• Slatkin Continues Musical Journey with SLSO

    April 21, 2021

    In a time of limited travel, Slatkin takes listeners across the globe with music by Britten, Ravel, and Ginastera. The concerts will be performed for a socially distanced live audience in Powell Hall Friday through Sunday, April 23-25.

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  • Slatkin Returns to Detroit April 15-16

    April 7, 2021

    Celebrating ten years of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts, Leonard Slatkin returns to conduct two concerts featuring works by William Grant Still, Alberto Ginastera, Gerald Finzi, Jennifer Higdon, and Ernest Bloch on Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

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MAY 2021

A little over a month after returning to the podium, I have been struck by how various orchestras are dealing with rehearsing and presenting concerts. In the past, a conductor could just show up, ask how long the orchestra could rehearse before taking a break, and try to accomplish the goals for the day.

Now it is all different. Every orchestra seems to regulate things depending on state guidelines, union rules, and what they feel is best for everyone. The three ensembles I worked with recently each has a different method of operation.