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Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 – 7:30 PM
Friday, October 13, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 – 8:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Saturday, October 14
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Leonard Slatkin’s 10th Season as DSO Music Director opens with Beethoven’s transformational 3rd Symphony, a work that would redefine the scope of what a symphony could be, and called the “Eroica” for its wide range of emotion. Pianist Olga Kern returns to perform Barber’s Piano Concerto, a famously challenging work that was made humanly possible to play only after a timely intervention by the mighty Vladimir Horowitz.

ConcerTalk 10/12 at 6:30 PM, 10/13 at 7 PM, 10/14 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! Music Director Leonard Slatkin will speak In this iteration.


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

Olga Kern, piano   Bio

Recognized as one of the great pianists of her generation, Olga Kern’s career began one decade ago with her award winning gold-medal performance at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001. With her vivid stage presence, passionately confident musicianship, and extraordinary technique, the striking young Russian pianist continues to captivate fans and critics alike. Recent seasons have seen her debuts with the Baltimore Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, and Vancouver Symphony, as well as repeat engagements with the Chicago Symphony at the Ravinia Festival and several recitals and master classes with the International Keyboard Institute in New York City. Ms. Kern was also featured in Playing on the Edge, the award-winning documentary about the 2001 Cliburn Competition.


CONOR BROWN World Premiere: How to Relax With Origami  
BARBER Piano Concerto  
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"