Trey makes his debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Leonard Slatkin in 5 Chinese cities as a featured soloist on the orchestra's first ever tour of China.
DSO Asia Tour 2017
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will launch its Asia Tour 2017 with a free hometown send-off concert in Orchestra Hall on July 9 to say thank you to its supporters and fans in the Detroit community. The performance will also be webcast via the Live from Orchestra Hall series. Information on how to obtain tickets to this concert will be announced at a later date.
In Japan, the DSO will perform at Seitoku University outside Tokyo on July 14, Toyota City on July 15, and Osaka on July 16. The DSO then returns to Tokyo for a concert on July 17 and performance as part of the Tokyo Nippon Festival on July 19. The Japan leg of the DSO’s tour concludes in Fukui on July 20. Guest soloists in Japan will be pianist Makoto Ozone and violinist Akiko Suwanai.
The DSO will then travel to China for five concerts: Suzhou on July 22, Wuhan on July 23, Changsha on July 25, Chongqing on July 27, and concluding the tour with a performance in Shanghai at the Oriental Arts Center on July 29. Guest soloists in China will include cellist Trey Chui-yee Lee. An additional soloist for concerts in China is to be announced.
Music to be performed across the Asia Tour will include several American works that Mr. Slatkin and the DSO have highlighted in recent seasons—Copland’s Symphony No. 3, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Bernstein’s Candide Overture, Cindy McTee’s Double Play, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Other repertoire to be performed on the tour will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, Korngold’s Violin Concerto, and Takemitsu’s Far Calls. Coming, Far! Complete programs for each date will be announced later. See below for more details.
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 pm - Concert 7: SUZHOU (Suzhou Kunshan Poly Theater)
Sunday, July 23 at 7:30 pm - Concert 8: WUHAN (Qintai Concert Hall)
Tuesday, July 25 at 7:30 pm - Concert 9: CHANGSHA (Poly Concert Hall)
Thursday, July 27 at 7:30 pm - Concert 10: CHONGQING (Chongqing Grand Theatre)
Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 pm - Concert 11: SHANGHAI (Oriental Arts Center)
Trey Chui-yee Lee, cello
About Leonard SlatkinInternationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting and is active as a composer, author, and educator.
Highlights of the 2015-16 season included a three-week Brahms festival in Detroit; engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony in Tokyo; and debuts with Beijing's China Philharmonic Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Summer events included a tour of Japan with the ONL and performances of Barber’s Vanessa in Santa Fe.
During the 2016-17 season—in addition to his regular duties in Detroit and Lyon—he will return to Pittsburgh and St. Louis, tour the U.S. and Europe with the ONL, conduct overseas with the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Verdi Orchestra in Milan, and San Carlo Theatre Orchestra in Naples, and serve as chairman of the jury and conductor of the 2017 Cliburn Competition.
Slatkin’s more than 100 recordings have garnered seven Grammy awards and 64 nominations. His recent Naxos recordings include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).
A recipient of the prestigious National Medal of Arts, Slatkin also holds the rank of Chevalier in the French Legion of Honor. He has received Austria’s Decoration of Honor in Silver, the League of American Orchestras’ Gold Baton Award, and the 2013 ASCAP Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award for his book, Conducting Business.
Slatkin has conducted virtually all of the leading orchestras in the world. As Music Director, he has held posts with the New Orleans, St. Louis, and National symphony orchestras, and he was Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Principal Guest Conductor of London’s Philharmonia and Royal Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the Minnesota Orchestra. For more information, visit leonardslatkin.com.