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6:08 pm
Tue November 3, 2009

Detroit symphony's music director hospitalized

DETROIT – The music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra has been hospitalized after experiencing chest discomfort while conducting a concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic in the Netherlands.

A statement released Tuesday by the DSO says Leonard Slatkin was taken to a hospital Sunday with heart problems and coronary procedures were performed.

The 65-year-old Slatkin was to remain in the hospital for several days before returning to the United States. He has withdrawn from concerts scheduled for Prague this week and in Pittsburgh next week.

Manager R. Douglas Sheldon says Slatkin was "in wonderful spirits" and had an "excellent" prognosis. Slatkin hopes to resume conducting later this month with the DSO.