• Slatkin at Taipei Music Academy & Festival SF

    July 14, 2021

    Leonard Slatkin will work with young musicians at the 2021 Taipei Music Academy & Festival. Originally scheduled to take place on the campus of the National Taipei University of the Arts, the program has been moved to the San Francisco Conservatory due to increased pandemic restrictions in Taiwan.

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  • Leonard Slatkin Joins the Arabella Arts Roster

    July 8, 2021

    The classical management agency Arabella Arts has announced exclusive representation of world-renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

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JULY 2021: Season Rollout Edition

Most of you who read these monthly musings know that I am big on preserving the heritage and legacy of composers from the United States. Our tradition is rich and full. There was a time when many of these creators were heroes, part of the ongoing march of cultural history.

It is important to understand what orchestras are doing next season and more importantly, why they are doing it. Some programming decisions needed to change in light of what we have experienced over this past year and a half. Placing emphasis on female performers and composers is long overdue, and pretty much every orchestra has recognized this, at least for the 2021-22 season. The same is true for musicians from minority communities. Black artists have, in some cases, been absent from programming aside from special observances placing them all together on a single concert. We should applaud the boards, staffs, and musicians who are working to balance the scales.