• Leonard Slatkin Receives Award for Cultural Diplomacy in Italy

    March 20, 2017

    The Consulate General of the United States of America in Milan, Italy, presented Leonard Slatkin with the Consul General’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy on March 19.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Six: A Few Exercises

    March 15, 2017

    In the sixth monthly installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Maestro Slatkin demonstrates practical exercises designed to help students develop independence in their right and left hands.

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MARCH 2017


That was the oft-quoted word that characterized my very first trip to the U.S. with an orchestra from another land. February was devoted to the ONL, with a week in Lyon and then a two-week, eight-concert trip to the States.

Taking a full symphony orchestra on a lengthy trip is, literally, always risky business. The promoters in most cities do not want to pay the full fee, and much of the burden falls on the orchestra itself in terms of dealing with the fiscal consequences. But the final result, if most everything goes as planned, can turn out to be a boon for not only the organization, but also the city it represents.