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Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story show each of these composers at their melodic and dramatic best. The tale, predating Shakespeare, of “star-crossed lovers” caught in the throes of vengeful violence is unfortunately as modern now as ever.  Gerrad Alex Taylor (Chesapeake Shakespeare Co.) and Jed Gaylin (HSO)
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Mendelssohn is erroneously known as a conservative composer. Yet, his orchestral works such as this concerto, or the “Italian” Symphony, Midsummer Night’s Dream, or The Hebrides burst with imagination in effect, form, and feel. Jed Gaylin (HSO) and Amy Beth Horman (violinist) will discuss the violin concerto and watch HSO’s performance with Ms.
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In contrast to the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto of our last presentation, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was blatantly––perhaps, even calculatedly––revolutionary. It depicts human sacrifice, if self-inflicted. From its set, costumes, choreography, and maybe, most of all, its music, this work screams for attention, and has never lacked it since its 1913 premiere in Paris. 
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    Conducting, community, and concerts

    Jordan Randall Smith, assistant conductor for the Hopkins Concert Orchestra, discusses his approach to programming and conducting

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