Author archive for leonard slatkin

  • Naxos Releases New Recording of Ravel Orchestrations

    April 8, 2016

    Naxos has released the next installment in the Orchestre National de Lyon’s recording cycle of the works of Maurice Ravel. This disc highlights the composer’s incomparable skill in orchestrating such pieces as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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  • Leonard Slatkin to Assume New Role with Orchestre National de Lyon

    April 5, 2016 |

    On September 1, 2017, Leonard Slatkin will become Honorary Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon. He will continue regular collaborations with the musicians of the orchestra for at least three additional seasons.

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  • APRIL 2016

    Amid the escalating political rhetoric dominating the news, as well as atrocities being committed in the world, there was some comfort in traveling to places old and new for me this past month. I found myself ending each rehearsal period by telling the orchestras I led that we are so lucky to be musicians.

    After the exhausting Brahms Festival in Detroit, I began a nine-week road trip, one that took me to orchestras familiar and unknown, at least as far as my own experiences were concerned. The first stop was in Fort Worth, with an ensemble going through its own set of difficulties during a lengthy contract negotiation. Now that I will head up the jury as well as conduct for the next Cliburn Piano Competition, it seemed logical to spend a week getting to know the orchestra a bit better.

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  • Slatkin Gets to Know FWSO ahead of 2017 Cliburn Competition

    March 3, 2016

    Maestro Slatkin spent a week in Fort Worth getting better acquainted with the orchestra in advance of the 2017 Cliburn Competition.

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  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra to Perform Slatkin’s “Kinah”

    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.

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  • New Ravel Recording Released

    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.

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  • DSO Announces 2016-17 Classical Season, “Gershwin and His Children”

    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.

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  • DSO Presents Brahms Festival

    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.

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  • Leonard Slatkin on the Sinatra Centennial

    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.”

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  • Maestro Slatkin Conducts the “Resurrection” Symphony with Gustav Mahler’s Baton

    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.

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