For the past week, I’m hearing from a lot of people about Leonard Slatkin “bombing out” at the Metropolitan Opera. Slatkin withdrew from the Met after only one performance of La Traviata. According to his blog, it was a miserable experience from the start.
If you’ve missed this moment of high drama in the classical music world, here are a couple of places to get caught up. Continue reading →
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Tagged as Detroit, expression, leonard, metropolitan opera, new york, performance, piano, playing, slatkin, style
Thanks to Raymond Murphy from Motor City Brass Band for providing these new additions to our *Places to Play* links: Continue reading →
The Motor City Brass Band distributed a news release today about an upcoming Festival of Bands. This event does two things I think are important. It helps facilitate communication and coordination between different organizations, and it pulls the Detroit Symphony into a leadership role with community and amateur music groups.
Here are the details: Continue reading →
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Tagged as band, brass, dearborn, Detroit, festival, leonard, motor city, music, orchestra, slatkin, symphony