Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Return of the Detroit Symphony on PBS
It is heartwarming to see the DSO back in action. The danger is hardly over for them. But the temporary resolution of their strike is as important as anything they've ever done. All I know is that there is no better person to handle their current situation than Leonard Slatkin. When Slatkin is on form, he is the most capable American-style music director, and by the time he leaves Detroit he may well be able to say something different than that he was a conductor who never reached his potential. Instead, his obituaries would say that he saved a Great American Orchestra.