St. Louis Symphony announces concert program for League National Conference

Posted on: November 16, 2012

Thursday (11/15) on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch blog Culture Club, Sarah Bryan Miller writes, “The League of American Orchestras (formerly known as the American Symphony Orchestra League) is holding its annual meeting in St. Louis next June. It will be their first conference here in 60 years, and the League’s host, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, is pulling out the stops. The 2013 conference, with hundreds of attendees from 850 member orchestras across North America, will take place from June 17 through 20. The SLSO will perform a special concert for them at 7:30 p.m. on the 18th, and the program has just been announced. … Music director David Robertson will conduct, with bass Eric Owens as guest soloist. It will open with Mozart (the Overture to ‘Don Giovanni’ and an aria to be announced), then move to Wagner (Owens singing ‘Die Frist is um’ from ‘Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)’ and the Overture to ‘Tannhäuser’). The second half has two significant works: Jean Sibelius’ single-movement Symphony No. 7 and the ‘Doctor Atomic’ Symphony by John Adams. Robertson and the SLSO have a special affinity for and connection with Adams’ music, and their 2009 recording ‘Doctor Atomic’ Symphony on Nonesuch won multiple awards, including ‘CD of the Decade’ from The Times of London.”

Posted November 16, 2012