Chestertown, MD, February 23, 2004 — The Washington College Concert Series welcomes the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra to the College's Tawes Theatre, Gibson Performing Arts Center, Thursday, March 4, at 8 p.m. Single tickets can be purchased at the door, $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for youth 18 and under. Season tickets and sponsorships are available from the College. Since its formation in Budapest in 1963 by a group of former students from the famous Franz Liszt Music Academy, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra has been widely acknowledged as one of Hungary's foremost ensembles. Although Franz Liszt did not compose any works for string, the Orchestra adopted his name to pay homage to the genius composer whose name became inseparable with the establishment and appreciation of Hungarian music in the symphonic world.
Touring extensively throughout Europe, Japan, and the Americas, the Orchestra comprises 17 virtuoso string players in repertory from the baroque through the modern era, lead by Janos Rolla, a founding member of the Orchestra and one of Hungary's and Europe's foremost violinists. The Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra has been featured on more than 200 recordings on the Sony Classical, CBS, Teldec, EMI, Harmonia Mundi, Erato, Hungaroton, and Denon labels.
For ticket information and a 2003-2004 season brochure, call 410-778-7839 or 800-422-1782, ext. 7839. Season tickets are available for $50.00 per person. Individual tax-deductible patron memberships at $500.00. All membership packages include two tickets, and all donations over the price of the tickets are tax-deductible. Season tickets and memberships can be purchased by check or money order through the mail from the Washington College Concert Series, 300 Washington Avenue, Chestertown, MD 21620-1197.