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2019 Spring Gala Dinner

  • Chesapeake College: Todd Performing Arts Center 1000 College Circle Wye Mills, MD 21679 (map)

2019 Spring Gala Dinner

Honoring Cecilia & Robert Nobel and the Van Strum Foundation

Friday, April 26 - Immediately following our Season Finale Concert at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College

We are saluting 21 years of great symphonic music on Maryland’s Eastern Shore and the Delmarva Peninsula. We want you to be a part of the celebration!

On Friday evening, April 26, 2019, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Julien Benichou, will conclude its 2018-19 season with a Grand Finale concert at the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College. A stellar program of works by Jean Sibelius, Maurice Ravel, and Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 have been selected. Guest soloists for this special event will be Irish pianist Michael McHale, Allysa Packard, soprano, Jordan Swett, alto, Israel Lozano, Tenor, Kevin Short, bass, as well as both the Carter Legacy Singers, a choir comprised of all Morgan State University alumni, and the Southern Delaware Chorale. 

The 900 seat TPAC theatre provides a beautiful and comfortable setting, with excellent acoustics, for this important event. It will highlight the MSO’s continued success in providing high caliber symphonic music to our patrons in the urban to rural Delmarva Peninsula.


For those who wish to continue the celebration, we invite you to join Maestro Benichou and the guest soloists, post-performance, for a gala black-tie dinner. Featuring four gourmet courses catered by Mason’ Redux Restaurant of Easton, the seated dinner will be served in the center’s towering glass atrium. Tickets for the dinner are available through the MSO website or by mailing a check to the MSO with the printable order form located here. Individual tickets are available at $175 per person.

The MSO is a precious asset of our multi-county community that we need to nurture by our support. For we who have chosen the special lifestyle which these diverse counties offer, the MSO enriches our spirits with the glory of symphonic sound, educates our youth in the splendor of classical music through a variety of programs, and expands our knowledge of global contributions to music. It is a treasure that we must continue to nurture so that it remains a vibrant part of our lives, keeping pertinent the wealth of symphonic music and the genius of the many composers who create it.

2019 Spring Gala Co-Chairs

MaryLou Armstrong-Peters & Jeffrey Parker

We must keep the music playing! To do this, we need your help. Please join us as a sponsor for this evening culminating our 21st season.