra3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Details

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra returns with “The American Symphony,” a stirring performance that celebrates the American spirit.

The program includes a new fanfare composed by eminent African-American composer James Kimo Williams to commemorate Elizabeth Schulze’s 20 years as MSO musical director; Antonín Leopold Dvořák’s powerful Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” which evokes the rhythms and melodies of Native American and African-American songs and dances; and First Symphony in E Minor from Florence Beatrice Price, the first African-American woman to have been recognized as a symphonic composer and the first to compose for a major American orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Prélude at 2 PM: MSO Musical Director Elizabeth Schulze will host an interactive lecture that discusses the works to be performed

Flag Dedication Ceremony: Immediately prior to the performance, a flag dedication ceremony will be presented in the Recital Hall by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #172.

Performance tickets are $35 for adults and $12 for youth under 18. Military, package and group discount rates are also available. For more information or to order tickets please visit CES’s webpage at or contact the CES box office at 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137. The box office, located in the FSU Lane University Center, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This engagement is supported by grants from the Community Trust Foundation’s Iris and Peter Halmos Community Fund and by the FSU Foundation. It is sponsored by corporate signature donor, First Peoples Community Federal Credit Union; individual signature donors Mr. Douglas Schwab and Mrs. Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab; and by Matthew J. Allaway, D.O. and Ms. Kelli L. Allaway, Mrs. Bernice A. Friedland, Ms. Janice S. Keene, the Honorable Mary Beth Pirolozzi, Mr. Victor S. Rezendes and Mr. John E. Minnich, Ms. Sandra K. Saville, and Mr. Nicholas J. Scarpelli and Ms. Tama S. Scarpelli.

The Cultural Events Series is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council. On the web at CES is sponsored in part by the City of Frostburg and the Allegany Arts Council.


(Sunday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


FSU Pealer Center

101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532