GABRIELA FRANK JOINS ASO AS COMPOSER-IN-RESIDENCE FOR 50TH ANNIVERSARY

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is delighted to announce that Gabriela Frank, the well-known, young American composer of contemporary classical music, is joining the organization as composer-in-residence for the next two seasons.

The Latin Grammy award-winning composer comes courtesy of a $65,000 grant from Music Alive, the partnership program of the League of American Orchestras and Meet the Composer.

The ASO is just one of five orchestras nationwide selected to receive a Music Alive composer-in- residence grant.

New Members Join ASO as Trustees

Six new members have joined the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra as Trustees for the 50th Anniversary 2011/2012 Season. They are:

Barbara Bellack, community volunteer; Faye Currie, Vice-President/Branch Manager, CFG Community Bank; David Huggins, International Minerals Consultant; Laird Lott, Project Director/Logistics, US Postal Operations, RCI, Inc.; Joseph Rubino, Director, Governmental Affairs for USNA; and Jeff Voigt, Senior Vice-President, Investments, Wells Fargo.

ASO OPENING NIGHT WITH DON JUAN

ANNAPOLIS, MD – On Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, at 8:00pm the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, under the musical direction of José-Luis Novo, opens its 50th anniversary season with a concert at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.  The program includes Richard Strauss’ Don Juan, Narong Prangcharoen’s Phenomenon and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.  Following the concert, audience members are invited to a celebratory dessert reception to meet the musicians, Maestro Novo and ASO’s Composer-in-Residence, Gabriela Lena Frank. 

DAUGHTER'S GIFT TO ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HONORS LEGACY OF FOUNDING FATHER, PHILIP RICHEBOURG

Elizabeth Richebourg Rea has made one of the largest single gifts in the history of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra to honor her father, Philip Richebourg, who passed away in April at the age of 91. The gift will underwrite the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season in memory of Mr. Richebourg, the organization’s first Board president.

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ANNOUNCES STELLAR 50th ANNIVERSARY SEASON

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-2012 season will be particularly meaningful as the ASO celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing orchestral music in the Annapolis community.  The ASO will highlight the past, present and future of the organization throughout the season with a full series of concerts led by Music Director José-Luis Novo.  The season will conclude with a gala anniversary weekend of concerts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts featuring pianist Rachel Franklin and at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on the campus of University of Maryland C

Annapolis Symphony Plays Side by Seaside

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra honors the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay, and the future of classical music through our young musicians, with its November Classic Series concert, Side by Seaside.  The concerts will be performed at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis at 8:00 pm on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6.  The National Sailing Hall of Fame will be the ASO’s community partner as it continues its Celebrating Community season of spotlighting significant themes and organizations.

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