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  • Slatkin Seeks Participation in Book Project

    Leonard Slatkin is involving his readers in the development of his upcoming book about the changing landscape of classical music in our time. Every Monday he will post the title of a chapter, along with a summary of the topic he will address therein, on the Commentary section of this site. He encourages readers to contribute thought-provoking questions and suggestions that may inspire him to expand his analysis of the theme at hand.

    Readers may post queries and suggest avenues he might explore within that chapter using the form that follows the text. Collaborators will be credited in the final product (or kept anonymous by request).

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  • “The Slatkin Shuffle” Radio Show Now Available On-Demand

    March 30, 2020

    Leonard Slatkin’s radio show, “The Slatkin Shuffle,” which airs on Classic 107.3 FM in St. Louis, is now available worldwide for free online listening. Join Leonard as he plays random selections and shares anecdotes about his eclectic playlist.

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  • St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra Celebrates 50 Years

    February 19, 2020

    To mark the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra’s 50th anniversary, alumni returned to share memories of the lasting impact of their experience. Their stories were the focus of a recent episode of “Living St. Louis” on The Nine Network.

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  • Rave Reviews for GRAMMY-Nominated Copland Recording

    November 22, 2019

    Leonard Slatkin’s recording with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra of Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid and Grohg has garnered widespread critical acclaim and a Best Orchestral Performance GRAMMY nomination for Slatkin and the DSO.

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  • GRAMMY Nomination for Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and “Grohg” with DSO

    November 20, 2019

    Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra have been nominated for a GRAMMY award in the Best Orchestral Performance category for their recording of Copland’s Billy the Kid and Grohg.

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  • MSM Celebrates Slatkin’s 75th Birthday with Concert and Gala

    October 25, 2019

    The Manhattan School of Music honored Leonard Slatkin with a 75th birthday concert and celebration in Neidorff-Karpati Hall on Friday, October 18. The program included works by four generations of Slatkin’s family, including Modest Altschuler, Felix Slatkin, Cindy McTee, and Daniel Slatkin.

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  • “A Hero’s Life”: Slatkin Celebrates 75 with the SLSO

    October 11, 2019

    This weekend, Conductor Laureate Leonard Slatkin returns to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. As part of his 75th birthday celebration, the orchestra will perform a new set of variations on Paganini’s most popular melody written by 11 composers with whom Slatkin has enjoyed a close collaboration.

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  • Emmys Flub Leads to Appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for Slatkin

    September 24, 2019

    Leonard Slatkin appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, talking to Jimmy via video conference from Ireland to prove that he is indeed alive after his image was erroneously displayed during the “In Memoriam” segment commemorating the passing of André Previn on the Emmy Awards.

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  • New Slatkin Recordings Released on Naxos

    September 20, 2019

    Newly released on Naxos Records: Leonard Slatkin’s recordings of works by Maurice Ravel and Aaron Jay Kernis. Maurice Ravel Orchestral Works, Volume 6 with the Orchestre National de Lyon includes the Piano Concerto for the Left Hand and the Piano Concerto in G Major with soloist François Dumont.

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  • MSM to Salute Slatkin on October 18

    September 3, 2019

    Manhattan School of Music Distinguished Visiting Artist and trustee Leonard Slatkin conducts the MSM Symphony Orchestra for the first performance of MSM Icons, a new concert series celebrating acclaimed alumni and trustees with exceptional international musical careers.

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