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National Symphony Orchestra: Celebrating Slatkin at 75 / Kern plays Rachmaninoff

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - Saturday, December 7, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra

When former NSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, he commissioned a set of variations—each from a different living American composer—on the famous Paganini Caprice No. 24. In honor of Slatkin’s 75th birthday season, a number of orchestras, including the NSO, have each commissioned an additional variation to create a new, expanded version of the work.

Price

$15.00 - $99.00

Run Time

Approx. 1-3/4 hour

About

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Olga Kern, piano
Various: Yet Another Set of Variations (on a Theme of Paganini) (NSO co-commission)
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1
Copland: Symphony No. 3

“Call it star quality—music likes Kern the way the camera liked Garbo.”—the Washington Post

When former NSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, he commissioned a set of variations—each from a different living American composer—on the famous Paganini Caprice No. 24. In honor of Slatkin’s 75th birthday season, a number of orchestras, including the NSO, have each commissioned an additional variation to create a new, expanded version of the work. This feast of a concert also includes one of the Maestro’s signature works, Copland’s monumental Third Symphony, as well as Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto with extraordinary Russian pianist Olga Kern.

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