|Conductor Leonard Slatkin with the Strings Music Festival Orchestra|
“My favorite memory of Strings is Slatkin conducting our first orchestra.”
|Leonard Slatkin, Stings Music Festival|
In the beginning, Strings Music Festival only presented a few chamber music concerts each summer. It wasn’t until 1992 that we held our first orchestra concert. Leonard Slatkin, conductor of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, was the first Strings guest conductor. CBS Sunday morning came to Strings to film a segment and we made national news that September. This year marked the transition of Strings from a small community organization to a nationally known music festival.