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That Other Musical Minority

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

Virtually no American orchestras were engaging guest conductors from our own country under the age of 45. For the most part, aside from a few assistant conductorships, the younger generation of maestri is primarily limited to musicians from other countries. And at that, 45 may not be considered so young.

Take Me to Your Leader

George Heymont | Posted 02.05.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Most audiences for major symphony orchestras are accustomed to guest conductors appearing on the podium at various times during the year. It's assumed that while new faces may come and go, the basic orchestra remains intact. That's not the case at music conservatories.

DSO Recruits 24-year-old Conductor From Across The Atlantic

Posted 03.05.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's new assistant conductor is making a 4,500-mile move to pump some new life into the city's classical music scene. T...