New Season, New Sounds

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The St. Louis Symphony 2016-2017 season was announced on Tuesday morning. You can read all about it and see a video of David Robertson talking about the new season by visiting the Symphony homepage.

Chester Englander, cimbalom; Leila Josefowicz, violin
Chester Englander, cimbalom; Leila Josefowicz, violin

One of the things that is always exciting about a new St. Louis Symphony season with David Robertson is the anticipation of what sorts of new sounds you might hear. A radio cantata by Kurt Weill, The Flight of Lindbergh, opens 2016-17, for example. Or consider what the Symphony performs this week, John Adams’ Scheherazade.2, a symphony for violin performed by Leila Josefowicz. During a break in rehearsal on Tuesday afternoon, Josefowicz and Chester Englander worked on their violin/cimbalom duet. How cool is that?