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  • CORIGLIANO: Of Rage and Remembrance, Symphony No. 1

    CORIGLIANO: Of Rage and Remembrance, Symphony No. 1

    Composer: John Corigliano
    Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
    Soloists: James Shaffran, Michael Accinno, Jason Stearns, Michael Forest, Robert P. Baker, Michelle DeYoung, Glenn Garlick, David Hardy, Lambert Orkis
    Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra

    RCA 68450
    Released 09/96

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  • MARCH 2016

    Whew! That was exhausting.

    It was a good thing that February contained one extra day, as I needed any break possible. It all started back in Lyon, with a program that would also be played in Paris. As many of you may know, the Auditorium is blessed with a fantastic organ, recently restored. And as you may also know, there is a new hall in Paris that now contains a brand new instrument. We would be the first orchestra to play a concert featuring this new addition to the Philharmonie.

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  • FEBRUARY 2016

    When they decided to call it “New Year,” perhaps they were referring to my conducting schedule. With four pieces that I had never performed, all of them substantial works, it was a good thing I had three weeks off beforehand so I could wrap my brain around these creations.

    In Detroit, we have been priding ourselves on presenting varied programs with interesting combinations of music. January is the start of our Neighborhood Series, where we go out to seven different locations and perform to audiences that traditionally do not come downtown.

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  • JANUARY 2016

    It’s 2016, and this coming year is filled with interesting programs, exciting places to be, and fascinating people to work and play with. But there were some important events that took place last month. Three very demanding programs finished up the old year, with the first week of December particularly complex.

    First off, there was the announcement of my extension in Detroit. Some people have assumed that I am planning to retire. This is hardly the case. What is occurring is that at the beginning of the 2018-19 season, I will take a different post with the DSO.

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  • Slatkin Composition Receives World Premiere with DSO

    December 5, 2015

    Slatkin’s composition Kinah is an elegy to his late parents, musicians Felix Slatkin and Eleanor Aller of the renowned Hollywood String Quartet.

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  • Leonard Slatkin, DSO Forge New Deal

    December 3, 2015

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors has ratified a new contract with Leonard Slatkin that extends his relationship with the ensemble through the 2019-20 concert season. The agreement secures Slatkin’s role as Music Director through the 2017-18 season.

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  • A Lesson for All

    Usually, the first rehearsal for a new season is a straightforward affair. We make announcements, introduce new musicians and staff and get our collective chops together.

    Such was not the case in Detroit on a sunny Thursday morning.

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