WORLD PREMIERES

WORLD PREMIERES

A noted champion of contemporary composers and their music, Leonard Slatkin has premiered more than 175 orchestral pieces, many now performed frequently throughout the world.


Peter Schickele
A Zoo Called Earth
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
June 6, 1970


Leonard Slatkin
The Raven
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 2, 1971


Jerry Goldsmith
Music for Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
February 18, 1972


Leonard Slatkin
Extensions I
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
October 27, 1973


Leonard Slatkin
Rhymes and Sonnets
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
December 1, 1974


Leonard Slatkin
Dialogue for Two Cellos and Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
February 23, 1975


Jacob Druckman
Mirage
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
March 4, 1976

Donald Erb
Trombone Concerto
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
March 11, 1976


Leonard Slatkin
Absurd Alphabedtime Stories
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
March 14, 1976


Peter Schickele
American Birthday Card
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
July 17, 1976


David Del Tredici
In Memory of a Summer Day
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
February 23, 1980


Robert Wykes
A Lyric Symphony
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 10, 1980


Richard Rodney Bennett
Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
December 4, 1980


John Williams
Violin Concerto
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
January 29, 1981


Paul Fetler
Violin Concerto
Minnesota Orchestra
March 18, 1981


David Amram
Violin Concerto
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 2, 1981


Rhian Samuel
Elegy-Symphony
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
October 1, 1981


Kevin Hanlon
Cumulus—Nimbus
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
March 5, 1982


Joseph Schwantner
Magabunda
(Five Poems of Agueda Pizarro)

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
April 23, 1983


Gene Gutche
Ahkenaten
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
September 23, 1983


Edward Applebaum
Symphony No. 2
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
October 6, 1983


Donald Erb
Prismatic Variations
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
January 28, 1984


Otto Luening
Symphonic Fantasia No. 4
American Composers Orchestra
May 14, 1984


Robert Beaser
Songs from “The Occassions”
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 27, 1984


Robert Beaser
The Seven Deadly Sins
New York Philharmonic
June 2, 1984


Joji Yuasa
Towards “The Midnight Sun”
New York Philharmonic
June 3, 1984


Dane Rudhyar
Encounter
New Music America
October 31, 1985


Steve Martland
Babi Yar
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
November 29, 1985


Joseph Schwantner
A Sudden Rainbow
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
January 31, 1986


Steve Reich
Three Movements for Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
April 3, 1986


Dominic Argento
Capriccio for Clarinet and Orchestra:
“Rossini in Paris”

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 16, 1986


Steven Stucky
Dreamwaltzes
Minnesota Sommerfest
July 17, 1986


Iván Erod
Minnesota Sinfonietta
Minnesota Sommerfest
July 17, 1986


Joseph Phibbs
Music for English Horn and Piano
Minnesota Sommerfest
July 26, 1986


Stephen Paulus
Suite from The Postman Always Rings Twice
Minnesota Sommerfest
July 26, 1986


Christopher Rouse
Phantasmata, Movements I and III
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
October 25, 1986


Joan Tower
Silver Ladders
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
January 9, 1987


William Bolcom
Fourth Symphony
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
March 13, 1987


Donald Erb
Concerto for Brass and Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
April 16, 1987


Kamran Ince
Ebullient Shadows
Minnesota Sommerfest
July 23, 1987


Joseph Schwantner
From Afar …
A Fantasy for Guitar and Orchestra

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
January 8, 1988


Joseph Schwantner
Piano Concerto
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
July 8, 1988


Jacob Druckman
Quickening Pulse
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
July 9, 1988


Ingram Marshall
Sinfonia, Dolce far Niente
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
December 8, 1988


Stanley Wolfe
Concerto for Violin
New York Philharmonic
February 9, 1989


Jacob Druckman
Brangle
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
March 23, 1989


Alberto Ginastera
Popul Vuh
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
April 7, 1989


Joan Tower
Island Prelude
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 4, 1989


John Tartaglia
Improvisations for Double Bass and Chamber Orchestra
Minnesota Sommerfest
July 27, 1989


Peter Schickele
Monochrome VI: “Music for a Summer’s Day” for ten pianos
Minnesota Sommerfest
July 27, 1989


Mark Phillips
Turning
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
October 6, 1989


Yui Kakinuma
Arioso
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
February 10, 1990


Robert Beaser
Piano Concerto
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 4, 1990


