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Recordings of most LSO concerts are available by contacting the Gifts of Art Office, 734-936-ARTS

LSOSpring2016flier2Sunday, January 24, 2016

Hill Auditorium

Music to thaw the ice: Works by Sibelius, Grieg and Beethoven

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

April in Paris

Featuring works by Puccini, Gershwin and Poulenc

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Guest vocal soloists

Organ soloist

 

 

LSOSpring2014flier_finalSpring 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015 (Mother’s Day)
4 p.m.
HIll Auditorium

Opening remarks: Janet Weiss, dean, Rackham School of Graduate Studies

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter,”
Movement I: Allegro vivace

Weber’s Bassoon Concerto in F Major, Op. 75
Played by LSO Concerto Competition Winner Eric Dluzniewski, euphonium

Holst: The Planets
with special guest choir

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Winter 2015LSOSpring2014flier_final

Sunday, January 18, 2015
4 p.m.
Pre-concert talk 3:15
Hill Auditorium

Opening remarks: U-M President Mark Schlissel

Still – Festive Overture

Barber – Music for a Scene from Shelley

Copland – Lincoln Portrait
Narrator: Carmen R. Green, M.D.

Beethoven – Symphony No. 5

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Spring 2014 

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00 pm, Hill Auditorium
Adrian Slywotzky, Music Director

Program:
In the Steppes of Central Asia – Borodin
October, Op. 131– Shostakovich
Symphony No. 2 – Rachmaninoff

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Winter 2014
Sunday, Jan 19, 2014, 4:00 pm, Hill Auditorium
Adrian Slywotzky, Music Director

Program:
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage – Mendelssohn
La Mer – Debussy
Symphony No. 2 – Brahms
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Program notes

Spring 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4:00 pm, Hill Auditorium
Oriol Sans, Music Director

Program:
Ma mere l’oye (Mother Goose) – Maurice Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition – Modest Mussorgsky
Horn Concerto No. 1 – Richard Strauss
Featuring Neil McKay, tuba, LSO Concerto Competition winner
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Winter 2013
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 7:30 pm, Hill Auditorium
Oriol Sans, Music Director

Program:
Festive Overture – Dmitri Shostakovich
Flute Concerto No. 1 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Featuring Amy Porter, U-M Professor of Flute, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Symphony No. 1 in D Major – Gustav Mahler

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Spring 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:30 pm, Hill Auditorium
Oriol Sans, Music Director

Program:
The Hebrides – Felix Mendelssohn
Fountains of Rome – Ottorino Respighi
Overture to The Flying Dutchman – Richard Wagner
Symphony No. 6, op 68, in F Major (Pastorale) – Ludwig van Beethoven
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Winter 2012
A celebration of the opening of U-M’s new Children’s & Women’s Hospital
Guest soloist Jourdan Urbach, violin
Sunday, January 22, 2012, 4:00 pm, Hill Auditorium
Oriol Sans, Music Director

Program:
The Chairman Dances– John Adams
Onegin Polonaise – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Zigeunerweisen – Pablo de Sarasate
La gioconda (Dance of the Hours) – Amilcare Ponchielli
Danse Macabre – Camille Saint-Saëns
Red Cape Tango – Michael Daugherty
Danzón No. 2 – Arturo Márquez
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Spring 2011
Thursday, 8:00 p.m., April 21, 2011, Hill Auditorium
Oriol Sans, Music Director and Conductor
Elim Chan, Assistant Conductor

Program:
Egmont Overture – Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Concerto, Mov. 1 – Antonín Dvořák
Featuring Adrienne Cheng, LSO Concerto Competition winner
Ritirata Notturna di Madrid – Luciano Berio
Three-Cornered Hat (Suite No. 1) – Manuel de Falla
Rapsodie Espagnole – Maurice Ravel
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Winter 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011, 4:00 pm, Hill Auditorium
Kenneth Kiesler, guest Conductor
Oriol Sans, Music Director

Program:
Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” – Gustav Mahler
With guest LSO Choir, featuring U-M faculty soloists Carmen Pelton & Melody Racine
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Spring 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010, 2:00 pm, Hill Auditorium
Robert Boardman, Music Director and Conductor

Program:
Voyage, for strings – John Corigliano
Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”, Mov. 1 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Featuring Cathy Twu, LSO Concerto Competition winner
Symphony No. 5 in E Minor – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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LSO concert in the Detroit Free Press

Winter 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010, 4:00 pm, Hill Auditorium
Robert Boardman, Music Director
Opening Remarks by James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., Dean, U-M Medical School

Program:
Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copland
Symphony No. 4, Mov. III, “From Greenland’s Icy Mountains”– Charles Ives
The American Suite – Antonín Dvořák
Sing of Michigan, All Over Again, My Michigan – William K. Brehm
Symphony No. 2, Mov. I “Totenfeier” – Gustav Mahler
Rainbow Body – Christopher Theofanidis
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Spring 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009, 4:00 pm, Hill Auditorium
Mark Latham, Music Director and Conductor
Opening Remarks by Dr. Robert Kelch, U-M Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs

