Slatkin signs extension with French orchestra

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Detroit, Mich. Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin has signed a three-year extension to lead a French orchestra.

The announcement Friday means Slatkin will serve as music director of the National Orchestra of Lyon through the 2016-17 season.

Slatkin will maintain his current music directorship in Detroit, where he is committed through the 2015-16 season.

In a statement, Slatkin says he and the Lyon orchestra "have built an extraordinary relationship" in the past three years, "one that is satisfying in every way."

Slatkin came to the Detroit symphony in 2008 after a career as musical director with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.

He lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with his wife, composer Cindy McTee.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email:
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 260397691 -