David Robertson conducted the St. Louis Symphony in concerts April 14 and 15 in Powell Hall in a program including Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D Major featuring pianist Leon Fleisher, and Prokofiev’s “Scythian Suite,” Op. 20.
Following a rehearsal On April 12, the St. Louis Symphony’s Eddie Silva spoke with Leon Fleisher about his association with the orchestra, the history of the Ravel concerto, his career after losing the use of two fingers on his right hand, and repertoire for left hand piano:
During the intermission of St. Louis Public Radio’s live broadcast on April 14, Robert Peterson spoke with music director David Robertson about Leon Fleisher, Prokofiev’s “Scythian Suite” and this weekend's upcoming concerts featuring Principal Cellist Daniel Lee in Dvorak’s Cello Concerto:
Peterson also spoke with Amy Freet, who is a teacher at Airport Elementary School in the Ferguson Florissant District about receiving the St. Louis Symphony’s Educator of the Year Award and her experiences in the past year since her school was chosen for the symphony’s “Adopt-A-School” program: