Symphony Announces Upcoming Season’s Concert Dates

BERLIN — The 2015-2016 season of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra celebrates the anniversary of Maestro Julien Benichou’s 10 dynamic years as music director of the organization.

This season promises to showcase a great variety of music and soloists for you to enjoy and be inspired and energized by.

On Sunday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m., the Community Church in Ocean Pines will resound with evocative and exciting music from Spain and Argentina. The repertoire includes Ravel’s “Pavane pour une infante defunte”, an imagined dance for a 16th century Spanish princess, Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture” and the Argentinian composer, Ginastera’s impressionistic piece “Variaciones Concertantes.”

The amazing Beijing Guitar Duo composed of two young guitar virtuosos from Qingdao, China, Meng Su and Yameng Wang, will solo in Rodrigo’s “Concierto Madrigal.”

The popular Holiday Joy concert will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 13 and guest soloists saxophonist Gary Louie and soprano Sharin Apostolou will accompany the orchestra’s performance of traditional season favorites.

The spring concert on Sunday, March 20, 2016 features flautist Jean Ferrandis playing Mozart’s “Flute Concerto in G Major.” The orchestra will also perform Faure’s “Fantasy,” Poulenc’s “Deux marches et un intermede” and Mozart’s “Symphony No. 39.”

Violinist Arnaud Sussmann solos in the season finale concert to be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016. Repertoire includes Borodin’s “In the Steppes of Central Asia,” Sibelius’ “Violin Concerto in D Minor” and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, “Reformation.”

To guarantee reserved seating, season subscriptions are on sale now at $140 for all four concerts. Single tickets are also on sale at $38 ($45 for the holiday concert) for adults. The MSO is pleased to offer complimentary tickets to individuals 18 and under with reservations. These four concerts are also performed on Thursday evenings in Easton and on Saturday evenings in Ocean View, Del. the week of the northern Worcester County events. For additional information, to place a ticket order, or to obtain the season brochure, call 1-888-846-8600 or visit

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, a nonprofit organization, is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Talbot County Arts Council, the Worcester County Arts Council, the Sussex County Council, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, the Van Strum Foundation, CareFirst BlueCross/BlueShield, Choptank Electric Trust, Delmarva Power, as well as other generous donations from individuals, organizations and corporations.