Music directorship endowed by the Kresge Foundation
Internationally renowned conductor Leonard Slatkin began his critically acclaimed tenure as Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2008-09 season.
In addition to his post at the DSO, Maestro Slatkin is the Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon. He is also renowned for his historic leadership of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1979 until 1996 and his successful three-year tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
Slatkin's more than 100 recordings have won seven Grammy Awards. He currently records with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for the Naxos label. His newest book, Conducting Business, is available at Amazon.com. Slatkin blogs regularly at Huffington Post.