2023-2024 Season

Hopkins Symphony Orchestra 2023-24 Season, Jed Gaylin, Music Director

2023-24 Season

HSO is thrilled to announce our 2023-24 season lineup! This season will include performances of beloved orchestral works like Brahms' Symphony No. 1, appearances by internationally acclaimed soloists, and a unique partnership with Baltimore's Public Radio Station, WYPR.

Tickets go on sale August 1, 2023
WYPR & HSO Present—Classical Music 4 People w/ Short Attention Spans @ Shriver Hall
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

MARCH 2, 2024 | 7:30PM | SHRIVER HALL

Jed Gaylin, Music Director
Min Jin, tenor

Tom Hall (WYPR), Kati Harrison (WBJC), hosts

WYPR and Hopkins Symphony Orchestra present an evening of orchestral classics. This hour-long concert will feature a curated variety of short but iconic works with live commentary from WYPR host Tom Hall and WBJC host Kati Harrison. Sure to delight both steadfast orchestra-lovers and newcomers alike, this live performance will be aired on WYPR at a later date. If you’ve always wanted to check out an orchestra concert but didn’t know where to start, this is the night for you!

CHARLES IVES—The Unanswered Question

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN—Leonore Overture no. 3

ALEXANDER BORODIN— In the Steppes of Central Asia

GIUSEPPE VERDI—La forza del destino Overture—Min Jin, tenor

RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO—”Vesti la giubba” from I Pagliacci—Min Jin, tenor


PIETRO MASCAGNI—”Intermezzo sinfonico” from Cavalleria rusticana

GIACOMO PUCCINI—”Nessum dorma” from Turandot—Min Jin, tenor

Min Jin, headshot

Min Jin:

Tenor Dr. Min Jin has a versatile and wide-ranging career as a leading operatic tenor, recitalist, conductor, and voice professor. Praised for his easy lyricism, emotional intensity, and extraordinary top notes, Dr. Jin has delighted audienceswith concert and opera performances throughout the United States, South America, Italy, Canada, and South Korea.

He has appeared in many of the important concert venues in the United States such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centeras a recitalist, opera performer, as well as an oratorio soloist with choral societies. His past opera performances include a leading role in La Boheme, Lucia di Lammermoor, Romeo et Juliette, Carmen, L’elisir d’amore, Magic Flute, La Rondine, La Traviata, Tosca, Manon, Werther, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Vera Costanza and several others withNew Jersey State Opera, Ann Arbor Opera, Aspen Opera, Rochester Mercury Opera, Dicapo Opera, Academic Opera,Mannes Opera, Eastman Opera, Grand Valley State University, Kwang Ju City Opera and Po Hang City Opera.

As an oratorio and chamber music soloist, he has been featured in Carmina Burana and Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the Finger Lake Music Festival and the Grand Valley State University. Other featured solo engagements have included Haydn’s Creation, The Seasons, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Requiem, Dubois’s The Seven Last Word of Christ, Mendelssohn’s St. Paul, Elijah, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Mass in C Major, and his Symphony No. 9, Frank’s Mass in A Op. 12, and Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G, Mass in A-flat among others with Rochester Philharmonic, New Jersey Philharmonic, Russian National Symphony, Yucatan Sinfonia, Geneseo Symphony, Toronto Sinfonia, Toronto Philharmonia, Grand Rapids Symphony, Bay Atlantic Symphony, Eastman Philharmonic, Palisades Orchestra, Texas BC Orchestra and Quad City Symphony.

He was a first-prize winner of the Artist International Music Competition, the Korean Music Association Competition and a winner of the Heida Hermann International Voice Competition, the Oratorio Society Voice Competition, and the finalist in the Caruso International Voice Competition. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music.

As a music director, he currently serves as a principal conductor for the Washington Soloists Ensemble in Washington, D.C. and Bethel Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Previously, he served as a principal conductor for the Tedeum Choir in Chicago and Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan.

As a studio voice teacher, many of Dr. Jin’s students are awarded at voice competitions, festivals and young artist programs at the national and international levels.

Dr. Jin currently works as an Associate Professor of Voice at Towson University in Maryland. Previously, he has served on the faculty at the Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

HSO—30th Annual Family Concert @ Shriver Hall
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HSO—Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra @ Shriver Hall
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

APRIL 20, 2024 | 7:30PM | SHRIVER HALL

Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Jed Gaylin, Music Director
HSO Concerto Competition Winners—TBD

Virtuosity takes front and center at our all-concerto season finale. Winners of our biennial Concerto Competition are followed by musical prowess from the full orchestra, performing Bartók’s well-loved and vibrant Concerto for Orchestra.

Performances by HSO Concert Competition Winners
BÉLA BARTÓK: Concerto for Orchestra


Jed Gaylin, headshot

Jed Gaylin:

Jed Gaylin serves as Music Director of the Bay Atlantic Symphony (NJ), Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, and Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra (WV). In addition, he is Principal Conductor of the Cape May Music Festival. Previous posts have included Principal Guest Conductor of the National Film and Radio Philharmonic (Beijing), Director of Orchestras of the Cervera International Music Festival and Summer Course (Spain), and Principal Guest Conductor of the Sibiu State Philharmonic (Romania), and Artist in Residence at Stockton University. In 2018, Mr. Gaylin was tapped by Eastman School of Music composer Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez to conduct his Alla Balena Ensemble. ABE has performed at Eastman’s Kilbourn Hall, The Mexican Cultural Institute (Washington, DC), and Teatro Degollado in Guadalajara.

As a guest conductor, he has also worked with such prestigious orchestras as the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Bucharest Radio Orchestra, Shanghai Conservatory Orchestra, Academia del Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Eastman School of Music Broadband Ensemble, Lodz Philharmonic (Poland), Pomorska Philharmonic (Poland), Gnessin Institute Orchestra (Russia), Moscow Chamber Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Guanajuato (Mexico), Orvieto Festival Orchestra (Italy), Naples Philharmonic (Florida), Symphony New Hampshire, Opera Vivente (Baltimore), Wheeling Symphony, and the Xinjiang Philharmonic.

Mr. Gaylin has numerous television and radio broadcasts to his credit including National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition,” Voice of America (Europe and the former Soviet Union), WBJC (Baltimore), WWFM (NJ), Bucharest Radio Orchestra, and the National Radio and Film Philharmonic in Beijing.

He has collaborated with such celebrated soloists as Hilary Hahn, Yuja Wang, Eugenia Zukerman, Shai Wosner, and Stefan Jackiw. His discography includes Lee Pui Ming, She comes to shore, with Bay-Atlantic Symphony (Naxos/Innova) and Xinjiang Philharmonic (Tian Xian label).

Find out more about Mr. Gaylin at jedgaylin.com.