Geoffrey Newman in conversation with conductor Leonard Slatkin

Distinguished American conductor Leonard Slatkin talks to Geoffrey Newman

Leonard Slatkin © Nico Rodamel

Leonard Slatkin has been a force in the American classical music scene for almost fifty years and will celebrate his eightieth birthday in 2024. Born into a distinguished musical family and trained at Aspen and Juilliard, Slatkin has been Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony (1979-1996), the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington (1996-2008), the BBC Symphony (2000-2004), the Detroit Symphony (2008-2018) and Orchestre National de Lyon (2011-2017).

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Illuminating pairing of Mason Bates and Richard Strauss from Leonard Slatkin and the Vancouver Symphony

CanadaCanada Various: Hung-Wei Huang (viola), Henry Shapard (cello), Vancouver Symphony Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin (conductor). Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, 8.3.2024. (GN)

Leonard Slatkin conducts Principal Cellist Henry Shapard and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra © VSO

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