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Virtuosity of Cho-Liang Lin

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Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 8:00 PM
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Concert Description

Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Cho-Liang Lin, Violin

Brahms Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn
Lalo Schifrin Tangos Concertantes
Smetana Overture to The Bartered Bride
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 5 "Reformation"

With a career spanning more than 30 years performing around the globe, renowned violinist Cho-Liang Lin brings the sounds of South America to Detroit in Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin's seductive Tangos Concertantes. Music Director Leonard Slatkin conducts Mendelssohn's "Reformation" Symphony.

ConcerTalk 1/14 at 7 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, Music Director Leonard Slatkin will speak about the program.


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

Cho-Liang Lin, violin   Bio
Performing on several continents, Cho-Liang Lin appears as soloist with orchestras of Dallas, Toronto, Houston, Nashville, and Detroit; in Europe with the Bergen Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, and the English Chamber Orchestra and in Asia with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Malaysia Philharmonic and Bangkok Symphony. As an advocate new music, Mr. Lin has collaborated with Tan Dun, Joel Hoffman, John Harbison, Christopher Rouse,, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Lalo Schifrin, Paul Schoenfield, Bright Sheng, and Joan Tower. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Lin appears at the Beijing Music Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Aspen Music Festival, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Learn more here.


LALO SCHIFRIN Tangos Concertantes (DSO premiere)  
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5, "Reformation"