Stage Presence

WARM WELCOME This November and December, the MSO will host cellist Daniel Gaisford, pianist Didier Castell-Jacomin, trumpeter Andrew Balio and violinist Qing Li, in addition to soprano Rochelle Bard and bass-baritone Kevin Short for three themed concerts.

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Celebrates The Holidays With Three Special Concerts On The Shore

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony, Delmarva’s only professional orchestra, continues its 22nd season with a trio of special themed concerts.

This November, in Easton, Ocean View and Ocean Pines, the MSO will showcase three world-class soloists in a concert titled “Appalachian Spring.” The program will open with Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos in G Minor, featuring cellist Daniel Gaisford and the MSO’s Jacques-Pierre Malan. The first half of the concert will close with Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings in E Major.

After intermission, the MSO will feature pianist Didier Castell-Jacomin performing Haydn’s Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major. According to MSO music director Julien Benichou, Didier brings to Haydn “the lightness and expression but also the depth of color.”

The concert will conclude with the titular piece, the original chamber orchestra version of Copland’s Appalachian Spring.

This December, in Easton, Lewes and Ocean City, the MSO will present its annual Holiday Joy concert, featuring Metropolitan Opera soloist Kevin Short. He will be joined by University of Maryland rising stars Ester Atkinson, Michael Butler and Erica Ferguson.

To close 2019, the MSO will present its annual New Year’s Eve concert, in Easton. The evening will feature soprano Rochelle Bard, who will be joined by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra principal trumpeter Andrew Balio and principal second violinist Qing Li.

“This season includes an incredible mix of new music, iconic masterworks and amazing soloists,” says Benichou. “Like every season, the MSO continues to break new ground. We can’t wait to share our 22nd season with patrons.”

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