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  • Slatkin Premieres “Brahmsiana” with The Orchestra Now

    September 16, 2021

    Leonard Slatkin will lead the world premiere of Brahmsiana, his arrangement of Brahms melodies, with The Orchestra Now (TŌN) at Bard College’s Fisher Center, September 18-19, 2021.

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  • Slatkin Launches New Book, “Classical Crossroads”

    September 13, 2021

    This week marks the publication of Leonard’s third book, Classical Crossroads: The Path Forward for Music in the 21st Century, available September 15 from Rowman & Littlefield and anywhere books are sold.

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  • Author Event: An Evening with Leonard Slatkin

    August 2, 2021

    Tickets are now on sale for the St. Louis County Library’s Author Series kickoff event—a special evening with Leonard Slatkin. Slatkin will discuss his third book, Classical Crossroads: The Path Forward for Music in the 21st Century, with John Clare, CEO and general manager at Classic 107.3 FM.

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  • Leonard Slatkin Joins the Arabella Arts Roster

    July 8, 2021

    The classical management agency Arabella Arts has announced exclusive representation of world-renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin in North America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

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  • Slatkin at Taipei Music Academy & Festival SF

    July 7, 2021

    Leonard Slatkin will work with young musicians at the 2021 Taipei Music Academy & Festival. Originally scheduled to take place on the campus of the National Taipei University of the Arts, the program has been moved to the San Francisco Conservatory due to increased pandemic restrictions in Taiwan.

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  • Leonard Slatkin Returns to the Aspen Festival

    June 23, 2021

    Slatkin will conduct the Aspen Chamber Symphony in a concert featuring pianist Inon Barnatan on July 2, 2021. Two Beethoven monuments kick off the season’s first Aspen Chamber Symphony concert, with Julia Perry’s A Short Piece for Orchestra opening the program.

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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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