Claude Baker
Shadows
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 18, 1990


John Tartaglia
Fanfare Beethoveniana
Minnesota Sommerfest
July 13, 1990


Johann Strauss Jr./Jerome Cohen
Houghton Waltz
Minnesota Sommerfest
July 13, 1990


David Lang
International Business Machine:
An Overture for Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra
August 25, 1990


Ned Rorem
Goodbye My Fancy
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
November 8, 1990


Terry Riley
The Jade Palace Orchestral Dances
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
February 4, 1991


Steven Stucky
Impromptus for Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
April 26, 1991


Joan Tower
Concerto for Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 16, 1991


William Bolcom
Clarinet Concerto
New York Philharmonic
January 3, 1992


Toru Takemitsu
Fantasma/Cantos
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
January 24, 1992


Donald Erb
Ritual Observances
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
April 30, 1992


David Heath
Cry from the Wild
Philharmonia UK
June 11, 1992


Mark Isham
Five Short Stories 
for Trumpet and Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
November 27, 1992


Lowell Liebermann
Flute Concerto
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
December 6, 1992


Christopher Rouse
Trombone Concerto
New York Philharmonic
December 30, 1992


Phillip Ramey
Concerto for Horn and String Orchestra
New York Philharmonic
April 22, 1993


Michael Torke
Run
New York Philharmonic
April 29, 1993


Claude Baker
Awaking the Winds
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 14, 1993


Dmitri Shostakovich/Gerard McBurney
Hypothetically Murdered: Suite
Cleveland Orchestra
August 20, 1993


James MacMillan
Trumpet Concerto
Philharmonia UK
August 28, 1993


William Bolcom
Lyric Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
October 27, 1993


Bernard Rands
… where the murmurs die …
New York Philharmonic
December 9, 1993


Barbara Kolb
All in Good Time
New York Philharmonic
February 24, 1994


Samuel Adler
Concerto for Woodwind Quintet
and Orchestra: “Song of Ascent”
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 5, 1994


Joseph Schwantner
Percussion Concerto
New York Philharmonic
January 6, 1995


Toru Takemitsu
Family Tree
New York Philharmonic
April 20, 1995


Claude Baker
Whispers and Echoes
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
September 22, 1995


Jeffrey Mumford
within a cloudburst of echoing brightness
National Symphony Orchestra
November 2, 1995


Stephen Hartke
The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon
National Symphony Orchestra
November 2, 1995


Samuel Adler
Festive Proclamation
National Symphony Orchestra
November 9, 1995


Joseph Schwantner
Evening Land
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
November 24, 1995


Richard Danielpour
Toward the Splendid City
New York Philharmonic
January 4, 1996


Truman Harris
Prelude
National Symphony Orchestra
February 1, 1996


Robert Moran
Obrigado
National Symphony Orchestra
March 14, 1996


Anne LeBaron
American Icons
National Symphony Orchestra
March 21, 1996


Alexander Glazunov/Leonard Slatkin
Five Novelettes for Strings
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
April 5, 1996


John Casken
Sortilege
Philharmonia UK
April 9, 1996


Andreas Makris
J.F.K. Commemorative Fanfare
for Strings and Snare Drum

National Symphony Orchestra
April 25, 1996


Schwantner, Tower, Baker, Erb, Slatkin
Yet Another Set of Variations
(on a Theme by Paganini)

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
May 19, 1996


Claude Baker
Into the Sun
National Symphony Orchestra
September 12, 1996


Peter Schickele
Symphony No. 1, “Songlines”
National Symphony Orchestra
September 19, 1996


Henry Panion III
Fanfare & Elegy
National Symphony Orchestra
September 22, 1996


Ron Nelson
Panels (Epiphanies II)
National Symphony Orchestra
September 26, 1996


Peter Lieberson
Fire
New York Philharmonic
October 17, 1996


Betsy Jolas
Lumor
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
November 28, 1996


Roger Reynolds
The Red Act Arias
BBC Symphony Orchestra
August 4, 1997


John Corigliano
D.C. Fanfare
National Symphony Orchestra
October 24, 1997


John Zorn
Orchestra Variations:
Leonard Bernstein in Memoriam

New York Philharmonic
January 22, 1998


William Bolcom
Sixth Symphony
National Symphony Orchestra
February 26, 1998


Michel Camilo
Piano Concerto No. 1
National Symphony Orchestra
June 12, 1998


Jeffrey Rathbun
Three Psalms of Jerusalem
Cleveland Orchestra
August 16, 1998


John Corigliano
A Dylan Thomas Trilogy
National Symphony Orchestra
March 11, 1999


