Montgomery Philharmonic 2016 – 2017 Concert Season
11th Season – Inspired by…
We hope to answer many questions that have been posed by these works: “Why did Gustav Holst link both nature and mythology in his famous composition The Planets?” “What is the true American sound?” “How has the younger generation inspired scores of composers to write great music for them?” “Is all music inspired by dance meant to be danced to?” “What compelled Ralph Vaughan Williams to write an entire hour of music about December 25th?”
Please join us as we explore INSPIRED BY…
Inspired by Dance
With the Central Maryland Chorale
Inspired by Youth
Inspired by Nature
Inspired by America
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Why should you join the Montgomery Philharmonic?
With its unique musical program, the Montgomery Philharmonic is re-inventing the community orchestra. Like no other community orchestra, our musical program includes great connections to the community with the Bernie Rappaport Young Artist Competition for middle school students, the Youth Chamber Music Festival, the side-by-side concert with Watkins Mill High School students, and our Summer Reading Sessions.
We offer a varied program of experiences for each musician in the orchestra. Our repertoire is extensive and spans many genres and time periods. Through our collaboration with the Central Maryland Chorale, Montgomery Philharmonic members have an opportunity to play oratorio. We offer a chamber music experience, which gives musicians the option to participate in an in-depth, year-long study of chamber music, leading to a concert at the end of the season. Section rehearsals provide musicians with extra help solving problems that are unique to their particular section.
Members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and National Symphony Orchestra serve as our coaches for a series of Adult Education Master Classes that are open so that the public can observe our work. The Montgomery Philharmonic provides a unique experience for the serious community musician who desires the challenge of musical growth.
The Bernie Rappaport Competition gives middle school musicians an opportunity to play a concerto with a symphony orchestra. Named in memory of a trumpet player in the Montgomery Philharmonic, the winners of the competition are featured in one of the MP's concerts and we provide a small prize to help the winners continue their music education. more…
In the summer, the Montgomery Philharmonic hosts a free Youth Chamber Music Festival for youth ages 11-19. Members of the MP serve as coaches for the chamber music ensembles. For most of the students, it is their first experience with chamber music and this unique way of learning music. It teaches listening skills, leadership, and how to rely one each other.
Yearly, the Montgomery Philharmonic hosts a special series of Masterclasses with members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra. The classes are a peek into what goes on to prepare string technique and major chamber works. These Adult Education Masterclasses are open to the public …more
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