<February 2019>

Paganini Variations

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

Sergei Rachmaninoff declared, "I try to make my music speak simply and directly that which is in my heart." Makoto Ozone, equally renowned for his jazz improvisations, plays the ravishing Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. In addition to a world premiere by Juliet Palmer, most recent recipient of the DSO’s Elaine Lebenbom Memorial Award for Female Composers, the “other” concerto on these concerts showcases the virtuosity of the entire DSO, as Leonard Slatkin concludes the season with Bartok’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   


RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini  
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra