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  • Slatkin Awarded Prix Charbonnier

    October 22, 2020

    On Saturday, October 24, the Federation of Alliances Françaises will present Slatkin with its most prestigious award, the Prix Charbonnier. The ceremony is among the capstone events of the Federation’s 2020 Annual Convention, this year held online for constituents of the more than 100 Alliance Française chapters in the U.S., Canada, and the English-speaking Caribbean.

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  • New Recording Release: Kastalsky’s Requiem

    August 28, 2020

    The world-premiere recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers was released by Naxos Records in its complete and revised, 17-movement version for orchestra, choir, and soloists. The album, which was recorded live in Washington National Cathedral, features the combined forces of multiple GRAMMY®-winning ensembles conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

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Orchestre National de Lyon (Canceled)

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Orchestre National de Lyon (Canceled)

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Orquesta Filharmónica de Gran Canaria (Canceled)

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OCTOBER 2020: Recovery Edition, Part 25

During the more than half a year of pandemic shutdowns, I have spent a lot of time dwelling on what others should or should not be doing. Whether addressing matters concerning performers, administrators, or audiences, my observations and suggestions have come from the standpoint of an outsider looking in. Other than a decision not to make the nine-hour drive to Detroit to lead rehearsals and a concert, I have mostly been shielded from heeding my own advice.

Ever since it became clear that musical life was being turned inside out, I realized that a major verdict might need to be rendered as October arrived. When COVID-19 first reared its ugly head, I, like so many others, did not believe that it would affect me. Exercising every precaution, I believed that together, we could beat the virus into submission. It did not take very long to realize that this was not going to be the case.

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