Though we can’t perform today’s scheduled concert, we did want to share with you the concert notes, written by our talented musicians, as well as performances of the music by other ensembles.
The music is all related to the family of conductor Leonard Slatkin. First up was to be the NYC premiere of Double Play, written by Slatkin’s wife, Cindy McTee. Then we were to perform the NYC premiere of Slatkin’s own Kinah, an elegy to his late parents. (An off stage cello solo was to be performed by Slatkin’s brother, Frederick Zlotkin.) This would have been followed by three short works by his father, Felix Slatkin: Fisher’s Hornpipe, Wistful Haven, and Carmen’s Hoe-Down. And finally, the concert would have concluded with Rachmaninoff‘s 2nd Symphony, which was given its American premiere in 1901 by the Russian Symphony Orchestra Society led by Slatkin’s great-uncle, Modest Altschuler.
You can access the concert notes and music recordings by clicking here. We hope that you enjoy these notes, and that we’ll be able to perform these works for you at some point in the future.