Romance of Rachmaninoff


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Orchestra Hall
Friday, October 19   8:00 PM  
Sunday, October 21   3:00 PM  

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Leonard Slatkin

Internationally acclaimed American conductor Leonard Slatkin began his appointment as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in September of 2008. He was recently named Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL), France, beginning with the 2011-12 season. In addition, Mr. Slatkin continues to serve as Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a post that began in the fall of 2008.
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Olga Kern

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.


BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5  
RACHMANINOFF The Isle of the Dead  
RACHMANINOFF Caprice bohémien  


Leonard Slatkin, conductor  Bio
Olga Kern, piano   Bio