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JPR To Host Pre-Concert Conversations at Britt Classical

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JPR is once again hosting the Pre-Concert Conversations at the Britt Classical Festival. Prior to each concert, there are informal talks in Britt's new Performance Garden beginning at 7pm for those who want to learn a little more about the music and composers.

The conversations feature Britt's guest artists, musical director Teddy Abrams, principle players from the orchestra, and other classical music luminaries. This year's remaining conversations include (JPR Host shown in parenthesis):

Aug 5 - Violinist Ray Chen (Eric Teel)
Program:
Lev Zhurbin: Current (World Premiere)
Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky: Petrushka
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

Aug 6 - Pianist Jeremy Denk (Don Matthews)
Program:
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 
Mozart: Symphony No. 25
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Aug 8 - OSF Company Members TBA (Geoffrey Riley)
Program:
Shakespeare and Song - Selections by:
Gilbert & Sullivan
Stephen Sondheim
Debussy
Frank Loesser
Rodgers/Hammerstein

Aug 13 - Soprano Celena Shafer and Mezzo Lauren Everwein (Don Matthews)
Program:
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

Aug 19 - Britt Orchestra Member TBA (Alicia Polendey)
Program:
 Julia Wolfe: Amber Waves of Grain
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2
Copland: Symphony No. 3

Aug 20 - Britt Music Director Teddy Abrams (Eric Teel)
Program:
Michael Gordon: Natural History (Crater Lake-inspired world premiere)
Mason Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition