Profiles

Leonard Slatkin: Not Afraid of Anyone

Just as he can roll up his sleeves and be completely down to earth when interacting with musicians, National Symphony Orchestra Music Director Leonard Slatkin also doesn’t worry about the rank of anyone who might be sitting in the audience—even the president.

James Tenney: Postcards from the Edge

Whether combining serialism and minimalism, reconceptualizing microtonality or ragtime, or re-assembling an Elvis recording, James Tenney’s music continues to push limits while bridging opposition.