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 for the 2011-12 season and serves as the Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Slatkin is also renowned for his historic leadership of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 1979 until 1996, where he is now Conductor Laureate and for his successful three-year tenure as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl.
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