Detroit may no longer be the car capital of the world, but it still has an excellent symphony orchestra. Leonard Slatkin, above, is in his second season as music director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the third major American orchestra he has led over the past 30 years, after the St. Louis Symphony and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington. Slatkin, 65, fresh off a two-month sabbatical he took to recover from a heart attack, is conducting his new orchestra in a six-concert tour through Florida this week, including a stop at Sarasota's Van Wezel Hall. The program includes Berlioz's Le Corsaire; Barber's Cello Concerto, with soloist Sol Gabetta; and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. The concert is 8 p.m. Saturday. $30-$90. (941) 953-3368 or toll-free 1-800-826-9303; vanwezel.org.
John Fleming, Times performing arts critic