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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                CONTACT: JOHN BALDON
February 26, 2014                                                             (805) 497-5837
Photo Attached                                                               jbaldon@newwestsymphony.org

NEW WEST SYMPHONY MUSIC DIRECTOR MARCELO LEHNINGER
TO MAKE CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA DEBUT

ONE OF THREE CONDUCTORS STEPPING IN FOR THE INDISPOSED
CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR EMERITUS PIERRE BOULEZ

Program to Include Music of Stravinsky and Ravel

New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will make his Chicago Symphony Orchestra debut when he steps in for the indisposed CSO conductor emeritus Pierre Boulez for three performances with the orchestra. The performances will take place on Thursday, February 27, Friday, February 28 and Saturday March 1, 2014. The program will include Igor Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements and the Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra and Maurice Ravel's Une barque sur l'ocean and Alborada del gracioso. Maestro Lehninger and the other two conductors were hand-picked by Maestro Boulez to substitute for him in his absence.  For more information on the program, please visit bso.org

In addition to his position as music director of the New West Symphony, Marcelo Lehninger is the associate conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a position created for him by the orchestra. His guest appearances this season include those with the Florida Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony and the Louisville Orchestra, among others.

Marcelo Lehninger returns to the New West Symphony in March to lead three performances of the Verdi Requiem and again in April for three performances of Frederic Chopin's Second Piano Concert and Ludwig van Beethoven's Fifth Symphony.  The soloist for the Chopin Concerto will be renowned Brazilian pianist Sonia Goulart.

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