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Rhapsody in Blue

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Friday, October 7, 2016 – 10:45 AM
Saturday, October 8, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 9, 2016 – 3:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Sunday, October 9
at 3:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson returns to Detroit with the music of two American greats — Copland’s rarely heard Piano Concerto and Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue. Leonard Slatkin continues in the jazz tradition with French composer Darius Milhaud’s Harlem-inspired ballet, and concludes with a Roman celebration in Respighi’s ever triumphant Pines of Rome.

ConcerTalk 10/8 at 7 PM & 10/9 at 2 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! In this iteration, University of Michigan Associate Professor of Musicology Mark Clague will speak about the program.

Next Gen Meet-up 10/8 at 7 PM: Join DSO's Next Gen Committee for a power hour of networking with young professionals at the 3rd floor bar.


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

Garrick Ohlsson, piano   Bio

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. To date he has at his command more than 80 concertos, ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century, many commissioned for him.

Learn more at opus3artists.com.


COPLAND Concerto for Piano and Orchestra  
MILHAUD Création du Monde  
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue  
RESPIGHI The Pines of Rome