October 24, 2017
Leonard Slatkin is in New York City for the second annual Manhattan School of Music/Detroit Symphony Orchestra Conductors’ Project.
Two recent MSM conducting graduates—Malcolm J. Merriweather (DMA ’15) and Yoon Sang Timothy Cho (DMA ’20)—are the selected conducting fellows for the project. Throughout the week, they’ll work closely under the direction of Maestro Slatkin with the MSM Symphony Orchestra. In January they will spend a week in Detroit, during which they will conduct the DSO and immerse themselves in the professional orchestra experience.
Slatkin’s week in New York culminates in a final concert on Friday, Oct 27 at the magnificent Riverside Church, with music by Wagner, Barber and Elgar. Rehearsals are free and open to the public. Tickets for the final concert are available here.
On Wednesday, October 25 at 5 p.m. in Miller Theatre at MSM, located at 120 Claremont Avenue, Maestro Slatkin will take part in a spirited conversation with MSM President James Gandre on the topic “Creating a Symphonic Life.” The discussion, free and open to the public, is hosted by MSM’s Center for Music Entrepreneurship. Following the event, he will sign copies of new book, Leading Tones.