Jonathan Palevsky teams up with Jed Gaylin, music director of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, with two lectures and a performance option of a concert by the HSO, featuring Beethoven's delightful Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major. The program opens with Smetana's best-known tone poem, the Moldau, followed by Bartok's exciting Piano Concerto No. 3 with soloist, Alexandre Moutouzkine.
Palevsky will lead you through this eclectic music to discover why, although from different periods, these three works fit so well together on a concert program. Nearly everyone has heard and knows the Moldau; the Beethoven symphony, perhaps less so. Yet, these days, the Fourth is beginning to appear on concert programs more often. The lively first and last movements envelop one of Beethoven's most beautiful slow movements. Other than the Concerto for Orchestra, the Bartok third piano concerto is this composer's best-known and best-liked work.
912.551.01 $64 (lectures only, 2 sessions)
912.551.02 $74 (lectures plus performance)
Lectures: Thursdays, Oct. 6 and 13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Homewood campus
HSO performance, Saturday, Oct. 15, 8 p.m., Shriver Hall
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission. You will be unable to register online and receive the discount. Contact 410-516-8516 for registration information.