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Mahler's Ninth

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Orchestra Hall
Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 3:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Sunday, December 10
at 3:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Gustav Mahler said “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.” In Mahler’s Ninth and final full symphony, he created a world bridging the spaces between life, fate, and joy. It also takes its place among the “final ninths” of Beethoven, Schubert, and Dvořák; a musical autobiography reliving his exploration of love, longing, beauty, and inevitably, death, eventually fading away into the ether as a final farewell.

ConcerTalk 12/9 at 7 PM, 12/10 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! Conductor Yaniv Segal will interview composer Joshua Cerdenia.


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


JOSHUA CERDENIA World Premiere: Feuertrunken (Fire-Drunk)  
MAHLER Symphony No. 9