Salisbury University orchestra presents all Beethoven music

SALISBURY — The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra at Salisbury University (SSO) presents the all-Beethoven concert “Music from a Mastermind” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10.

Directed by Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen, the concert features guest pianist Gloria Chien. The program includes Symphony No. 2, Piano Concerto No. 4 and “Egmont Overture.” The concert is part of SU’s annual Spring Music Festival, “The Sound and the Fury: Music in Four Acts.”

Selected by the Boston Globe as one of the “Superior Pianists of the Year,” Chien made her orchestra debut at age 16 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has since earned some of the music world’s biggest prizes and competitions, including the World Piano Competition, San Antonio International Piano Competition and Harvard Musical Association Award. She also is a Steinway Artist and a member of the acclaimed Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center.

Chien performed at SU with violist Roberto Díaz during a recital sponsored by the SSO in 2012.

Admission is $20, $15 for seniors age 60 and older, and $5 for children 18 and under, SU faculty and staff, and non-SU students. SU student ID holders receive one ticket free. Advance tickets are available online and at the Information Desk of the Guerrieri University Center.

The concert is sponsored by Kuhn’s Jewelers, Eastern Shore Coffee & Water, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Staples & Associates, Erick Sahler Serigraphs and the Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council, with support from the Maryland State Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts.

Free shuttles from the GUC parking lot on Dogwood Drive to Holloway Hall are available. Shuttles begin one hour before curtain and return following the performance.

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