The Frederick Symphony Orchestra Blog

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

The Top 10 Most Underrated Composers Of All Time

Posted by Illumine8 on May 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM

There’s no shortage of debate on who are the most underrated and overrated composers of classical music. Here’s the Frederick Symphony Orchestra’s countdown of composers who deserve more recognition:

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Topics: classical music

9 Female Composers Who Shattered Classical Music's Standard

Posted by Illumine8 on May 3, 2017 9:00:00 AM

For centuries, female composers have been one step behind their male counterparts despite being some of the most influential figures in artistic history.

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Topics: classical music

11 Music Scholarships That Will Boost Any Application

Posted by Illumine8 on Apr 26, 2017 9:00:00 AM
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Topics: classical music, Education, music

FSO Musician Spotlight: Muffy Lewing

Posted by Illumine8 on Apr 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM
  
Born in Henderson, Nevada, Muffy Lewing was used to Southern charm and hospitality.
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Topics: Insider, Frederick Symphony Orchestra, musicians

Introducing Sarah Kim, FSO's Young Artist Competition Winner 2017

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

Sarah Kim, 18, won the Frederick Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition 2017. The violinist will be playing American composer Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto in G Major, Op. 14. at our next concert, Romanian Rainbow.

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

FSO Showcases Young Artist Competition Winner In May Concert

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

 
The Frederick Symphony Orchestra is performing Romanian Rainbow in Jack B. Kussmaul Theater at Frederick Community College on May 6, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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

8 Ways To Overcome Stage Fright Before Concert Day

Posted by Illumine8 on Mar 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

According to the Anxiety Coach, “Performance anxiety [also known as stage fright] is what happens when you focus on yourself and your anxiety, rather than your presentation or performance.”

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Topics: auditions, Education, Music Therapy

What Happens To Music Under The New Administration?

Posted by Illumine8 on Mar 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) was established in order to help fund creative education, public programs, preservation and access, research, challenge grants, digital humanities, the bridging cultures initiative, and federal/state partnerships.

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Topics: Insider, Education