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Emanuel Ax Plays Beethoven

Artists

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Emanuel Ax, piano

Program

Beethoven , Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus

Beethoven , Piano Concerto No. 2

Elgar , Symphony No. 1


Legendary American pianist Emanuel Ax joins Leonard Slatkin and the DSO in a stunning program of Beethoven and Elgar!

This performance is made possible with generous support from the Bonnie Ann and Robert C. Larson Guest Pianist Fund.



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Schedule

  • December 11 - 3:00 PM

    Emanuel Ax Plays Beethoven

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Emanuel Ax, piano

    Program

    Beethoven Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
    Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2
    Elgar Symphony No. 1

  • January 14 - 8:00 PM

    Virtuosity of Cho-Liang Lin

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Cho-Liang Lin, violin

    Program

    Lalo Schifrin Tangos Concertantes (DSO premiere)
    Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5, "Reformation"

  • January 20 - 10:45 AM

    Mozart Fest: Concertante

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Alex Kinmonth, oboe Scott Strong, horn Yoonshin Song, violin Eric Nowlin, viola

    Program

  • January 22 - 3:00 PM

    Mozart Fest: Symphony 39

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    David Buck, flute Karl Pituch, horn

    Program

  • January 27 - 8:00 PM

    Mozart Fest: Clarinet Concerto

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Kimberly Kaloyanides Kennedy, violin Hai-Xin Wu, violin Johanna Yarbrough, horn Ralph Skiano, clarinet

    Program

  • January 29 - 3:00 PM

    Mozart Fest: Symphony 40

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Robert Williams, bassoon David Everson, horn

    Program

  • February 3 - 10:45 AM

    Mozart Fest: "Nachtmusik"

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
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    Program

  • February 4 - 8:00 PM

    Mozart Fest: Jupiter Symphony

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Sharon Sparrow, flute Patricia Masri-Fletcher, harp

    Program

  • February 18 - 8:00 PM

    Gershwin Rarities!

    Artists

    Michelle Merrill, conductor
    Sara Davis Buechner, piano

    Program

    Gabriela Lena Frank Walkabout: Concerto for Orchestra
    Gershwin I Got Rhythm Variations
    Griffes The White Peacock
    Gershwin Second Rhapsody
    Shostakovich Symphony No. 1

  • March 4 - 8:00 PM

    Classical Roots

    Artists

    Damon Gupton, conductor
    Christine Lamprea, cello

    Program

    Terence BlanchardWorld Premiere
    Jeffrey Mumford of fields unfolding . . . echoing depths of resonant light (in memoriam Elliott Carter)

  • March 24 - 8:00 PM

    Branford Marsalis

    Artists

    Andrey Boreyko, conductor
    Branford Marsalis, alto saxophone

    Program

    Berlioz "Love Scene" from Romeo and Juliet
    Gabriel ProkofievSaxophone Concerto (DSO premiere)
    Prokofiev Suite from Romeo and Juliet

  • April 8 - 8:00 PM

    Guitar Genius Sharon Isbin

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Sharon Isbin, guitar

    Program

    Vivaldi Concerto for Lute and Orchestra in D major, R. 93.
    Chris BrubeckAffinity: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra
    Mahler (Cooke) Symphony No. 10

  • April 22 - 8:00 PM

    Symphonic Jazz

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Michel Camilo, piano

    Program

    Bach Orchestral Transcriptions
    Shostakovich Jazz Suite No. 1 (DSO premiere)
    Michel Camilo Concerto for Jazz Trio & Orchestra (world premiere)

  • April 27 - 10:30 AM

    #DSOLive Classroom Edition: Music and Movement

    Artists

    Michelle Merrill, conductor

    Program

  • May 7 - 3:00 PM

    The Defiant Requiem

    Artists

    Murry Sidlin, conductor
    Jennifer Check, soprano Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo soprano Issachah Savage, tenor Nathan Stark, bass

    Program

    Verdi Requiem
    Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín (DSO premiere)

  • May 13 - 8:00 PM

    Seductive Showpieces

    Artists

    Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor
    Alexandra Soumm, violin

    Program

    Márquez Danzón No. 2
    Bernstein Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium")
    de Falla The Three-Cornered Hat
    Gimenez Intermezzo from La Boda de Luis Alonso

  • May 19 - 8:00 PM

    Beethoven's Ninth!

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Hila Plitmann, soprano Rachelle Durkin, soprano Abigail Nims, mezzo soprano Sean Panikkar, tenor Peixin Chen, bass

    Program

    John Corigliano Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan (DSO premiere)
    Beethoven Symphony No. 9, "Choral"

  • May 27 - 8:00 PM

    Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

    Artists

    Cristian Macelaru, conductor
    James Ehnes, violin

    Program

    James Newton HowardViolin Concerto (DSO premiere)
    Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

  • June 2 - 10:45 AM

    Tchaikovsky's Fifth

    Artists

    James Gaffigan, conductor
    Nicola Benedetti, violin

    Program

    Stravinsky Circus Polka
    Wynton MarsalisViolin Concerto (DSO premiere)
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5