As Soundcheck begins broadcasting on WDET in Detroit, we present some of that city’s musical leaders. Leonard Slatkin
has been a fixture of the American orchestral scene for over three decades, with notable tenures leading the St. Louis and National Symphony Orchestras. In 2007, he became music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and is bringing a fresh approach to that venerable ensemble. Returning to the podium this month after a heart attack sidelined him in November, he joins us to talk about his comeback and about classical music in Detroit.