The Frederick Symphony Orchestra Blog

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

15 Summer Concerts You Need To Attend In Frederick, Maryland

Posted by Illumine8 on Jul 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

If you’re looking for something fun to do around Frederick, Maryland, check out the Frederick Symphony Orchestra’s complete list of family-friendly events from mid-July to the end of August 2017:

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

Frederick Symphony Orchestra Begins 2017 Camerata Season

Posted by Illumine8 on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Based on the success of last year's performances, the Frederick Symphony Orchestra’s summer residency, the Frederick Camerata, will be performing four free concerts throughout June and August.

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Topics: classical music, Events, Frederick Symphony Orchestra

28 Classical Music Selections To Help You Focus All The Time

Posted by Illumine8 on Jun 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

According to LifeHacker, “Followers of Getting Things Done and productivity writer David Allen note in forum posts that…[he prefers Antonio] Vivaldi's Four Seasons, [Johann Strauss] Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and other Baroque tunes as mood-setters for tackling tasks.”

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Topics: Modern Music, classical music, Music Therapy

20 Awesome Music Holidays You Should Always Celebrate

Posted by Illumine8 on Jun 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM



With the rise of social media, almost every day is a "holiday." That means it’s only right that we count down the most awesome and inspiring music "holidays" around the Internet:

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Topics: Modern Music, Events, music, Holidays

FSO Musician Spotlight: Jay McRoberts II

Posted by Illumine8 on Jun 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Photo courtesy of Cindy Majane

Silver Spring native Jay McRoberts II graduated from Springbrook High School in 1977 -- only a few short years after one of his favorite concerts, Chicago at the Baltimore Civic Center (now Royal Farms Arena). 

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Topics: Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians

How Maryland Schools Stay At The Top For Music Education

Posted by Illumine8 on Jun 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that the Frederick Symphony Orchestra has a lot to say about music education. We’ve discussed its benefits from childhood to teenage years and shown growing concern over the government’s potential cuts to arts programs across the nation.

Now, it’s time to congratulate the great strides that a few special Maryland arts programs have made toward improving their music curriculum.

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Topics: Insider, Education

11 Of The Greatest Classical Music Moments In Movies

Posted by Illumine8 on May 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Classical music is a medium that provides enough range and talent to assist all sorts of movie scripts. From the most classic indie movie of all time to a few foreign horror films, classical music is the backbone of these fantastic Hollywood soundtracks:

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Topics: Modern Music, Beethoven, classical music

FSO Musician Spotlight: Casey Perley

Posted by Illumine8 on May 24, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Casey Perley is no stranger to starting over -- and music makes it easy. The harpist has been in more than 15 permanent orchestras and ensembles with a soloist debut at 13 years old. 

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Topics: Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians

FSO's Final Concert Pays Tribute To Classic Cinema

Posted by Illumine8 on May 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Our final concert of the 2016-2017 season will pay tribute to the most famous love affairs in Hollywood classics and Broadway staples.

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