The Star Democrat - April 2017 - Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Fund established

From left are Jeffrey Parker, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra vice president; Buck Duncan, Mid-Shore Community Foundation president; Valerie Mazur, MSO Easton-area vice president; and Julien Benichou, MSO music director

EASTON — The Mid-Shore Community Foundation recently announced the establishment of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Fund, a designated endowment fund at the foundation.

The fund will be administered as an endowment to support and ensure the long-term growth of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Distributions from the fund will help support music enrichment programs for youth and other needs of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra.

Charitable contributions to the fund are encouraged and may be directed to the Mid-Shore Community Foundation in support of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Fund.

Established in 1997 and now celebrating its 20th year, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra is a nonprofit organization that serves the mid-Atlantic region through the performance and educational outreach of classical music.

Under the artistic direction of Maestro Julien Benichou, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra performs an annual season of concerts throughout the Delmarva area, as well as two holiday events — the Holiday Joy concert at the Avalon Theatre and the New Year’s Eve concert at Christ Church Easton.

Performances include a vast repertoire of classical and modern compositions, and feature world-class guest soloists, making the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra an integral part of the cultural life in communities where it performs.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform on April 27, 29 and 30, in Easton, Ocean View and Ocean Pines. Additional information regarding the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and its performance schedule is available on its website at

The Mid-Shore Community Foundation is a nonprofit public charity that serves both donors and nonprofits in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. Together with its donors, the foundation makes grants, awards scholarships and leads community efforts to improve the quality of life on the Mid-Shore.

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Guy McIntosh