Leonard Slatkin Appointed Musical Advisor by Nashville Symphony
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra has appointed conductor Leonard Slatkin as Music Advisor for a period of three years. The orchestra has not had a music director since conductor Kenneth Schermerhorn, who led the ensemble for 22 years, died in April 2005.
Leonard Slatkin is also music director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and principal guest conductor of both the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. He will assist in programming the Nashville Symphony’s upcoming concert seasons, choosing guest artists and conductors.
Mr. Slatkin will lead the Nashville Symphony in their on-going American Classics recordings for the Naxos label and will record up to four additional projects with the Nashville Symphony during his tenure. Already scheduled is Corigliano’s “Dylan Thomas Trilogy” for 2007.