• Slatkin Arrives in Lyon to Conduct Two Programs

    October 19, 2021

    Leonard Slatkin is back in Europe for the first time since the global pandemic began, conducting Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8, Rabaud’s La Procession nocturne, and John Williams’s Five Sacred Trees with the Orchestre National de Lyon.

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  • Slatkin Conducts Two World Premieres in Detroit

    October 15, 2021

    Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin returns to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conducting Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and two world premieres: Samuel Adler’s Mirror Images and Joseph Schwantner’s Violin Concerto with soloist Yevgeny Kutick.

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Excitement was in the air, anticipation was high, and apprehension abounded. This was how the new season of music began in a time of confusion. Everyone had so hoped that we would be back to what we knew before the pandemic, but caution remained the watchword of the day.

I reflected on what has brought us to this point as I looked over my itinerary for the remainder of the year. Instead of the usual “What time does the flight depart?” question, it was more like, “When should we decide if we are going or not?”