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SAVE THE DATE | APRIL 13, 2014 | 2 PM

Leonard Slatkin, Conductor
Glenn Dicterow, Violin


LEONARD BERNSTEIN    Serenade after Plato’s Symposium

MODEST MUSSORGSKY    Pictures at an Exhibition
Orchestrated by Maurice Ravel, Arranged by Leonard Slatkin

MSM Symphony

In the tradition of the classical music conservatory, the orchestral studies program at MSM forms the heart of the performing experience for instrumentalists. All students, placed by competitive audition, participate in at least one of the School's three major orchestras—the MSM Symphony, Philharmonia, and Chamber Sinfonia—under the guidance of George Manahan, Director of Orchestral Activities.

The three orchestras' many performances each year give the students ample opportunities to develop their audition and ensemble technique, as well as knowledge of orchestral repertoire. In addition to Maestro Manahan, the orchestras work regularly with resident conductor David Gilbert and guest conductors such as Philippe Entremont and Kurt Masur. This April marks the debut of the MSM Symphony in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium performing under the baton of Maestro Leonard Slatkin.

Violin 1

Hannah Choi, Concertmaster
Daejeon, South Korea

Bo Wu
Chongqing, China

Fangyue He
Shanghai, China

Lina Zhao
Beijing, China

Wing Chun Hui
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Zi-Wei Yang
Shanghai, China

Jihee Lim
Kyung-do, South Korea

Elizabeth Wright
Bethlehem, PA

Kirstine Schneider
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jiye Lee
Seoul, South Korea

Holly Jenkins
House Spings, MO

Minghao Li
Guangyuan, China

Cathy Yang
Seoul, South Korea

Chaeyeon Lim
Sungnam, South Korea

Chloe Kiffer
Feves, France

Alina Czekala
Mannheim, Germany

Violin 2

Henry Wang, Principal
Saint Peters, MO

Ji Min Lee
Seoul, South Korea

Katherine Liccardo
New Hyde Park, NY

Susan Hwang
New York, NY

Myung Hye Kwon
New York, NY

Ronald Long
Greensboro, NC

Emilia Laity
Phoenix, AZ

Mariya Polishchuk
New Paltz, NY

Yoon Cho
San Jose, CA

Roan Ma
Okemos, MI

Noemi Gasparini
New York, NY

Yelena Khaimova
Brooklyn, NY

Ke Zhu
Beijing, China

Yoojin Baek
Busan, South Korea


Olivia Chew
East Northport, NY

Laila Zakzook
Los Angeles, CA

Thomas Duboski
East Islip, NY

Georgina Rossi
Santiago, Chile

Ao Peng
Qinhuangdao, China

Yang Li
Luoyang, China

Laura Sacks
Fairfield, CT

Chensi Tang
Xuzhou, China

Samantha Chestney
Rhinebeck, NY

Daniel Lamas
Santiago, Chile

Aline Vartanian
Paramus, NJ

Shannon Elliott
Simpsonville, SC


Kye-Young Kwon, Principal
Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea

