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July 10, 1997
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra has introduced a two-concert Chamber Orchestra Series for the 1997-1998 season.The music that will be performed ranges from classics to modern composers, some of them American. The chamber orchestra's debut will be Sept. 20. will perform.The second concert of the chamber series will be March 28. Subscriptions to the two-concert series start at $34. For information, call 410-263-0907.The orchestra's 1997-1998 regular subscription season includes dramatic Russian symphonies and the U.S. premiere of a new composition.
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By Mary Johnson and For The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, already a known Annapolis arts destination, solidified that role last Sunday with a celebration unveiling the results of its $1.6 million renovation - a project that includes 543 new seats, an orchestra pit, stage extension and improved acoustics. Brief performances were offered by Maryland Hall's four resident companies: Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Opera, Annapolis Chorale and Ballet Theatre of Maryland. The 170 voices of the Annapolis Chorale, together with the chamber orchestra, opened the concert auspiciously with "O fortuna" from "Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,tim.smith@baltsun.com | November 13, 2008
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra saluted the 300th anniversary of its hometown last weekend with a musical history tour that covered the past three centuries and also took a brief look at the present. It seemed doubly appropriate for such activity to take place "during a week when we have been surrounded by historic events," as conductor Jose-Luis Novo noted in remarks to Friday night's audience at Maryland Hall. Novo did not try to fashion a thoroughly cohesive assortment of repertoire but simply offered pieces that helped to illustrate the evolution of styles and orchestra sizes since 1708, when Annapolis was chartered.
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August 29, 2014
Sunday, Aug. 31 Patriotic concert The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the 200th anniversary of "The Star-Spangled Banner," at its Lexus Pops in the Park concert at 5:30 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road in Annapolis. Joining director Jose-Luis Novo and the orchestra to sing the national anthem is tenor Rolando Sanz. The concert serves as a prelude to the orchestra's 2014-2015 season with works by Sibelius, Shostakovich, Liszt, Duke Ellington and John Philip Sousa.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 26, 1999
Annapolis Symphony Orchestra musicians are traveling around Anne Arundel County in a "music van" to share their instruments and instill a little music appreciation in third-graders.ASO Education Director Pamela Chaconas had the idea for the van last summer, and the orchestra was able to put it on the road with a grant from the Cultural Arts Foundation of Anne Arundel County. Ernie Swanson Oldsmobile of Glen Burnie donated a new van, Music and Arts Center in Severna Park lent instruments, and Friends of ASO is supplying volunteers to help.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 27, 2003
If the Annapolis Symphony sounded like a different orchestra Saturday night at Maryland Hall, that's because it is a different ensemble from the one that bade farewell to Leslie Dunner last spring. Principal flute Kim Valerio is back after a year playing second chair with the world-class St. Louis Symphony. Several new "acting principals" and "acting associate principals" dot the ranks, and an expanded, refurbished cello section is making an impact. Also, former concertmaster Jose Cueto, an Annapolis Symphony Orchestra fixture in the late 1980s, assumed that same position in an "acting" role for last weekend's concerts.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 28, 1999
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's "adopt a school" program is outreach at its best and reflects the vision of conductor Leslie B. Dunner, who was on hand with orchestra administrators to initiate the program recently at Bates Middle and Germantown Elementary schools.Pamela Chaconas, the orchestra's education director, described the program as an "ongoing relationship," with plans at Bates to include visiting orchestra soloists, master classes with orchestra musicians and some involvement at the spring Family Concert.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 13, 2000
The performance Saturday of Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" given by the choirs of the Naval Academy and Goucher College with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra was a success on all counts. The grand, stately choruses of "Elijah" were brought to life with elegance and youthful elan by the singers, while the operatic intentions so implicit in Mendelssohn's solo writing were realized fully by the evening's four soloists. The oratorio's libretto, which fast-forwards through the tumultuous life of the great Old Testament prophet, requires much dramatic singing.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | March 26, 2004
For a moment, the practice area at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis was deafeningly quiet. Quiet, that is, for a room filled with children ages 9 to 11 - all of them armed with some kind of stringed instrument. With their bows poised above their violas, violins, basses and cellos, they waited patiently for their conductor, Cristina Conly, to say the word. "Pe-pp-er-on-i pi-zz-a," called out Conly, a music teacher at Germantown Elementary, singing each syllable. With that, the room filled with the collective sound of a D-scale.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 10, 1998
Expect nothing but firsts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts this weekend.The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents its first subscription concerts of the 1998-1999 season at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday.Leslie B. Dunner, the ASO's new music director, will take the Maryland Hall stage for the first time since he was appointed conductor in April.Dunner will make his subscription debut with two firsts composed by Johannes Brahms, a giant of 19th-century music whose sumptuously sustained melodic lines and deep orchestral sonorities will be loved as long as great music is played.
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February 21, 2014
Course in amateur radio The Anne Arundel Radio Club offers an entry-level amateur radio technician license course in six sessions from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays starting March 8 at the Davidsonville Recreation Center, 3727 Queen Anne Bridge Road. The course covers all modern aspects of ham radio. Free hand-held radios will be given (while supplies last) upon successful completion of the course and license exam. To register and more information, go to w3vpr.org or email kk4gv@w3vpr.org . Classical music The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra presents "Austrian Melodies" at 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. in Annapolis.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
Jeth Mill has been named executive director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Mill, pictured above, most recently served five years as executive director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Ontario. His resume also lists top administrative posts at the Des Moines Symphony, Lincoln (Neb.) Symphony Orchestra, New Hampshire Symphony, and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. In a statement released by the Annapolis Symphony, Mill said he was "extremely happy to be returning to the United States and especially to Annapolis.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 13, 2005
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will mark its 45th season in Maryland's capital with a new conductor and a generous supply of symphonic masterworks. The orchestra's recently released schedule for the 2005-2006 season charts a path to the core of symphonic repertoire, and includes appearances by artists such as pianist Orion Weiss, a 2002 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, and 16-year-old violin prodigy Rachel Lee. New music director Jose-Luis Novo, a violinist-turned-conductor from Spain, comes to the ASO by way of Yale University, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the University of Cincinnati.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 14, 2002
Giuseppe Verdi, the greatest opera composer of them all, hated to receive unsolicited librettos. "It is impossible, or almost impossible, for someone else to divine what I want," he said. But Roman Catholicism's liturgy for the dead - the Requiem Mass - was another story. When Verdi took that text -with its evocations of holy light, hellfire, the agonized groans of the damned, the blaring trumpets of the Day of Judgement - and set it to music, he created the most electrifying work of the choral canon.
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