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Orchestra Hall
Friday, November 9 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, November 10 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 11 – 3:00 PM


Leonard Slatkin, conductor  Bio

Internationally acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin began his appointment as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in September of 2008. He was recently named Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL), France, beginning with the 2011-12 season. In addition, Mr. Slatkin continues to serve as Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a post that began in the fall of 2008.
Learn more at www.leonardslatkin.com.

Robert Williams, bassoon   Bio

Robert Williams has been Principal Bassoonist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since September of 1974. In addition to his duties with the DSO, Williams plays in the CutTime Players, the Neo-Bubonic Bassoon Quartet, the DSO Bassoon Quartet, the DSO Woodwind Quintet, the Bellingham Music Festival and the Grand Teton Music Festival. He teaches at Wayne State University and has been on the music faculties of the Aspen Music School and Festival, University of Michigan, and Michigan State University among others. Williams can be heard on all of the DSO recordings conducted by former Music Director Antal Dorati, and is married to DSO English Hornist Treva Womble.


BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4  
WILLIAMS The Five Sacred Trees: Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra  
COPLAND Three Dance Episodes from 'Rodeo'