Hopkins Symphony Orchestra Evenings Part II - Symphonie Fantastique: Pipe Dreams and Obsessions
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Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique is a piece both of its time yet timeless. Revolutionary in structure, scope, color, and story line, the work comes on the heels of the Napoleonic regime in a turbulent country. The piece is obsessive, outrageous, scary, and fun. Join Music Director and Conductor, Dr. Jed Gaylin (Peabody '95), as we watch the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra’s performance and pause between movements to discuss the work and performance considerations. This program will be presented on Zoom.
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Please, join us for Part III, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9: A Choral Symphony Discussed, on Thursday, November 19th. Please, register for each program individually.
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MEET OUR SPEAKER
Dr. Jed Gaylin, Music Director, Hopkins Symphony Orchestra
As Music Director, Dr. Jed Gaylin leads the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra (HSO), the Bay Atlantic Symphony, and Two Rivers Chambers Orchestra. He has been the Music Director of the HSO since 1993 during which time the orchestra has grown in size, prominence, and artistry into one of the country’s most accomplished university orchestras. The high standards of the orchestra and Jed’s belief in art’s ability to knit together and ignite new energy in our communities have resulted in collaborations with arts groups throughout Baltimore City, as well as with other non-profit and civic organizations.
Dr. Gaylin was awarded the prestigious Presser Music Award to conduct in Russia and a National Endowment for the Arts award to conduct in Mexico. He also served as the Director of Orchestras of the Cervera International Music Festival and Summer Course (Spain). He has been Principal Guest Conductor of the National Film and Radio Philharmonic (Beijing, China) as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Sibiu State Philharmonic (Romania.) He has led numerous orchestras, taught many master classes, and lectured throughout the world including at the Shanghai Conservatory, the Peabody Conservatory, and the Eastman School of Music.
Dr. Gaylin earned both a Bachelor of Music in piano and as Master of Music in conducting at the Oberlin Conservatory, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting at the Peabody Conservatory. He attended the Aspen Music Festival as a Conducting Fellow.
Dr. Gaylin makes music with spirit and intellect, soul and rigor, a deep knowledge of world cultures, human nature, and the arts – that is, with his whole being. His approach to music, musicians, and life is rare; an old world commitment to the study and depth of conception, combined with a welcoming presence and warm engagement – both on and off the podium.
To learn more about Dr. Jed Gaylin, please visit his website - https://jedgaylin.com/