Flutes and fauns, dreams of the sea, Clair de Lune, and more. We're celebrating the 150 th of composer Claude Debussy. Claude Debussy composed in the time of the impressionist painters. His music can call to mind that dreamy state. A storm at sea. A faun at play. Moonlight on water.
Host Steve Potter talks with St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson about the orchestra's recently completed European Tour and its 2012-2013 season. Then, St. Louis Public Radio’s Mike Schrand speaks with singer-songwriter Nick Lowe. Lowe is currently on a solo acoustic tour and performs at The Sheldon Concert Hall on Wednesday, September 26th. Later in the show, Steve Potter talks with Rod Milam, creator and producer of the University City Musician Documentary Project.
Union-backed musicians with the St. Louis Symphony have agreed to a new four-year contract, more than a year before the current contract expires.
The contract announced Monday by the symphony and the American Federation of Musicians Local 2-197 takes effect in September 2013 and goes through August 2017. It affects more than 90 musicians with the 132-year-old symphony, which is considered among the nation's oldest.
The St. Louis Symphony concluded its 2011-2012 subscription series season with “Rach Fest” featuring Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concertos 1, 2 and 3 with Stephen Hough as soloist in six concerts over two weekends.
The programs on Fridays, April 27 and May 4 featured the first Rachmaninoff concerto. Hans Graf conducted the St. Louis Symphony on April 28 and 29 in a program including Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Skazka,” Op. 29, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10 and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, in C minor, Op 18.
The Symphony announced their California tour today, which will involve several community concerts, coachings with K-12 students, a side-by-side rehearsal with the UC-Davis Symphony Orchestra and a performance at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.