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Debussy: La mer & Faun

Artists

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Benjamin Beilman, violin

Program

The DSO thanks violinist Benjamin Beilman for stepping in for Renaud Capuçon for the final two programs of the French Festival. Mr. Capuçon is unable to appear due to illness.

For concerts on Thursday at 7:30 PM and Friday at 10:45 AM, the program is unchanged, with Mr. Beilman featured in Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3. For concerts on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, Mr. Beilman will perform Saint-Saëns’ Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in place of the previously announced Violin Sonata by Ravel, along with Ravel’s Tzigane.

In La Mer, Debussy captures the elemental essence of the seas and expresses it through music; the transparent stillness of morning, the darkness of murky depths, and the power of surging tides through orchestral waves of sound. La Mer is a towering achievement, both in his career and in symphonic literature. Though written more than 100 years ago, it continues to influence musical portrayals of the sea to this day.

Artists
Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Benjamin Beilman, violin

Program
RABAUD, Procession Nocturne
SAINT-SAËNS, Violin Concerto No. 3
DEBUSSY, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
DEBUSSY, La Mer

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Schedule

  • February 23 - 10:45 AM

    Debussy: La mer & Faun

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Benjamin Beilman, violin

    Program

  • February 24 - 8:00 PM

    Symphonie Fantastique

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Benjamin Beilman, violin

    Program

  • March 3 - 8:00 PM

    Classical Roots

    Artists

    Joseph Young, conductor
    TBD

    Program

    Johnson Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
    Damon Dandridge "I Know I've Been Changed"
    Strauss Overture to Die Fledermaus
    Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4
    Moore Scenes from The Life of a Martyr

  • March 24 - 8:00 PM

    Beethoven's Seventh

    Artists

    Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
    Augustin Hadelich, violin

    Program

    Damon Dandridge "I Know I've Been Changed"
    Sibelius Pohjola's Daughter
    Britten Violin Concerto
    Beethoven Symphony No. 7

  • April 7 - 8:00 PM

    Strauss & Wagner

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Yoonshin Song, violin

    Program

    Steven Bryant World Premiere
    Bartók Violin Concerto No. 2
    Wagner Siegfried Idyll
    Strauss Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

  • April 13 - 10:45 AM

    Schumann's "Spring"

    Artists

    Hannu Lintu, conductor
    Ray Chen, violin

    Program

    Damon Dandridge "I Know I've Been Changed"
    DebussyPrintemps
    Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1
    Schumann Symphony No. 1, "Spring"

  • April 29 - 3:00 PM

    Dances & Nocturnes

    Artists

    Fabien Gabel, conductor
    Nicolas Altstaedt, cello

    Program

    Franck Le Chausseur Maudit
    Dutilleux Tout un monde lointain
    Debussy Nocturnes
    Ravel La Valse

  • May 5 - 8:00 PM

    Beethoven's Third Concerto

    Artists

    John Storgårds, conductor
    Louis Lortie, piano

    Program

  • May 26 - 8:00 PM

    Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Jennifer Koh, violin

    Program

    Roshanne Etezady World Premiere: Diamond Rain
    Chris Cerrone Violin Concerto (World Premiere)
    Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6

  • June 1 - 10:45 AM

    Rite of Spring

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Seong-Jin Cho, piano

    Program

    Jared Miller World Premiere
    Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

  • June 10 - 3:00 PM

    Puccini's Turandot

    Artists

    Leonard Slatkin, conductor
    Othalie Graham, soprano
    Jonathan Burton, tenor
    Guanqun Yu, soprano
    Hao Jiang Tian, bass

    Program

    Puccini Turandot