Beethoven’s birthday celebrations
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Annapolis Symphony Orchestra 2019-20 season

Sculptures representing German composer Ludwig van Beethoven and made by conceptual artist Ottmar Hoerl are displayed on May 15 , at the Muensterplatz square in Bonn, western Germany. The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will take part in the worldwide celebration of Beethoven’s birth with a focus this season on his impact on American music. (Ina Fassbender)
The ASO opening weekend features pianist Stuart Goodyear soloing music by George Gershwin, the son of immigrants who combined classical music with popular elements especially jazz. (Courtesy Photo)
On Nov. 8 and 9, Novo is excited to work with percussionist Lisa Pegher as she performs California composer Richard Danielpour’s percussion concerto “The Wounded Healer,” which he wrote for Pegher. Pegher plays marimba, vibraphones, pedal drums, a big drum kit and other instruments enhancing the four movements. (Courtesy Photo)
This year’s Holiday Pops concert features The Broadway Tenors bringing holiday songs to life. The Broadway Tenors feature three performers from a stable of Broadway performers. Brent Barrett (Chicago, West Side Story), John Cudia (Evita, Les Miserables) and David Burnham (Wicked, The Light in the Piazza) will entertain the Annapolis audience in this one night only performance on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo)
This year’s Holiday Pops concert features The Broadway Tenors bringing holiday songs to life. The Broadway Tenors feature three performers from a stable of Broadway performers. Brent Barrett (Chicago, West Side Story), John Cudia (Evita, Les Miserables) and David Burnham (Wicked, The Light in the Piazza) will entertain the Annapolis audience in this one night only performance on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo)
This year’s Holiday Pops concert features The Broadway Tenors bringing holiday songs to life. The Broadway Tenors feature three performers from a stable of Broadway performers. Brent Barrett (Chicago, West Side Story), John Cudia (Evita, Les Miserables) and David Burnham (Wicked, The Light in the Piazza) will entertain the Annapolis audience in this one night only performance on Dec. 13. (Courtesy Photo)
The ASO again takes to the stage at The Music Center at Strathmore for three nights, Feb. 28 to March 1, with featured artist violinist Anne Akiko Myers. (Courtesy Photo)
On March 20 and 21, Novo is especially proud to feature the ASO’s principal clarinetist, Robert DeLutis, playing Aaron Copeland’s “Clarinet Concerto” in addition to Haydn “Symphony No. 104 in D major - London” and “Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93.” (Courtesy Photo)
The Masterworks season-closing concerts, May 1 and 2, feature pianist Awadagin Pratt. In addition to Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major” and Stacy Garrop’s “Pandora Undone” the two evenings will feature Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America.” (Rob Davidson)
The season-closing concerts will feature Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America.” with performances by area actors Greg Jones and Sally Boyett. (Courtesy Photo)
The season-closing concerts will feature Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island: The Dream of America.” with performances by area actors Greg Jones and Sally Boyett. (Allison Zaucha)
As always, the ASO features family concerts as part of it’s programming. This season’s focus will end its focus on Beethoven with " The Life & Times of Beethoven,” featuring Professor Nigel Taproot, anm affable and learned classical music aficionado. (Courtesy Photo)
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