Leonard Slatkin conducts the Orchestre National de Lyon
October 16 and 23
In October, Stingray Classica presents a two-part premiere special featuring American conductor, author, and composer Leonard Slatkin with the prestigious Orchestre National de Lyon. Slatkin made his debut as a conductor at the age of 22, in 1966. On his long list of achievements are several Grammy Awards for Best Classical Album and Best Orchestral Performance. In 2011, Slatkin was appointed music director of the French Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL), which earned him the title of Directeur musical honoraire of that orchestra. See Leonard Slatkin and the Orchestre National de Lyon in concert on Saturday, October 16, and Saturday, October 23 on Stingray Classica!
Slatkin conducts Bolcom, Beethoven & Ravel
Saturday, October 16 | 21:00
American conductor Leonard Slatkin leads the Orchestre National de Lyon in a concert recorded at the Auditorium de Lyon in 2014. The concert opens with William Bolcom´s Circus Ouverture, which was specially composed for Slatkin's 70th birthday. The concert continues with a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto in C, Op. 56 performed by three female soloists: Olga Kern (piano), Baibe Skride (violin) and Sol Gabetta (cello). The work is the only concerto which Beethoven ever completed for more than one solo instrument. The concert closes with Ravel's beloved orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
Slatkin conducts Saint-Saëns and Poulenc
Saturday, October 23 | 21:00
Leonard Slatkin conducts the Orchestre national de Lyon in a concert recorded at the Auditorium de Lyon in France, 2013. The concert is a tribute to the organ of the Maurice-Ravel Auditorium, which was made by Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. The program features three works which premiered on exactly the same organ: Camille Saint-Saëns' Cyprès et Lauriers and Symphony No. 3 and Poulenc's Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings. Soloist is Vincent Warnier.