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ST. LOUIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RETURNS TO CALIFORNIA WITH MUSIC DIRECTOR DAVID ROBERTSON JANUARY 2018


David Robertson’s final tour as SLSO Music Director features
Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face Suite, Britten Violin Concerto, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 1.


St. Louis, December 14, 2017
– Music Director David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will return to California on tour in January 2018, marking their fourth trip to the West Coast in the last seven years. The one-week tour, which takes place January 15-19, includes four performances in four California cities: Palm Desert at the McCallum Theatre; Santa Barbara at the Granada Theatre; Davis at the Robert and Magrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, University of California, Davis; and Palo Alto at the Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University. The trip to the West Coast will be Robertson’s final tour as music director. 

Violinist Augustin Hadelich will join the orchestra as soloist in the Britten Violin Concerto. The Powder Her Face Suitewill be performed with additional movements co-commissioned by the SLSO, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Finally, David Robertson and the orchestra will perform Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1.

Visit https://www.slso.org/california for more information.

 

Tour schedule and programs:

McCallum Theatre                                        

Palm Desert, CA

Monday, January 15, 7:30pm

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

ADÈS                               Powder Her Face Suite

BRITTEN                         Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH           Symphony No. 1

 

Granada Theatre                                        

Santa Barbara, CA              

Tuesday, January 16, 8:00pm

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

ADÈS                               Powder Her Face Suite

BRITTEN                         Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH           Symphony No. 1

 

Robert and Magrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Davis, CA                                                                                           

Wednesday, January 17, 8:00pm

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

ADÈS                               Powder Her Face Suite

BRITTEN                         Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH           Symphony No. 1

 

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA          

Friday, January 19, 7:30pm

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

David Robertson, conductor

Augustin Hadelich, violin

ADÈS                               Powder Her Face Suite

BRITTEN                         Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH           Symphony No. 1

 

 

About the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1880 and now in its 138th season, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. Under the leadership of Music Director David Robertson, currently in his 13thseason, the SLSO strives for artistic excellence, educational impact and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people’s lives through the power of music. The SLSO 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 SLSO’s Saturday night subscription concerts live and the Nine Network, which regularly features SLSO performances on its Night at the Symphonyprogram. In addition, the SLSO is known for its Grammy Award-winning recordings, appearances at Carnegie Hall, national and international tours, innovative programming, and extensive community engagement initiatives. www.slso.org