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STL SYMPHONY, PULITZER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCE SERIES

Five concerts during 2013-2014 will feature US premiere and an all-Steve Reich performance

(ST. LOUIS) The St. Louis Symphony, in partnership with the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Pulitzer Concert Series.  The series pairs contemporary classical works, carefully selected by STL Symphony Music Director David Robertson, which complement current exhibits at the Tadao Ando-designed Pulitzer building. 

This season includes the US premiere of Cage’s Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras, which was commissioned by the Orchestre national de Lorraine and the Centre Européen pour la Recherche Musicale in 1981.  STL Symphony Music Director David Robertson will conduct the piece.  Another highlight of the series is the all-Steve Reich performance on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, featuring three of the composer’s works.  The concert series also features two STL Symphony principal musicians:  Principal Cello Daniel Lee and Principal Percussion Will James.

A subscription to the Pulitzer series, which includes all five concerts, costs $75 and will be on sale July 15.  Single tickets are $20 per concert and go on sale August 12.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 314-534-1700 or visit www.stlsymphony.org.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 7:30pm

Yan Maresz:  Metallics (1995)

Kodály:  Sonata for Solo Cello (1915)

                Daniel Lee, Principal Cello

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 7:30pm

Cage:  One (1987) 

Louis Andriessen:  Workers Union (1975)

                David Robertson, conductor

Xenakis:  Rebonds (1988)

                William James, Principal Percussion

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:30pm

Cage:  Thirty Pieces for Five Orchestras (1981; US premiere)

                David Robertson, conductor 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7:30pm

Steve Reich:  Triple Quartet (1998)

Steve Reich:  It’s Gonna Rain (1965)

Steve Reich:  WTC 9/11 (2010)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:30pm

Nico Muhly:  Drones and Violin (2011)

Feldman:  Three Voices (1982)

 

*Founded in 1880 and now in its 133rd season, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. In September 2005, internationally acclaimed conductor David Robertson became the 12th Music Director, the second American-born conductor to hold that post in the Orchestra’s history.  The St. Louis Symphony strives for artistic excellence, fiscal responsibility and community connection while meeting its mission statement:  enriching people’s live through the power of music. The Symphony presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts, as well as hundreds of free education and community programs each year. In May 2009, the Symphony implemented an encompassing strategic plan that includes a 10-year vision focusing on artistic and institutional excellence, expanding audience and revenue growth across all key operating areas.  www.stlsymphony.org

 

The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts provides an intimate space for exploring the arts, fosters community engagement, and inspires its audiences to think differently about art and its relationship to their lives. Founded in 2001 as a 501 (c)3 nonprofit, the Pulitzer is dedicated to utilizing its Tadao Ando-designed building to create multilayered, sensory experiences that link the visual arts with other cultural forms and heighten audience understanding and enjoyment. Its diverse public programming and extended exhibition
presentations stimulate deeper public engagement and have made the institution an integral part of the Grand Center arts district and cultural landscape in St. Louis. The Pulitzer is open and free to the public Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.pulitzerarts.org or call 314-754-1850.