<July 2019>

Paganini Variations

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Friday, June 7, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 3:00 PM
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Concert Description

Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin returns to the Orchestra Hall stage for an exciting Classical Series season finale. The program begins with the world premiere of Oil & Water by Juliet Palmer, winner of the DSO’s Elaine Lebenbom Award for Female Composers. Then, pianist Makoto Ozone—renowned in both the jazz and classical worlds—tackles Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, and Slatkin leads the DSO in Bartók’s dazzling Concerto for Orchestra.


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

Makoto Ozone, piano   


JULIET PALMER Oil & Water (world premiere)  
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini  
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra