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The Virtuosity of Sarah Chang

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Orchestra Hall
Friday, October 10 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, October 11 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 12 – 3:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Sunday, October 12
at 3:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Our 2014-15 Classical season opens with a celebration of Maestro Slatkin's 70th birthday and the start of his 7th year as DSO music director! The program begins with the Detroit premiere of William Bolcom's 'Circus Overture' — commissioned for Maestro Slatkin's birthday, followed by the return of superstar violinist Sarah Chang and Brahms' Symphony No. 1.

WILLIAM BOLCOM Circus Overture
RON NELSON Sarabande for Katharine in April
BARBER Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

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PRECONCERT LECTURES
Please join us for these preconcert lectures before your concert!

On Saturday, October 11 at 7 PM DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin and featured composer William Bolcom will discuss the evening's performance! On Sunday, October 12 at 2 PM Joshua Duchan, Assistant Professor of Music at Wayne State University will present "Musical Functions of the Star Spangled Banner."

Admission to these lectures is FREE with your ticket to the concert.


Artists

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.

Sarah Chang, violin   Bio

Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors, and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Ms. Chang has dazzled audiences with her technical virtuosity and emotional depth.

Learn more at sarahchang.com.