The Gershwin Moment: Rhapsody in Blue & Concerto in F
with Kirill Gerstein released February 16


(St. Louis, February 22, 2018) – The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s recording of The Gershwin Moment: Rhapsody in Blue & Concerto in F with pianist Kirill Gerstein was released on myrios classics on February 16. Led by SLSO Music Director David Robertson, the orchestra and Gerstein captured the extraordinary music of Gershwin liveat historic Powell Hall in April of 2017.

The recording also includes Gerstein performing Gershwin’s “Somebody Loves Me,” “I Got Rhythm” and “Embraceable You” and additional collaborators on the recording include vibraphonist Gary Burton and vocalist Storm Large. The release comes more than 80 years after Gershwin himself performed with the SLSO. At that 1936 performance the genre boundary-crossing composer was the soloist in Concerto in F and conducted his Suite from Porgy and Bess.

The SLSO has a long tradition of performing works by Gershwin. With Music Director David Robertson, the SLSO has an acclaimed discography including Grammy-winning and Grammy-nominated recordings projects. Robertson, whose extraordinary 13-year tenure is being celebrated during this final year of his tenure, is known for his ground-breaking collaborations, including his notable partnership with Gerstein.


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St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Celebrated as one of the today’s most exciting and enduring orchestras, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. Now in its 138th season, the orchestra is committed to artistic excellence, educational impact, and community connection – all in service to its mission of enriching people’s lives through the power of music.

In addition to its regular concert performances at Powell Hall, which marks its 50th anniversary as home of the SLSO this season, the orchestra is an integral part of the diverse and vibrant St. Louis community, presenting hundreds of free education programs and performances throughout the region each year. The Grammy Award–winning SLSO’s impact beyond the St. Louis region is realized through weekly Saturday night concert broadcasts on St. Louis Public Radio, celebrated recordings, and regular touring activity.

American conductor David Robertson is the 12th music director in the orchestra’s history and has solidified the SLSO’s standing as one of the nation’s most vital and innovative ensembles. The current SLSO season honors the legacy of Music Director David Robertson, whose remarkable 13-year tenure will conclude at the close of the season in May.

Today, the SLSO builds on the institution’s current momentum on all fronts, including artistic, financial, audience growth, and community impact, and looks toward the future with Stéphane Denève. Denève, who has been a frequent guest conductor with the orchestra since 2003, begins his tenure as Music Director with the 19/20 season, following next season as Music Director Designate.