Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra is an ensemble of university students, community members and professional musicians dedicated to playing the classics – old and new – with outstanding guest artists from around the world. The enthusiastic support of Eastern Shore music lovers fosters a community of excellence centered on live symphonic performance.
The 2018-19 Concert Season Has Really Inventive Stuff!
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and Really Inventive Stuff present
The Life and Times of Beethoven
A Family Concert Featuring Really Inventive Stuff
Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Holloway Hall Auditorium
Dr. Timothy McDonnell, conductor
Michael Boudewyns, Professor Nigel Taproot
Sara Valentine, director
Really Inventive Stuff, theatre company
Created and designed by Really Inventive Stuff
Written by Michael Boudewyns & Sara Valentine
Directed by Sara Valentine
Music & Score advising by Steven Jarvi
The Life and Times of Beethoven was commissioned by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. It premiered on September 29, 2013 at Powell Hall in St. Louis, Missouri with Maestro Steven Jarvi and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.
Professor Nigel Taproot, the affable and learned classical music aficionado, invites you to an original Really Inventive Stuff program for families celebrating Beethoven, his remarkable age and four famous notes. Featuring the music of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, with a playful peppering of fascinating facts and timely trivia. (Did you know Washington was president during Beethoven’s lifetime? Roller skates were invented, too!) This enlightening performance is a splendid introduction to Beethoven’s musical genius.
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Purchasing our tickets is remarkably reasonable, especially for a live symphonic performance, and Holloway Hall Auditorium is beautiful and inviting. No wonder our concerts are community events.
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The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business and Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. The SSO is also supported by a grant from the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council.
Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.