Hopkins Symphony Opens Its 25th Season With Free
Music Director Jed Gaylin and the Hopkins Symphony
Orchestra open their 25th anniversary season with a free
concert of blockbusters: Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue,"
with pianist Eric Conway, and Dvorak's "New World"
Symphony. The curtain-raiser is Weinberger's "Shvanda the
Bagpiper." The concert takes place at 8 p.m., on Saturday,
Oct. 20, in Homewood's Shriver Hall Auditorium. Eileen
Soskin of the Peabody Institute gives the pre-concert talk
at 7 p.m.
The program is part of Free Fall Baltimore, a citywide
effort to promote the arts. No tickets are required.
Featured works in later 25th anniversary concerts include
the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1, Sunday, Nov. 11;
Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Saturday, Dec. 1; Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1, Sunday, Feb. 17; free kids
concert, Saturday, March 8; Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto,
Sunday, March 9; the winner of the first Hopkins Concerto
and Aria Competition, Sunday, April 6; and Copland Symphony
No. 3, Sunday, April 27. The orchestra will present the
world premieres of works by Matthew Stofferahn on Dec. 1,
and Gaetano Panariello on April 27.
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