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Montgomery Philharmonic Announces Its 2017 – 2018 Concert Season:
Old Friends … New Friends

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Carnival Overture Opus 92, B. 169 (1891)Antonin Dvořák
Symphony No. 3 (1845) Franz Berwald
Variations on an Original Theme, Opus 36 (Enigma Variations) (1898–99)Edward Elgar

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017 with Central Maryland Chorale
Gloria (1974) – John Rutter
Messiah, Part 1 (1741) George Frideric Händel

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018 with Montgomery Village Middle School Band & Orchestra
Winner of Rappaport Competition
Other Repertoire TBD

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018
Symphony No. 66, Opus 428 (1992) Alan Hovhannes
Symphony No. 2 (1877) – Johannes Brahms

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018 with Central Maryland Chorale
Requiem (1887–1890) Gabriel Fauré

Our website provides information about the music, including webnotes and video and audio recordings. Please enjoy taking advantage of the information on our website.

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 to the public so that they can observe our work. The Montgomery Philharmonic provides a unique experience for the serious community musician who desires the challenge of musical growth.

Community Outreach

Young Artists
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.
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Summer Reading Sessions
The Montgomery Philharmonic offers a free Summer Reading Session as part of each season. The reading session is open to musicians of all ages who are accomplished enough to play in a symphony orchestra and who have reasonable sight-reading skills.
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SRS Repertoire
Youth Chamber Music
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.
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BSO and NSO Masterclasses
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
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