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Symphony Meets American Idol in Hagerstown

"We are performing with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the show is titled, Symphony Idol. It's three former Idols, and we are going to give you a night full of fun and great music," said LaKisha Jones, American Idol season six alum.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Matt Giraud, LaKisha Jones and Haley Scarnato are in Hagerstown this weekend, doing what they do best, performing.

All three were top 10 finalists on American Idol, and they're preparing a mix of songs. They’ll be playing blues, jazz, pop, some country and Broadway in collaboration with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra.

"We are performing with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the show is titled, Symphony Idol. It's three former Idols, and we are going to give you a night full of fun and great music," said LaKisha Jones, American Idol season six alum.

"This is music that a lot of them have done before, so I think everyone's looking forward to the rehearsal and the performance," said Michael Jonnes, executive director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra. 

Jonnes said they're expecting a good turnout, and the members of the orchestra are excited to perform with the Idols. In turn, the Idols are just as excited to be performing with the Maryland musicians.

"You know, having that warmth and all that sound underneath you with the symphony is just going to be really incredible," said Haley Scarnato, American Idol season six alum.

Jonnes went on to say, "We've got the biggest back up band in the world for these three fine singers. 70 musicians, how could you go wrong?"

The former Idols may only perform once here in Hagerstown, but you might see still these Idols around while they're here. Matt Giraud, American Idol season eight alum said he'll be exploring a little while he's around.

"We'll be here for the next couple nights. So I'm looking forward to getting out on the town and seeing what there is to do and really just looking forward to playing with they symphony," Giraud said.

Matt, LaKisha and Haley are opening the MSO's 32nd season.

Tickets are still available for the show on Saturday, September 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $15 to $49; students in grade one through 12 are able to attend for free.  They're available at the box office or online.

Anyone interested in meeting these Idols? They'll be hanging out at Bulls and Bears in Hagerstown immediately following the performance Saturday night. Tickets are available by phone or in person, but you can't get them at the door.

Sympony Idol with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra is at the Maryland Theatre in downtown Hagerstown.

 

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