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HSO Orchestral Concerts — 2010-2011 Season

Jed Gaylin, Music Director

Orchestral concerts were performed in Shriver Hall on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Pre-concert lectures took place in the Clipper Room on the second floor of Shriver Hall.


Saturday, October 16, 2010, 8:00 pm

Free pre-concert talk at 7 pm with John Bowen and Jed Gaylin

Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, Opus 56 (Scottish)

Gaetano Donizetti: Excerpts from Lucia di Lammermoor
Michelle Seipel, soprano – Lucia
Frederic Rey, tenor – Edgardo
John Brandon, baritone – Enrico
Christopher Austin, bass-baritone – Raimondo
Peter Scott Drackley, tenor – Arturo
Jennifer Blades, mezzo-soprano – Alisa
John Bowen, narrator

Lucia di Lammermoor Excerpts:

Act I, Part 1 Cavatina: Crushing and deadly torment (Cruda, funesta smania)


Act I, Part 1 Duet: Where my father in dishonor (Sulla tomba che rinserra)…The gentle breeze shall bear to you (Ah! Verranno a te sull’aure)

Edgardo, Lucia

Act I, Part 2 Trio, sextet, and finale: Here is your husband (Ecco il tuo sposo)… Who restrains me at this moment? (Chi mi frena in tal momento?)…Now begone, you wretch (T’allontana, sciagurato)

Edgardo, Enrico, Lucia, Raimondo, Arturo, Alisa

Act II Aria: From the chamber that had been waiting (Ah! Dalle stanze ove Lucia)


Act II Aria and finale: You before God’s throne are flying (Tu che a Dio spiegasti l’ali)

Edgardo, Raimondo

Free concert; no tickets or reservations needed (part of FreeFall Baltimore)


This concert was a collaboration between the Hopkins Symphony and Baltimore's Opera Vivente. Opera Vivente performed a fully staged "Lucy of Lammermoor" in English, with these singers and Jed Gaylin conducting, on October 22, 24, 28, and 30 in the Great Hall of Emanuel Episcopal Church, 811 Cathedral St., Baltimore. To learn more, visit www.operavivente.org.

Program Notes

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 8:00 pm

Tao Fan, guest conductor
Free pre-concert talk at 7 pm with Jonathan Palevsky

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Opus 84

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor
Jonathan Carney, violin

Manuel de Falla: The Three-Cornered Hat, Suites 1 and 2

Program Notes

Sunday, March 13, 2011, 3:00 pm

Free pre-concert talk at 2 pm with Jed Gaylin and Pervinca Rista

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat, Opus 73 ("Emperor")
Enrico Elisi, piano

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Opus 35

Sunday, April 17, 2011, 3:00 pm

Free pre-concert talk at 2 pm with Max Derrickson

This concert was dedicated to the memory of long-time HSO double bass player May Raila, who passed away in July 2010.

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor