“The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will speak Spanish this winter, when the orchestra undertakes a brief tour of Spain,” writes Sarah Bryan Miller in Tuesday’s (8/23) St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri). “Music director David Robertson will lead the SLSO in a two-program, three-city, four-concert tour from Feb. 8 through 11, 2017. It will open in Valencia on the 8th; the orchestra will then move on to play two concerts in Madrid on the 9th and 10th, and conclude in Oviedo on the 9th. The tour is made possible by a $500,000 grant from the Centene Charitable Foundation…. This is the SLSO’s first trip to Spain since Oct. 1998, when the late Hans Vonk led the orchestra on an extensive European tour. Their reputation was further burnished abroad in the fall of 2012, when Robertson led them on a four-city tour of four countries.” Tour repertoire includes John Adams’s The Chairman Dances, Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D major, with Gil Shaham as soloist, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”), Copland’s Appalachian Spring Suite, Rolf Wallin’s Fisher King for Trumpet and Orchestra, with Swedish trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
Posted August 24, 2016