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Lynn Harrell

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Orchestra Hall (map)
Friday, May 8, 2015 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – 8:00 PM

Concert Description

Legendary American cellist Lynn Harrell returns with a DSO premiere concerto by Augusta Read Thomas, and Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu makes his Detroit debut with Shostakovich's powerful Fifth Symphony.


PRECONCERT EVENT

Saturday, May 9 at 7 PM
Composer Augusta Read Thomas will speak about her work on the evening's program.


Artists

Hannu Lintu, conductor  
Lynn Harrell, cello   Bio

Lynn Harrell’s presence is felt throughout the musical world. A consummate soloist, chamber musician, recitalist, conductor and teacher, his work throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia has placed him in the highest echelon of today’s performing artists. Mr. Harrell is a frequent guest of many leading orchestras including Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and the National Symphony among others. In Europe, he has partnered with the orchestras of London, Munich, Berlin, Tonhalle and Israel, and has also toured extensively to Australia, New Zealand, and the Far East. Mr. Harrell has previously recorded with Leonard Slatkin and the Saint Louis Symphony, and was awarded two Grammy Awards in 1981 and 1987 for the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio and the complete Beethoven Piano Trios with Itzhak Perlman and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Program

TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6  
SIBELIUS Pohjola's Daughter  
AUGUSTA READ THOMAS Cello Concerto No. 3, "Legend of the Phoenix"  
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5