Borodin and Tchaikovsky


On December 2 through December 4, the Saint Louis Symphony performs works by Alexsandr Borodin and Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (pictured). Ward Stare conducts, with solo performances by David Halen, concertmaster, and Allegra Lilly, principal harp.

I wrote program notes for this concert, which appear in a slightly altered form in the printed program and on the STL Symphony website.



Mendelssohn, Brahms, Mendelssohn


The St. Louis Symphony performs Mendelssohn’s “The Fair Melusina” overture, Brahms’s Double Concerto, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”) on February 7, 8, and 9. I wrote about the program here: