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Create Your Own

Create Your Own

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$29.00 - $99.00

Duration

1 hour 45 minutes with intermission

Date & Times

30

Oct, 2014

Thursday, 7:30 PM

31

Oct, 2014

Friday, 7:30 PM

1

Nov, 2014

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Program

Copland

El Salón México

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Christopher Rouse

Flute Concerto (New York Premiere)

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Ravel/orch. Constant

Gaspard de la nuit

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Artists

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin

Conductor

Leonard Slatkin is music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre National de Lyon. During the 2013–14 season, he conducted at Krzysztof Penderecki’s 80th birthday celebration in Warsaw, recorded with Anne Akiko Meyers and the London Symphony Orchestra, and appeared with the Chicago, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis symphony orchestras. He also toured China and Japan with the Orchestre National de Lyon and led the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in concerts across southern Florida. Highlights of the 2014–15 season include a collaborative celebration of his 70th birthday on both sides of the Atlantic, a three-week Tchaikovsky festival in Detroit, a Brahms symphony cycle in Lyon, and engagements with the New York Philharmonic, Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra, and Berlin’s German Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have won seven Grammy awards and earned 64 nominations. With the Orchestre National de Lyon, he has embarked on recording cycles of the Rachmaninoff piano concertos with Olga Kern, and the symphonic works of Maurice Ravel and Hector Berlioz. With the Detroit Symphony Orchestra he has released a digital box set of the Beethoven symphonies, and plans to offer the concertoes and symphonies of Tchaikovsky in the future. Mr. Slatkin has received the National Medal of Arts, the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Gold Baton Award, and several ASCAP awards. He has earned France’s Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, Austria’s Declaration of Honor in Silver, and honorary doctorates from The Juilliard School, Indiana University, Michigan State University, and Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the recipient of a 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book Conducting Business. Leonard Slatkin has served as music director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. He has held principal guest conductor positions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Founder and director of the National Conducting Institute and the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, Mr. Slatkin continues his conducting and teaching activities at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and The Juilliard School. Born in Los Angeles to a distinguished musical family, he is the son of conductor-violinist Felix Slatkin and cellist Eleanor Aller, founding members of the famed Hollywood String Quartet. He began his musical studies on the violin and studied conducting with his father, followed by Walter Susskind at Aspen and Jean Morel at The Juilliard School.

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Robert Langevin

Flute

Robert Langevin

Flute

Robert Langevin

Flute

With the start of the 2000–01 season, Robert Langevin joined the New York Philharmonic as Principal Flute, in The Lila Acheson Wallace Chair. In May 2001, he made his solo debut with the Orchestra in the North American premiere of Siegfried Matthus’s Concerto for Flute and Harp with Philharmonic Principal Harp Nancy Allen and Music Director Kurt Masur. His October 2012 solo performance in Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, was recorded for inclusion in The Nielsen Project, the Orchestra’s multi-season traversal of all of the Danish composer’s symphonies and concertos, to be released by Dacapo Records.

Prior to the Philharmonic, Mr. Langevin held the Jackman Pfouts Principal Flute Chair of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and was an adjunct professor at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh. Mr. Langevin served as associate principal of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 13 years, playing on more than 30 recordings. As a member of Musica Camerata Montreal and l’Ensemble de la Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec, he premiered many works, including the Canadian premiere of Pierre Boulez’s Le Marteau sans maître. In addition, Mr. Langevin has performed as soloist with Quebec’s most distinguished ensembles and has recorded many recitals and chamber music programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also served on the faculty of the University of Montreal for nine years.

Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Robert Langevin began studying flute at age 12 and joined the local orchestra three years later. While studying with Jean-Paul Major at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, he started working in recording studios, where he accompanied a variety of artists of different styles. He graduated in 1976 with two first prizes, one in flute, the other, in chamber music. Not long after, he won the prestigious Prix d’Europe, a national competition open to all instruments with a first prize of a two-year scholarship to study in Europe. This enabled him to work with Aurèle Nicolet at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany, where he graduated in 1979. He then went on to study with Maxence Larrieu, in Geneva, winning second prize at the Budapest International Competition in 1980.

Mr. Langevin is a member of the Philharmonic Quintet of New York with which he has performed concerts on many continents. In addition, he has given recitals and master classes throughout the United States and in countries such as Canada, Spain, Costa Rica, Japan, North Korea, Singapore, and Vietnam. He is currently on the faculties of The Juilliard School, The Manhattan School of Music, and the Orford International Summer Festival. 

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Special Thanks
Leonard Slatkin's appearance is made possible through the Charles A. Dana Distinguished Conductors Endowment Fund.

Christopher Rouse is The Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence.

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