The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-14 Season Series will showcase powerful performances of great music and world-renowned soloists. For the season premiere, Maestro Julien Benichou has selected a delightful repertoire of two great masterworks and has invited a special guest artist to herald the beginning of the Season of Discovery.
A multifaceted and compelling French artist, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, will open the season performing Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s "Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35." The concerto was composed in 1878 and is one of the best known of all violin concertos. It is also considered to be among the most technically difficult works for violin. Sussmann has performed throughout the United States and worldwide, earning the highest praise from both critics and audiences.
The concert concludes with Franz Schubert’s "Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944." Known as The Great C Major, this symphony, completed in 1826, just two years before his death, is life-affirming, radiant, and full of energy. From the standpoint of orchestration, rich thematic material and sheer majesty, the symphony is the pinnacle of Schubert’s symphonic maturity. At 50 minutes, this is a large-scale symphony, particularly for the 1820s.
This concert will take place at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, at Easton Church of God, Easton, Md.; at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, at Mariner’s Bethel Church, Ocean View; and at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13, at Community Church, Ocean Pines, Md. An optional preconcert lecture discussing the composers and compositions takes place at the Ocean View venue at 6:45 p.m. and at the Ocean Pines venue at 2:15 p.m.
Season subscriptions are $145, and individual tickets for this performance are $35. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to those 18 and under; however, reservations for these tickets must be made in advance.
For more information or to order subscription or individual concert tickets, call 1-888-846-8600 or visit www.midatlanticsymphony.org to download the season brochure and ticket order form.
The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, a nonprofit organization, is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council, the Worcester County Arts Council, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, the Sussex County Council, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, M&T Bank, BB&T Bank, PNC Bank, and Choptank Electric, as well as donations from individuals, organizations, and corporations.