Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Eleven: What’s the Score?Read more
August 15, 2017
In this month’s video installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Maestro Slatkin delves into the topic of score reading for aspiring conductors.
Slatkin’s New Book, “Leading Tones,” Available for Pre-OrderRead more
August 10, 2017
Leonard Slatkin’s latest book, Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry, is now available for pre-order and will be released by Amadeus Press on September 12, 2017.
Leading Tones glimpses far beyond Slatkin’s baton and casts an inquisitive eye upon many facets of the music business.
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What a way to end my concert calendar for the 16-17 season! A three-week Asian tour with the DSO.
This trip was a long time coming. When I began my tenure in Detroit, one of my mantras was that we would not go on the road until we had funding in place. The strike that occurred six years ago meant that we would certainly not hit the tour circuit for a while. But everyone believed that we could meet our goals, and finally, the DSO embarked on an international trip, the first in a very long time.
Preparations were swift, with four rehearsals and a sendoff concert before we departed. As has been my mission with all tours, I featured American music, something most orchestras from the States do not do. With works by McTee, Gershwin, Barber, Bernstein, Copland and Anderson, the homeland was well represented.