October 24 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
October 26 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m.
Conductor Dima Slobodeniouk has been music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia in Spain since 2013. He also serves as principal conductor of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and artistic director of the Lahti Sibelius Festival. Linking his native Russian roots with the cultural influence of his later homeland Finland, he often draws on the powerful musical heritage of these two countries. He is making his Cleveland Orchestra debut with this weekend’s concerts. Mr. Slobodeniouk has conducted major orchestras around the world, including those of Amsterdam, Baltimore, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Finland, Leipzig, London, and Sydney. His upcoming schedule includes his debuts with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchester, and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He is an advocate for contemporary composers and is committed to working with young musicians. Mr. Slobodeniouk’s album with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra featuring Kalevi Aho’s Bassoon Concerto received a BBC Music Magazine Award in 2018. His recordings can be heard on BIS and Ondine. For more information, visit www.dima-slobodeniouk.com.