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Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

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Orchestra Hall
Friday, May 26 – 10:45 AM Buy Tickets
Saturday, May 27 – 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
Sunday, May 28 – 3:00 PM Buy Tickets
This program will be live webcast Saturday, May 27
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Virtuosic Canadian violinist James Ehnes returns in the first Detroit performances of a concerto by celebrated orchestral and film composer James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games series), and guest conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads Rachmaninoff's romantic Second Symphony.

ConcerTalk 5/27 at 7 PM & 5/28 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! This occasion will feature a talk with Austin Stewart, an advanced student with the University of Michigan’s Gershwin Initiative.


Artists

Cristian Macelaru, conductor  Bio

Winner of the 2014 Solti Conducting Award, Cristian Măcelaru has established himself as one of the fast-rising stars of the conducting world.  With every concert he displays an exciting and highly regarded presence, thoughtful interpretations and energetic conviction on the podium. Recently appointed Conductor-in-Residence of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Mr. Mǎcelaru has conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in subscription concerts three times in recent seasons, including on his own January 2014 program and having stepped in unexpectedly to replace Jaap van Zweden in April 2013 and Pablo Heras-Casado in December 2013.  He came to public attention in February 2012 when he conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a replacement for Pierre Boulez in performances met with critical acclaim.

Learn more at macelaru.com.

James Ehnes, violin   

Program

JAMES NEWTON HOWARD Violin Concerto (DSO premiere)  
RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 2