Archive for February, 2022

  • New Album Release on Naxos: “Slatkin Conducts Slatkin”

    February 11, 2022

    Today marks the release of a very personal project honoring three generations of the Slatkin family. Slatkin Conducts Slatkin featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra, and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin is now available on Naxos Records.

  • “Slatkin Conducts Slatkin” Album Available for Pre-Order

    February 2, 2022

    Leonard Slatkin’s latest recording, Slatkin Conducts Slatkin, is now available for pre-order. The album features the Detroit Symphony Orchestra playing Slatkin’s compositions Endgames and Kinah, and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra performing The Raven with narrator Alec Baldwin.

  • FEBRUARY 2022

    Another month, another period of no conducting. There was a time when I would have been quite happy to write those words, but as the pandemic drags on, a degree of frustration is kicking in.

    I only had one date scheduled for January. I was supposed to work with the students at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh. This engagement had already been postponed once, and when the school decided they were not ready to get back to in-person learning, the second strike was thrown.