February 28, 2012

ANNAPOLIS, MD – On Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24, at 8:00pm the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, (ASO) under the musical direction of Maestro José-Luis Novo, performs our fourth Lexus Classic Concert of our 50th Anniversary season at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

The ASO takes a musical tour of the highlands and lowlands of Scotland in Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, “Scottish.”  His folk inspired melodies will transport you to the verdant Scottish countryside.  Our international “travels” continue with Suite for Strings by Greek native, Theophanis Dymiotis, and Concerto for Seven Winds, Timpani, Percussion and Strings by Swiss composer Frank Martin.  This concert will highlight the superb individual and collective talents of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.  

Adult tickets start at $25 and student tickets are $10. Tickets for these concerts can be purchased through the ASO website at www.annapolissymphony.org, by calling 410-263-0907, or by stopping by the ASO Box Office in room 204 at Maryland Hall in Annapolis, Monday through Friday, 9:30am – 5:30pm.

All ticket holders are invited to attend a free and informative pre-concert lecture in the auditorium at 6:45pm before the concert. Led by British pianist and musicologist Dr. Rachel Franklin, these entertaining talks enhance the concert experience by providing historical and insightful perspectives on the music to be played. Lectures are sponsored by Bank of America.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 2011-2012 season is particularly meaningful as the ASO celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing excellent orchestral performances for the Annapolis region. The ASO continues to 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.

Underwriting support for the 50th Anniversary Season comes from Elizabeth Richebourg Rea who 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 and co-founder.

Additional season support for the ASO generously provided by Lexus, Maryland State Arts Council, Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Anne Arundel Arts Council.

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