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For nearly 75 years, the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra has offered high-quality musical programs to the Takoma Park and Silver Spring, MD communities with the support of accomplished amateur musicians. The MSO offers four local concerts each season, all free of charge. Our concert programs draw from a diverse repertoire, enriching both audiences and our musicians alike.

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2020 Youth Concerto Competition

Thank you to those who submitted entries to our Fifth Annual Youth Concerto Competition! Since launching the youth concerto competition in 2016, the MSO has showcased ten winning soloists, providing an opportunity for musicians in middle and high school to perform with us at our annual concert on Sunday, June 21. We plan to announce the winners of the competition by April 6.

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It is through the generous support of people like you that we are able to make our music-making and educational mission possible.

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2019-2020 Season

Deconstructing the Orchestra with Berlioz

October 27, 2019

Berlioz, Hungarian March
Higdon, Spirit
Berlioz, March to the Scaffold
Strauss, Serenade
Berlioz, Royal Hunt and Storm
Holst, St Paul’s Suite, mvmt 1 & 4
Berlioz, Roman Carnival Overture


Sounds of the Season

December 15, 2019

Georges Bizet, L’Arlésienne: Carillion & Farandole
Gustav Holst, St. Paul’s Suite: Dargason
Calvin Custer, Hanukkah Festival Overture
Leroy Anderson, Sleigh Ride
Johann Strauss II, On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Antonio Vivaldi, Four Seasons: Winter
Blair Skinner, violin


Beethoven, Berlioz and Brahms

March 22, 2020 – POSTPONED

Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”
Berlioz, “Les nuits d’été”
Kate Jackman, mezzo-soprano
Brahms, “Hungarian Dances” Nos. 1, 3 & 10


Youth Concerto Competition Concert

June 21, 2020

Beethoven, Egmont Overture
Solo performances by competition winners
Dvorak, Symphony 9 (“New World”)

News

2020 Youth Concerto Competition

The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra is now inviting entries to our Fifth Annual Youth Concerto Competition! Since launching its youth concerto competition in 2016, the MSO has showcased ten winning soloists, providing an opportunity to perform with us at our annual June concert. Entries are now being accepted for our fifth annual concerto competition and must be submitted by …