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  • Acclaim for William Grant Still’s “Highway 1, U.S.A.” at Opera Theatre of St. Louis

    June 4, 2021

    OTSL resurrects a seldom-performed opera by William Grant Still, regarded as “the dean of African-American composers.” Highway 1, U.S.A. is an intimate, one-act work with a sweeping score that blends elements of Romanticism, blues, and musical theater.

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  • Rave Reviews for “Gianni Schicchi” at Opera Theatre of St. Louis

    June 1, 2021

    Opera has returned to the Gateway City with the opening of Opera Theatre of St. Louis’s 2021 festival season. As reviewer Eric Meyer noted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Palpable anticipation radiated from audience, staff and performers alike before the opening performance.”

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  • Slatkin Conducts Two Productions with Opera Theatre of St. Louis

    May 20, 2021

    Opera Theatre of St. Louis brings its 2021 season outdoors at the Loretto-Hilton Center. The festival begins with Puccini’s comic opera in one act, Gianni Schicchi, and continues with Highway 1, U.S.A., a long-neglected opera by the “dean” of African American composers, William Grant Still.

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  • NEA Funding for “The Slatkin Shuffle” on Classic 107.3 FM

    May 13, 2021

    The National Endowment for the Arts announced that Radio Arts Foundation will receive a Grant for Arts Projects in the music category. Classic 107.3 FM will use the funding to support “The Slatkin Shuffle,” a weekly radio program in which Slatkin shares anecdotes about the eclectic collection of songs in his playlist.

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  • Slatkin Continues Musical Journey with SLSO

    April 21, 2021

    In a time of limited travel, Slatkin takes listeners across the globe with music by Britten, Ravel, and Ginastera. The concerts will be performed for a socially distanced live audience in Powell Hall Friday through Sunday, April 23-25.

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  • Slatkin Returns to Detroit April 15-16

    April 7, 2021

    Celebrating ten years of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Live from Orchestra Hall webcasts, Leonard Slatkin returns to conduct two concerts featuring works by William Grant Still, Alberto Ginastera, Gerald Finzi, Jennifer Higdon, and Ernest Bloch on Thursday, April 15 and Friday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

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  • Slatkin Steps in at Rhode Island Philharmonic

    April 6, 2021

    Leonard Slatkin returns to Rhode Island this week to fill in for conductor Bramwell Tovey in a program featuring Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances, Wagner’s Siegfied Idyll, and Jon Kimura Parker performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. The concert will be live-streamed on Saturday, April 10, at 8 p.m. EDT.

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  • Slatkin Conducts Rhode Island Philharmonic

    March 16, 2021

    Slatkin returns to the stage with live concerts on Saturday, March 20. The program includes Saint-Saëns’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso and Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending with violinist Jennifer Frautschi, the First Symphony of 18th-century Black French composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Cindy McTee’s Adagio, and Percy Grainger’s arrangement of Danny Boy.

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  • Slatkin Receives 35th GRAMMY Nomination

    November 24, 2020

    Leonard Slatkin is nominated for a 2021 GRAMMY Award in the category of Best Choral Performance for the world-premiere recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers, available on the Naxos label. The piece is a tribute to the fallen heroes of World War I, combining Orthodox and Gregorian chant with hymns from the allied nations.

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  • Slatkin Awarded Prix Charbonnier

    October 22, 2020

    On Saturday, October 24, the Federation of Alliances Françaises will present Slatkin with its most prestigious award, the Prix Charbonnier. The ceremony is among the capstone events of the Federation’s 2020 Annual Convention, this year held online for constituents of the more than 100 Alliance Française chapters in the U.S., Canada, and the English-speaking Caribbean.

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