Program:
Canzona duodecimi toni – Giovanni Gabrielli
Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, third movement – Camille Saint Saëns
Featuring Michael Hsu, M.D., LSO Concerto Competition winner
Conducted by Christopher Rountree, Assistant Conductor
Ninth Symphony in D Minor, Op. 125 – Ludwig van Beethoven
with special guest LSO Choir, the Livingston County Chorale and vocal soloists Leonora Green, Kristin Eder, Jesse Enderle and Steven Tompkins from the U-M Vocal Arts program
Reed Criddle, Choral Conductor
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Winter 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009, 4:00 pm, Hill Auditorium
Mark Latham, Music Director and Conductor
Introduction by James Shayman, M.D., U-M Associate Vice President for Research, Health Sciences

Program:
Promenade Overture – John Corigliano
Variations on a Theme by Haydn – Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 12 in E Major – Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 12 in D Minor (The Year 1917) – Dmitri Shostakovich
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May 2008
Clinton Smith, music director

Program:
Asclepius by Michael Daugherty
Suite from “Billy the Kid” by Aaron Copland
Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings
Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome and Fountains of Rome
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January 2008
Clinton Smith, music director

Program:
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture
Allegro non troppo from Symphonie Espagnole by Edouard Lalo
Featuring concerto competition winner Trina Stoneham
Gustav Holst’s The Planets, Op. 32
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April 2007
Benefit for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House Within a Hospital
Clinton Smith, music director
Guest soloist 13-year-old Jourdan Urbach
Fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss
Franz von Suppe’s Poet and Peasant Overture
Violin Concerto No. 5, Op. 37 by Henri Vieuxtemps,
Carmen Fantasie by Pablo de Sarasate.
Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg
William Tell Overture by Giacchino Rossini
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January 2007
Clinton Smith, music director

Program
Russian Easter Overture by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, featuring soloist Clinton Smith
Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, op. 78 (“Organ”).
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May 2006
John Goodell, music director

Program:
Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man”
Joan Tower’s “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1”
Tommaso Vitali’s Chaconne in G minor for violin, organ and strings
featuring Concerto Competition winner Tugsu Armstrong
Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74, by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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January 2006
John Goodell, music director

Program:
“An Orkney Wedding, with sunrise” by Peter Maxwell Davies
featuring bagpipe soloist Ewan MacPherson
“A Christmas Dance (Sir Roger de Coverly)” by Frank Bridge
Symphony No. 3, op. 56 by Felix Mendelssohn
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May 2005
John Goodell, music director

Program:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s overture from The Magic Flute
Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat, first movement featuring concerto Competition co-winner Matt Shevrin
Violin Concerto, second movement by Jean Sibelius,
featuring Concerto Competition co-winner Giant Lin
Finlandia – Sibelius
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring, and El Salon Mexico

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January 2005
John Goodell, music director

Program:
Symphony No. 29 in A Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 1, “Titan,” by Gustav Mahler
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May 2004
Laura Jackson, music director

Program:
Consecration of the House (Die Weihe des Hauses) by Beethoven
Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, first movement
featuring Concerto Competition winner Kent Rice
Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” arranged by Ravel
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January 2004
Laura Jackson, music director

Program:
Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 in D Major
Mozart’s Symphony No. 25
Mikhail Glinka’s Ruslan and Ludmila: Overture
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April 2003
Laura Jackson, music director
Program:
Aaron Copland’s Ceremonial Fanfare
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major
Maurice Ravel’s Pavane pour une infant defunte
Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky’s Fantasy Overture to “Romeo and Juliet”
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January 2003
Laura Jackson, music director
Program:
Concert suite from “Idomeneo” by Mozart
Polovetsian Dances from “Prince Igor” by Alexander Borodin
Danse Macabre by Camille Saint Saens
Firebird Suite 1919 by Igor Stravinsky

April 2002
Mitchell Williams, Music Director
Program:
Samuel Barber’s Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings
featuring Concerto Competition winner Doug Weaver
Aaron Copland’s Letter from Home
Leonard Bernstein’s Overture to “Candide”
Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, Op.73
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January 2002
Mitchell Williams, Music Director
Program:
Roman Carnival Overture by Hector Berlioz
Pelleas et Melisande by Gabriel Faure
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5
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May 2001
Mitchell Williams, Music Director
Program:
Overture to the Barber of Seville by Gioacchino Rossini
Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5
Piano Concerto in F Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
featuring special guest artist Louis Nagel, U-M Vice Provost
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January 2001 (LSO premiere)
Mitchell Williams, Music Director
Program:
Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture
Claude Debussy’s Prelude to “The Afternoon of a Faun”
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7
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