Leonard Slatkin at 65

Written by Andrew Druckenbrod on .

Leonard Slatkin

UPDATE 8/26/09: Apparently, I didn't miss Slatkin's birthday! It is on Sept. 1, after all. I think the AP report I get is supposed to be a week early. So you still have time to get those well wishing e-mails and letters in ;-)


A belated Happy Birthday to conductor Leonard Slatkin, who turned 65 yesterday (Aug. 24). Principal guest conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony, he also is now the music director of the Detroit Symphony. His concerts this fall with the PSO are (sorry for the ugly formatting). Sibelius 2 is one of my favorites, but the second program is more intriguing overall to me. Looking forward to hearing Leonard talk about the programs with us:


Composing with Words

Location: Heinz Hall
Friday, October 16, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Angela Brown, soprano

Peter Mennin:    Concerto for Orchestra, "Moby Dick"
Richard Danielpour:    A Woman's Life
Jean Sibelius:    Symphony No. 2


Made in America

Location: Heinz Hall
Friday, October 23, 2009 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 2:30 PM


Leonard Slatkin, conductor
William Caballero, horn

Aaron Copland:    El Salon Mexico
Samuel Barber:    Overture to The School for Scandal
Samuel Barber:    Adagio for Strings   listen
Samuel Barber:    Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
John Williams:    Concerto for Horn and Orchestra
Aaron Copland:    Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

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