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Pandolfi plays Gershwin in Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, MD. - Pianist Thomas Pandolfi will be the guest artist when the Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents its final Masterworks Concert of the 2015-2016 season at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10, the historic Maryland Theatre, 30 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, Maryland.

Pandolfi will perform George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." The MSO, under the leadership of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, will also perform Antonin Dvořák's "Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95" and "Dreamtime Ancestors," a new work by American composer Christopher Theofanidis which was commissioned by 48 regional orchestras, including the MSO.

Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who with each passing season is becoming more and more sought after by audiences worldwide. He has been showered with superlatives by critics for his passionate artistry and amazing technique.

All ticket holders are encouraged to attend prelude, which takes place one hour (7 p.m.) before each Masterworks Concert.  MSO Music Director Elizabeth Schulze and the guest artists share information on featured composers and their works 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.

For the sixth consecutive season, the MSO will be providing free Masterworks concert tickets to students in grades one through 12.  This free student ticket initiative is generously underwritten by contributions from Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, Susquehanna Bank, The Rotary Club of Hagerstown, and The Rotary Club of Long Meadows