• Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Ten: Getting On and Off the Stage

    July 15, 2017

    In this month’s Conducting School video, Maestro Slatkin explains the basics of stage deportment at the beginning and end of a concert.

    Future lessons will be posted here, and will also be available on his YouTube channel, on the 15th of every month.

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  • Rave Reviews for DSO’s Copland Release on Naxos

    July 13, 2017

    The Detroit Symphony’s latest release on the Naxos label is Aaron Copland’s iconic Symphony No. 3, recorded with the composer’s original coda intact. Reviews of the new recording have been overwhelmingly positive, with critics admiring Maestro Slatkin’s pacing, the orchestral balance, and the poignant, expressive playing of the DSO musicians.

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JULY 2017

It is very likely that those of you reading this want to know all about the Cliburn competition. Normally, I would have led with that, but on a more personal, as well as musical level, there was a more important day that took place for me.

After six successful years, I led my final concert as music director of the ONL. That is not meant as a boast, but is simply a fact. When I first arrived in Lyon, the orchestra and its administration were facing a great deal of unrest. There was a controversy regarding a cancelled Japanese tour. The management was changing personnel, and the entire institution was under the threat of severe budget cuts.