The Frederick Symphony Orchestra Blog

Musician Spotlight: Rachel Franklin

Posted by Illumine8 on Sep 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra will be playing with accomplished piano soloist Rachel Franklin in the first Masterworks concert of the year, Moscow On The Monocacy, on Oct. 21, 2017, at Jack B. Kussmaul Theater in Frederick Community College (FCC).

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Topics: musicians

A List Of The Best One-Hit Wonders Of All Time

Posted by Illumine8 on Sep 13, 2017 10:23:00 AM

In honor of National One-Hit Wonder Day this month, the Frederick Symphony Orchestra is counting down the most memorable one-hit wonders of all time. See if you remember a few of these catchy tunes: 

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Topics: Modern Music, music

FSO Symphony Spotlight Concerts Begin With Baroque Celebrations

Posted by Illumine8 on Sep 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is performing Baroque Celebrations, the inaugural Symphony Spotlight concert, on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Brodbeck Hall at Hood College.

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Topics: classical music, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, music

14 Quotes From Conductors That Will Change How You See Classical Music

Posted by Illumine8 on Aug 30, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra has drawn inspiration from political leaders, songwriters, actors, poets, philosophers, and journalists. Now, it’s time to hear why classical music is so important from those who help make it happen on stage.

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Topics: classical music, music

FSO Musician Spotlight: Mishee Kearney

Posted by Illumine8 on Aug 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Mishee Kearney is full of talent, from her creative prowess in art and music to her ability to pick up hobbies like jousting and archery.

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Topics: Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians

Join The FSO For Our Next Season!

Posted by Illumine8 on Aug 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra (FSO) is seeking qualified musicians to play for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Auditions will be Aug. 31, 2017, by appointment in Room 145 of the Fine Arts Building at Frederick Community College (FCC) in Frederick, Maryland.

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Topics: auditions, classical music, Events, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians

15 Of The Weirdest Facts About Classical Composers Ever

Posted by Illumine8 on Aug 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The FSO loves truly bizarre facts about classical music and its beloved composers. From love stories and song inspirations to family origins, we’ve given you some fun trivia.   

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Topics: Beethoven, classical music

The History Of The FSO's Concert Locations

Posted by Illumine8 on Aug 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM



Actor Frank Langella said, “One of the safest places to be in the world is the stage.”

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Topics: Insider, Events, Frederick Symphony Orchestra

Your Comprehensive Map To The FSO Musicians

Posted by Illumine8 on Jul 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Thanks to the success of our FSO Musician Spotlights, we became curious about where every single instrumentalist came from. Are they from Maryland, or do they hail from a nearby state? Did anyone grow up in the charming South or the relaxed West Coast? Is anyone from out of the country?

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Topics: Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians

FSO Musician Spotlight: John Maestri

Posted by Illumine8 on Jul 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

"Some of my family is from [New York], so I've kind of had these two worlds growing up between Mount Airy and New York City. Whenever I would go up to New York, I'd be listening to something...and that music would take on a new vibe [by] just being in that environment, which I thought was really cool."

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Topics: Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians