New Naxos Release: Berlioz’s “Roméo et Juliette” with Slatkin and the ONLRead more
April 12, 2019
Slatkin’s latest recording with the ONL features Berlioz’s Shakespeare-inspired works, including his masterpiece Roméo et Juliette as well as the overtures to Le Roi Lear and Béatrice et Bénédict. Critic David Denton lauds the two-disc release as “riveting performances, and a top recommendation.”
SLSO Celebrates 50 Years of Partnership with Leonard SlatkinRead more
March 29, 2019
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its remarkable 50-year partnership with Leonard Slatkin when the SLSO Conductor Laureate returns to lead the orchestra in two weeks of concerts—April 27-May 4—programmed around works and people with special meaning in Slatkin’s career.
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On the other side of the world, musicians are doing what they are supposed to do: connecting to the past, present and future.
It was the longest single period I have ever spent in Asia, five weeks working with five different orchestras. Although it would have been easier if the itinerary had not sent me from west to north and then east, jumping back and forth between countries was not as difficult as I expected. Three of the ensembles were new to me, not only because I had never conducted them, but also because I had never heard them.
For 37 years, I have been traveling to this part of the world. How things have changed!