Conductor Laureate of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin spoke with Classic 107.3 CEO and GM John Nasukaluk Clare about his return to Powell Hall this weekend for a “Musical Journey.” In a time of limited travel, Maestro Slatkin takes the audience across the globe with music by Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel, and Alberto Ginastera. Concerts are April 23, 24, and 25.

Internationally acclaimed conductor Leonard Slatkin is Music Director Laureate of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), Directeur Musical Honoraire of the Orchestre National de Lyon (ONL), and Conductor Laureate of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He maintains a rigorous schedule of guest conducting throughout the world and is active as a composer, author, and educator.

Slatkin has received six Grammy awards and 35 nominations. His latest recording is the world premiere of Alexander Kastalsky’s Requiem for Fallen Brothers commemorating the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I. Other recent Naxos releases include works by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, and Berlioz (with the ONL) and music by Copland, Rachmaninov, Borzova, McTee, and John Williams (with the DSO). In addition, he has recorded the complete Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky symphonies with the DSO (available online as digital downloads).