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MSO presents Beethoven, oboe concerto

HAGERSTOWN, MD. - The Maryland Symphony Orchestra continues its 2015-2016 Masterworks Series in March with Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 6” (Pastoral) and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Oboe Concerto in A minor.”

The concerts will be 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the historic Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.

Fatma Daglar will be the soloist for the oboe concerto. In addition to being the principal oboist of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Daglar is the principal oboist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Post-Classical Ensemble, and Concert Artists of Baltimore. She recently joined Zéphyros Winds, a distinguished North American chamber ensemble.

She has held the position of assistant principal oboist with the Louisville Orchestra and has performed on oboe and English horn with the Baltimore, Richmond, Harrisburg, and Delaware symphony orchestras; and, the Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Washington Concert Opera Orchestra and Britt Festival Orchestra, among others. Recent solo engagements include performances of Richard Strauss, John Harbison, Lukas Foss, and Mozart oboe concertos. She has toured and performed throughout the United States, China, Japan and the Middle East. An enthusiastic advocate of historical performance, she studied baroque oboe at the Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute and has appeared with the Washington Bach Consort, Ama Deus Ensemble, Brandywine Baroque, Modern Music, and Bach Sinfonia.

Daglar attended the Robert College of Istanbul and the Istanbul University Conservatory of Music, where she received her bachelor’s degree in music. She also holds a master’s degree and a graduate performance diploma in oboe performance from the Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Sara Watkins. She teaches at Towson University, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and the Peabody Preparatory.

All ticket holders are encouraged to attend Prelude, which takes place one hour before each Masterworks Concert. MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and the guest artists or featured musicians share information on the compositions and their composers that will enhance concert-goers enjoyment and appreciation of the concert.

Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 301-797-4000, or in person at the MSO office at 30 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Md. Office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.