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The Virtuosity of Sarah Chang

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Friday, October 10, 2014 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, October 11, 2014 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2014 – 3:00 PM

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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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.


Leonard Slatkin, conductor  Bio

Internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin began his tenure as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2008. In addition, Maestro Slatkin is the Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon, a position he has held since 2011. He is highly regarded for his historic leadership of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1979 to 1996 and his tenure as Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1996 to 2008. He has also served as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and held Principal Guest Conductor positions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Learn more at 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.