Michael Daugherty
UFO
National Symphony Orchestra
April 10, 1999


John Stephens
Three Symphonic Etudes
for Solo Timpani and Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra
April 10, 1999


Christopher Rouse
Seeing
for Piano and Orchestra

New York Philharmonic
May 6, 1999


Stephen Paulus
Behold This Man! George Washington
for Narrator and Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
September 12, 1999


Michael Kamen
New Moon in the Old Moon’s Arms
National Symphony Orchestra
January 13, 2000


Richard Danielpour
Voices of Remembrance
National Symphony Orchestra
January 13, 2000


Kurt Weill
Street Scenes
(Concert Version)
New York Philharmonic
March 9, 2000


Simon Bainbridge
Scherzi
BBC Symphony Orchestra
October 22, 2000


Mark-Anthony Turnage
Another Set To
BBC Symphony Orchestra
October 22, 2000


Roberto Sierra
Fandangos
National Symphony Orchestra
February 28, 2001


Alexander Goehr
… second musical offering (GFH 2001)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
September 10, 2001


Albert Willem Holsbergen/Beethoven
Overture to Macbeth
(completed from sketches by Albert Willem Holsbergen)
National Symphony Orchestra
September 20, 2001


Roberto Sierra
Recuerdo
National Symphony Orchestra
September 20, 2001


Jefferson Friedman
March
National Symphony Orchestra
September 27, 2001


Joan Tower
Strike Zones
National Symphony Orchestra
October 4, 2001


George Tsontakis
Mirologhia
for Percussion Solo and Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra
October 5, 2001


Robert Mintzer
Rhythm of the Americas
National Symphony Orchestra
January 24, 2002


Tina Davidson
Beyond the Blue Horizon
National Symphony Orchestra
January 24, 2002


Paquito D’Rivera
Gran Danzon (The Bell-Air Concerto)
for Flute and Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra
February 9, 2002


Richard Danielpour
Piano Concerto No. 3:
“Zodiac Variations”

National Symphony Orchestra
April 4, 2002


Daniel Ott
Firebrand
National Symphony Orchestra
April 18, 2002


Christian Jost
Cosmodromion
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
June 17, 2002


David Sawer
Concerto for Piano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
July 23, 2002


Judith Weir
Bright Cecilia
BBC Symphony Orchestra
September 14, 2002


Magnus Lindberg
Purcell Variation—Finale Grande
BBC Symphony Orchestra
September 14, 2002


Derek Bermel
The Ends
National Symphony Orchestra
September 19, 2002


Einojuhani Rautavaara
Clarinet Concerto
National Symphony Orchestra
October 17, 2002


Steven Burke
Dance Craze
National Symphony Orchestra
October 24, 2002


Cindy McTee
Symphony No. 1: Ballet for Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
October 24, 2002


Dominic Muldowney
Piano Concerto No. 2
BBC Symphony Orchestra
November 7, 2002


Mark-Anthony Turnage
Etudes and Elegies
BBC Symphony Orchestra
January 18, 2003


Mark-Anthony Turnage
The Game Is Over
BBC Symphony Orchestra
January 26, 2003


Martin Bresnick
Encore!
National Symphony Orchestra
April 24, 2003


Vineet Shende
Razzle for Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
June 5, 2003


Jeffrey Mumford
amid the light of quickening memory
National Symphony Orchestra
June 5, 2003


Joseph Phibbs
Lumina
BBC Symphony Orchestra
September 13, 2003


Daron Hagen
Susurrus
National Symphony Orchestra
September 17, 2003


John Sichel
Francesca da Bimini
(Calypso a la Russe)

National Symphony Orchestra
December 4, 2003


Stephen Jaffe
Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
January 8, 2004


Steven Stucky
Jeu de timbres
National Symphony Orchestra
January 24, 2004


David Teie
Fuga Eroica
National Symphony Orchestra
February 5, 2004


Leonard Slatkin
Fin
National Symphony Orchestra
June 3, 2004


Stewart Wallace
Skvera
for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

National Symphony Orchestra
June 3, 2004


Zhou Long
The Immortal
BBC Symphony Orchestra
July 20, 2004


Kevin Puts
River’s Rush
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
September 17, 2004


