Archive for November, 2021

  • Slatkin Makes Debut with MÁV Symphony Orchestra in Budapest

    November 19, 2021

    Leonard Slatkin is in Budapest working with the MÁV Symphony Orchestra, marking his first time conducting a Hungarian orchestra in his fifty-year career. He will lead the orchestra in works by Corigliano, Dohnányi, and Beethoven.

  • Naxos to Release Complete Leroy Anderson Box Set

    November 2, 2021

    This month, Naxos Records will release a five-CD box set of Leroy Anderson’s complete orchestral works as recorded by Leonard Slatkin and the BBC Concert Orchestra. 

  • NOVEMBER 2021

    It was homecoming month for me, with three of the five orchestras I led as music director on the docket. Over three consecutive weeks I conducted in St. Louis, Detroit, and Lyon. Only D.C. and the BBC were missing. But these three reunions were certainly enough to reestablish longstanding connections.

    Now that we reside close to Powell Hall, travel expenses to get there are kept to a minimum, and the musical pleasures hit maximum stride in each performance. Although I had seen and conducted several members of the SLSO in smaller-scale programs, this was the first time we were all together onstage for a full-fledged program since the pandemic began.