On Sale Now: Kerry Turner Horn Concerto Recording Featuring Karl Pituch and DSORead more
July 15, 2016
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has released a new digital EP on its Live from Orchestra Hall label. The recording features Principal Horn Karl Pituch performing Kerry Turner’s Horn Concerto, “The Gothic,” which the DSO premiered in concert on May 23, 2013.
New DSO Recording Available for Pre-Order on iTunesRead more
July 7, 2016
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is releasing a recording of Kerry Turner’s Horn Concerto, featuring Principal Horn Karl Pituch, on its Live from Orchestra Hall label. The EP will be available for download on July 15th.
JULY 2016Read more
Most of the time, I devote this space to simply recounting what has taken place over the previous month, at least as far as my musical life is concerned. Every so often I deviate from this if there are abrupt changes in the world that seem to shake all of us to the core, for better or worse. June was one of those months.
Orchestre National de Lyon Returns to Japan for Seven ConcertsRead more
June 17, 2016
The Orchestre National de Lyon returns to Japan for a two-week tour with seven performances in five cities: Sapporo, Nara, Osaka, Tokyo, and Nagoya. The orchestra will perform five different programs highlighting works of Ravel, Mussorgsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruch, and John Williams.
DSO Hosts Marjorie S. Fisher Memorial CelebrationRead more
June 14, 2016
“Lead with your heart.”
This was Mrs. Fisher’s mandate, and it will be her legacy in perpetuity, as she passed away peacefully this past Sunday morning with her family at her side.
Detroit Welcomes the 2017 League of American Orchestras ConferenceRead more
June 13, 2016
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra welcomes next year’s League of American Orchestras National Conference to Detroit, June 6-8, 2017. This premier event for orchestra professionals across the country provides a forum for emerging practices and innovation.
JUNE 2016Read more
First off, I hope you are enjoying the new website. It took a lot of work, but now that it is up and running, I feel more connected to this still-early phase of the twenty-first century.
Winding down activities for the season always feels like the stakes are ramped up. You have to imagine that everything you do is in preparation for what is to come when it all starts up again in a few months. This certainly was the case in May.
DSO to Conclude Classical Season with Strauss’ “Salome”Read more
May 28, 2016
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will wrap up the 2015-2016 classical season with a concert version of Richard Strauss’ opera Salome. Maestro Leonard Slatkin will lead the DSO alongside soprano Lise Lindstrom in her portrayal of the title character.
Welcome Message from Leonard SlatkinRead more
May 5, 2016
Welcome to my new website! I am very pleased to share this updated design with you, which offers improved navigation, a full-featured schedule page, additional photo galleries, and a Twitter feed. I invite you to browse the site at your leisure and connect with me through social media.
MAY 2016Read more
The end of a grueling, nine-week global schedule finished up with gusto and subtlety. We literally traveled around the world during these past two months, winding up in Tokyo for a most wonderful three-week stay.
Prior to that, there was much to do in Lyon. The two weeks spent there contained a number of concerts and events, including the announcement that I will be wrapping up my music director tenure with the ONL next season.