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Las Vegas Philharmonic Names New Artistic Consultant

Leonard Slatkin will step into the position from the 2024/25 season


The Las Vegas Philharmonic (LVP) recently announced that Leonard Slatkin will serve as its Artistic Consultant, beginning with the 2024/25 season. Slatkin will steward the orchestra while they continue their search for a new Music Director, following the resignation of Donato Cabrera — who will stand down in May 2024.

A sought-after guest conductor, Slatkin is presently Music Director Laureate of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Directeur Musical Honoraire of the Orchestre National de Lyon, Conductor Laureate of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria.

A six-time GRAMMY Award winner, Slatkin also holds the National Medal of Arts, and the rank of Chevalier in France's Légion d'honneur.

He has conducted almost every the leading orchestras in the world and has held Music Directorships in New Orleans, St. Louis, Washington, DC, London (with the BBCSO), Detroit, and Lyon.

The LVP will announce its 2024/25 season in February, and current subscribers will have priority ticket access to renew their seats.

"We are beyond thrilled to welcome the artistry and expertise of Leonard Slatkin," said Jeri Crawford, the Chair of the Board of Directors. "This relationship takes the Las Vegas Philharmonic to its next level as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary."

"Las Vegas has been one of my go-to places for many years," Slatkin said. "The opportunities for expanded concert programming, community outreach and educational programs along with the extraordinary live performance environment in Las Vegas unleashes the potential to create something unique in our country."

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