交响音乐会

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导赏 指挥家伦纳德·斯拉特金的父亲是生活在沙俄时期的乌克兰移民,和斯托科夫斯基、库谢维茨基等早期从俄国移民到美国的那一代指挥家不同,斯拉特金接受的是纯正的美式音乐教育和训练,但这并不影响他对俄罗斯学派作品的特殊兴趣,以及在这一领域的非凡成就。上世纪70年代他在担任圣路易斯交响乐团音乐总监期间,录制了大量优质的唱片,而这其中就以俄罗斯学派作品尤为突出,他的柴可夫斯基、拉赫马尼诺夫有着其他美国指挥家所不具备的粗犷和豪迈,又极大限度地发挥了美国乐团精湛的演奏技巧。而在他就职里昂国家管弦乐团之后,斯拉特金则又凸显了其对法国作品演绎的才能,无论是柏辽兹、圣-桑抑或拉威尔,在斯拉特金棒下总能获得流光溢彩的斑斓效果,四年前他和乐团在京的音乐会至今令人印象深刻。因此本场音乐会圣-桑的《G小调第二钢琴协奏曲》和拉赫玛尼诺夫《第二交响曲》可谓是为斯拉特金度身定制,中国爱乐乐团在演绎俄罗斯作品方面历来颇有心得,光是拉赫玛尼诺夫《第二交响曲》在历史上就有多次极为成功的演绎,对于这部旋律动人,跌宕起伏又喜闻乐见的音乐会大型交响曲来说,斯拉特金与乐团的合作无疑格外令人值得期待。(许渌洋,乐评人)

交响音乐会

Symphonic Concert


约翰·塞巴斯蒂安·巴赫:G小调赋格“小赋格”,作品BWV578(配器:列奥波德·斯托科夫斯基)

卡米尔·圣-桑:G小调第二钢琴协奏曲,作品22

谢尔盖·拉赫玛尼诺夫:E小调第二交响曲,作品27


钢琴:区美玲

指挥:伦纳德·斯拉特金


钢琴:区美玲

区美玲生于香港,六岁开始随启蒙老师吕淑琪学习钢琴,后于香港演艺学院师从钟荣达(John Winther)。九个月后初参加香港校际音乐节,赢得第一个钢琴独奏总冠军,以后在国内及香港连年获奖,包括在广州首次举行的「省港澳钢琴邀请赛」冠军。一九八六年,区美玲应德国领事馆之邀,举行首次个人钢琴演奏会,成为香港有史以来最年青的独奏家。同年十月间,她更被挑选在英女皇访港时,作御前演奏。

一九八七年,区美玲应享誉全球的美国寇蒂斯音乐学院之邀,作特别面试:即被取录,成为第一位获得全期奖学金的香港出生钢琴家:师从院长格莱夫曼(Gary Graffman)及苏高乐芙夫人(Eleanor Sokoloff)深造琴艺。在寇蒂斯音乐学院求学期间,她不断作巡迥演奏,曾跟波士顿布交响乐团、波士顿北岸管弦乐团、爱奥华管弦乐团、波士顿流行管弦乐团、伦敦莫扎特乐团在英国雅丽山大郡主前御演、香港管弦乐团、香港小交响乐团、费城流行管弦乐团及费城管弦乐团等乐团合作,更被《费城询问报》评价其演释「富权威性及活力的典范」。

区美玲完成中学及音乐训练课程后,决定进修以增益个人及音乐修养。她先获得蒂斯音乐学院音乐学位证书,其后于哈佛大学获得经济学士荣誉学士学位。在二○○五年,区美玲跟著名指挥家/作曲家,狄克玻西(Dirk Brosse)及比利时佛兰芒广播交响乐团,收录及推出了她第一张拉赫玛尼诺夫及萧邦第二钢琴协奏曲专辑,并大获好评。

区美玲实则可称为现代版文艺复兴时代的人,除了她现任职于夸国集团为执行董事,专门负责集团在北美和大中华区的地产投资发展和资产管理业务,她仍活跃于世界乐坛,不断抽空巡迥各地演奏。区美玲亦对教育及培训我们社会的年轻一代深感兴趣。她现在跟她的团队在并发一系列的教育手机应用程式,希望这些程序可以给一个互动和有创意的环境下,帮助我们的年轻一代更好地吸收知识和培养他们的价值观。另外,区美玲亦为一个慈善机构的执行董事,至力为大中华区的弱势社群提供教育及青年发展的培训及资助。


指挥:伦纳德·斯拉特金


Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue in G minor “Little Fugue”, BWV578 (Orch.: Leopold Stokowski)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.22

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.2 in E minor, Op.27



Angela Au, piano

Leonard Slatkin, conductor


Angela Au, piano

Angela Au, born in Hong Kong began her piano lessons at the age of 6 with Katherine Lu and subsequently with John Winther at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts.  She held her first full piano recital in 1986 at the invitation of the German consulate and was chosen to play for H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in honoring her Royal visit to Hong Kong in the same year. In 1987, she became the first Hong Kong-born pianist ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff.  

She has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, London Mozart players, Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra of Iowa, Newton Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra among others.  On completion of her high school education and her musical studies at Curtis with a Diploma in Music and later with an A.B. Economics from Harvard University.  In 2005, she released her first CD of Rachmaninov and Chopin Concertos with the Vlaams Radio Orkest, conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé.

A woman with multiple talents that extends beyond the scope of her poetic pianism and technical bravura, Angela currently enjoys successful multi-faceted careers as Executive Director in a multinational real estate development and portfolio asset management Group managing a group of companies that includes commercial, hospitality, residential developments, IT developments in Hong Kong, China and Canada.  Angela is also deeply interested in education for our future generation.  She is currently developing a series of education mobile applications to aid our younger generation to better absorb knowledge and values in a creative and interactive environment. A philanthropist at heart, she is also Executive Director for a non-profit organization that provides funding for the underprivileged in Hong Kong and China via Education and various Youth Development Programmes while continuing as a concert pianist performing around the world.


Leonard Slatkin, conductor

In 2017-18, internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin celebrates his tenth and final season as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), and his first season in the new role of Directeur Musical Honoraire with the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL). He also welcomes the publication of his second book, Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry, and serves as jury chairman of the Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors. His guest-conducting schedule includes engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Polish National Radio Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. 

Recent career highlights include a three-week tour of Asia with the DSO; tours of the U.S. and Europe with the ONL; a winter Mozart Festival in Detroit; and engagements with the St. Louis Symphony, WDR Symphony Orchestra in Cologne, Verdi Orchestra in Milan, and San Carlo Theatre Orchestra in Naples. Moreover, he served as chairman of the jury and conductor of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. 

Slatkin has received six Grammy awards and 33 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 debut book, Conducting Business. 

Slatkin has held posts as Music Director of 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. 

He has conducted virtually all the leading orchestras in the world, including: New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, all five London orchestras, Berlin Philharmonic, Munich’s Bayerischer Rundfunk, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Slatkin’s opera conducting has taken him to the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Santa Fe Opera, Vienna State Opera, Stuttgart Opera, and Opéra Bastille in Paris. 

Born in Los Angeles to a distinguished musical family, he began his musical training on the violin and first studied conducting with his father, followed by Walter Susskind at Aspen and Jean Morel at Juilliard. He makes his permanent home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with his wife, composer Cindy McTee.