Recent News and Updates


  • New Book Release: “Eight Symphonic Masterworks of the Twentieth Century”

    March 5, 2024

    Leonard’s fourth book was released today by Rowman & Littlefield. This study guide to eight twentieth-century orchestral masterpieces is aimed at conductors and anyone interested in learning how to navigate orchestral scores. Use promo code RLFANDF30 for 30% off your order from

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  • Slatkin to Serve as Artistic Consultant to Las Vegas Philharmonic

    February 15, 2024

    The Las Vegas Philharmonic announced today that Leonard Slatkin will be the orchestra’s artistic consultant beginning with the 2024-25 season, advising the organization on programming decisions.

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  • St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Jazz Festival

    January 8, 2024

    The SLSO and Slatkin reunite for a three-concert festival exploring the intersection of jazz and classical music. Each program ends with a work by Gershwin. Fittingly, Slatkin and the orchestra are celebrating the 50th anniversary of their acclaimed recordings of Gershwin’s works on Vox Records, which have recently been re-released by Naxos.

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  • Slatkin’s New Book Available for Pre-Sale

    December 8, 2023

    Leonard is pleased to announce that his latest book, Eight Symphonic Masterworks of the Twentieth Century: A Study Guide for Conductors, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield on March 5, 2024. The essays provide an almost bar-by-bar analysis of the scores, detailing the decisions the conductor must make to bring these works to life.

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  • 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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