Ji Un Jang
Seoul, South Korea

Vivian Chang
Beaverton, OR

Seulki Lee
Jochiwoneub, South Korea

Joseph Isom
Arlington, VA

Patrick Hopkins
Fairbanks, AK

Christopher Irvine
Shaker Heights, OH

Jacob Nordlinger
Hastings on the Hudson, NY

So Sugiyama
Arlington, VA

Lawrence Dibello
Hastings on the Hudson, NY

Valeriya Sholokhova
Brooklyn, NY

Jae Young Lee
Seoul, South Korea

Double Bass

Luke Stence, Principal
Austin, TX

Ross Gullo
Park Ridge, IL

Milad Daniari
New York, NY

Gwendolyn Reed
Tucson, AZ

Kyle Colina
Cos Cob, CT

Kassandra Ferrero
Plantation, FL

Blake Martin
Vancouver, WA

Christopher Jones
Mississauga, Canada

Abraham Masso
Edinburg, TX


Eun A Choi
Seoul, South Korea

Beomjae Kim
Namyangju-si, South Korea

Zuoliang Liu
Dalian, China

Helen Park
Seoul, South Korea


Brian Gnojek
Lawrence, KS

Taylor Marino
Matthews, NC

Jingjing Wang
Hefei, China

Chung Yoo
Seoul, South Korea

Hila Zamir
Rishon Le Zion, Israel


Aleh Remezau
Toronto, Canada

Youjin Roh
Seoul, South Korea

Sarah Scruby
Orange Park, FL

Mark Sophia
Horseheads, NY

English Horn

Christopher Newlun
Williamsburg, MI


Daniel Goldblum
Los Angeles, Ca

Schuyler Jackson
New York, NY

Jamie Yoon Ji Kang
Seoul, South Korea

Atao Liu
New York, NY

Taylor Smith
Fulton, MO

Benjamin Ungar
Scotch Plains, NJ


Wonki Lee
Tokyo, Japan


Rachel Boehl
Westhampton Beach, NY

Corbin Castro
Van Nuys, CA

Alex Depew
Acworth, GA

Elizabeth Harraman
Rolling Meadows, IL

Andrew Johnson-Scott
Richardson, TX

Keith Kirkpatrick
Huntington, NY

Alex Lane
Winter Park, FL

Joey Lemchen
La Canada, CA

Victoria Matthews
Benbrook, TX


Lovell Chang
Oak Gardens, NY

Lynn Chao
Mahwah, NJ

Anthony Limoncelli
New Hyde Park, NY

Casey Tamanaha
Honolulu, HI

Atse Theodros
Orlando, FL


Joseph Hudson
Lexington, KY

Chia-Hsien Lin
Taoyuan, Taiwan

Masa Ohtake
Okayama, Japan

David Westen
Woodinville, WA

Bass Trombone

Santiago Latorre
Hollywood, FL

Cameron Strine
Saint Augustine, FL


Ethan Morrison
Coral Springs, FL

Tyler J. Schwirian
Collegeville, PA


Patrik Samuelson
Älta, Sweden


Hector Flores
Chilpancingo, Mexico

Joseph Kelly
Asbury, NJ

Nicholas Sakakeeny
Oberlin, OH

Marcelina Suchocka
Chicago, IL

Wai Chi Tang
Hong Kong


Yeon Hwa Chung
Seoul, South Korea

Melanie Genin
Paris, France

Luo Qian Qian He
Kunshan, China

Piano and Celeste

Zhen Chen
Beijing, China

Glenn Dicterow

New York Philharmonic concertmaster Glenn Dicterow has established himself worldwide as one of the most prominent American concert artists of his generation. His extraordinary musical gifts became apparent when, at age 11, he made his solo debut in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (where his father, Harold Dicterow, served as principal of the second violin section for 52 years). In the following years, Mr. Dicterow became one of the most sought-after young artists, appearing as soloist from coast to coast.

Mr. Dicterow, who has won numerous awards and competitions, is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Ivan Galamian, and where he has been a faculty member since 1987. In 1967, at the age of 18, he performed as soloist with the New York Philharmonic under Andre Kostelanetz in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto. In 1980 he joined the Orchestra as concertmaster, the Charles E. Culpeper Chair, and has since performed as soloist every year in works by composers as varied as Bach and Mozart, Brahms and Bruch, Prokofiev and Shostakovich, Korngold and Menotti, and Aaron Jay Kernis and Karel Husa. He will conclude his Philharmonic tenure this June with a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto, with pianist Yefim Bronfman and cellist Carter Brey. Prior to joining the New York Philharmonic, he served as associate concertmaster and concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Mr. Dicterow, who frequently appears as a guest soloist with other orchestras, has made numerous recordings. His most recent CD is a solo recital for Cala Records entitled New York Legends, featuring John Corigliano's Sonata for Violin and Piano, Korngold's Much Ado About Nothing, the premiere recording of Leonard Bernstein's Sonata for Violin and Piano, and Martinů's Three Madrigals for violin and viola, in collaboration with violist Karen Dreyfus and pianist Gerald Robbins. His recording of Bernstein's Serenade, on Volume 2 of the American Celebration set, is available on the New York Philharmonic's website, nyphil.org. Mr. Dicterow can also be heard in the violin solos of the film scores for The Turning Point, The Untouchables, Altered States, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and Interview with the Vampire, among others.

Chair of the Graduate Program in Orchestral Performance at Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Dicterow is also the first Robert Mann Chair in Strings and Chamber Music at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, a position he assumed in the fall of 2013, and a faculty artist at the Music Academy of the West.

Leonard Slatkin

Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of both the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National de Lyon, France. During the 2012–13 season he led the DSO in highly acclaimed concerts at Carnegie Hall, including one concert in which all four Charles Ives symphonies were presented in a single evening; directed the Orchestre National de Lyon in a triumphant Paris concert of Ravel's L'heure espangole and L'enfant et les sortilèges; and celebrated Rachmaninoff's 140th anniversary with Denis Matsuev and the State Symphony of Russia in Moscow.

