The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Presents AUSTRIAN MELODIES, 2/28-3/1

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra's (ASO) 2013-2014 season continues with concerts at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8pm. Under the musical direction of Maestro José-Luis Novo, the ASO will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 36, "Linz" and Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 7.

The program titled "Austrian Melodies," pays homage to the birthplace of both Mozart and Bruckner. These two composers worked nearly a century apart and played a vital role in developing the symphonic form. Showing their creators at their most energetic and most confident, the two pieces on the program are ASO premiers.

In conjunction with these concerts, St. John's College and the ASO will present a panel discussion on Bruckner's Symphony No. 7. This discussion will take place in the Conversation Room at St. John's College on February 18 at 7:30pm and is free and open to the public. Entitled, "Why Bruckner?" six panelists from the ASO and St. John's will talk about Bruckner's seventh symphony, and members of the audience are encouraged to join the discussion.

Adult tickets to "Austrian Melodies" start at $25, and student tickets are $10. Concertgoers can also purchase a midseason subscription starting at $84 for the remaining three Lexus Classic Concerts. Single tickets for these concerts can be purchased through the ASO website at www.annapolissymphony.org, by calling 410-263-0907, or by stopping by the ASO Box Office in room 204 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Monday through Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm.

All ticket holders are invited to attend a free pre-concert lecture in the auditorium at 6:45pm. Led by British pianist and lecturer Dr. Rachel Franklin, these entertaining talks enhance the concert experience by providing historical and insightful perspectives on that evening's repertoire.

Season support for the ASO is generously provided by Elizabeth Richebourg Rea, Baltimore / Annapolis Lexus Dealers, Maryland State Arts Council, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and the Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra features 70 professional musicians who perform a variety of symphonic music for audiences of all ages. Additionally, the non-profit organization provides educational programs through its partnerships with local schools, as well as various other community outreach efforts.

To request an interview with Maestro Novo please contact Jeth Mill, ASO Executive Director. For more information on the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, visit www.annapolissymphony.org or call 410-263-0907.




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