Classical Music

WSO's 'hidden gems' now in full daylight

The Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra's "Hidden Gem" program, Tuesday in the Kimball Theatre, was another example of the fine programming skills Janna Hymes brings to her role as conductor and music director. It's difficult to develop a season that is balanced between the old and familiar and the newer and less familiar. Yet, it's essential to the educational mission of any orchestra to provide listeners a variety of styles to expand appreciation and understanding. Hymes does this quite well, advancing the concept by her always-entertaining and informative commentary during programs.

Tuesday evening opened with a work that is not so much a hidden gem as a gem of an...