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Mozart's "Prague" Symphony

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Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 8:00 PM

Concert Description

Israeli-born cellist and contemporary artist Maya Beiser crosses cultural borders in "Desert Sorrows" — a world premiere concerto by Arab American composer Mohammed Fairouz. Leonard Slatkin leads Mozart's "Prague" Symphony and two serenades showcasing the breathtaking virtuosity of the DSO's strings and winds.

This performance will also be held Thursday, January 14 and Friday, January 15 at other locations.

On "Desert Sorrows" by Mohammed Fairouz:
This cello concerto is dedicated to the precious Faisal Al-Juburi with everlasting loyalty, respect and love.

Movements:
I. Yowm Ad-Dīn (The day of Reckoning)
II. Al- Maccaber (The Graves)
III. Jannat: Saud Al-Faisal In Memoriam (Heavens)

View the program notes here.

Made possible with generous support from Julie F. and Peter D. Cummings



ConcerTalk: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music!


Artists

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

Maya Beiser, cello   

Program

DVORÁK Serenade for Winds  
ELGAR Serenade for Strings  
MOZART Symphony No. 38, "Prague"  
MOHAMMED FAIROUZ Concerto for Cello and Orchestra  


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