During the 2013–14 season, Maestro Slatkin will conduct at Penderecki's 80th birthday celebration in Warsaw, record with Anne Akiko Meyers and the London Symphony, and appear with the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, and the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood.

Slatkin's more than 100 recordings have won seven Grammy awards and earned 64 nominations. With the Orchestre National de Lyon he has embarked on recording cycles of the Rachmaninoff piano concerti with Olga Kern and the symphonic works of Maurice Ravel and Hector Berlioz. With the Detroit Symphony he has made available a digital box set of the Beethoven symphonies and plans to release the concerti and symphonies of Tchaikovsky in the future.

Slatkin has received the United States' prestigious National Medal of Arts, the American Symphony Orchestra League's Gold Baton Award and several ASCAP awards. He has earned France's Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, Austria's Declaration of Honor in Silver, and honorary doctorates from The Julliard School, Indiana University, Michigan State University, and Washington University in St. Louis. He is also the recipient of a 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.

Slatkin has served as Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London. He has held Principal Guest Conductor positions with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra of London, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Founder and director of the National Conducting Institute and the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, Slatkin continues his conducting and teaching activities at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, and The Juilliard School.

Born in Los Angeles to a distinguished musical family, he is the son of conductor-violinist Felix Slatkin and cellist Eleanor Aller, founding members of the famed Hollywood String Quartet. He began his musical studies on the violin and studied conducting with his father, followed by Walter Susskind at Aspen and Jean Morel at The Juilliard School.

Slatkin and Dicterow Reunite
in Gala Tribute

Sunday, April 13, 2014 the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra will give its debut performance on the Perlman Stage in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. This landmark concert will be conducted by Maestro Leonard Slatkin, with violinist Glenn Dicterow joining as soloist for a performance of Leonard Bernstein's Serenade.

That afternoon will not be the first time that Maestro Slatkin and Mr. Dicterow have paid homage to Leonard Bernstein, performing his Serenade after Plato's Symposium together. On October 18, 1990, Leonard Slatkin joined the New York Philharmonic as guest conductor leading a program that was originally scheduled to include Shostakovich's Symphony No. 4 and the Beethoven Violin Concerto performed by Glenn Dicterow.

On October 9, 1990, Leonard Bernstein made the announcement that he would be retiring from conducting. Five days later on Sunday, October 14, he passed away from a heart attack at the age of 72.

With the death of their beloved Conductor Laureate, the New York Philharmonic (Bernstein led the NY Phil in 1,244 concerts during his 47-year association) would change its October 18 program to an all-Bernstein memorial concert showcasing the Overture to Candide, the "Jeremiah" Symphony, and the Chichester Psalms. And, instead of Beethoven, Glenn Dicterow quickly prepared Bernstein's Serenade, performing it with the NY Phil under Slatkin's baton, without a dry eye in the house. Leonard Slatkin told the audience, "Tonight's concert is not an evening on which we want to dwell on the passing of a giant, but rather on what he has left us" (Associated Press, Oct. 19, 1990). This historical performance can be heard as part of a ten-CD box set, "An American Celebration," issued by the NY Phil in 2000.

The MSM Symphony's April 13 concert will also include Roberto Sierra's Fandangos and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, with orchestration by Maurice Ravel, arranged by Leonard Slatkin. Leonard Slatkin is conductor of the Detroit Symphony and a member of the MSM Board of Trustees. Glenn Dicterow is in his final season as the New York Philharmonic's Concertmaster. He also serves on the MSM Board of Trustees and chairs the School's Orchestral Performance Program.

Carnegie Hall

Since 1891, New York City's Carnegie Hall has set the international standard for excellence in performance, its walls echoing with applause for the world's finest artists and ensembles. Carnegie Hall presents more than 170 performances each season on its three great stages—the renowned Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, intimate Weill Recital Hall, and innovative Zankel Hall—with offerings ranging from orchestral concerts, chamber music, and solo recitals to jazz, world, and popular music. In addition to Carnegie Hall's presentations, the venue is also home to close to 500 independently produced events each year. Complementing its performance activities, Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute creates extensive music education and community programs that serve more than 350,000 people annually in New York, across the US, and around the world, playing a central role in fulfilling Carnegie Hall's commitment to making great music accessible to as many people as possible. For more information about Carnegie Hall, please visit carnegiehall.org.

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