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WYPR & HSO Present—Classical Music 4 People w/ Short Attention Spans

March 2, 2024 @ 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.