DSO’s Leonard Slatkin on the mend
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Music Director Leonard Slatkin is out of intensive care and doing well after having heart surgery on Tuesday, the DSO said in an online news release.
The DSO looks “forward to welcoming Leonard back to the Orchestra Hall podium following his recovery,” the release said. Slatkin had heart bypass surgery.
Slatkin, 73, was expected to miss the final three Classical Series subscription concerts. They were to be his last before moving from music director to musical director laureate next season. Slatkin is also “directeur musical honoraire” at the Orchestre National de Lyon in France and has withdrawn from European engagements as well as with the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis.
His recovery is expected to take three months.
Slatkin became music director in 2008.