Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform Slatkin’s “Kinah”Read more
February 18, 2016
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra announced that they will perform Leonard Slatkin’s composition Kinah on April 20 and April 22, 2017. Conductor Ward Stare will conduct the RPO in a program that opens with Slatkin’s elegy to his parents and closes with Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.
New Ravel Recording ReleasedRead more
February 13, 2016
The Orchestre National de Lyon released its recording of Ravel’s L’Heure espagnole and Don Quichotte á Dulcinée on the Naxos label.
DSO Announces 2016-17 Classical Season, “Gershwin and His Children”Read more
February 1, 2016
Join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the 2016-17 Classical season, a survey of music demonstrating how American culture has influenced composers around the world.
DSO Presents Brahms FestivalRead more
January 30, 2016
Experience four symphonies, two piano concerti, two serenades, and much more in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s three-week Brahms Festival Celebration, February 11-28, 2016.
Leonard Slatkin on the Sinatra CentennialRead more
December 8, 2016
Maestro Slatkin spoke with Susan Whitall of The Detroit News about his family connections to Frank Sinatra, sharing his personal reflections for her article “Remembering Frank Sinatra, ‘The Voice,’ on His Birthday.”
Maestro Slatkin Conducts the “Resurrection” Symphony with Gustav Mahler’s BatonRead more
December 6, 2015
In the fifth movement of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Maestro Slatkin conducted the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Wayne State University Chorus using Gustav Mahler’s baton.
The Right to Bare Our SoulsRead more
“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”
John F. Kennedy spoke those words more than half a century ago. They ring as true now as they have throughout history.
Where Has Curiosity Gone?Read more
During the summer months, music festivals abound all over the globe. Some are fully professional and others are distinguished by their educational activities. I don’t have a preference, but in recent years, a disturbing trend has emerged from the latter.
The Cup OverflowethRead more
About 12 years ago, when my son was 8, he played soccer for his middle-school team. Every Saturday, as a somewhat dutiful parent, I showed up and watched this sport, which seemed as far away from the culture I grew up in as it is prevalent today.
Where Did Our Musical Legacy Go?Read more
Several months ago, I wrote on this site about the lack of younger American talent on the podiums of major orchestras in the United States. Since there are still a couple of ensembles that have not yet announced their 14-15 season plans, the follow-up article is still in limbo.