Recent News and Updates


  • Slatkin Leads Peabody Symphony Orchestra with Soloist Marina Piccinini

    April 12, 2017

    Leonard Slatkin will conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra at Johns Hopkins University in a concert featuring renowned flutist Marina Piccinini. This free event takes place on Saturday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in the Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall at the Peabody Institute and will also be streamed live.

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  • Now Available on Naxos: Ravel’s “Antar”

    April 6, 2017

    Naxos has released the next installment in the Orchestre National de Lyon’s Ravel cycle with the premiere recording of Antar. Ravel’s colorfully re-orchestrated selections from works by Rimsky-Korsakov have been revived and reconstructed alongside a new text that symbolizes the romance and chivalric spirit of Antar, the warrior-poet, and his beloved Abla.

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  • Slatkin to Lead DSO in Concerts Featuring Sharon Isbin

    April 3, 2017

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra welcomes guitarist Sharon Isbin for a concert program that includes Vivaldi’s Concerto for Lute and Chris Brubeck’s Affinity: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. Mahler’s dramatic Tenth Symphony in the Deryck Cook completion rounds out the program.

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  • Leonard Slatkin Receives Award for Cultural Diplomacy in Italy

    March 20, 2017

    The Consulate General of the United States of America in Milan, Italy, presented Leonard Slatkin with the Consul General’s Award for Cultural Diplomacy on March 19.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Six: A Few Exercises

    March 15, 2017

    In the sixth monthly installment of Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Maestro Slatkin demonstrates practical exercises designed to help students develop independence in their right and left hands.

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  • Orchestre National de Lyon Triumphs in the States

    March 6, 2017

    The Orchestre National de Lyon’s six-concert, six-city tour of the United States was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. From Carnegie Hall to the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, the orchestra lived up to its reputation as “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian).

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Five: Putting the Two Hands Together

    February 15, 2017

    Leonard Slatkin has released the fifth installment in his Conducting School. This month’s video combines techniques demonstrated in previous lessons to show how the conductor uses both hands to communicate tempo and dynamics to the orchestra simultaneously.

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  • Leonard Slatkin Brings the Orchestre National de Lyon to America

    February 8, 2017

    Beginning February 18, the Orchestre National de Lyon, “probably the most refined ensemble of the world” (The Guardian), tours the United States for the first time since 2003, playing concerts with music director Leonard Slatkin on a six-city tour.

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  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season

    January 29, 2017

    Subscriptions are now on sale for the DSO’s 2017-18 season, a celebration of Leonard Slatkin’s 10th anniversary as music director. The classical series features eight world premieres, a French festival highlighting the music of Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Berlioz and more, and Puccini’s Turandot in concert.

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  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra Introduces Mozart Festival Mascot, “Wolfie”

    January 18, 2017

    This year’s mascot, “Wolfie,” shows up too early for the DSO’s Mozart Festival, so he makes the most of his time by shredding the piano in Orchestra Hall and taking requests from some old festival friends.

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