Author archive for leonard slatkin

  • Slatkin to Lead Garrick Ohlsson and the DSO in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”

    October 3, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform George Gershwin’s groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue in a three-concert series led by Music Director Leonard Slatkin and featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

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  • OCTOBER 2016

    With just a little over one month to go before we elect a new President of the United States, there is much to think about. With confrontations between citizens and the police, continued terrorist activity throughout the world, and an insecure economy, one could at least find comfort in the arts, and for a few hours each day, I was able to do just that.

    The early part of September was mostly spent getting reacquainted with our house in suburban Detroit. It had been twelve weeks since Cindy and I had seen it, but everything seemed fine, and a sense of security fell upon our souls. All my kitchen utensils were where they were supposed to be, the home theater system was slightly misbehaving, and the everyday rituals came back easily.

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  • DSO’s Opening Weekend to Feature Hilary Hahn and Lang Lang

    September 26, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will kick off the 2016-2017 season with concerts featuring superstar violinist Hilary Hahn and piano sensation Lang Lang. Both programs will be conducted by Music Director Leonard Slatkin.

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  • Detroit Symphony Promotes Michelle Merrill to Associate Conductor

    September 16, 2017

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is proud to announce that Michelle Merrill has been promoted to Associate Conductor ahead of her third season with the DSO.

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  • Now On Sale: New DSO Recording of Copland’s “Appalachian Spring”

    September 9, 2016

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s recording of Aaron Copland’s internationally celebrated masterpiece, Appalachian Spring, and his jazz-influenced ballet, Hear Ye! Hear Ye!, is now available for sale on the Naxos label. This release is volume two of the Complete Ballet series.

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  • SEPTEMBER 2016

    The next sentence is one I have very rarely written: I conducted one piece for the entire month of August.

    After chronicling the process of putting together Samuel Barber’s opera, Vanessa, there were just four more performances to present. During the winter season, when I have done an opera, usually I found time to fit in a guest conducting engagement during the extended breaks between performances. Even my earlier appearance in Santa Fe saw me dart up to Aspen and over to the Hollywood Bowl.

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  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 Single Tickets On Sale

    August 22, 2016

    Celebrate the upcoming season with two opening-weekend events featuring violinist Hilary Hahn and piano virtuoso Lang Lang. Experience blockbusters like Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, an exploration of George Gershwin and the influence of popular culture on classical music, and a month-long Mozart Festival!

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  • New York Youth Symphony to Honor Leonard Slatkin

    August 22, 2016

    The New York Youth Symphony has announced that it will honor Leonard Slatkin with the Theodore L. Kesselman Award for Arts Education at their 54th Annual Benefit event on Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Club.

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  • “Stepping Out with Slatkin & McTee” Kicks Off Placitas Artists Series

    August 8, 2016

    The Placitas Artists Series launches its 30th season on Sunday, August 14, with “Stepping Out with Slatkin & McTee,” a PAS fundraiser featuring internationally renowned, Grammy-winning conductor Leonard Slatkin and award-winning American composer Cindy McTee.

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  • Barber’s “Vanessa” Receives Critical Acclaim in Santa Fe

    August 3, 2016

    Santa Fe Opera’s production of Barber’s Vanessa has garnered rave reviews, with critics lauding the top-notch cast, the elegant and evocative design elements, and Barber’s rich, colorful score.

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