Archive for September, 2022

  • International Violin Competition Finalists to Play with Slatkin and Indianapolis Symphony

    September 20, 2022

    After eight days of competition, six musicians have advanced to the final round of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Each violinist will perform a concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Leonard Slatkin.

  • Slatkin Hosts Documentary about Classical Music Critic Sarah Bryan Miller

    September 15, 2022

    Sarah Bryan Miller, who served for more than 20 years as the classical music critic for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, is the subject of a new documentary, The Places Music Has Taken Me: An Unfinished Story of Sarah Bryan Miller. Known as “Bryan” to friends, family, and colleagues, Miller died of cancer in 2020.

  • Frederick Zlotkin, 1947-2022

    September 2, 2022

    With a heavy heart, Leonard Slatkin announces the death of his brother, Frederick Zlotkin, a wonderful father, musician, and friend. Fred served as principal cellist of the New York City Ballet Orchestra for more than 45 years. Recipient of numerous awards, he was a prolific chamber musician, studio player, and recording artist.

  • Frederick Zlotkin, 1947-2022

    My brother, Fred, did not know that I was writing a chapter about him for inclusion in a future book, recounting events from many years ago. I meant for this to be a surprise, possibly not sharing it with him until publication.

  • SEPTEMBER 2022

    As planned, August was a relatively quiet month for music-making. In fact, my only scheduled appearance was in Chicago, where I helped celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Flute Association at their annual convention. In addition to conducting five works for various flutes and orchestra at Symphony Center, I also gave the conference’s keynote address.

    Who doesn’t like the flute? No one, according to the attendees of various recitals, masterclasses, ensemble performances, and other activities related to the instrument. Even though I did not participate in the full range of flute events available, by the time we played the last notes of the concert, I was longing for a contrabassoon.