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Founder of Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra is helping to shape the area's musical landscape

Founder of Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra is helping to shape the area's musical landscape

After being hired as the music director and organist at Faith Lutheran Church in 2012, in Cockeysville, Gregory Lauer quickly discovered that the north Baltimore County community was overflowing with musical talent. He met a judicial assistant who played the viola, and an orchestra conductor who taught music classes in Anne Arundel County public schools. With the help of those and other fellow musicians, and fired by his own ambition, Lauer then tried to create something the area had never had before — its own symphony orchestra.

In 2013, Lauer launched the Hunt Valley Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra's reputation for quality has made Lauer's a well-known name in the local...

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