January 29, 2017
Subscriptions are now on sale for the DSO’s 2017-18 season, a celebration of Leonard Slatkin’s 10th anniversary as music director. The classical series features eight world premieres, a French festival highlighting the music of Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz and more, and a season-finale presentation of Puccini’s Turandot in concert.
“For my final season as music director of the DSO, it will be my pleasure to lead eleven weeks of subscription concerts at Orchestra Hall,” Slatkin said. “Instead of focusing on one composer for our Winter Festival, we will explore the variety of music, song, and dance that inhabits the French soul. In addition to outstanding soloists, both from within and outside the DSO, we will conclude my tenure with that grandest of all operas, Puccini’s Turandot. As an advocate for American composers, I am also conducting seven world premieres, including six written by past and present students of composers I have championed throughout my career.”