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NEW! Read some fun facts about Masterworks in HSO’s Prelude:


Masterworks #9: Gershwin: Pop artist or classical composer?

Masterworks #8: Romantic Rachmaninoff – Why did Rachmaninoff’s composing career nearly end almost as soon as it began?

Masterworks #7: Mozart & Hartt – Connecting to Mozart

Masterworks #6: Russian Masters – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major

Masterworks #5: What piece of music can claim to have “induced fits of sobbing, fainting and even orgasms” in the theatre?

Masterworks #4: The Role of the Conductor, OR – Can Someone Please Explain What a Conductor Does, Really?

Masterworks #3: Handel: He Created a Gift That Keeps on Giving

Masterworks #2: Beethoven – The Bold Entrepreneur

Masterworks #1: Focus on Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26

Notes with composers’ biographical information and detailed remarks about the musical selections on the program compiled by a musicologist are available in the playbill for all Masterworks and Classical Connections.

2014-2015 Season Program Notes

2013-2014 Season Program Notes Archive