• 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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MAY 2024

Let’s see: terrific orchestra, great weather, beautiful ocean views, fantastic food and wine, lovely people, and scenic mountains. As the refrain goes, “Who could ask for anything more?”

Such was the first part of April, with two weeks spent in my new role as Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria. If you had asked me as recently as twenty years ago if I would be spending much time conducting orchestras in Spain, the answer would have been no, but the post-Franco years have seen an explosion of culture in this part of the world.