<September 2017>

Guitar Genius Sharon Isbin

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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, April 6, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 3:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Saturday, April 8
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Hailed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time," multi Grammy Award-winner Sharon Isbin joins the DSO in jazz phenom Chris Brubeck's recently debuted Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. In rare presentation, Leonard Slatkin leads Gustav Mahler's poignant unfinished Tenth Symphony, masterfully reconstructed for the composer's centenary in 1960 by famed British musicologist Deryck Cooke.

ConcerTalk 4/6 at 6:30 PM; 4/8 at 7 PM; & 4/9 at 2 PM: 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! Associate Conductor Michelle Merrill will speak on this occasion.


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

Sharon Isbin, guitar   


VIVALDI Concerto for Lute and Orchestra in D major, R. 93.  
CHRIS BRUBECK Affinity: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra  
MAHLER (COOKE) Symphony No. 10