Announcing Leonard Slatkin’s New Management TeamRead more
May 13, 2019
Jeff Berger Management is proud to announce exclusive representation in North and South America of world-renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin.
Reflections on a Half-Century Relationship with the SLSORead more
They say that time flies when you are having fun. If that is true, time went by at supersonic speed. It’s hard to believe that it was 50 years ago that I first stepped on the podium at Powell Hall.
MAY 2019Read more
This April was a month like no other, similar to a rollercoaster ride of emotion, conflict and elation.
On Easter Sunday, Cindy’s mother passed away. At age 89, Jackie was a bundle of energy. Over the past few years, that vitality began to dwindle. Although she remained strong in mind, her body was giving way to infirmities. Ultimately, she decided to forgo her medications, preferring to let nature do its thing and spare her from the inability to be a physically functioning presence in her home.
New Radio Show, “The Slatkin Shuffle,” to Debut on Classic 107.3 St. LouisRead more
May 4, 2019
Leonard Slatkin returns to the radio airwaves with his new program, “The Slatkin Shuffle,” on Classic 107.3, the Voice for the Arts in St. Louis.
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.
APRIL 2019Read more
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!
April 1, 2019Read more
It is usual at the beginning of the month for me to write a lengthy piece about what I have been doing, along with a bit of travel news. Indeed, that will occur in a couple days, as I am traveling and have not had the chance to put keystrokes to computer in a meaningful way.The reason I am posting this is because of the extraordinary occurrences that took place over the past 24 hours. Some of it was expected, but most came as a shock and surprise to me.It all started as routine, with breakfast in the restaurant at my hotel in Shanghai. As usual, I perused the local English newspaper, the Shanghai Daily. There were two headlines that caught my attention, but I moved on to other, seemingly more important articles. The first read, “Local temple acts to comply with garbage management regulations,” and the other, “Robot has power to perform.”
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.
New Recording Release: Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and “Grogh”Read more
March 8, 2019
Naxos has released the third installment in Leonard Slatkin’s cycle of Copland’s ballet works with the Detroit Symphony. The latest recording features the enduringly popular Billy the Kid in its complete version, coupled with the one-act ballet Grohg, inspired by the silent expressionist film Nosferatu.
André Previn TributeRead more
Versatility: “The ability to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.”
Merriam-Webster might as well have put a picture of André Previn next to this entry in their dictionary. There was no limit to what he could do.