Happy Birthday to a friend pictured within, my cue to share his conducting of Elgar’s musical portraiture of his friends pictured within, Variations on an Original Theme. Detroit Symphony Orchestra; October 7, 2018.

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Complementing Joan Tower’s Sequoia, John Luther Adams’s Become Ocean. Leonard Slatkin introduces this fascinating score & conducts Detroit Symphony Orchestra in a performance (Feb 23, 2019).