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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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  • New Recording Release: Kastalsky’s Requiem

    August 28, 2020

    The world-premiere recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers was released by Naxos Records in its complete and revised, 17-movement version for orchestra, choir, and soloists. The album, which was recorded live in Washington National Cathedral, features the combined forces of multiple GRAMMY®-winning ensembles conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

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  • Slatkin Writes “Road to Recovery” Series

    July 27, 2020

    While working on his third book, Leonard Slatkin has written a number of essays about the road to recovery for the orchestra industry. In this ongoing series, he has put forth such suggestions as programming concerts for smaller forces, opening up recording archives to keep audiences engaged, and taking advantage of local talent, among other ideas.

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  • Kastalsky Recording Available for Pre-Order

    July 23, 2020

    The world-premiere recording of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers, a First World War remembrance, is now available for pre-sale. On August 28, Naxos will release the album in its complete and revised, 17-movement version for orchestra, choir, and soloists. In its first week of sales, the recording was the No. 1 bestselling classical pre-order on iTunes.

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  • Slatkin Seeks Participation in Book Project

    April 13, 2020

    Leonard Slatkin is involving his readers in the development of his upcoming book about the changing landscape of classical music in our time. He encourages readers to contribute thought-provoking questions and suggestions that may inspire him to expand his analysis of the theme at hand.

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