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Leonidas Kavakos will serve as artist-in-residence amid 20 Dallas Symphony conductors for 2018-19 season / Texas Classical Review

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The absence of a music director–a quandary the Dallas Symphony Orchestra currently faces in light of the departure of Jaap van Zweden for the New York Philharmonic-brings up not only challenges of musical philosophy and technique, but of programing and continuity. But, while it's likely that a new music director for the 2019-20 season will be named sometime in upcoming months, audiences will get a taste of a wide variety of conductors in a season agenda that will feature nineteen guest conductors and the orchestra's assistant conductor Ruth Reinhardt filling all the slots. As in recent years, the season will vary with twenty different programs on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at Meyerson Symphony Center, extending from September through May.

Violinist Leonidas Kavakos will serve as artist-in-residence for the orchestra, performing Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No. 1 with conductor Giancarlo Guerrero on October 19-21; Kavakos will then conduct and perform as soloist in Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 on a program on which he will also conduct symphonic works of Mozart and Dvorak on October 19-21.

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