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Tchaikovsky's Fifth

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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, June 1, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Friday, June 2, 2017 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, June 3, 2017 – 8:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Friday, June 2
at 10:45 am EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Having just performed its debut with the London Symphony Orchestra to critical acclaim, guest conductor James Gaffigan and violin sensation Nicola Benedetti present a new concerto by Jazz phenom Wynton Marsalis! The DSO's incredible 2016-17 Season then comes to a celebratory finale with Tchaikovsky's majestic Fifth Symphony.

ConcerTalk 6/1 at 6:30 PM & 6/3 at 7 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 Lena Leson, an advanced student with the University of Michigan’s Gershwin Initiative.


Artists

James Gaffigan, conductor  Bio

American conductor James Gaffigan is praised for the precision and natural ease of his conducting and the illuminating insight of his musicianship. His passionate, energetic performances and ability to connect deeply with audiences and musicians has attracted international attention. Mr. Gaffigan's international career was launched when he was named a first prize winner at the 2004 Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition in Frankfurt, Germany. Since then, Mr. Gaffigan has worked with numerous institutions, and is repeatedly sought after as guest conductor with North America's most prominent orchestras including the Cleveland and Minnesota Orchestras, the Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, New World, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis and Toronto Symphonies, as well as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
http://cmartists.com/artists/james-gaffigan.htm

Nicola Benedetti, violin   

Program

STRAVINSKY Circus Polka  
WYNTON MARSALIS Violin Concerto (DSO premiere)  
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5