The Frederick Symphony Orchestra Blog

Frederick Symphony Orchestra Celebrates The Holidays

Posted by Illumine8 on Nov 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra will perform Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker on Dec. 9, 2017 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College.

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Topics: Modern Music, classical music, Events, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, Holidays

What Are The Most Basic Elements Of Classical Music?

Posted by Illumine8 on Nov 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what makes classical music so unique from other genres? It’s about distinguishable elements, as outlined by the Frederick Symphony:

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Topics: Instruments, classical music

21 Top Songs Inspired By Classical Music

Posted by Illumine8 on Oct 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM



In 2018, we’re performing an entire concert dedicated to classical music’s impact on rock and roll and pop. Check out some of the most popular songs inspired by the genre.

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Topics: Modern Music, classical music

A Quick Preview Of The FSO's Season Composers

Posted by Illumine8 on Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If it’s your first time at a classical music concert, allow the Frederick Symphony Orchestra to get you acquainted with this season’s chosen composers before you see our show:

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Topics: Beethoven, classical music, Events, Frederick Symphony Orchestra

FSO Musician Spotlight: Lauren Rostek

Posted by Illumine8 on Oct 11, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Montgomery County native Lauren Rostek comes from a musical family. Her mother has a background in voice and piano while her father and grandfather played the accordion.

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Topics: Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians

Classical Music’s Most Famous Composer Feuds

Posted by Illumine8 on Oct 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Make no mistake that the world of classical music composition is competitive and difficult by nature.

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Topics: classical music

FSO Celebrates Russian Composers With Moscow On The Monocacy

Posted by Illumine8 on Sep 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The Frederick Symphony Orchestra (FSO) will perform Moscow On The Monocacy on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College.

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

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