Where’s Leonard?

On 10/31/2010, the Detroit Free Press published an article by Mark Stryker that examines the role of Detroit Symphony Orchestra music director Leonard Slatkin within the month long work stoppage. In full disclosure, I would describe my professional relationship with Leonard to a degree that might be characterized as a conflict of interest so I’m not going to offer any personal observations but I will say that Stryker put together an excellent piece…

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October 22, 2010: A Sad Day

On Friday, October 22, 2010 Fred Zenone died and with his passing we lost one of the pivotal figures in the history of our field. It was a distinct pleasure to know Fred and there’s nothing more to add about his career and accomplishments beyond the wonderful sentiments at a Polyphonic.org memorial piece but I do have a few words to offer about Fred from his time after he left the business…

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