CES at FSU Presents the Maryland Symphony Orchestra in “The American Symphony”
CES at Frostburg State University will once again present the award-winning Maryland Symphony Orchestra in its fall concert, “The American Symphony,” on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center.
The spirited program includes a new fanfare composed by eminent African-American composer 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 Price, the first African-American woman to have been recognized as a symphonic composer and the first to compose for a major American orchestra.
Two events complement the performance. At 2 p.m., Schulze will host “Prélude,” an interactive lecture that discusses the works to be performed. Immediately before the performance, a flag dedication ceremony will be presented in Pealer Recital Hall by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter No. 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, visit CES’ web page at ces.frostburg.edu 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.
Sunday, November 17 at 3:00pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC, Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center Recital Hall
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg
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