Leonard Slatkin, music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, is in London this week with a studio orchestra, recording the soundtrack for Edge of Darkness. In the film—directed by Martin Campbell and Michael Wearing, and starring Mel Gibson—slated for release in November 2009, Gibson plays a Boston detective investigating the murder of his activist daughter. The film score is by Slatkin’s longtime colleague John Corigliano; the two have collaborated for 30 years, most recently on a Naxos recording of Corigliano’s Dylan Thomas Trilogy with the Nashville Symphony and Chorus, and a performance of Corigliano’s Symphony No. 3 with the DSO last season. Slatkin and the National Symphony Orchestra won a Grammy Award for their 1996 recording of Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1 (“Of Rage and Remembrance”).

Posted April 10, 2009

Photo of Leonard Slatkin by Donald Dietz