Pulitzer Foundation and St. Louis Symphony’s “Retrospectives” festival set for June 2012

Posted on: December 9, 2011

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra have announced details of the Pulitzer Contemporary Music Festival, Retrospectives and Innovations: A Celebration of 10 Years of The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, set to take place from June 14 to 17, 2012. Programmed by Music Director David Robertson, the festival will comprise three concerts at the Pulitzer Foundation of contemporary chamber music featuring members of the orchestra and the quartet So Percussion. Composers to be featured during the festival include Unsuk Chin (Fantaisie mécanique), David Lang (the so-called laws of nature), Frederick Rzewski (The People United Will Never Be Defeated! for solo piano), Steve Reich (Clapping Music; Four Organs; Mallet Quartet), and George Crumb (Black Angels). The festival coincides with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland. Through art exhibitions, programs, collaborations, and exchanges with other institutions, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts aims to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of art and architecture and is a resource for artists, architects, scholars, students, and the general public.  

Posted December 9, 2011