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Orchestra Solos!

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Orchestra Hall
Thursday, March 27 – 7:30 PM
Friday, March 28 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 29 – 8:00 PM


Artists

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

Patricia Masri-Fletcher, harp   
Kenneth Thompkins, trombone   Bio

Kenneth Thompkins was appointed Principal Trombone of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by Neeme Järvi in 1997. Prior to this appointment, he held positions in the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Florida Orchestra and performed with the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. A former participant in the Detroit Symphony’s African American Fellowship Program, he has been a mentor to several Orchestra Fellows over the years.

Read his full bio at dso.org/orchestra.

Adrienne Ronmark, violin   
Hong-Yi Mo, violin   
David Buck, flute   
Sheryl Hwangbo, violin   
Dennis Nulty, tuba   
Rachel Klaus, violin   

Program

VIVALDI Concerto for Four Violins and Orchestra  
JOHN WILLIAMS Concerto for Flute and Orchestra  
WANG JIE Symphony No. 2, To and From Dakini  
ALLAN GILLILAND A Celtic Concerto for Harp And Orchestra  
BRITTEN The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra  
JOHN WILLIAMS Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra  
CARTER Remembrance