Jefferson Friedman
The Throne of the Third Heaven
of the Nations Millennium General Assembly

National Symphony Orchestra
October 28, 2004


Philip Glass
Symphony No. 7, “A Toltec Symphony”
National Symphony Orchestra
January 20, 2005


Stephen Jaffe
Cut Time
National Symphony Orchestra
March 13, 2005


Rob Mathes
Gershwiniana
Los Angeles Philharmonic
July 15, 2005


David Del Tredici
Rip Van Winkle
National Symphony Orchestra
November 20, 2005


Roberto Sierra
Missa Latina: Pro Pax
National Symphony Orchestra
February 2, 2006


Joseph Schwantner
Morning’s Embrace
National Symphony Orchestra
February 23, 2006


Edgar Meyer
Triple Concerto
for Banjo, Double Bass, and Tabla

Nashville Symphony Orchestra
September 9, 2006


F. J. Berg
Flute Mystery
National Symphony Orchestra
October 5, 2006


James Lee III
Beyond Rivers of Vision
National Symphony Orchestra
October 19, 2006


Mason Bates
Liquid Interface
National Symphony Orchestra
February 22, 2007


Daniel Kellogg
Pyramus and Thisbe
National Symphony Orchestra
March 4, 2007


Jennifer Higdon
Piano Concerto
National Symphony Orchestra
May 17, 2007


Mark Adamo
Four Angels for Harp and Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
June 7, 2007


Jefferson Friedman
Sacred Heart: Explosion
National Symphony Orchestra
October 4, 2007


Tan Dun
Piano Concerto
New York Philharmonic
April 9, 2008


Michael Daugherty
Troyjam
National Symphony Orchestra
May 18, 2008


Chen Yi
Olympic Fire
Royal Philharmonic
August 8, 2008


Derek Bermel
The Good Life
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
October 17, 2008


James Lee III
A Different Soldier’s Tale
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
December 11, 2008


Margaret Brouwer
Rhapsody for Orchestra
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
January 9, 2009


Alla Borzova
Songs for Lada
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
January 15, 2009


Rob Mathes
A Standing Ground:
Concertino for Orchestra

Nashville Symphony Orchestra
February 5, 2009


Leanna Primiani
Sirens
Nashville Symphony Orchestra
February 6, 2009


Derek Bermel
Swing Song
Boston Symphony Orchestra
August 1, 2009


Richard Danielpour
A Woman’s Life
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
October 16, 2009


Billy Childs
Violin Concerto
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
January 29, 2010


Cindy McTee
Double Play
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
June 3, 2010


Lewis Spratlan
Life Is a Dream
Santa Fe Opera
July 24, 2010


Stephen Rush
Tango Symphony
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
April 14, 2011


Colin Matthews
Fanfare
BBC Symphony Orchestra
July 20, 2011


Du Yun
Kraken
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
May 11, 2012


Scott Eyerly
Arlington Sons
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
October 5, 2012


Mason Bates
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
December 7, 2012


Roberto Sierra
Navidad en la montaña
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
December 13, 2012


Kerry Turner
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra:
“The Gothic”

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
May 23, 2013


Missy Mazzoli
River Rouge Transfiguration
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
June 1, 2013


Bright Sheng
Concerto for Violin
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
October 10, 2013


David Del Tredici
Dum Dee Tweedle
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
November 30, 2013


Jie Wang
To and From Dakini
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
March 27, 2014


Allan Gilliland
Harp Concerto
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
March 27, 2014


Bright Sheng
Zodiac Tales
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
April 4, 2014

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov/Maurice Ravel
Antar
Orchestre National de Lyon
June 12, 2014

William Bolcom
Circus Overture
Boston Symphony Orchestra
August 8, 2014


Leonard Slatkin
Endgames: Concertino Grosso
for Woodwinds and Strings

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
November 20, 2014


Tod Machover
Symphony in D
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
November 20, 2015


Leonard Slatkin
Kinah
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
December 5, 2015


Mohammed Fairouz
Desert Sorrows
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
January 14, 2016


Aaron Jay Kernis
Flute Concerto
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
January 21, 2016


Maurice Ravel/Yan Maresz
Sonata for Violin
Orchestre National de Lyon
April 8, 2016