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Strauss & Wagner

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Friday, April 6, 2018 – 10:45 AM
Friday, April 6, 2018 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 7, 2018 – 8:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Saturday, April 7
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Originally composed as a gift to his wife after the birth of their son Siegfried, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll would eventually serve as musical inspiration to parts of his Ring cycle. Richard Strauss brings the mischievous Till Eulenspiegel to life as he brings chaos to a marketplace, mocks clergymen, and eventually is put on trial and sentenced to the gallows for his misdeeds.

ConcerTalk 4/6 at 7 PM & 4/7 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, Associate Conductor Michelle Merrill will interview composer Steven Bryant.


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

Yoonshin Song, violin   Bio

Acclaimed as “a wonderfully talented violinist… [whose] sound and technique go well beyond her years,”  DSO Concertmaster Yoonshin Song was born in South Korea where she began her musical studies at age 5. Making her orchestral debut at age 11, she has since built a successful performing career throughout Korea, the United States, and Europe. Song earned her master’s degree and Graduate Diploma under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory and recently completed the Artist Diploma and Professional Study programs at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Mann and Glenn Dicterow.

Learn more at dso.org/orchestra.


STEVEN BRYANT Zeal (World Premiere)  
BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2  
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll  
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks