Features Johns Adams’ City Noir and Saxophone Concerto

(ST. LOUIS) The St. Louis Symphony’s latest CD produced by Nonesuch Records is scheduled for release May 6.  City Noir features composer John Adams’ symphony focusing on the ambience of Los Angeles in the ‘40s and ‘50s, as well as his Saxophone Concerto, featuring soloist Timothy McAllister.  The St. Louis Symphony, led by Music Director David Robertson, recorded both pieces last year. 

The St. Louis Symphony’s last release with Nonesuch was Adams’ composition, Doctor Atomic Symphony, which was named Classical Album of the Decade by the Times of London.

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*Founded in 1880 and now in its 134th 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 and hundreds of free education and community programs each year.  Media partners include St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 –KWMU, which broadcasts the Symphony’s Saturday night subscription concerts live, and The Nine Network, which regularly features STL Symphony performances on its Living St. Louis program.