Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate Featured in What’s Up Annapolis


September 1, 2023

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Featured in What’s Up? Annapolis Magazine


Annapolis, Maryland

He’s a violinist. He’s the founder and director of a successful school for young musicians. He’s a commercial airline pilot, a teacher, a community leader, and he’s the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra concermaster. Netanel Draiblate may be the only such person in the world. He wears many hats, and we are proud of them all. Please take a moment to enjoy this article written for the September edition of What’s Up Annapolis by Lisa Hillman. 

About the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Season 62 by continuing to make beautiful music in Maryland’s capital city and beyond. Last year the Symphony brought 67 live concerts to tens of thousands of audience members. Many of the concerts were offered free or at a greatly discounted rate to seniors, military service members, and students. The Annapolis Symphony expanded the Masterworks season to include additional performances as well as concerts at the Music Center at Strathmore, and continued to build the very successful Annapolis Symphony Academy. Season 62 will feature six Masterworks concerts, including three performances at Music Center at Strathmore, three chamber concerts across Annapolis and Bowie, two free community concerts in Anne Arundel County Parks, the annual Holiday Pops and Family concerts, and three days of concerts for school-aged groups at Maryland Hall. Comprised of nine staff members and 70 professional musicians, the Annapolis Symphony produces classical, chamber, pops, and family concerts each year, as well as multiple performances in schools, mental health facilities, museums and hospitals. 

The mission of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate, and enrich lives near and far by creating extraordinary musical experiences with uncompromising artistic excellence. As we celebrate our 62nd year in Annapolis, we are more intent than ever on bringing More Music, To More Places, For More People.

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra offers subscription packages, both for in-person and virtual viewing, as well as tickets for single in-person programs. For more information or to purchase tickets or subscriptions, visit AnnapolisSymphony.org or contact the box office at 410-263-0907.

About the Annapolis Symphony Academy

The Annapolis Symphony Academy is changing lives by providing accessible high-level musical education to students of all cultural and economic backgrounds while addressing the under-representation of minority musicians in the classical music field. Half of the Annapolis Symphony Academy student body is composed of minorities under-represented in contemporary orchestras of the United States. The ASA employs a model that emphasizes interaction and mutual respect. This model provides a diverse student body: it merges two overlapping, non-identical concepts of equality into one program. Students are selected for the program strictly based on merit and their drive to learn and become better musicians. Regardless of a student’s cultural background and through the incredible generosity of our donors, the Academy awards up to fifty percent of its annual tuition revenue in need-based scholarships. To learn more about the ASA, visit tunedtoyouth.org.

Media Contact: Diana Love, Director of Marketing and Communications, DLove@annapolissymphony.org – 410-267-3631