St. Louis Symphony’s 2016-17 season, from “Flight of Lindbergh” to “Flying Dutchman”

Posted on: February 17, 2016

“The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra announced its 2016-17 season on Tuesday, with programming that starts with a salute to the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s crossing of the Atlantic,” writes Sarah Bryan Miller in Tuesday’s (2/16) St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Music Director David Robertson lead the September 16 opening-night concert, which will feature Kurt Weill’s The Flight of Lindbergh, Boulez’s Dialogue de l’ombre double, and Debussy’s La Mer. The season “closes with another tale involving oceans, a concert performance of Richard Wagner’s ‘The Flying Dutchman.’ In between … the orchestra will offer homage for composer John Adams’ 70th birthday … a complete survey of Beethoven’s five piano concertos, assorted choral masterworks and a lot more…. The orchestra will take Adams’ ‘The Gospel According to the Other Mary’ to Carnegie Hall on March 31, 2017…. SLSO bass trombone Gerard Pagano solos in the world premiere of the orchestral version of James Stephenson’s trombone concerto, ‘The Arch,’ with Robertson conducting, in April…. There’s more yet to be announced, including the Live at Powell Hall pops series, the education and family concerts, and the new-music Pulitzer Series. The SLSO’s partnerships with 90.7-KWMU FM, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Nine Network will continue.”

Posted February 17, 2016