Mahler Symphony No. 4


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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, November 7   7:30 PM  
Friday, November 8   8:00 PM  

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Leonard Slatkin

Internationally acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin began his appointment as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in September of 2008. He was recently named Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL), France, beginning with the 2011-12 season. In addition, Mr. Slatkin continues to serve as Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a post that began in the fall of 2008.
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Alexandra Soumm

French violinist Alexandra Soumm is a multi-faceted artist who is equally at home in concerto and chamber repertoire. Born in Moscow, Alexandra Soumm started to learn the violin with her father at the age of five and gave her first concert two years later.  She later moved to Vienna to study with the renowned pedagogue Boris Kuschnir and won the Eurovision Competition in 2004.  Now based in Paris, she, along with two friends, founded non-profit organisation Esperanz’Arts in 2012, which was the culmination of four years’ involvement in charity projects aimed at creating opportunities through the arts.

Ilana Davidson

American soprano Ilana Davidson brings a crystalline soprano, assured musicality and interpretive insight to repertoire spanning the 12th to the 21st centuries. Ms. Davidson is a graduate of The Curtis Institute of Music and Carnegie Mellon University, she was a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and a participant in the Aston Magna Early Music Academy. Ms Davidson has studied Yoga since 1995 and is an avid painter.


FERRAN CRUIXENT Cyborg (American premiere)  
SIBELIUS Concerto for Violin and Orchestra  
MAHLER Symphony No. 4  


Leonard Slatkin, conductor  Bio
Alexandra Soumm, violin   Bio
Ilana Davidson, soprano   Bio