Stateside: Conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
The sounds of Beethoven have been ringing through Detroit's Orchestra Hall.
Starting tonight and running through the weekend, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra tops off its Beethoven Festival in magnificent style: with Beethoven's Symphony Number 9 in D-Minor.
These performances are the culmination of three weekends' worth of Beethoven.
Music Director Leonard Slatkin has been leading the DSO through all nine of Beethoven's Symphonies.
It's worth noting that it has been 36 years since the DSO served up all nine symphonies in one complete "serving", if you will.
Maestro Leonard Slatkin joined us to talk about Beethoven's 9th and what it takes to be a maestro.
You can listen to the full Stateside interview above.