Recent News and Updates


  • Elite Recordings for Vox Re-Released

    November 29, 2023

    Naxos has released audiophile editions of two acclaimed Vox recordings conducted by Leonard Slatkin and featuring the first and third symphonies of Rachmaninov. Karl Nehring of Classical Candor characterized the albums as “excellent performances, excellently recorded, making them eminently recommendable for fans of these gorgeously tuneful symphonies.”

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  • Rave Reviews in Spain

    November 9, 2023

    Music critics offered positive assessments of Leonard’s concerts in Valencia and Madrid. Writing for Scherzo, respected writer and composer Tomás Marco characterized Slatkin as “an interesting and reliable maestro who accompanied Achúcarro very well and in the second part made an excellent version of Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1.”

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  • Slatkin in Spain, Poland, Ireland, and France

    November 1, 2023

    Leonard is conducting in Europe this fall, with concerts in Spain, Poland, Ireland, and France. Program highlights include Resphigi’s Pines of Rome in Valencia, Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1 in Madrid, Gershwin’s American in Paris in Katowice, Copland’s Symphony No. 3 and Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony in Dublin, and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring in Lyon.

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  • All-New Episodes of “The Slatkin Shuffle”

    October 1, 2023

    New episodes of Leonard’s weekly radio program, The Slatkin Shuffle, air every Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Central on Classic 107.3 FM. Join Leonard as he plays random selections from the nearly 10,000 tracks on his iPad and shares anecdotes about the eclectic collection of songs in his playlist. Tune in at 107.3FM/96.3HD2 or online. Plus, stream more than 40 episodes on demand at SoundCloud.

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  • Slatkin Conducts MSM Students in All-American Program

    September 29, 2023

    Leonard began the 2023-24 season by sharing his passion for American repertoire with the students of the Manhattan School of Music, where he holds the title of Distinguished Visiting Artist in Conducting and Orchestral Studies. The concert, which included works by Ellington, Bates, and Hovhaness before concluding with Gershwin’s An American in Paris, is available to stream on demand.

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  • Slatkin Conducts Oregon Symphony

    October 9, 2023

    Leonard is headed to Portland for three concerts with the Oregon Symphony and guest cellist Joshua Roman October 14-16. The program consists of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, the Elgar Cello Concerto, and Anthology of Fantastic Zoology by Mason Bates. One hour before each performance, Leonard will join Brandi Parisi, host of All Classical Radio, onstage to discuss the repertoire.

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  • Rhapsody in Hollywood

    July 23, 2023

    Leonard is back in his birthplace, Los Angeles, for a concert at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and pianist Makoto Ozone on Tuesday, July 25, at 8 p.m. The program begins with Cindy McTee’s energetic Timepiece, followed by the double-blockbusters of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World.”

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  • All-New “Slatkin Shuffle” Episodes

    May 26, 2023

    New episodes of The Slatkin Shuffle will air on Classic 107.3 FM starting this weekend, Saturdays at 10 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. CDT. The May 27 episode is all about walking and its musical counterpart, andante. Join Leonard as he shares the eclectic collection of songs in his playlist. Listen to 200 hours of The Slatkin Shuffle on demand at Soundcloud.

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  • Next Stop: Nashville

    May 2, 2023

    Leonard travels to Nashville this week to conduct a program comprising Copland’s Rodeo; Slatkin’s composition Kinah, an elegy to his parents; and Elgar’s Symphony No. 1. He was music advisor of the Nashville Symphony for three seasons 2006-2009, leading the inaugural concert in the Schermerhorn Center and the Grammy-winning recording of Joan Tower’s Made in America.

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  • Slatkin Returns Home to Conduct SLSO

    April 18, 2023

    Leonard is back in St. Louis to conduct a program steeped in Spain and the Spanish language, beginning with Chabrier’s España and concluding with Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote featuring cellist Joshua Roman. Rounding out the concert is Mason Bates’s Anthology of Fantastic Zoology, a “psychedelic Carnival of the Animals” based on Argentinian short stories.

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