Britten, Saint-Saëns, Vaughan Williams

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This weekend (March 10 and 11), guest conductor Cristian Macelaru leads the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in works by Britten, Saint-Saëns, and Vaughan Williams. Special guest soloist James Ehnes performs Saint-Saëns’s Third (and final) Violin Concerto.

My program notes begin on p. 26 and can be read here:

https://tinyurl.com/yc3ahfvv

Tune in at 8 PM CST to St. Louis Public Radio on Saturday, March 10. That’s FM 90.7 for those of you in the broadcast range, or you can click on the livestream here:

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/#stream/0

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Vaughan Williams, Berg, Holst

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On May 6 and May 7, the St. Louis Symphony and St. Louis Symphony Chorus performed Ralph Vaughan Williams’s Flos Campi, Alban Berg’s Altenberg Lieder (with special guest soprano Christine Brewer), and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. That’s Holst in the photo. I feel tenderly disposed toward him because I am also extremely myopic.

My notes begin on p. 26:
http://tinyurl.com/z6y4rt8

 

Opening Weekend at the St. Louis Symphony

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On September 12 and 13, 2014, the St. Louis Symphony performs Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable.”

My program notes are here if you would like to read them:
http://tinyurl.com/mhyqr76