2022-2023 Concert Schedule

Concerts at Strathmore start $10 and up for adults. Discounts for children under 18, group sales, and senior citizens (with ID) are available in person at the Strathmore Ticket Office or by calling (301) 581-5100.

MCYO of Strathmore
Music Center at Strathmore – May 9, May 10 & May 14

Get ready for a musical extravaganza like no other as Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore presents their annual spring concert series! Over the course of three days, a staggering 550 young musicians will take the stage in 13 ensembles, showcasing the breadth and depth of musical talent in our community.

From the soaring melodies of the symphony orchestra to the intricate harmonies of the chamber ensembles, this concert series has something for everyone. Led by a team of accomplished conductors, these young musicians will bring their passion and energy to each and every performance, creating an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

TUE, MAY 9, 2023 | 7PM:
Performing Ensembles:
Clarinet Choir, directed by Lori Fowser
Future Strings, conducted by Katherine Smolen
Preparatory Strings, conducted by Jorge Orozco
Chamber Strings, conducted by Jorge Orozco

WED, MAY 10, 2023 | 7PM:
Pre-Concert Performance:YA Percussion Ensemble, directed by Christopher Barrick
Performing Ensembles:

Harp Ensemble, directed by Monika Vasey Rhodes
Junior & Senior Flute Choirs, directed by Carolyn Oh
Young Artists, conducted by Mary Poling
Chamber Ensemble, directed by Julie Savignon

SUN, MAY 14, 2023 | 2PM:
Pre-Concert Performance:
SYM & PHIL Percussion Ensembles, directed by Christopher Barrick
Performing Ensembles:
Symphony, conducted by Simeone Tartaglione
Philharmonic, conducted by Kristofer Sanz

Come join the MCYO Philharmonic as they present LOVE IN BLOOM – “Love Songs from Around the World.” LOVE IN BLOOM will feature beautiful, lush, and passionate orchestral love themes from around the world including, Italy: featuring the Symphonic Intermezzo from Amica by Mascagni, China: featuring the world premier of Fluttering Hearts by Lucy Chen, Argentina: featuring Ave Maria by Piazzolla, Spain: featuring Suite from La Mula by Navarro, and Cuba: Danzon no. 2 by Marquez. Come celebrate these amazing young musicians as they bear their musical souls and take us on an amazing musical journey around the world! The Philharmonic will also be joined by MCYO Symphony presenting works by Wagner, Smetana, and a premiere of a new commissioned work by Edward Smaldone titled Cimelo. 
Cimelio (Heirloom), was composed during the tail end of a three-year pandemic.  It is intended as a memorial, an heirloom memory to the people in my own life who have left us: family, friends, colleagues, loved ones, mentors, and more.