<August 2016>

Welcome Yoonshin Song

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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, May 23 – 7:30 PM
Friday, May 24 – 10:45 AM


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.

Karl Pituch, horn   Bio

Karl Pituch was named Principal Horn of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2000. In 1988, he finished as one of the top five hornists at the 37th International Music Competition in Munich, Germany. Pituch was the grand prizewinner at the 1989 American Solo Horn Competition and has been a finalist at many other solo competitions. Before joining the DSO, Pituch was Associate Principal Horn with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Principal Horn with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and the Chautauqua Festival Orchestra. Pituch can be heard on many recordings with the Dallas, San Francisco and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras.

Yoonshin Song, violin   Bio

Acclaimed as “a wonderfully talented violinist… [whose] sound and technique go well beyond her years,”  DSO Concertmaster Yoonshin Song was born in South Korea where she began her musical studies at age 5. Making her orchestral debut at age 11, she has since built a successful performing career throughout Korea, the United States, and Europe. Song earned her master’s degree and Graduate Diploma under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory and recently completed the Artist Diploma and Professional Study programs at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Mann and Glenn Dicterow.

Learn more at dso.org/orchestra.


RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3  
TURNER Horn Concerto ("The Gothic") (World Premiere)  
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9, "Choral"  
HOLST "The Planets"  
BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra