• Slatkin to Conduct at Aspen, Bravo! Vail, and Ravinia Festivals

    July 18, 2019

    Leonard Slatkin kicks off his upcoming 75th birthday celebration with a performance at the Aspen Music Festival—where he first studied conducting under Walter Susskind in 1964—this Sunday, July 21, at 4 p.m. in the Benedict Music Tent.

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  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Slatkin

    June 21, 2019

    On Wednesday, June 19, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra donors, subscribers, musicians and staff gathered in Powell Hall for an onstage dinner and special musical performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Slatkin’s debut with the orchestra.

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“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.” —Franz Schubert

Aside from my own, I had never attended a wedding of any kind during my entire lifetime. After all these years, on July 7th, I found myself at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California, watching, and crying a little, as my son married his fiancée and companion, Bridget Laifman. About one hundred people attended the ceremony, followed by a joyous celebration of the union during the reception and dinner.

Daniel and Bridget have been together for almost four years, and the Laifmans, who live in the valley area, have been exceptionally gracious in their acceptance of Daniel throughout the duration of their courtship. Mostly from afar, I have watched the two of them grow into a wonderful couple, balancing one another in their respective lives.