Author archive for leonard slatkin

  • Slatkin Gets to Know FWSO ahead of 2017 Cliburn Competition

    March 3, 2016

    Maestro Slatkin spent a week in Fort Worth getting better acquainted with the orchestra in advance of the 2017 Cliburn Competition.

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  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform Slatkin’s “Kinah”

    February 18, 2016

    The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra announced that they will perform Leonard Slatkin’s composition Kinah on April 20 and April 22, 2017. Conductor Ward Stare will conduct the RPO in a program that opens with Slatkin’s elegy to his parents and closes with Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.

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  • New Ravel Recording Released

    February 13, 2016

    The Orchestre National de Lyon released its recording of Ravel’s L’Heure espagnole and Don Quichotte á Dulcinée on the Naxos label.

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  • DSO Announces 2016-17 Classical Season, “Gershwin and His Children”

    February 1, 2016

    Join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the 2016-17 Classical season, a survey of music demonstrating how American culture has influenced composers around the world.

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  • DSO Presents Brahms Festival

    January 30, 2016

    Experience four symphonies, two piano concerti, two serenades, and much more in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s three-week Brahms Festival Celebration, February 11-28, 2016.

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  • Leonard Slatkin on the Sinatra Centennial

    December 8, 2016

    Maestro Slatkin spoke with Susan Whitall of The Detroit News about his family connections to Frank Sinatra, sharing his personal reflections for her article “Remembering Frank Sinatra, ‘The Voice,’ on His Birthday.”

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  • Maestro Slatkin Conducts the “Resurrection” Symphony with Gustav Mahler’s Baton

    December 6, 2015

    In the fifth movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Maestro Slatkin conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Wayne State University Chorus using Gustav Mahler’s baton.

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  • The Right to Bare Our Souls

    “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”

    John F. Kennedy spoke those words more than half a century ago.

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  • Where Has Curiosity Gone?

    During the summer months, music festivals abound all over the globe. Some are fully professional and others are distinguished by their educational activities.

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  • The Cup Overfloweth

    About 12 years ago, when my son was 8, he played soccer for his middle-school team. Every Saturday, as a somewhat dutiful parent, I showed up and watched this sport, which seemed as far away from the culture I grew up in as it is prevalent today.

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