Greenspring Valley Orchestra to Present Founding Conductor Robert Suggs’ Last Concert “A Musical Journey” May 7

April 7, 2017 7 AM

The Greenspring Valley Orchestra will present “A Musical Journey,” Sunday, May 7 at 4 p.m. at Stevenson University’s Inscape Theatre as Founding Conductor Robert Suggs concludes his tenure of 15 years with the orchestra and 24 years as Stevenson University Music Director. The theatre is located on Stevenson’s Greenspring Campus, 1525 Greenspring Valley Road, Stevenson, MD 21153. Admission is free at the door and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 443-334-2433 for further information.

“A Musical Journey” will take a retrospective look at some of the music that has been most memorable to Suggs over the past 60 years of his musical career. During the concert, Suggs will conduct music by Beethoven, Bernstein, Liszt and others. Suggs will also premiere his expanded orchestral arrangement of the Stevenson University Alma Mater he composed several years ago.

“I had no idea in 2002 when I first formed the Greenspring Valley Orchestra that it would steadily progress year after year in size and quality,” said Suggs. “I feel grateful that my tenure at Stevenson University has allowed me to pursue the widest possible range of music and develop a much broader variety of personal performance skills. That has enabled me to maintain my passion for music and to serve as a strong advocate for the power of music to my students and orchestra members.”

Suggs will perform a trumpet solo during the concert. Soprano Lori Hultgren and violinist Dana Goode will also be featured soloists.

Stevenson University, known for its distinctive career focus, is the third-largest independent university in Maryland with more than 4,100 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and adult bachelor’s programs at locations in Stevenson and Owings Mills.