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Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Opens 33rd Season

For Immediate Release
September 24, 2014

HILTON HEAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
“Music of Dreams and Drama”
Sunday, October 12, 2014 – 4 pm  
Monday, October 13, 2014 – 8 pm
“Bernstein and Shostakovich”
First Presbyterian Church – Hilton Head, SC
Contact:  Sarah Bergin
sbergin@hhso.org    www.hhso.org
(843) 842-2055

                                                                                                                                      
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Opens 33rd Season
                                                                                                       
The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor John Morris Russell, will open the orchestra’s 33rd season, “Music of Dreams and Drama,” with the works of Leonard Bernstein and Dmitri Shostakovich.  Shostakovich’s Soviet trauma in his brooding and heroic Symphony No. 5 reveals the reality of Voltaire’s Utopian fantasy in Bernstein’s Candide Overture.  Stephen Lin, the engaging and imaginative Taiwanese American pianist, will play Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1
 The concert will be held on Sunday, October 12 at 4 pm and Monday, October 13 at 8 pm in Hilton Head’s First Presbyterian Church.  Each concert will now include a matinee on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 pm along with the traditional Monday night concert at 8:00 pm. Maestro Russell will conduct a pre-concert chat before each concert.  A reception for the performers and audience will follow the Monday night concert in the church’s Gathering Space. 
            Soloist Stephen Lin’s artistry was clear when he was accepted into the Juilliard Pre-College Division at the age of 10; he made his debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 13.  Concert engagements have included the New Jersey Symphony, Tulsa Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, and Sendai Symphony in addition to Baltimore and New York appearances.  He also claimed an unprecedented three honors at the 2012 Hilton Head International Piano Competition—for excellence in baroque and contemporary music as well as his overall pianism.
Concert tickets are $25, $40, and $50. Reduced prices are available for children and their accompanying parent. Call the Hilton Head Symphony office at (843)842-2055 to purchase tickets, or log into the orchestra web site at www.hhso.org.     Program notes by Joseph and Elizabeth Khan are available on the website before each performance.
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                                                            CALENDAR OF EVENTS                        

HILTON HEAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTA
“Music of Dreams and Drama!”
Sunday, October 12 – 4 pm
Monday, October 13 – 8 pm
“Bernstein and Shostakovich”
First Presbyterian Church, Hilton Head Island
540 W. Hilton Parkway

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra with Conductor John Morris Russell will begin its 33rd season with the music of “Bernstein and Shostakovich.” On October 12 and 13 at Hilton Head’s First Presbyterian Church.  The 2012 Hilton Head International Piano Competition honoree Stephen Lin will play Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

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