The DSO is currently searching for a music director to replace Neeme J‹rvi, who stepped down at the end of last season. The new season includes a lengthy lineup of visiting conductors, including Toronto Symphony music director Peter Oundjian, who will lead the DSO for two weeks, including the opening=night performance with Lang Lang.
British conductor Mark Wigglesworth, Houston Symphony music director Hans Graf, and Rafael Fr‹hbeck de Burgos will each conduct multiple weeks of programs; frequent DSO guest conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier will also appear.
The DSO will perform the world premiere of Michael Torke's Tap Concerto, featuring dancer Savion Glover. John Adams will lead his own On the Transmigration of Souls, a tribute to the victims of September 11, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2003. Adams will also conduct his Violin Concerto, with soloist Leila Josefowicz.
Other highlights include Neville Marriner launching the DSO's Mozart Festival; Leonard Slatkin leading the orchestra in works by William Walton and John Williams; and conductor Edo de Waart making his first DSO appearance in a dozen years. Guest soloists include pianists Yefim Bronfman and Angela Hewitt and cellist Lynn Harrell.