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Final Four: Boston, Detroit and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestras with Los Angeles Philharmonic Play World Premieres Nov. 20-21

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Nov 20, 2014 02:30 PM EST

Coming from the NPR newswire, four of America's largest orchestras and composers are apparently playing world premieres today, Nov. 20, and tomorrow, Nov. 21 — including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Tonight's performances include:

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is premiering  Lakes Awake at Dawn for chorus and orchestra by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds in joint commission by the BSO and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for Andris Nelsons, who turned 36 Tuesday.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin conducts his Endgames. He will also lead a premiere of the Trombone Concerto, written by his spouse Cindy McTee and featuring DSO principal trombonist Kenneth Thompkins as soloist.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and its music director Gustavo Dudamel celebrate their 10th anniversary of the Walt Disney Concert Hall's organ. Tonight they premiere American composer Stephen Hartke's Fourth Symphony with organist Cameron Carpenter and soprano Heidi Stober as soloists.

Friday's program runs as follows:

Tomorrow showcases the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, which will debut a husband-and-wife "outing" with violinist Jaime Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson between a pair of Mozart symphonies. Music director Louis Langrée joins the couple for a first-time performance of the Double Concerto by four-time Oscar winner André Previn.

Per NPR, "He knows how to write a tune," Laredo told The Cincinnati Enquirer. "And he really writes from the heart."

As is with breaking news, be the first to jump on one of the various performances between tonight and tomorrow as soon as possible. The tunes could grow stale at any moment.

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