Now On Sale: New DSO Recording of Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”Read more
September 9, 2016
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Aaron Copland’s internationally celebrated masterpiece, Appalachian Spring, and his jazz-influenced ballet, Hear Ye! Hear Ye!, is now available for sale on the Naxos label. This release is volume two of the Complete Ballet series.
SEPTEMBER 2016Read more
The next sentence is one I have very rarely written: I conducted one piece for the entire month of August.
After chronicling the process of putting together Samuel Barber’s opera, Vanessa, there were just four more performances to present. During the winter season, when I have done an opera, usually I found time to fit in a guest conducting engagement during the extended breaks between performances. Even my earlier appearance in Santa Fe saw me dart up to Aspen and over to the Hollywood Bowl.
Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 Single Tickets On SaleRead more
August 22, 2016
Celebrate the upcoming season with two opening-weekend events featuring violinist Hilary Hahn and piano virtuoso Lang Lang. Experience blockbusters like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, an exploration of George Gershwin and the influence of popular culture on classical music, and a month-long Mozart Festival!
New York Youth Symphony to Honor Leonard SlatkinRead more
August 22, 2016
The New York Youth Symphony has announced that it will honor Leonard Slatkin with the Theodore L. Kesselman Award for Arts Education at their 54th Annual Benefit event on Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club.
“Stepping Out with Slatkin & McTee” Kicks Off Placitas Artists SeriesRead more
August 8, 2016
The Placitas Artists Series launches its 30th season on Sunday, August 14, with “Stepping Out with Slatkin & McTee,” a PAS fundraiser featuring internationally renowned, Grammy-winning conductor Leonard Slatkin and award-winning American composer Cindy McTee.
Barber’s “Vanessa” Receives Critical Acclaim in Santa FeRead more
August 3, 2016
Santa Fe Opera’s production of Barber’s Vanessa has garnered rave reviews, with critics lauding the top-notch cast, the elegant and evocative design elements, and Barber’s rich, colorful score.
AUGUST 2016Read more
After a terribly long trip from Nagoya, we arrived in Santa Fe, a place so opposite the Japanese cities we visited on the ONL tour that not only jet lag, but also cultural shock, set in. I am here for the duration of the summer, conducting five performances of Samuel Barber’s masterpiece, Vanessa. When I was here several years ago, I had suggested that this work would be a good one for me to do, and everyone seemed to agree. The fact that it has never been presented at the Santa Fe Opera, which is celebrating its 60th year, took everyone by surprise.
Musicians Join Detroit Symphony Orchestra RosterRead more
July 28, 2016
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has hired three orchestra musicians from national auditions held during the 2015-16 season: Eric Nowlin, Principal Viola; Amanda Blaikie, Second Flute; and James Ritchie, Assistant Principal Timpani/Section Percussion.
Barber’s Gothic Romance “Vanessa” Opens July 30 at Santa Fe OperaRead more
July 25, 2016
Leonard Slatkin will conduct Samuel Barber’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Vanessa, considered by many to be one of the most important American operas of the twentieth century.
Marjorie Fisher Leaves Each DSO Musician $5,000Read more
July 15, 2016
In a unique and deeply meaningful expression of her love for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and its individual artists, Marjorie S. Fisher included the men and women of the orchestra in her estate plans, bequeathing $5,000 to each full-time musician for a total gift of $390,000.