• Slatkin to Conduct World-Premiere Recording at Fox and Concert at Disney Hall

    May 9, 2024

    Next month, Leonard will return to Los Angeles for a world-premiere recording and performance inspired by the paintings, illustrations, and movie posters created by Bob Peak. The recording will take place on the historic Newman Scoring Stage, the same room where Leonard’s father, Felix Slatkin, worked as concertmaster of the Twentieth Century Fox Studio Orchestra.

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  • New Book Release: “Eight Symphonic Masterworks of the Twentieth Century”

    March 5, 2024

    Leonard’s fourth book was released today by Rowman & Littlefield. This study guide to eight twentieth-century orchestral masterpieces is aimed at conductors and anyone interested in learning how to navigate orchestral scores. Use promo code RLFANDF30 for 30% off your order from rowman.com.

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JUNE 2024

May was a time for catching up and working on projects without conducting anything. With the score-study volumes in full swing, I need to stay ahead of the game with the research and writing. Volume Two is already at the publisher with an anticipated release date in October. My job now is to focus on the next book in the series, although its path to publication is not yet clear.

In addition, I have written two new compositions that will be premiered next season. The first is a set of Scarlatti keyboard sonatas that I have transcribed for orchestral wind ensemble. The first performance will be in St. Louis in October on a program that also features a piece by Cindy as well as a new one by my son, Daniel.