Detroit Symphony Orchestra en Leonard Slatkin On 'Conducting Business' <p><a href="">Leonard Slatkin</a> has strong ties to St. Louis. His father, conductor and violinist Felix Slatkin, was born in St. Louis and joined the<a href=""> St. Louis Symphony</a> when he was still a teen. &nbsp;The younger Slatkin’s first conducting position with a major symphony orchestra came in 1968 when he was named Assistant Conductor of the St. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 02:53:18 +0000 Mary Edwards, Alex Heuer & Don Marsh 8386 at Leonard Slatkin On 'Conducting Business'