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February to May 2020
With three performances remaining in the Masterworks Series, there is still time to enjoy “Beethoven Discovers America!” Join us for a year-long celebration of Beethovens’s 250th Birthday with a season that reimagines his works and explores his influence on American music.
Chamber Music: String Quartet
Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:00 PM
The second performance of the Chamber Music Series will feature the Annapolis Symphony String Quartet at Temple Beth Shalom in Arnold. The string quartet came into being around the 1750s. Composer Franz Joseph Haydn is fondly referred to as the “Father of the String Quartet” because of his important contributions to the genre.
Winter Symphony Study Series
February 13 & 21, 2020 7:00 PM
From the son of Pachelbel, touring megastars like Paderewski to successful emigrés such as Rachmaninov, the United States has been drawing great composers since well before its Declaration of Independence.
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
February 28 & 29, 2020 8:00 PM
World-renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers performs her self-commissioned concerto Orchard in Fog. This concert will also feature Beethoven’s Leonore Overture and Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.
The Symphony at Strathmore
Sunday, March 1, 2020 3:00 PM
The Annapolis Symphony travels to the Music Center at Strathmore for a Sunday matinee performance featuring renowned violinist Anne Akiko Meyers. Heralded by Chicago Classical as “one of the most adventurous soloists on the international scene today,” Meyers performs her self-commissioned concerto Orchard in Fog.
Robert DiLutis, clarinet
March 20 & 21, 2020 8:00 PM
Our principal clarinetist, Robert DiLutis, takes center stage as the featured soloist performing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. The program also features Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 and Haydn’s ever-popular London Symphony.
Chamber Music: Wind Quintet
Sunday, April 26, 2020 3:00 PM
The Annapolis Maritime Museum on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Eastport plays host to the Annapolis Symphony Wind Quintet. A special selection of music will feature flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn.
Awadagin Pratt, piano
May 1 & 2, 2020 8:00 PM
The final Masterworks Series concert of the year features pianist Awadagin Pratt performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert also features Pandora Undone, composed by Stacy Garrop, and Ellis Island: The Dream of America, composed by Peter Boyer.
The Life & Times of Beethoven
Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:00 AM
Professor Nigel Taproot, the affable and learned classical music aficionado, invites you to an enlightening introduction to Beethoven’s musical genius. This original Really Inventive Stuff program celebrates Beethoven, his remarkable age, and four famous notes. Featuring the music of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 with a playful peppering of fascinating facts and trivia.
Chamber Music: Brass Quintet
Sunday, June 7, 2020 3:00 PM
The Chamber Music Series finale will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. The Annapolis Symphony Brass Quintet is preparing a carefully crafted repertoire of selections featuring the trumpet, French horn, and trombone to honor the legacy of the Annapolis Brass Quintet.
Upcoming Events from the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
February 2, 2020
Chamber Music Series: String Quartet
February 13, 2020 – April 6, 2020
Symphony Study Series
February 28, 2020
2019-2020 FlexPass Subscriptions
February 28, 2020 – March 1, 2020
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin
Chamber Music Series Returns
The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series, presented by Stephen Holt of PPG Wealth, will take place from October 2019 through June 2020. These four intimate performances will highlight the various sections of the orchestra: woodwinds, brass, strings, and a small chamber orchestra. The concerts will take place at a variety of local venues in an effort to bring the much-loved Symphony musicians out into the community.