Concert Includes Senior Soloists
March 12, 2010
Press Release #10-041
The St. Mary's College Orchestra, featuring student soloists and conductor Jeffrey Silberschlag, will perform the Diamond Symphony No. 4, composed by pre-eminent American composer David Diamond, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, one of Dmitri Shostakovich's most popular works, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2010, in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary's Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
Under the baton of Silberschlag, also music director and conductor of the Chesapeake Orchestra and the annual River Concert Series, the SMCM Orchestra performs regularly during the academic year and at the annual music festival in Alba, Italy. Silberschlag performs as a conductor and trumpet soloist throughout Europe, the United States, Russia, China, Japan and Israel.
St. Mary's College of Maryland, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger's, and The Princeton Review. Founded in 1840 as Maryland's "monument school" commemorating the state's first capital, SMCM is the state's only public honors college.
More than 2,000 students attend the college, which has the highest graduation rate for all Maryland public colleges and universities. The school's waterfront campus along the St. Mary's River in Southern Maryland is home to the 2009 National Intercollegiate Sailing Association Co-ed champions.