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Mahler Symphony No. 4

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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 7:30 PM
Friday, November 8, 2013 – 8:00 PM


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

Alexandra Soumm, violin   Bio

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, soprano   Bio

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