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Saturday, May 1, 1999, 8:00 p.m.

“Symphony Firsts” Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m. with Russell Steinberg Russell Steinberg: Symphony No. 1 (“City Strains”) Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Opus 68 Program Notes

Sunday, March 7, 1999, 3:00 p.m.

“Spring Stirrings” Pre-concert lecture at 2:00 p.m. with Charles Dempsey, Ph.D., JHU Department of Art History Edvard Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies Ottorino Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano Igor Stravinsky: Petrouchka (1947 Version) Program Notes

Saturday, December 5, 1998, 8:00 p.m.

“Opus Opera!” Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m. with Jonathan Palevsky Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to Nabucco Giuseppe Verdi: Act I from La Traviata Carla DelVillaggio, soprano Richard Crawley, tenor Giuseppe Verdi: Act II from La Traviata Margot Bos Stambler, soprano Fenlon Lamb, mezzo-soprano Program Notes

Saturday, October 24, 1998, 8:00 p.m.

“Art Creates Artists” Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m. with Max Derrickson Samuel Adler: Art Creates Artists Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major, Opus 35 Xiao-po Fei, violin Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Opus 90 Program Notes

Friday, September 11, 1998, 7:30 p.m.

Benefit Concert for Operation Smile Antonín Dvorák: Cello Concerto in B Minor, Opus 104 Bonnie Thron, cello Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Opus 18 Linda Pio-Roda, piano

Saturday, May 2, 1998, 8:00 p.m.

“The Big Questions” Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m. with Max Derrickson W. A. Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni Richard Strauss: Tod and Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Opus 24 Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat, Suites 1 and 2 Suite No. 1: Scenes and Dances Suite No. 2: Three Dances Program

Sunday, March 8, 1998, 2:00 p.m.

“Expatriates” Pre-concert lecture at 1:00 p.m. with Jonathan Palevsky Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Opus 11 (Br. 53) Brian Ganz, piano Andrzej Panufnik: Harmony George Gershwin: An American in Paris Program Notes

Saturday, December 6, 1997, 8:00 p.m.

“Celebrating 200!” Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m. with composer Jim Grant John S. Smith/arr. Luck: Star-Spangled Banner Franz Joseph Haydn: Overture to The Creation Jim Grant: Concerto for Viola and String Orchestra Eve Abraham, viola Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 1, Opus 39 Program Notes

Saturday, October 18, 1997, 8:00 p.m.

“Over the River and Through the Woods” Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m. with Ken Meltzer Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3, Opus 97 (“Rhenish”) Edvard Grieg: Concerto in A Minor, Opus 16 Eric Conway, piano Program Notes